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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By N546RV
Not a whole lot. Friday I got the rudder hung and...

Not a whole lot. Friday I got the rudder hung and the stops adjusted for proper travel. About time now to pull the empennage off again so I can get the fuselage back in the rotisserie and be thinking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 634,658
Posted By N546RV
You're fast approaching what was, for me, about...

You're fast approaching what was, for me, about the most demoralizing part of the build (so far). You go from "that's a big pile of parts" to "wow this looks like an AIRPLANE" and next thing you...
Forum: GPS 01-23-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By N546RV
Seeing as how the 175/375 haven't even been on...

Seeing as how the 175/375 haven't even been on the market for a year, I doubt we'll see "improved" models anytime soon.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By N546RV
PM sent...

PM sent...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By N546RV
Could you provide some more info on what the...

Could you provide some more info on what the "arinc module" is? On the off chance that it's a Dynon SV-ARINC-429, then I'm definitely interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,561
Posted By N546RV
Correct, it simply means "stop asking the wing to...

Correct, it simply means "stop asking the wing to make so much lift," aka relax whatever backpressure you're applying.
Forum: COMM 01-21-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By N546RV
From my recollection and a quick scan through the...

From my recollection and a quick scan through the Skyview install manual, in a Skyview system the display(s) act as the dimming controller (they have a photocell) for the entire system, and dimming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,561
Posted By N546RV
I'd love to have this, but unfortunately it's not...

I'd love to have this, but unfortunately it's not an option with the Dynon system I'm going with. I suspect I'll make out fine with the progressive aural warning, but having that visual cue would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By N546RV
For that matter, you can be there for the entire...

For that matter, you can be there for the entire week+ and still probably miss something.

I still remember my first OSH trip, I went over the program schedule like I was planning the D-day invasion,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Posted By N546RV
With the Skyview radio's dual-watch feature, I've...

With the Skyview radio's dual-watch feature, I've pretty well convinced myself that I don't need a second radio, even for IFR. That, in turn, mitigated the same concerns being mentioned here as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,071
Posted By N546RV
Oooh, a BT music speaker that'll break in with...

Oooh, a BT music speaker that'll break in with air transmissions? I like this. I've been meaning to get some kind of receiver for the hangar ever since we moved here like three years ago, but never...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-18-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By N546RV
It's the site. There are two ways to access web...

It's the site. There are two ways to access web content: HTTP and HTTPS. The latter choice employs encryption to prevent data sent between you and the website from being intercepted by a third party....
Forum: Texas (South) 01-18-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By N546RV
Most of us locals end up driving in. Sounds like...

Most of us locals end up driving in. Sounds like we should have at least 4-5 people, often there are some who don't respond here but still show up.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-16-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By N546RV
Absolutely, the more new faces the better! Third...

Absolutely, the more new faces the better! Third Saturday of the month, every month. We used to alternate between Hooks and Weiser, but now that Weiser's gone I've just been doing Hooks. Next month...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (January 2020)

Time to start another year of BSing over lunch. Let's hit up the Aviator's Grill at Hooks again, this Saturday (18th) at 11:30.

I think somebody wanted to get a look at my Flyleds landing lights...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By N546RV
Just by way of updating the original question...

Just by way of updating the original question here - after doing some load analysis and rudimentary failure planning, I'm no longer fixated on the need to have a standby alternator that lives ahead...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By N546RV
Thanks, Ross, that sounds great. I've got to say,...

Thanks, Ross, that sounds great. I've got to say, your activity and willingness to help here on VAF is a big reason I decided to go with the CPI2 - it's definitely appreciated by me.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By N546RV
CPI2 current draw

Working on load planning and electrical system design, and I'm planning on dual CPI2 electronic ignition. However, there seems to be a discrepancy between sources as to what current draw to plan...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By N546RV
Interesting - I was about to ask you where this...

Interesting - I was about to ask you where this came from, but in the process of going to get my reference (the CPI2 installation manual (http://www.sdsefi.com/cpi2mannov19.pdf)), I found it on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,508
Posted By N546RV
Nuckolls Z-13, but with a real standby alt vs. SD-8?

My questions will continue until morale improves...

First, for reference, the aforementioned Z-13 schematic, since I'm sure few of us can recall these things on-demand (click for larger...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By N546RV
Now just imagine all these RV-14 builders who...

