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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By akarmy
Here's another way to accomplish the same thing....

Here's another way to accomplish the same thing. Been working great for 300 hours.

https://live.staticflickr.com/2924/14283192259_7d64c2b241_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 656
Posted By akarmy
Drawing 85 for the pre-punched kits shows the...

Drawing 85 for the pre-punched kits shows the location as 4" down from the longaron rivets and 1" forward of the bulkhead rivets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,312
Posted By akarmy
Yes you can arrange the PDF / map either left or...

Yes you can arrange the PDF / map either left or right side of the screens with Skyview.

Have you considered moving your switches to the right side switch panel? On the 8 that's a great place to put...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 481,681
Posted By akarmy
RV-8 at Ranger Creek in the Washington...

RV-8 at Ranger Creek in the Washington Cascades.

http://flying.karmy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_0151.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,923
Posted By akarmy
It's a very simple mod. The main issue with doing...

It's a very simple mod. The main issue with doing it after the fact is you have to verify what's behind that panel to make sure you don't cut something when you cut out the hole. Just use either a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,761
Posted By akarmy
I did the same on my 9A, just put a rivet in the...

I did the same on my 9A, just put a rivet in the hole and move on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,840
Posted By akarmy
Depends on what you like. The link will be a bit...

Depends on what you like. The link will be a bit more sensitive in general. Think of it like power steering vs a bit looser manual. It seems to be more personal preference than a case of one being...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By akarmy
Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the...

Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the hinge eyelets from view on the outside of the cowl, and gives a spring to open it. I then used an aluminum door and some bent angle to stiffen it. The...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-23-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,023
Posted By akarmy
Over the years I've tried multiple of the...

Over the years I've tried multiple of the opensource image management systems (deployed on my webhost provider) What I've found is the same old problem, they keep changing things and the URL paths...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,972
Posted By akarmy
To hookup the scat tube I had to install a...

To hookup the scat tube I had to install a different heat control diverter box that had a scat output on the inside of the firewall. Got it from one of the normal suppliers. Also made it all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,972
Posted By akarmy
Here's a visual of my...

Here's a visual of my setup.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14914690319_3c180cb850_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHXFP6)Left side controls (https://flic.kr/p/oHXFP6) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,972
Posted By akarmy
Guess I'm not sure what to say... :) I think it...

Guess I'm not sure what to say... :)

I think it will help direct the air back a little. I installed some scat and routed the heat to an eyeball vent attached to the gear tower. That way I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,374
Posted By akarmy
Smile Mobile Dynon Data

Ok, I can't be the only one that has had this happen to. Too many times I arrive at the airport ready to go flying, and upon startup I get the dreaded, your chart data is out of date on my Skyview...
Forum: COMM 02-26-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,041
Posted By akarmy
I put a 3.5mm jack on the right gear tower...

I put a 3.5mm jack on the right gear tower location near the top that goes to my GTR200 music input. I like having it vs the headsets as you get the same music to both pilot and passenger. If the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,164
Posted By akarmy
Smile Thanks for all of you that joined us this evening...

Thanks for all of you that joined us this evening and brought out some good questions! We enjoyed Bill's presentation and had a good chat about some of the topics around electronic ignitions and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,164
Posted By akarmy
Ignition Basics & P-Mag timing

Webinar announcement!

Bill and I have worked out the details and would like to announce the webinar.

Subject : Ignition Basics & P-Mag timing
Host : Bill Repucci
When : Thursday Feb 1st at 7pm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,090
Posted By akarmy
I've balanced a number of RV-12's and countless...

I've balanced a number of RV-12's and countless Lycomings over the years with the basic Dynavibe. I've not seen any difference in balancing the RV-12's. One of the recent one's I did I was even able...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,083
Posted By akarmy
On 2 planes now I'd installed them. I just take a...

On 2 planes now I'd installed them. I just take a set of Tyvek coveralls from the Home Depot paint department, cut the sleeves off just above the wrist and about 8 inches up the sleeve. Then zip tie...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,866
Posted By akarmy
FYI, Just keep in mind everything is a tradeoff....

FYI, Just keep in mind everything is a tradeoff. I tried the bent stick solution and while yes it makes straight and level very comfortable (for all the reasons mentioned) I found it ruined...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,864
Posted By akarmy
Just a quick update to this old thread. I had the...

Just a quick update to this old thread. I had the "pleasure" of helping a good friend install these 12 bolts this weekend! What fun. Once he had all of it opened up and removed the center control...
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By akarmy
So In my RV-8 I run the GTR200 main volume about...

So In my RV-8 I run the GTR200 main volume about 50% most of the time +/- a little depending on the station. I am using original Lightspeed Zulu headsets with that setup.

