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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,199
Posted By Capt
Ditto here, twice been thru the ringer (never...

Ditto here, twice been thru the ringer (never again!)
I love the compassion you guys have shown here towards Bob, a wife may take the physical part of aviation away from you but they can never take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,754
Posted By Capt
Excellent post there councillor -:) It brings...

Excellent post there councillor -:)
It brings back memories (or nightmares) from eons ago, now mostly defunct knowledge. We only use Kts down under as it's more universal world wide at commercial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Capt
Gee I like that layup detail, must put that in...

Gee I like that layup detail, must put that in the memory bank for another time, thanks:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,637
Posted By Capt
Plenty of people/companies have tried alternate...

Plenty of people/companies have tried alternate engine installations inc Mooney & Cessna to no commercial advantage.Buyers are hesitant to go down the alternate engine track knowing the resale value...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,637
Posted By Capt
Yes am sure the Vans people would get a chuckle...

Yes am sure the Vans people would get a chuckle out of what's written here:D
Like I mentioned aviation is a trade off, Vans have the recipe just right for what they intended to design/build, a low...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,637
Posted By Capt
I think Vans have covered most of the wants of...

I think Vans have covered most of the wants of kit builders out there with their current designs, they have done their research. Sure there will always be those that want faster, bigger more seats...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Capt
Good luck with the sale. Won't be easy I imagine,...

Good luck with the sale. Won't be easy I imagine, Airparks aren't that popular here as they are in the States I reckon. Shame your plans have come off the rails -:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By Capt
It's so nice to have a conventional u/c 8, no...

It's so nice to have a conventional u/c 8, no need for all this added xruff😉👍😂
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By Capt
Aviation has been a major part of my life since a...

Aviation has been a major part of my life since a child. From flying toy planes to driving an Airbus it's been both rewarding and challenging. Personally down under flying at the GA Level is...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-18-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By Capt
Great stuff. The best vans design ever, the 8:)

Great stuff. The best vans design ever, the 8:)
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-15-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,846
Posted By Capt
I've never seen so much written about just tyre...

I've never seen so much written about just tyre pressures! In near 40 yrs of driving planes (little ones) I've always run around 35 psi, it's not rocket science, tires are a flexible medium, very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,589
Posted By Capt
When one gets older the fuel capacity is directly...

When one gets older the fuel capacity is directly proportional to ones bladder, for me that's 2 hrs tops:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,574
Posted By Capt
I have the std piano hinge arrangement on my 8,...

I have the std piano hinge arrangement on my 8, screws and nut plans under the lower cowl near the exhaust, they are out of sight. As much as I don't enjoy using the hinge style to remove/fit the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,168
Posted By Capt
I'm 100 kg and mostly fly solo ( like it that...

I'm 100 kg and mostly fly solo ( like it that way) but have had a mate in the back seat of my 8 who is 120 kg's and all I did was move all my junk I carry with ,e to the front locker and modified my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,661
Posted By Capt
That's a pretty though run down there Tom, pretty...

That's a pretty though run down there Tom, pretty good, the only thing I would do diff is NOT touch the fuel tank selector, just check there is sufficient fuel in the current tank to engine and land....
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-01-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,184
Posted By Capt
Everything is a trade off when it comes to...

Everything is a trade off when it comes to aviation. Engine/prop combo's each have advantages and disadvantages. I look at my flying using mission requirements. I have an 8 with IO360/CS, it's a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,034
Posted By Capt
Love that speed screen, wonder whether that...

Love that speed screen, wonder whether that forward part can be retrofitted to an existing std canopy and what effect it has on the std fwd baggage hatch? Anyone?
Forum: Texas (North) 07-09-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Capt
Guys am hoping to catch up with a few of you keen...

Guys am hoping to catch up with a few of you keen RV drivers but it depends on my training schedule which I will find out more tomorrow (Tues)
Anyone here looking at coming to down under are always...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-08-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Capt
Well am here in Texas, first time, first time...

Well am here in Texas, first time, first time anywhere actually👍
Bit of a heat shock🙂
Everything is so big, I guess we Aussies don't come in large numbers!🙂
Crazy watching cars on the r/h side of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,886
Posted By Capt
Sometimes in life ya just gotta man...

Sometimes in life ya just gotta man up!::D:D

What I'd love to have is an RV4 as a single seat but the same cockpit space/width as an 8
Love the 4 style but too cramped and limited for my liking....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,886
Posted By Capt
Hahaha👍:D it's funny the stigma the 8 has amongst...

