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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By RV8JD
Refurbed units from Apple have a pretty good...

Refurbed units from Apple have a pretty good reputation, if not a little pricey:

https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad/ipad_mini_4/wi_fi_cellular
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,534
Posted By RV8JD
The FAA conducted a special review of the Zodiac...

The FAA conducted a special review of the Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650 airplanes and accidents, and published their findings (including suggested changes to the ASTM Consensus Standards):

Special...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, Thanks for the information.

Steve,

Thanks for the information.
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
GDL 50 & ForeFlight

Two thoughts:

- It's interesting that "g3xpert" has not commented on this. Cannot if it will be announced at Oshkosh.

- There may be some downward price pressure on the GDL 50 with the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
Neither ForeFlight...

Neither ForeFlight (https://foreflight.com/connect/garmin/) nor Garmin (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/618688) acknowledge that the GDL 50 and ForeFlight work with each other ... yet. But I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the explanation. I haven't seen that....

Thanks for the explanation. I haven't seen that. I found this in the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.

"Device Disconnect

The Device Disconnect alert is triggered if the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "ADSB has...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "ADSB has disconnected alerts". I've used the GDL 50 (v2.11) feeding ForeFlight (v10.2) for several flights since my post on July 11th, and ADS-B weather &...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 974
Posted By RV8JD
I enjoyed your video. Good luck with the build!

I enjoyed your video. Good luck with the build!
Forum: ADS-B 07-11-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,628
Posted By RV8JD
GDL 5X Series & ForeFlight (v10.2)

I am happy to report that the GDL 50 (and probably the others in the GDL 5X series) now works with the latest version of ForeFlight (v10.2). ADS-B weather & traffic, backup attitude, and GPS data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By RV8JD
This info may be of interest. Not specific to the...

This info may be of interest. Not specific to the RV-7A Tip-Up, but an actual canopy jettison incident where the pilot (Sean Tucker) had time to plan his leaving the airplane. In the video linked...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the charts and graphs in Section 3 of...

Check out the charts and graphs in Section 3 of the "Operator’s Manual Lycoming O-540, IO-540 Series...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By RV8JD
Just to be accurate, if that is within the Van's...

Just to be accurate, if that is within the Van's recommended GW of 1800 pounds, it would be in the Utility category.

Nice job on the alternator mod!
Forum: Rocket 07-08-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 2,275
Posted By RV8JD
Just out of curiosity, is that Vne 275 MPH IAS or...

Just out of curiosity, is that Vne 275 MPH IAS or 275 MPH TAS?

Thx,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon has a New Vice President of Marketing and Sales

Randy Lervold (RV-8 and RV-3 builder) joins Dynon. It’s an interesting switch from CubCrafters, and should be good for Dynon and its customers. One caveat though: CubCrafter's products are quite...
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,975
Posted By RV8JD
I cannot comment on the issue itself with the...

I cannot comment on the issue itself with the RV-14. But I can say that in the past when Van's issued an SB that required new parts, they have offered parts at ridiculously cheap prices, not much...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, Just out of curiosity, does that give you...

Steve,

Just out of curiosity, does that give you more than the maximum of +/- 35 degrees of rudder travel?

I don't believe the 1" minimum clearance is meant to set the rudder travel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the Lycoming parts catalog linked...

Check out the Lycoming parts catalog linked below. The info, including Part Numbers, is in Section 1 on Page 1-6, titled "Support Assembly and Idler Shafts".

Looks like the starter ring gear for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,712
Posted By RV8JD
Sorry, but the Aerobatic Gross Weight for RV-8s...

Sorry, but the Aerobatic Gross Weight for RV-8s with the earlier “non-Dash One” wing is 1550 pounds.

See these documents from Van’s website as...
Forum: Northwest 06-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By RV8JD
I can't answer your question directly, but you...

I can't answer your question directly, but you may be aware that Big Bend Community College at Grant County Airport has an Aviation Maintenance Program...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,678
Posted By RV8JD
They shouldn't. The Vashon Ranger has a high...

They shouldn't. The Vashon Ranger has a high empty weight and therefore a very small useful load.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By RV8JD
Could it be Van's (Aluminum)...

