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Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,554
Posted By dbuds2
Building a Plane - EASY. Ironman - 1/EASY!

WOW, gotta meet. I'm impressed with everyone doing an Ironman, and both of you. Makes marathons seem like a jog round the block.

You'll love the RV.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-11-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,201
Posted By dbuds2
TSO?

Do EAB aircraft have to comply with TSO?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By dbuds2
Starting a RV Suggesting

Love to have a 2 to 3 seat high wing RV kit on the market!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-26-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By dbuds2
CAV-110 Fuel Drain

Is there a stainless replacement for the stock Van's drains? Mine work fine, just looking a little crusty with oxidation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,119
Posted By dbuds2
Light and Parallel

ECI IO360, couldn't be happier.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,485
Posted By dbuds2
I can't make LED's work

Too much noise, tried several MR16 brands, local and common grounding, magnet noise loops.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-09-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,018
Posted By dbuds2
how are they wired?

I've tried the SOra's and 2 other MR16 LED's with the wires twisted all the way thru the wing, but not shielded. I've grounded at the main ground and locally in the tip, put noise magnets on and the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,189
Posted By dbuds2
Love more photos

Do you have a build site with individual part photos?

And how do you remove the top to service plugs/injectors?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,893
Posted By dbuds2
Eci io360

I've been experimenting this question for about 300 hours. TITAN Eci Io360 and here is my new sequence for cold and hot. Cold in Florida isn't ever really cold. Shut down at 1500 rpm, leave throttle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By dbuds2
Thank you Andair

Great customer support. I sent my pump/controller to Andair and in less than 2 weeks they returned a new pump/controller with no charges. That is a great surprise. Thanks Andy, Owen and Jenny. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,279
Posted By dbuds2
Andair Fuel Pump

Mine has just decided to not come on. I checked and cleaned every electrical connection, fuse, switch, including the fancy aluminum 3 pin connector (mine has the controller separate). Thought I had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-27-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,434
Posted By dbuds2
Added the photos again

Thanks for asking, I have the bungie held on the top of the main spar with one of those 3M plastic hooks on adhesive tape. It goes up and over the stick, reach down and pull on the left or right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2016, 08:37 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,945
Posted By dbuds2
Great event

Thanks Dan and sponsors
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,945
Posted By dbuds2
Coming all the way from South Florida

Plan to be thirsty, look forward to meeting RV'rs.
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,871
Posted By dbuds2
RV8 from Florida

Looking for recommendation on a stop about 100-200 miles south of Oshkosh to spend the night and make an early arrival at KOSH.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2016, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,937
Posted By dbuds2
Don't think it matters

I mounted both the ELT and it's antenna in the right wing tip. Both are attached to the out board rib. The antenna is mounted near the leading edge and angled back to the TE tip, basically...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By dbuds2
Gracias Jose

Is your RV12 finished and flying? I'm at F45 and any reason to visit LNA is a good one.
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,251
Posted By dbuds2
South Florida Builder

I'd like to meet anyone in the south florida area building a RV-12 and see the kit up close. This is to prepare for another student build program starting later this year.
Forum: ADS-B 03-06-2016, 05:35 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 99,407
Posted By dbuds2
Take the cover off

You don't need a cable for the antenna, take off the plastic cover of one and both will fit directly into the board and case.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
No joy

Reconnected LEDs back to the forrest of ground tabs, same noise whether steady-state or wig wag, ****. No difference with ground local at the lights or back to main common ground.

The power supply...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,752
Posted By dbuds2
SkyTec Rocks

What a learning experience. My first break down away from home. Great aviation people are everywhere.

Aviation Pacific on the Massey Airport (x50) and they just happened to have a brand new SkyTec...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
Hello again Charlie and group, thank you for your...

Hello again Charlie and group, thank you for your wise advice.

When I built the plane and wiring, I have every device with a ground wire back to the forrest of tabs (grounds). This forrest of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
Yes Charlie, Completely separate battery and new...