Hahaha👍:D it's funny the stigma the 8 has amongst a lot of pilots. I know of some high time drivers who instruct yet still wont take on an 8 solo....I love it, feels like we 8 drivers are NASA...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-03-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Capt
Wow thanks for the replies guys, thought maybe us...

Wow thanks for the replies guys, thought maybe us Aussies are not popular for some reason.:)
I'll touch base wth you guys when I arrive into DFW July 8th, coming from a cold place here in Oz I'll...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,886
Posted By Capt
Am surprised at one of the most docil and easy...

Am surprised at one of the most docil and easy conventional u/c designs there is (8) attracts that much training requirements? I'd never flown a high perf conventional u/c plane till I bought my 8,...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-01-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Capt
Looks like no one in here owns an 8 in the DFW...

Looks like no one in here owns an 8 in the DFW area? Am a week away from coming over, hope someone reads this!:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,412
Posted By Capt
What ya got in the front of that thing! Looks...

What ya got in the front of that thing! Looks like a 12 cyl engine!:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,886
Posted By Capt
Ins is always based on risks, t/w is considered...

Ins is always based on risks, t/w is considered higher on the risk scale as far as Ins Co's are concerned, personally I can't understand this as a conventional u/c a/c is far better to handle and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,118
Posted By Capt
My 8 is just under 1200lbs m/t, well equip. I fly...

My 8 is just under 1200lbs m/t, well equip. I fly 99% solo so the weight isn't an issue for me but is probably one of the heaviest 8's I've seen. Great 1 up for aeros. I tried a 4 but way too...
Forum: Propellers 06-21-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,411
Posted By Capt
Prop govt issues.

Slightly off topic here but related.
Recently I have noticed that during run ups I am unable to get the prop to cycle beyond around 100 rpm. It behaves like this on a cold morning and improves once...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,000
Posted By Capt
I run my 8 at 21/2300 27lph peak egt, IO360 /CS,...

I run my 8 at 21/2300 27lph peak egt, IO360 /CS, 150 ktas, but can go 180 ktas when I want and climb like a homesick angle, I keep the airframe highly polished, makes a difference, a 360 can always...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-16-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Capt
Thanks Jake. I'm looking into where I can get the...

Thanks Jake.
I'm looking into where I can get the vinyl from (am down under) and to see if the 3M 1080 sunburnt orange they have is a close match to the paint on my plane. I'd much prefer the vinyl...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys. I actually thought about vinyl wrap...

Thanks guys.
I actually thought about vinyl wrap as I recently saw a warbird wth day-glo wrap around the cowl area and it looked great. Wasn't too sure about it on the plexiglass as a fair bit of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Capt
Painting canopy

Hi Guys/Gals

Am looking at advice for painting my RV8 canopy at the rear so make it appear like a fast back version. Wondering what sort of primer should go on the plex first before the final top...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,364
Posted By Capt
Very flash:) wonder what sort of dollars they are?

Very flash:) wonder what sort of dollars they are?
Forum: Autopilots 06-09-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
According to their web site if tech advice is...

According to their web site if tech advice is needed then call them, not practical for me as I am down under. I gather they don't want email contact for tech help!
Forum: Autopilots 06-07-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
Thanks for the additional info guys. I'll get the...

Thanks for the additional info guys. I'll get the servos checked although I'd be surprised they are faulty ( but you never know!) . The head is mounted vertically on the main panel. The installation...
Forum: Autopilots 06-06-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
Thanks Bob. I've pretty much exhausted my...

Thanks Bob. I've pretty much exhausted my abilities to troubleshoot this TT A/P trying numerous settings as per the books as well as checked out the Vizion manuals so it's either rip it all out get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By Capt
I guess at the end of the day look at what...

I guess at the end of the day look at what everyone else is doing, most Vans are 2 blades & popularity in numbers must mean something:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,000
Posted By Capt
Well there you have it, doesn't seem the 320...

Well there you have it, doesn't seem the 320 fares well opinion wise. Good point already mentioned about resale value, must admit when I was looking for an 8 I didn't even stop to look at a 320 or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,000
Posted By Capt
Sounds like a nice combo, bit lighter as well. If...

Sounds like a nice combo, bit lighter as well. If you run the 320 hard as in 75% then you would be close to a 360's output anyway running less then 75%. It's all about fuel & ROC when it comes to a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By Capt
I'm no expert and am sure someone will chime in...

I'm no expert and am sure someone will chime in with more tech stuff but one often hears 2 Blades are more efficient & of course cheaper to overhaul. The extra weight is obviously a concern as weight...
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
Thanks Randy, I hope Corey is happy with me...

Thanks Randy, I hope Corey is happy with me calling him in the middle of the night as I am down under !...hahaha
Forum: Autopilots 06-05-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
Hi guys thanks for the replies so far, appreciate...

