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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By RV8JD
Don't tempt him! :D

Don't tempt him! :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RV8JD
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RV8JD
Matt, PM sent in response.

Matt,

PM sent in response.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-16-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By RV8JD
FS: Vanís RV-8/-4 Front Seat, 4 Pt. Seat Belt & Shoulder Harness

For Sale: Vanís RV-8/-4 Front Seat, 4 Pt. Seat Belt & Shoulder Harness

$80 (Includes ground shipping within CONUS) Color: Black
Very good condition
Used for 1.5 years, approximately 200...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
As I said in my Post #16 of this thread: "I know...

As I said in my Post #16 of this thread:

"I know modern EFIS panels with an OAT sensor input can calculate and display TAS, and even define the Redline in TAS, but Van's (or any designer) should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, we're good. All we are saying is that Van's...

Yup, we're good. All we are saying is that Van's should publish Vne in IAS as a function of altitude, because IAS is what pilots refer to when flying the airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
The Dynon Skyview also allows inputting the...

The Dynon Skyview also allows inputting the Redline in terms of TAS. Quite handy, actually!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
ChiefPilot, if you look at the links in my post...

ChiefPilot, if you look at the links in my post #16 of this thread, you can see how other manufacturers handle the issue. They just don't state the Vne in terms of TAS, they give it in IAS/CAS as a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
I guess I will have to ask why? Obviously your...

I guess I will have to ask why? Obviously your EFIS displays IAS.

And I will humbly suggest that is not good piloting practice. As I'm sure you're aware, all airplane performance numbers are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 307
Posted By RV8JD
Here are your pics. TinyPic gives you the option...

Here are your pics. TinyPic gives you the option to upload smaller versions though.

Nice idea. Some sailplanes I've flown (e.g., Blaniks) have such a screw drive to adjust the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
Talking The "F" Word

Yes, flutter is the reason. It is most conservative to assume that flutter speed is a function of TAS, but often it is not and it depends on the particular flutter mode of interest (i.e., the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By RV8JD
Don't forget about the old folks discount! :D

Don't forget about the old folks discount! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,059
Posted By RV8JD
Vne Reminder

Redlines at various altitudes. Pick the Vne applicable to your Model.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wLv7VKD/0/8c6b6f9a/M/i-wLv7VKD-M.jpg
Forum: Safety 11-07-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By RV8JD
Some diagrams...

Some diagrams here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1129320&postcount=5
Forum: Safety 11-06-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,779
Posted By RV8JD
Well, not quite. The Electra's came apart due to...

Well, not quite. The Electra's came apart due to Whirl Flutter.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-25-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By RV8JD
Oil Temp Redline

Lycoming's oil temp redline is 245 Deg F for the O-320 and O-360 series. Is it less for the O-540 series?
Forum: Primers 10-14-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By RV8JD
For starters ...

... type this into your browser's search window:

site:vansairforce.com primer
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By RV8JD
And you didn't feel the need to mention your...

And you didn't feel the need to mention your modification in your first post asking for help??? Sheesh!!

From now on when someone has an issue, the first question needs to be, "What mods, if any,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-13-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By RV8JD
I was thinking the same thing! But it looks like...

I was thinking the same thing! But it looks like he'll only be deaf in his right ear!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,548
Posted By RV8JD
Very nice! Time to rename it from "Junkyard...

Very nice! Time to rename it from "Junkyard Special" to something else, maybe "Phoenix".
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,599
Posted By RV8JD
Just in case you keep the LASAR mags, Aero Sport...

Just in case you keep the LASAR mags, Aero Sport Power (http://www.aerosportpower.com) in Kamloops, BC does the 500 hour inspections on them. Approximate price is $300.00 USD plus shipping.
Forum: RV-10 10-06-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By RV8JD
Ah, the Mini-Nimbus isn't an airplane! Maybe...

Ah, the Mini-Nimbus isn't an airplane! Maybe she'll let you keep just one sailplane! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By RV8JD
You'll miss out on an enjoyable aspect of flying...

You'll miss out on an enjoyable aspect of flying your -8. ;)
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By RV8JD
Good Resemblance!

'Cause they won't let Cabinet members fly on chartered airplanes anymore! :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-01-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,273
Posted By RV8JD
The Ferrari Version

That would be an RV-7, not a -7A! :D

(Sorry, couldn't resist! I was sure someone would beat me to it.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,752
Posted By RV8JD
Results May Depend On Search Criteria

In my case, it depends on the search criteria. Previously, I chose not to include my address in the FAA Airmen database*. So in searching the Airman database, if I put in my name along with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By RV8JD
No real answers, but some thoughts and...

No real answers, but some thoughts and suggestions:

http://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/pirep/Aviation_Headsets_and_Hearing_Aids/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,918
Posted By RV8JD
It's been discussed. ...

It's been discussed. :D

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146000&highlight=tailhook
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By RV8JD
Nice. BTW, here is your picture, scaled to Large...

Nice. BTW, here is your picture, scaled to Large size:

https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-HmL9VDf/0/66f3a23b/L/IMG_6427-X3.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 09-24-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By RV8JD
Stadium TFRs have been showing up in ForeFlight...

Stadium TFRs have been showing up in ForeFlight for quite some time now. Shows for Seattle. Have to be careful of the gotcha that "jwyatt" points out.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By RV8JD
Go to the "Glass Cockpit" Forum. Click on "Forum...

Go to the "Glass Cockpit" Forum. Click on "Forum Tools". Click on "Subscribe To This Forum".

Hope that works!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By RV8JD
For a short period of time, it won't hurt, but...

For a short period of time, it won't hurt, but over a longer period of time it will. I had a sailplane (https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G3GFHC4/0/2dfc8568/XL/i-G3GFHC4-L.jpg) for many years with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,487
Posted By RV8JD
Although the yaw string gives a much quicker...