Could it be Van's (Aluminum)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By RV8JD
A comment about iPad readability: The iPads with...

A comment about iPad readability: The iPads with the fully laminated display with the anti-reflective coating are the most sunlight readable. The iPad Mini 4 does have that. Many of the the older...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By RV8JD
Here you go. Lots of good stuff from...

Here you go. Lots of good stuff from Champion:

--> https://www.championaerospace.com/assets/technical/AV6-R-Aug20141.pdf

And Tempest:

--> ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-22-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By RV8JD
I see all of them. iMac running OS 10.13.5 and...

I see all of them. iMac running OS 10.13.5 and Safari (v11.1.1).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By RV8JD
Check out these...

Check out these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, I had no intention of denigrating your...

Steve,

I had no intention of denigrating your achievement. I apologize if you took it that way.

I was simply correcting the misreading of the Hobbs meter in someone else's post of the...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,245
Posted By RV8JD
I think he is talking about his Lancair 235. He...

I think he is talking about his Lancair 235. He doesn't have an RV, if I'm not mistaken.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-20-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By RV8JD
So ... which servo's? And do you know if the...

So ... which servo's? And do you know if the manufacturer made any changes to their stock servos to remedy the issue?

Thx,
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 33,264
Posted By RV8JD
From AFP for FI Systems

Check out this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156413

And this warning from AFP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the link in Post #6. For Flight...

Check out the link in Post #6. For Flight Instruction you need dual controls, interpreted to mean roll, pitch, and yaw controls.
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,245
Posted By RV8JD
AC 90-116, "Additional Pilot Program for Phase I Flight Test"

To make it easy for folks, here is the link --> https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_90-116.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By RV8JD
+1. My previous RV-8 had capacitive senders, and...

+1. My previous RV-8 had capacitive senders, and they also were accurate from empty to full. Always knew how much was in each tank at any time. Never had a problem with them.

My new RV-8 has...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-15-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By RV8JD
You may have point. I checked my records and it...

You may have point. I checked my records and it was the 'XL" version of the Gates 7360 that was too large for my installation. Regardless, the Dayco 15355 worked out fine.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-15-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By RV8JD
I had a similar problem when I replaced the...

I had a similar problem when I replaced the alternator belt on my previous RV-8. The Gates 7360 (which B&C recommends) was just a little too big, and allowed the B&C 40 Amp alternator to rub on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By RV8JD
Folks used to do that early on, but that is no...

Folks used to do that early on, but that is no longer accepted. From 61.56, "Flight review":

"... a flight review consists of a minimum of 1 hour of flight training and 1 hour of ground...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By RV8JD
Here is another way to do it. I have the SkyView...

Here is another way to do it. I have the SkyView Touch, but the process may be the same for the HDX, I'm not 100% sure.

Download the User Config file from the HDX to a USB thumb drive. Copy the...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 06-09-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By RV8JD
No. Check out the GDL 39 User's Guide for power...

No. Check out the GDL 39 User's Guide for power options:

http://static.garmin.com/pumac/190-11110-00_0H_Web.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,589
Posted By RV8JD
Click here --> ...

Click here --> https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alum-airfoil-landing-gear
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By RV8JD
Eric, Any tips/products on polishing out the...

Eric,

Any tips/products on polishing out the milkiness?

Thx,
Forum: Safety 06-07-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By RV8JD
Errata

I emailed Van’s Aircraft regarding the correct flaps up stall speeds for the RV-8 and RV-7 series. They pointed me to their “speeds.pdf (http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/speeds.pdf)” document.

That...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By RV8JD
The flaps up stall speeds should be used. I used...

The flaps up stall speeds should be used. I used the stall speeds from this Van's webpage (http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv8perf.htm), assuming they were flaps up stall speeds for the two...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By RV8JD
One note of clarification. Aircraft designers...

One note of clarification. Aircraft designers and manufacturers usually publish the highest Va if they only publish one number. And Va decreases as Gross Weight decreases.

For the RV-8/-8A and...
Forum: Safety 06-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By RV8JD
Ron, I received your PM with Dick's address. ...

Ron,

I received your PM with Dick's address. Thank you. I may contact him directly.