Hi guys thanks for the replies so far, appreciate it.
I have the full operating manual on the unit so thanks for the links anyway.
I have the Digiflight 11 in an 8 also Randy that I recently...
Forum: Autopilots 06-04-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Capt
TruTrak Digiflight 11

Anyne here with knowledge of the above A/P?
Tnxs guys.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Capt
Interesting to read this. On that note anyone got...

Interesting to read this. On that note anyone got thoughts on a non inverted oil system and how long could one expect a neg G influence on the oil before some serious damage might result? Yeah I know...
Forum: Texas (North) 06-03-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Capt
DFW visit in July

Hi guys. Seems I posted this in the southern region instead of here.

Am an RV8 owner from down under attending the CAE Sim centre in Dallas early July for a few weeks, just wondering if there are...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-02-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By Capt
DFW visit

Hi guys.
Aussie RV8 owner heading to DFW in July to do a LR45 course at CAE.
Any RV drivers in the area?
First time in the States👍
Thanks.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-02-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By Capt
That was a great log, how did she perform? I...

That was a great log, how did she perform? I assume you mean the planes performance ?:D
You Yanks are so lucky to have great airspace a& accomodating ATC, down under we small planes are to be swatted...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By Capt
That's interesting about the toe-in-out. I've...

That's interesting about the toe-in-out. I've flown 2x8's and found them dead easy to handle. The 6's & 7's I've flown are similar, I'm talking about proper conventional u/c Vans machines�� With near...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,191
Posted By Capt
Well stop drilled the crack today out in the sun...

Well stop drilled the crack today out in the sun so the canopy was warm. Got a drill bit that I blunted off in concrete and with the aid of a magnifying glass drill a 2mm hole right at the end of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,191
Posted By Capt
Crack club! -:(

I'm devistated, I've joined the cracked canopy club!!., had my bird 3 months, found a 1&1/2" crack going vertical from the skirt towards the rear of the canopy about opposite where the rear seat...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,661
Posted By Capt
Couldn't disagree more with the above 3 lines!.

Couldn't disagree more with the above 3 lines!.
Forum: Interiors 04-20-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 53,788
Posted By Capt
Gee I like that centre consul and throttle set...

Gee I like that centre consul and throttle set up, top job:) That's the one thing I dislike about the side by side RV's is the Cessna type controls. Some very flash interiors here:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,921
Posted By Capt
That about sums it up. My 8 has slack compression...

That about sums it up. My 8 has slack compression chains, I like the fact that the rudder is effective first, wheel latter. Together with the brakes all three forms of directional control work just...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-10-2018, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Capt
Thanks for the replies guys, will go for a G5 &...

Thanks for the replies guys, will go for a G5 & be done with it:-) I have that perm RV smile & it's hard not for my own gyro not to topple:D Just wish we down under had the same opportunities you...
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-09-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Capt
Unfortunately it's vacuum driven. Might have to...

Unfortunately it's vacuum driven. Might have to look into a G5 as mentioned.
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-09-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Capt
No caging ability. I don't want to remove it...

No caging ability. I don't want to remove it every time I do aero's. More research me thinks:-)
Forum: Steam Gauges 04-09-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Capt
AH topples

Hi Guys/gals.
Anyone had a steam driven AH topple then go crazy after some aero's? This is the first time I've done a loop in my 8 (plenty of rolls wit no issues) & now the AH has a mind of it's own...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,273
Posted By Capt
I procrastinated for quite some time on what to...

I procrastinated for quite some time on what to buy, building anything was not in my game plan at my age (in my 60's) I'd rather fly than build and after much research a Vans was the only machine for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,661
Posted By Capt
I guess that's one way of doing it but totally...

I guess that's one way of doing it but totally unnecessary!

Amazing the 'stigma' a conventional U/C plane such as an 8 seems to have, it's somewhat crazy, it's just another plane! I had only ever...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,661
Posted By Capt
There's plenty of ways to skin the same cat,...

There's plenty of ways to skin the same cat, you'll develope yr own technique as you gain experience. Every single one of us had zero time on conventional u/c once upon a time, we all got shown by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,661
Posted By Capt
I owned a 7ECA for a few years and now have a...

I owned a 7ECA for a few years and now have a conventional u/c 8, the primary difference is the speed and acceleration, they are just numbers, no need to be afraid just be aware��
I've got instructor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By Capt
Standard Vans seats

Anyone have a set of std RV8 seats front & back? Am seeking the frames as per the std kit build and even upholstered cushions. Someone might have replaced their seats with another bucket racing type...
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