Yes Charlie, Completely separate battery and new light, no noise. Going to run new separate power supply from the buss to the light with a local ground today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
Khhhhhhhhhh, Khhhhhhhhh, Khhhhhhhhhh Noise

Put in the torchstar and they are very noisy. I think I need another solution.
http://www.torchstar.us/ac-dc-12v-7w-mr16-led-bulb.html


Before starting I hooked one of the new torchstars up to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 07:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,752
Posted By dbuds2
Confirmed: Sky-Tec 149-NL

Shipped back to Sky-Tec yesterday, hoping for the best.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
THnaks

I'll be ordering today.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2016, 05:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
Are these still ref noisy

Vic, Carl, and Zac, are the LED lights you're suggesting quiet in your radio? Are you flashing them too?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2016, 03:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,431
Posted By dbuds2
More info please Vic

I've battled and lost the RF issue with LED's, back with lower watt halogen for wig wag, but don't like it as much. Vic did you really have success without any RF noise with LED MR16? That P/N is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 04:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,752
Posted By dbuds2
Good Response from Sky Tec

I got an encouraging note back from Rich at Sky Tec. Going to ship them my broke starter and even though 3 years old, in his words "where we just get damned generous" and see what they determine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,752
Posted By dbuds2
Not a Group I hoped to join

Nice trip from south florida to X50 yesterday, Massey Air Ranch near spruce creek and New Smyrna Beach. Routine start to return home and busted starter. Just like you guys described, the front lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By dbuds2
Saved by Aviation pacific

Putting new starter on now
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 878
Posted By dbuds2
AOG Need help advice

At x50, Massey air park near spruce creek and new Smyrna florida. While starting to fly back to south florida had a back fire that has broken my sKY tec starter. The housing has broken in half at the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,621
Posted By dbuds2
Mine is MIA

Pulled cowls yesterday for oil change, door and all mounting hardware has left the mother ship. About to rebuild without alt air. New parts on the way from Van's already, but, seriously wondering how...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-15-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,033
Posted By dbuds2
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,033
Posted By dbuds2
Pictures coming

I'll take close up pictures today and forward
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,033
Posted By dbuds2
Tip: Best Ideas and Things I Wish I Did

Best ideas:

Spend the money and get Van's locking gas caps, the standard one are very hard to open without a tool. Mine are flying for 3 years and work so much better.

Bungee cord rudder trim....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,506
Posted By dbuds2
Van's High Wing

Are there any new rumors of there ever being a Van's high wing?

I love my RV8 and want a metal, slow, open door, affordable and somewhat good looking high wing.
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 11-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,232
Posted By dbuds2
Swim

Why can't they swim? They make their way all the way around the globe and over 8000 of them find my beach every year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,239
Posted By dbuds2
And He's a Marine

You probably already knew that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,239
Posted By dbuds2
Photo Injustice

It's 10 times better looking with the eyes. Great Job AW.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,431
Posted By dbuds2
Recommend not putting it on

Left it off, used high quality auto weather stripping to fill the small gap between the steel tubes and it's air/water tight. No noise and nothing to accidently lean on and break off.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-02-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,148
Posted By dbuds2
Get It Printed on Vinyl

Painting is too hard for me. Get the whole thing on vinyl, I think Aircraft Wraps.com can do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By dbuds2
Gotta love VAF

Thanks guys. I've been thinking about doing tanks for hire. Since flying, I kinda miss building. And since tanks scare people, unnecessarily as Mel confirms, I thought I'd see if there is a problem...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By dbuds2
Anyone Interested?

From very low response, I figure there isn't a source for finished fuel tanks.

Would builders buy sealed, finished, leak tight tanks? Or is ProSeal just one of those experiences everyone has to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By dbuds2
Question PreBuilt Fuel Tanks

Does anyone sell completed fuel tanks? How much? Website?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,157
Posted By dbuds2
V-glide testing

Sunday was a glorious day for blue sky flying. Didn't have any real objective so I decided to do Vg testing.