Now just imagine all these RV-14 builders who will never know the joy of match drilling...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By N546RV
Unfortunately, your image isn't showing up. Looks...

Unfortunately, your image isn't showing up. Looks like it's from Google Photos - you probably need to add it to a shared album for us to be able to see it.

I ended up making peace with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N546RV
Yes, the Skyview transponder is a remote...

Yes, the Skyview transponder is a remote unit.

I'm not sure I understand the second question. I was under the impression that a TSO'd GPS would be sufficient for legal IFR. Obviously, without a NAV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N546RV
More revisions! Panel mock now includes a...

More revisions!

Panel mock now includes a depiction of the right armrest for completness of switches and stuff. I determined the intercom can fit over there, so I moved it to that spot to make room...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By N546RV
I remember the first "oops" rivet kit I ordered...

I remember the first "oops" rivet kit I ordered from Avery, I think. One day in the shop I knocked the open container off the workbench. I "sorted" all those rivets into the trash can, with sadness...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By N546RV
Argh, you're right...that's what I get for...

Argh, you're right...that's what I get for drawing schematics on the bus, I guess...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By N546RV
I think you hit the crux of thing right here. If...

I think you hit the crux of thing right here. If I may digress a bit: I write software in my day job, and there are times when I look at something I'm working on and it just feels...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-02-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By N546RV
Is this a reasonable way to wire up my landing/taxi/wigwag lights?

The struggle to nail down my electrical system continues; let's talk about how I want to do my landing and taxi lights.

The light units will be Flyleds combo units, one in each leading edge. For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N546RV
Appreciate all the great feedback. I'm going to...

Appreciate all the great feedback. I'm going to tinker with the idea of relocating the intercom panel to the right armrest, in keeping with a) the ringing endorsements of the dedicated knob panel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N546RV
Good stuff. I've already been doing some...

Good stuff. I've already been doing some test-sits and chair-flying in the airplane (sometime, as seen here, with assistance from Cleco the cat). And those sessions already led to moving some things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By N546RV
Panel layout feedback

OK folks, I think I’ve finally firmed up this panel design to the point where I want to get some feedback. Intended use case will be primarily day/night VFR. The aircraft will be IFR capable, even...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-30-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,458
Posted By N546RV
Note that there are a couple different schools of...

Note that there are a couple different schools of thought on the tower modification. Some people open up the area between the lower two lightening holes and add a oval cover over the while thing. I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-28-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,126
Posted By N546RV
I'd be very interested in the 175 info when you...

I'd be very interested in the 175 info when you have it; I'm planning on a 175 to go with my Skyview system. Thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By N546RV
According to PH's information, their actuator is...

According to PH's information, their actuator is nine ounces heavier than the factory one.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By N546RV
Yeah, that's pretty much what the routine in the...

Yeah, that's pretty much what the routine in the Grumman was. Run the flaps in three rough increments, each increment equating to holding the down switch for about three seconds. On final when I...
Forum: Tools 12-27-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
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Views: 955
Posted By N546RV
I had a similar experience recently. Finally...

I had a similar experience recently. Finally decided it was time to invest in a proper 90° air drill (read: I really needed one), shopped around, saw they had a sale running, SOLD! No mention of a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By N546RV
Initially, I wanted a controller as well with...

Initially, I wanted a controller as well with discrete positions - and that was one of the things that had me going with a VP-X - but after logging a bunch of Grumman hours, I wasn't at all bothered...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 992
Posted By N546RV
PH Aviation flap actuator in an RV-8?

So tonight's deep dive into hypothetical land has revolved around my flap system - do I want a flap controller, or just limit switches, or just one limit switch, or nothing at all, or blah blah blah...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,109
Posted By N546RV
This isn't quite answering the question you...

This isn't quite answering the question you asked, but when I was talking with James Ball at Titan a few months ago, he quoted me 30-60 days lead time. For my two cents, it might be worth taking a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By N546RV
Probably too far away to be helpful, but I just...

Probably too far away to be helpful, but I just got in my MS grip last week, it's not on the plane yet. But I'm west of Houston, which is a good haul from SAT. If you can't find one locally then...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-18-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By N546RV
If you're flying in (which I assume), expect to...

If you're flying in (which I assume), expect to park on Ramp C as depicted on the airport diagram. Basically it's just one long row of aircraft, look for an open spot and pull in. I've only flown in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,928
Posted By N546RV
Same here - it's been a while since I flew a...