Maybe check your headsets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,244
Posted By akarmy
Ya I have it installed in my 8. It works fine,...

Ya I have it installed in my 8. It works fine, just slide the lever on the sidewall to balance out your fuel load. With the 8 it's always fuel load you are leveling since the rest of the plane should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,518
Posted By akarmy
Here's picture about half way through wiring up...

Here's picture about half way through wiring up my panel. It's a simple EFIS setup in a RV-8 but if you look at the main harness going into the efis you can see the S-shaped bend that allows for some...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,989
Posted By akarmy
I put a shelf behind the baggage wall on my RV-8....

I put a shelf behind the baggage wall on my RV-8. Transponder, ELT, and ADSB box are mounted there.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/13848553764_4548ab82f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n6Ksym)Rv8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By akarmy
Here's a sheet I've found helpful and have taped...

Here's a sheet I've found helpful and have taped to the inside of my toolbox.

http://monrv-3.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/drill_rivet_cheat_sheet.pdf
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,501
Posted By akarmy
I have this same issue. Additionally I find they...

I have this same issue. Additionally I find they loosen up over time and I have to re-thread the buckle to shorten them back up. There must be a better solution to the problem, but I've not yet spent...
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 39,501
Posted By akarmy
Yes, that's the way I have mine and they work...

Yes, that's the way I have mine and they work fine. You pull forward (towards the buckle) on the lap belts as there is no room to pull aft due to the attachment. And pulling down on the shoulder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By akarmy
I've been using flickr.com for years. It's free

I've been using flickr.com for years. It's free
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,298
Posted By akarmy
That's the best choice, and what I used with an...

That's the best choice, and what I used with an engine hoist to move it around.

I did have the canoe upside down with the gear in the air to line everything up. For much of the construction I had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By akarmy
You can google for multiple sources of custom...

You can google for multiple sources of custom frame makers. Here's a sample

https://bestlicenseplateframes.com/custom/car-license-plates-frames/anodized-aluminum.html

I had one made up as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,922
Posted By akarmy
Ha ha, must be because my day job is at...

Ha ha, must be because my day job is at GettyImages. Even in technology the Photo DNA must rub off. :)

PS, all of those pictures are simply iphone shots. They really have come a long ways as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,066
Posted By akarmy
Just a quick FYI. I recently did the SV-GPS-2020...

Just a quick FYI.

I recently did the SV-GPS-2020 upgrade from Dynon. I had my GPS-250 on a small shelf under the cowl. I figured I would start there and try it first with the new one. Everything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,922
Posted By akarmy
Here's a picture of how I have mine mounted....

Here's a picture of how I have mine mounted.

You can also poke around here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/akarmy/albums/72157637367942556/with/14296917452/) for more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,303
Posted By akarmy
Excellent news! Congrats! Love the Red and those...

Excellent news! Congrats! Love the Red and those long lean lines of the 8 are the best...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,177
Posted By akarmy
Yep, those are the ones I used. They work great!...

Yep, those are the ones I used. They work great! For me it's just enough change in geometry to keep off the brakes until you want to be on them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,177
Posted By akarmy
I left my pedals...

I left my pedals bare

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3143/13083637604_f2a29ed948_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kWa4CG)Assembling rudder pedals (https://flic.kr/p/kWa4CG) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 63,448
Posted By akarmy
I have about 200hrs on my 8. Narrow shoes are...

I have about 200hrs on my 8.

Narrow shoes are the best! I have a set of Piloti driving shoes I keep for flying. I don't always wear them, but they are the best! I'm size 12W and like you some of my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 40,852
Posted By akarmy
I have a bent stick that I tried out for a few...

I have a bent stick that I tried out for a few hours. I could not get the Tosten grip to work with it as you need to cut the stick down too much to fit the mounting hardware in, and then the hardware...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-09-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,984
Posted By akarmy
I have a bent stick and a straight stick. While I...

I have a bent stick and a straight stick. While I loved the position of the bent stick for straight and level cruising along, I found the position not that great for pulling G's. It moved my arm back...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,730
Posted By akarmy
Mine is working perfectly. Location is the same...

Mine is working perfectly. Location is the same as you describe, behind the spar on centerline under seat. I'm using a basic bent whip comm antenna from DeltaPop aviation. It's a semi ridged white...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-27-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,651
Posted By akarmy
Sorry I don't have the spreadsheet anymore, but...

Sorry I don't have the spreadsheet anymore, but here's the best solution. Take a look at this post from Kevin H and it should give you the information to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,838
Posted By akarmy
Looks dreamy, compared to pulling the in cockpit...

