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Forum: Safety 10-17-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,245
Posted By humptybump
Flying in various weather conditions is a great...

Flying in various weather conditions is a great training opportunity.

All the improved tools and fancy panel capabilities are helpful. However, I found I made the most progress on my flying by...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-17-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By humptybump
There is a good thread on VAF discussing the...

There is a good thread on VAF discussing the impact of cameras mounted to the wing ...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=888927
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By humptybump
Ernie - Thanks to adding those photos! I remember...

Ernie - Thanks to adding those photos! I remember using that first on our the RV-1.org restoration update. A great addition!
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By humptybump
synchronous timing. I just went thru this this...

synchronous timing. I just went thru this this morning and discovered the "solution" that Brantel mentioned. ouch.

FYI: I received an email from G3Xpert and they are aware of the complexity. They...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
Thanks Tom for both the words of encouragement...

Thanks Tom for both the words of encouragement and the top shelf products. The hoses are working perfectly!
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-05-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
The engine break-in is done (or nearly so). The...

The engine break-in is done (or nearly so). The last test was a simulated cross country flight of greater than 300 nm to test the air box within a heat soaked engine compartment. Everything checked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
Dave, thanks. I have options but not yet a...

Dave, thanks.

I have options but not yet a socket of my own :)

I appreciate the photos. The length is critical so, all things being equal, if the 03771 will fit, I would prefer shorter to longer....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-30-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
Warren - I drive around with an old aircraft...

Warren - I drive around with an old aircraft spark plug in the tray of my truck :eek:

I’ll stop by an ACE and look for that product.


UPDATE: my local ACE hardware doesn’t carry that part.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
My historical solution is a highly modified deep...

My historical solution is a highly modified deep impact socket (the black ones) but it’s for a 1/2” drive.


Vlad, I tried the same thing and they looked at me like I was holding a spark plug from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
Dave & Marvin - thanks for both offers. I’m not...

Dave & Marvin - thanks for both offers.

I’m not in a huge rush. I’m just going thru my post-engine update notes and have a small list of things I will need before my next condition...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
Dave, I read the reviews on both sockets. Many of...

Dave, I read the reviews on both sockets. Many of the reviews said the 03771 socket wall is pretty thick and had to be machines down. The 01693 socket appears to have thinner walls and reviews...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-29-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By humptybump
Source for (very) deep spark plug socket?

Looking for a socket which fits tempest spark plugs. These are the plugs with the hex portion right at the transition to the threads. Ideally I’d like a socket which fits a 3/8” drive.

photo of...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,163
Posted By humptybump
I had an informative exchange with the late Bob...

I had an informative exchange with the late Bob Axom on the subject of performance testing. I captured his methodology which adjusts for pressure and temperature. Bob tested his race mods at an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By humptybump
Like Phillip, my RV-8 cowl uses hinge pins along...

Like Phillip, my RV-8 cowl uses hinge pins along the horizontal seam between the top and bottom halves. The builder of my RV-8 used F4U plate fasteners along the aft top curve.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,893
Posted By humptybump
Nice work Kelly. I concur on the challenge of...

Nice work Kelly. I concur on the challenge of syncing videos.

I did an under-wing video for my grass strip ...

https://vimeo.com/user6503434/53vg-traffic-pattern
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,186
Posted By humptybump
Mike, there is a reddit post which may add to...

Mike, there is a reddit post which may add to your knowledge base ...
https://www.reddit.com/r/stratux/comments/7ls48t/stratux_integration_to_a_grt_mini/?st=JM9CF0QP&sh=3e526731
Forum: Northeast 09-17-2018, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By humptybump
Given Marvin’s beautiful airplane (and super...

Given Marvin’s beautiful airplane (and super talented first officer) I probably will never get “longest trip” at events ever again.

Looking to next year’s event. The organizers do a fantastic job...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By humptybump
That is an accomplishment few on VAF can...

That is an accomplishment few on VAF can match!

Congratulations to Rachel and congratulations to the Eagle’s Nest Program!
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-20-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By humptybump
Assuming the “green LED” refers to the tracker,...

Assuming the “green LED” refers to the tracker, I’d start right where you already suspected - by test the antenna and output of the tracker.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-16-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By humptybump
Funny you mention that. I had inquired early on...

Funny you mention that. I had inquired early on if the G5 could display EIS data. My thinking was the G5 would be a backup instrument for me and I’d like to give is a purpose for much of its...
Forum: Propellers 08-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,853
Posted By humptybump
When money is not a deciding factor, the look of...