Same here - it's been a while since I flew a Citabria, but my general procedure after turning final was:


Establish crab for crosswind. High? Power off if not there already.
Still high? Establish...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-16-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (December 2019)

Last one of the year! With the demise of Weiser, I suppose we're going to be sticking with Hooks for the foreseeable future, at least if we want to preserve the possibility of flying in...

With that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,552
Posted By N546RV
I got my vixen file from Avery or some other...

I got my vixen file from Avery or some other aircraft tool supply (I forget which, this was 7+ years ago), but the rest of what I have just came from wherever. I have a set of hand files from Harbor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By N546RV
Well, there it is, hiding right in plain sight....

Well, there it is, hiding right in plain sight. Sections F-F and G-G on DWG 78. 1" down on the forward mount, 7/8" down on the rear.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By N546RV
Adjusting the control mount rod ends

OK, I'm continuing to work with the control system in the -8. As of this evening, I've set up the elevator stops, but there's one thing that's still bothering me from a few days ago. When I first...
Forum: Safety 12-08-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,390
Posted By N546RV
Even without the email, you can probably find...

Even without the email, you can probably find past webinars that interest you on the EAA site: https://www.eaa.org/Videos/Webinars

Looks like they do require you login with your EAA info, though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,611
Posted By N546RV
Finished rigging the elevators; control stops are...

Finished rigging the elevators; control stops are trimmed appropriately. Next up, rigging the rudder.

Also, my A&P neighbor wandered over and complimented my workmanship, nice to know. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,208
Posted By N546RV
I bet they sell a whole lot of gas to N1.

I bet they sell a whole lot of gas to N1.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 634,658
Posted By N546RV
Temporarily rigged the elevator control system...

Temporarily rigged the elevator control system tonight. Still need to go back and put in the proper spacer washers, I'd thought maybe I could get away with just putting bolts through, but that makes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By N546RV
Just as a further update, for anyone who may run...

Just as a further update, for anyone who may run across this in later years: I was definitely way overthinking this. For one thing, the angles in my column were pretty miniscule, and while filing the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By N546RV
I received very explicit instructions from my...

I received very explicit instructions from my partner in crime that I was not to order a sign. The question is, will she remember to actually get me one for Christmas? She can be a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By N546RV
Well, now that I've been out and looked more...

Well, now that I've been out and looked more closely at the parts, I see that my idea of tweaking the thing to minimize the angle is a non-starter. For some reason, I was thinking the angle/taper was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By N546RV
Control column question

So now I'm well into working on the control system. Got the elevator push tubes complete, which makes it time to start mucking with the control column and sticks. I'm to the point now of beginning to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,242
Posted By N546RV
The guy who backed into my car in a parking lot...

The guy who backed into my car in a parking lot last year sure was. If he'd been looking around instead of staring at his dashboard, maybe he'd have seen me. (in fairness, if I'd been keeping my head...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,689
Posted By N546RV
Hung the vertical stab. Was all ready for...

Hung the vertical stab. Was all ready for yesterday to end with me riveting the splice plate on and having it attached by just bolts, only to find edge distance issues with the rivet holes at the end...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-11-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (November 2019)

OK, so I fell down on the job last month, thanks to a long out-of-town stretch, but now it's time to get back on the horse. So let's plan on having lunch at the Aviator's Grill at DWH, at 11:30 this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By N546RV
I did take a look at that last night. The part is...

I did take a look at that last night. The part is F-810 in my case, but I presume it fits up the same way, with the top/outside of the angle against the bottom/inside of the longerons. I was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By N546RV
Horizontal stab attach - sanity check

OK folks...so I'm at the point of fitting the horizontal stab and getting the attach holes drilled. I did the holes between the rear spar and the vertical attach bars tonight - those are pretty much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By N546RV
I imagine most builders will reach the stage...

I imagine most builders will reach the stage where they desire a rotisserie well before having an engine mount on hand. Or at least, having the rotisserie becomes useful way ahead of being at the...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-19-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (September 2019)

Hello, friends and neighbors! The third weekend draweth nigh, which means it's time again to gather, eat some B-52 burgers, and talk about our fine aircraft (or pending aircraft, as the case may...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 913
Posted By N546RV
Photo in your link doesn't work; it requires that...

Photo in your link doesn't work; it requires that I be logged in to that forum.
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