RV-8, Solo, Fixed Pitch Whirlwind prop, Idle engine, 20-15 gallons of fuel, decend thru...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 727
Posted By dbuds2
South Florida RV-8 Partnership?

Entertaining the idea of taking a partner in my 100 hour, loaded, IFR RV8. Impeccably built, new ECI engine, full Dynon w/AP, SL30, dual EMags. Fast, light and flies better than advertised,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-27-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,870
Posted By dbuds2
Gave up-Oil Separator

My home grown system did about the same as the stock breather system, it allowed the oil vapor to breathe but eventually the filter was saturated and then oil mist on the firewall.

Just installed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-22-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By dbuds2
Time Traveler

Yea Frank at altitude I'm burning about 6.7-7.0 gallons per hour and still getting 170 knots TAS. I intentionally did long rich climb/descents. It cost the two of us about $300 round trip, no TSA, no...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By dbuds2
RV-8 Time Traveler

Had my first opportunity for RV Time Traveling this week. 600 miles from south Florida to North Carolina in 3 hours and 27 gallons of 100LL (same on the return flight). Couldn’t of gone much better...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-19-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,275
Posted By dbuds2
RV Time Travel

Had my first opportunity for RV Time Traveling this week. 600 miles from south Florida to North Carolina in 3 hours and 27 gallons of 100LL (same on the return flight). Couldn’t of gone much better...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-05-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,766
Posted By dbuds2
I'll take a set

Seriously, how much?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,870
Posted By dbuds2
Alt Breather-Some Results

Thanks for all the thoughts and hope someone has DATA for a couple questions that have now surfaced:

-The hose is a temporary solution and will be replaced.
-The filter is bone dry.
-I also believe...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,870
Posted By dbuds2
Alternative Oil Breather

I have read all the postings about oily belly's, high consumption/waste and separators. I had my hand on my wallet for a separator but 100's of dollars and the installation stalled me. So I started...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 443
Posted By dbuds2
Thinking About It

Brand new, incredible RV-8 that does everything Van claims and more. I'm thinking about a partner. South Florida, palm beach area.

Going slow to see if there might be a fit. Please send PM.

Dynon...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,253
Posted By dbuds2
Still Breaking In, Dipstick Calibration

So I probably am using and/or spitting more oil because I'm only 15 hours into my actual flying my new engine.

Recently, my cold (70F) ECI IO360 dipstick showed 4 so I added one 1 quart container...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,608
Posted By dbuds2
Video From 1st Flight

November 3, 2012, West Palm North County Airport, F45, on a perfect south Florida fall day our RV-8 kissed the sky for the first time. Over 6 years of building on the weekends, enjoying almost all of...
Forum: Propellers 12-24-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,548
Posted By dbuds2
Recommended Pitch angle IO360

I started with whirlwinds recommended 20deg, exceeding 2700 wot and level. My io360 is supposed to be making 188hp. Does anyone have this setup and is 22 deg too much of a change?

I put 2 more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2012, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,586
Posted By dbuds2
Fly it to empty?

I want to cal one of my tanks and don't want to do it again as described above or by my (just learned unsafe) messy method.

Couldn't I fly on the tank to cal until I run out of fuel, then switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 104,233
Posted By dbuds2
Hello EE Experts

Do you think this would work as a headset or is the mic going to pick up too much bacground noise?

They even look like the adapter will plug into the headset and mic jacks....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,594
Posted By dbuds2
As usual, my ignorance is the problem. Just got...

As usual, my ignorance is the problem. Just got off the phone with ECI, Mr. Bobby Looper, this guy is incredible, makes me so glad I have the ECI FI system.

Turns out this pump is used on 100-300+...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,594
Posted By dbuds2
Thought of more info, when running yesterday at...

Thought of more info, when running yesterday at about 1200-1800 rpm, when I switched on the Andair pump, almost died from being too rich.

Now suspecting I've changed some ems setting, it will always...
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