When money is not a deciding factor, the look of a 2-blade vs 3-blade will come down to “what looks right” - for example the paint scheme and airframe appearance. I have a classic Navy scheme on my...
Forum: APRS Tracking 08-09-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By humptybump
Steve, From the URL you included, look at...

Steve,

From the URL you included, look at "Position packets heard directly". It show "10" for your currently. If you are in a busy area, this number is low.

As a comparison, you can look at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
BTW: if anyone has specific questions regarding...

BTW: if anyone has specific questions regarding the use of 3D prints as molds for fiberglassing, feel free to reply here or as a PM. I'm sure I didn't include all the details in the blog post.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
Mike, there were times when I considered cutting...

Mike, there were times when I considered cutting the pretty painted cowl. There were also times when I considered reinstalling the O-320.

Ultimately, the airbox was the solution as it left the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
I'm still in the engine break-in phase. That...

I'm still in the engine break-in phase. That said, its an RV-8 with a 180hp O-360. It's probably just like all the others. I'm just joining a well populated club. :cool:



Of course, being able to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
Thumbs up Custom O-360 airbox for an O-320 cowl

This is how the "magic" happened ... it's a bit like making sausage.

I've finally sat down and written a blog post that describes how I used a 3D printer to create a mold for a fiberglass and carbon...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
Eric, you are fortunate to branch at question #2...

Eric, you are fortunate to branch at question #2 in the flow :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By humptybump
Fitting an O-360 into an RV-8 O-320 cowl

For those who were not aware, Vans Aircraft created a different cowl for the O-360 and the O-320. While there are not many RV-8's with an O-320 there are fewer still with an O-320 and the O-320...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,891
Posted By humptybump
for those performing their own refills, is a...

for those performing their own refills, is a single "big bottle" sufficient? I ask because many of the online parts providers push a cascading tank system.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By humptybump
Ralph, great minds think alike. The builder of my...

Ralph, great minds think alike. The builder of my RV came to the same conclusion.
http://elder.ninja/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/uploads/2018/07/img_1406.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By humptybump
If you want to avoid changing your wheels,...

If you want to avoid changing your wheels, brakes, and axles, then the 380/15's are a good middle ground. They are notably bigger than 500x5 but not as big as 600x6.

One caution, if your wheelpants...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 07-22-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By humptybump
This really sounds like an antenna ground issue....

This really sounds like an antenna ground issue. I realize you said you've ruled it out.

My "go to" solution for these types of problems is to find a local HAM radio operator with a transmitter...
Forum: GPS 07-17-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By humptybump
The iPad Air 2 has the anti reflective coating. I...

The iPad Air 2 has the anti reflective coating. I still ended up adding an anti reflective screen protector.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,355
Posted By humptybump
Tom, it's refreshing to hear the positive tone in...

Tom, it's refreshing to hear the positive tone in your update. I know it's been a long 2018 so far.

I would also like to say "thank you". As one of those customers who called on your services in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
Engine upgrade - paperwork

I'm writing a series of blog post detailing an engine upgrade on my RV-8. The posts are not in any particular order.

This post highlights the importance of words - specifically the difference...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-10-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
Gary, there is definitely something messy within...

Gary, there is definitely something messy within the beacons.

https://aprs.fi/?c=raw&call=N157GS&limit=50&view=decoded

The above link shows the decoded details of your packets and the "course" is...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-10-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
When I look at other trackers on the same system...

When I look at other trackers on the same system I do not see the odd heading anomalies.

One reliable diagnostic is to decode the raw beacons.

One example:...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-09-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
That is correct Sam. Do you know of a website...

That is correct Sam. Do you know of a website that shows "heading to igate"? I've not come across any.
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-09-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
Yeah, my post turned into one home run-on pil of...

Yeah, my post turned into one home run-on pil of confusion.

The point wanted to make some clarification of the APRS system:

Just because a tracker sends a beacon, doesn't mean it will make it to...
Forum: APRS Tracking 07-08-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By humptybump
Just s teachable moment: The beacon contains the...

Just s teachable moment:

The beacon contains the data, including latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, and heading. All of that is computed from the GPS data.

The beacon is received by zero or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,584
Posted By humptybump
I just did a test who's results may interest...

I just did a test who's results may interest others.

I still have the same batteries I commented on five years ago.

Today was "first engine start" on a project I've dragged out for 10 months. At...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,951
Posted By humptybump
I have a little experience, having flown an RV-8...