Although the yaw string gives a much quicker indication of a slip or skid than the slip/skid ball, it won't do much good on our RV's with the tractor engine arrangement and the prop's rotating...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,552
Posted By RV8JD
Simple Green vs Extreme Simple Green for Aircraft

We need to differentiate between Simple Green and Extreme Simple Green for Aircraft. I understand the non-aircraft Simple Green is corrosive to aluminum.
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,552
Posted By RV8JD
Windscreen

Since this topic comes up frequently, I'll recommend (again) Brillianize for the windscreen and canopy. It does not leave a waxy residue, is anti-static, and doesn't attract dust. Been using it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By RV8JD
No. I don't see a picture either.

No. I don't see a picture either.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
You are absolutely correct, dehydration is a real...

You are absolutely correct, dehydration is a real issue, and not to be taken lightly. It was out of Ephrata, WA, and forgot the pee bottle that day. Desert like, but not too hot that particular...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-19-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
Mine too. But didn't use the bottle or ziplock...

Mine too. But didn't use the bottle or ziplock bags on that flight. (I was a lot younger then! ;-)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-18-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By RV8JD
JDAir Sealed Bearing Tailwheel Assembly

If you have some extra coin (well, a lot of extra coin), put on the JDAir tailwheel assembly. It has sealed bearings, and steers very easily. It's like buttah! Expensive, but highly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,282
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, the locking pin is stuck. You need to...

Yes, the locking pin is stuck. You need to disassemble the tailwheel assembly and clean it thoroughly. Use a light lube on the locking pin, as grease makes it stick. Also, if the pin has any wear,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By RV8JD
Both are showing now!

Both are showing now!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By RV8JD
I saw them this morning, but now I cannot.

I saw them this morning, but now I cannot.
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By RV8JD
Don, that was the Preliminary NTSB Report....

Don, that was the Preliminary NTSB Report. Hopefully, the additional details you are looking for will come out in the Final Report.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By RV8JD
As an example, I looked up the FAA Type...

As an example, I looked up the FAA Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) (http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/c50383e299db7b3786257fdb0059cc6f/$FILE/A00003SE_Rev27.pdf)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By RV8JD
"The Compleat Taildragger Pilot"

I have it and recommend it:

"The Compleat Taildragger Pilot...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By RV8JD
Craig, Since Van's now says that Vne is stated...

Craig,

Since Van's now says that Vne is stated as True Airspeed (TAS), it is just the conversion of Vne in TAS at each altitude to Calibrated Airspeed (CAS).

I see you have an RV-9, which has a Vne...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By RV8JD
I see Van's still lists Vne in terms of True...

I see Van's still lists Vne in terms of True Airspeed (TAS) even for its latest model. I don't think it is enough for Van's to merely state that Vne is in TAS. Pilot's shouldn't have to think in...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By RV8JD
Not necessarily. They certainly should be mass...

Not necessarily. They certainly should be mass balanced, but the control surface's bending stiffness, torsional stiffness, and mass properties are important parameters for flutter also.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By RV8JD
That is not quite correct. As I explained in the...

That is not quite correct. As I explained in the linked post: The F-117 Stealth fighter was indeed lost due to catastrophic wing-aileron flutter. The wing-aileron flutter event was caused by an...
Forum: Fiberglass 09-10-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,804
Posted By RV8JD
Flutter ... again!

In Experimental Flight Flutter Testing, yes. But not in normal operations. Because of this the airplane must be designed to prelude flutter throughout its design envelope (Vd + Margin), and tested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,884
Posted By RV8JD
You're welcome! :rolleyes:

You're welcome! :rolleyes:
Forum: Southeast 09-08-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,886
Posted By RV8JD
Pure Speculation

Since there was no accident, I assume the Forum Rules don't prohibit speculation in this case.

Incorrect Lycoming connecting rod bushing(s) (Ref: Lycoming SB 632B & the associated FAA AD 2017-16-11)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,884
Posted By RV8JD
Source

Bad link above.

Good link:

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Order/FAA_Order_8130.2J.pdf
Forum: Southeast 09-07-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,886
Posted By RV8JD
Using Safari, I see the photo in "rswalden" post....

Using Safari, I see the photo in "rswalden" post. However, when I click on the photo, copy the image address, and attempt to open it in a new tab, I get a "Possible Phishing Website" warning. Maybe...
Forum: Polishing your RV 09-07-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 405
Posted By RV8JD
If you go with a canopy cover only, I would...

If you go with a canopy cover only, I would recommend a cover with a 4-strap system for the RV-8. Four straps provides a better fit and helps keep the cover from moving in the wind. If the cover...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By RV8JD
+1

+1, for several sets of Goodyear Flight Custom III tires and Michelin Airstop tubes on an RV-8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,075
Posted By RV8JD
For a long list, check out this...

For a long list, check out this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=142951


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-vxmmqCf/0/fa124676/S/i-vxmmqCf-S.jpg
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-03-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,464
Posted By RV8JD
You may have missed page 2 of this...

You may have missed page 2 of this thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1190608&postcount=19
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,287
Posted By RV8JD
Grove has agreements directly with other airplane...

Grove has agreements directly with other airplane manufacturers to build landing gears for them (e.g., Kitfox, CubCrafters, etc.). There is no such agreement with Van's that I know of. It would...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By RV8JD
+1

+1. Extra words .....
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-02-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,464
Posted By RV8JD
Rudder Differences

Many of the differences in the rudders are covered in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146673
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,075
Posted By RV8JD
Unfortunately, you didn't stay that way...

Unfortunately, you didn't stay that way long!:rolleyes:
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