Looks dreamy, compared to pulling the in cockpit filter out in my 8! :) Will be interesting to see how it works as people start installing them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,112
Posted By akarmy
I really like mine...

I really like mine here.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/13896925005_323b1bbfdd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nb2nDg)Panel fired up for the first time (https://flic.kr/p/nb2nDg) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 39,725
Posted By akarmy
When I was testing my 9A back in the day, I did...

When I was testing my 9A back in the day, I did some cross controlled stalls, so left rudder with right aileron. When it broke it rolled inverted in a flash just like the video. Easy to continue the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,059
Posted By akarmy
Nope, but I installed this other one that worked...

Nope, but I installed this other one that worked great.

http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Sliding-Canopy-Automatic-Latch-p/2101.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,059
Posted By akarmy
I started with a short section of 1/4" auto fuel...

I started with a short section of 1/4" auto fuel line that I cut to length (about 2 inches) and put in the slider tracks. That way the roller hits that just before the handle contacts the rear wall....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2016, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,572
Posted By akarmy
I would say that with your defined mission listed...

I would say that with your defined mission listed above, I would go CS for sure. I have a 0-360 with Catto and it's PERFECT for solo aerobatics, but 2 up with baggage it's hard to stay in CG range if...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-19-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,703
Posted By akarmy
The arms don't line up. You line up the elevators...

The arms don't line up. You line up the elevators and clamp them in place with the tips and horizontal stab. Then drill the attachment hole in the arms. When done usually the arms are slightly out of...
Forum: Propellers 04-08-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,336
Posted By akarmy
I tie the tail down (to help ensure it's not...

I tie the tail down (to help ensure it's not going to move forward) and test at 2100 rpm on fixed pitch and 2200 on CS props. At the end of the day it's stable RPM you need not a specific RPM as the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2016, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,504
Posted By akarmy
Here's a picture, but now I'm going to run for...

Here's a picture, but now I'm going to run for cover because I know I'll be told six ways to Tuesday about how it won't work etc etc...
Forum: Propellers 03-16-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,336
Posted By akarmy
I've done about 20 planes now with the same...

I've done about 20 planes now with the same Dynavibe unit for our EAA Chapter. I've found that .05 is usually about where the stability stops and it starts going random as you have described. You had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,785
Posted By akarmy
I trimmed the inside of the ramps to clear that...

I trimmed the inside of the ramps to clear that vertical baffle by a bit. Then filled in the ramp on the inboard side to keep air from spilling through the ramp area. Then leaving the baffle quite...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By akarmy
Looks like it's easy to pull apart and there's...

Looks like it's easy to pull apart and there's two o-rings inside. Check this thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=108673&highlight=fuel+selector+rebuild
...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-11-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,214
Posted By akarmy
I took some self sticking rubber tape I got from...

I took some self sticking rubber tape I got from Lowes and wrapped a few rounds around the rollbar. I put it at the outer edges to give the seat back something to rest against and not rub metal to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,701
Posted By akarmy
I had fuel smell every time the electric boost...

I had fuel smell every time the electric boost pump was on in my 8. Lots of research later, I found two B-nuts that could take 1 more flat of tightening and that was enough to seal the connections....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,862
Posted By akarmy
I put a small charge socket inside the front...

I put a small charge socket inside the front baggage compartment. I have a front mounted battery. I used a more robust version of a lighter socket that's used a lot on motorcycles. I connected it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,003
Posted By akarmy
I recently did the same thing. Installing a...

I recently did the same thing. Installing a longer bolt with a few washers and the metal locknut for towbar use. The only difference is I have the DJM tailwheel.

http://djmmfg.com/tailwheel.aspx

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By akarmy
I put them on the right side front and rear of...

I put them on the right side front and rear of the seat brace.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/13848156435_2e0995332e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n6HqrR)Rv8 wiring (https://flic.kr/p/n6HqrR) by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,083
Posted By akarmy
So, I noodled over the same challenge and never...

So, I noodled over the same challenge and never could figure out a way to use them on the 8. Standing by for other ideas...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,963
Posted By akarmy
Sweet! I can't wait to see what that feels like...

Sweet! I can't wait to see what that feels like myself.

My daughter soloed this last summer in her Grandpa's 172 and I was quite proud myself! What's funny is now as much as she likes aerobatics in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,368
Posted By akarmy
This is exactly what I do when on local flights....

This is exactly what I do when on local flights. On XC I have the Skyview set at 8 gallons to notify me to switch tanks (5 was too frequent) and use 100LL in both tanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,835
Posted By akarmy
No, it's more an issue of the hole in the block...

No, it's more an issue of the hole in the block is deeper than it needed to be in my case. With the canopy in the closed position with the rear down properly there was a gap between the end of the...
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