I have a little experience, having flown an RV-8 with an O-320 (150hp) and a fixed pitch cruise propeller for about 450hrs.


It performs "well enough" even off grass as long as the DA is not above...
Forum: Propellers 05-25-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By humptybump
Thank Smokey. While Saber can make both spacers...

Thank Smokey.

While Saber can make both spacers and extensions, the recommendation now from Vans, Catto, and Saber is to use an extension if its an option.

As for the long bolts, Vans and Saber...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By humptybump
I had time in a super decathlon prior to taking...

I had time in a super decathlon prior to taking transition training. The RV transition training was definitely different and definitely valuable.
Forum: Propellers 05-22-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By humptybump
Update

Those long propeller bolts needed when using a 2.25" spacer are getting rare. I just received an email from Vans Aircraft - after attempting to order a replacement / that they no longer have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By humptybump
Generators and typical UPS do not play well

(Indeed my post is not RV related and I won't be offended if it is removed)

Most typical UPS are not compatible with generators. If you plan to use a UPS off of a generator you may consider what is...
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,938
Posted By humptybump
As more and more airplanes install ADSB, the...

As more and more airplanes install ADSB, the benefits of APRS decrease. I have both but probably not for much longer.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,882
Posted By humptybump
"System Architecture" and Why When I first...

"System Architecture" and Why

When I first installed the G3X Touch and related components there seemed to be little rhyme or reason for what was used CAN be what used RS-232 (not to mention what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By humptybump
Thread on hand controls in an RV-12...

Thread on hand controls in an RV-12 ...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146118
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By humptybump
Fuel pressure drop with fuel flow rise

I've seen my fuel pressure drop and fuel flow climb (signifantly). I see this when I'm running a tank to empty. In my airplane it indicates I'm getting air in my fuel.
Forum: COMM 04-04-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,324
Posted By humptybump
The most important factor is performance. That...

The most important factor is performance. That said, budget is also a reality for most builders.

My RV-8 came equipped with a "straight" whip on the belly. That doesn't jibe with what most install....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By humptybump
The builder of my RV-8 installed VGs, tested, and...

The builder of my RV-8 installed VGs, tested, and decided to remove them. He then installed the wing root strakes (which are still installed).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By humptybump
The general consensus is to avoid deviating from...

The general consensus is to avoid deviating from the plans as it relates to critical systems. The power plant is a critical system. Since power is a factor of fuel AND air, if you voluntarily give up...
Forum: COMM 03-05-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By humptybump
Sometime over the past several years, Garmin...

Sometime over the past several years, Garmin changed their documentation.

I was able to find a copy of an older revision of an install manual.

In the older revision, their diagram for the ground...
Forum: Northeast 02-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 785
Posted By humptybump
Thanks Vlad, I'll make a note of Dave's contact...

Thanks Vlad, I'll make a note of Dave's contact info for the near future.
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By humptybump
Chad etal, I’ve not reached this point in my...

Chad etal,

I’ve not reached this point in my panel but when I do, I plan to 3D print a surface mount where the bottom has a spot which tightly holds the off-the-shelf device cable.

I’ve not done...
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 50,243
Posted By humptybump
For the current conditions, you can call the...

For the current conditions, you can call the Alton Bay ICe Runway information line: (603) 875-3498
Forum: Northeast 01-29-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 50,243
Posted By humptybump
2018 STARTS NOW !

From Facebook today ...

“Alton Bay ice Airport Runway is now Open. Runway 1 /19. Runway is 100’ wide x 2800 ‘ long surface conditions all ice no snow very slick . Runway is marked with yellow cones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 151,766
Posted By humptybump
Steve - this is Amanda’s site,...

Steve - this is Amanda’s site, correct?

https://www.rvplasticparts.com
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-16-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,505
Posted By humptybump
I should investigate the largest soft crate I can...

I should investigate the largest soft crate I can find that will fit.

Could you share the dimensions and brand of the unit you use?
Forum: COMM 01-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,455
Posted By humptybump
I wasn’t aware Stratux was investigation the...

I wasn’t aware Stratux was investigation the feature of audio based traffic alerts with position information.

Indeed ...

all of the requisite data is there on Stratux configurations with an...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-15-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,505
Posted By humptybump
only a small crate will fit in the back of an...

only a small crate will fit in the back of an RV-8. If you want to transport a medium or large dog, you may be better off coming up with a solution that actually turns the back into a crate.
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