As I mentioned in the original Post, I did contact Van's Aircraft. In early April I sent a PM to Scott M. and...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By RV8JD
Accident Probe: Maneuvering Speed

Today, AvWeb published the article linked below. They used the in-flight breakup of an RV-7 (Hurricane, Utah in 2015) as an example for a discussion of Maneuvering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,208
Posted By RV8JD
As you are finding, VAF'ers can be much worse...

As you are finding, VAF'ers can be much worse than the FAA, just without the regulatory authority! :D
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By RV8JD
Call Crow...

Call Crow (http://www.crowenterprizes.com/Pages/Aircraft.html) to place the order, and tell them which RV it's for. Although the general PDF order form...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 6,781
Posted By RV8JD
Note that Vne is listed incorrectly in this POH...

Note that Vne is listed incorrectly in this POH (and others). According to Van's, Vne is no longer stated in terms of Indicated Airspeed, but rather True Airspeed. This is to ensure that adequate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 882,190
Posted By RV8JD
Mass balancing the control surface prevents...

Mass balancing the control surface prevents coupling of the control surface rotation mode (the control surface rotating about its hinge line) with the main surface bending or torsion (twist) modes. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 882,190
Posted By RV8JD
I thought you might be kidding, but when I saw...

I thought you might be kidding, but when I saw you were a Naval Aviator ... I wasn't so sure!

(Just Kidding, just kidding! :D )
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 882,190
Posted By RV8JD
Are you kidding? You took off the rudder mass...

Are you kidding? You took off the rudder mass balance weight? It's there for flutter prevention!

I would strongly suggest you reduce your Vne while you build another rudder (per plans) and get it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By RV8JD
Great video. I half expected to see a caption at...

Great video. I half expected to see a caption at Glacier Peak saying, “Glacier Peak, One of Washington State’s Most Dangerous Volcanos!”

Link --> ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By RV8JD
I saw ArlingtonRV's old fuel pump, and indeed the...

I saw ArlingtonRV's old fuel pump, and indeed the bolts on the bottom of the pump were loose. Just compare the picture of the old pump and the brand new pump just out of the box in Post 1 and it's...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-27-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,459
Posted By RV8JD
RV-6A

Looks like an RV-6A, based on the wing walk cutout.
Forum: GPS 05-27-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 210,197
Posted By RV8JD
Disappointing information, but thanks for the...

Disappointing information, but thanks for the response.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,313
Posted By RV8JD
Bruce, Can you tell us anything about the...

Bruce,

Can you tell us anything about the engineering, design, testing, and weight of these gear legs?

(Ah, I see this is Ken Krueger's shop.)

Thx,
Forum: GPS 05-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 210,197
Posted By RV8JD
GDL 50 & ForeFlight?

Steve,

Are Garmin and ForeFlight planning to allow the GDL 50 to work with ForeFlight (like the GDL 39 series did)? If so, approximately when?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By RV8JD
Ken, When I try to open any of the links in a...

Ken,

When I try to open any of the links in a new tab, it says (and I'm not kidding!): "Adult Content. You must be logged in to see this content."
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-24-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,557
Posted By RV8JD
A note: Van's only recommends the 72" version of...

A note: Van's only recommends the 72" version of the Hartzell for the RV-7 (taildragger), which is what the OP is building.



There are no RPM/MP restrictions if you have a stock engine with 2 mags....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,801
Posted By RV8JD
Transition training in an RV-6 or RV-7 will be...

Transition training in an RV-6 or RV-7 will be transferrable to the RV-8.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-24-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By RV8JD
The IO-360-M1B is a parallel valve engine.

The IO-360-M1B is a parallel valve engine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,362
Posted By RV8JD
Go to Walter's message. Click on "Quote" at the...

Go to Walter's message. Click on "Quote" at the bottom right corner of his message. Highlight and copy the text you want, and paste it in a word editor (i.e, Word).
Forum: GPS 05-21-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,176
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info Steve. I did splurge and buy...

Thanks for the info Steve. I did splurge and buy a case awhile ago

But my request still stands. Many times just handling the unit turns it on. Also, one cannot easily tell which corner the Power...
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