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Forum: ADS-B Today, 06:19 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,911
Posted By rv8ch
privacy

Hi Bruno, It's an interesting topic, and one that I believe many feel passionate about. I was just at a meeting in Switzerland where this very topic came up, and there was a lot of passion there as...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel Today, 01:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By rv8ch
Taildragger flying essay

I've just started using a simulator with VR to scrape the corrosion off my taildragger flying "skills" and I ran across this 17 page essay. It's geared to the sim community but it seems to be quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By rv8ch
xpanel5000 and up north aviation

I used this one (https://www.xpanelsoftware.com/) to get a rough drawing, then this guy (http://www.upnorthaviation.com/) to finalize it and cut the panel. Turned out really nice.

The xpanel 5000...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,524
Posted By rv8ch
RV8 ditching writeup

http://www.vansairforce.net/articles/Ditching.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,816
Posted By rv8ch
google photos

I can't quite figure out why it works for some and not for others - very strange. I suspect you just need to set the permissions right.

Can you see this...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-09-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By rv8ch
Solder sleeves

Totally agree - solder sleeves are very useful. I found some slight differences between the "name brand" and the cheap ebay ones, and would recommend using the brand names. They are kind of pricey,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By rv8ch
pmag wiring

Here's how I did it - I think I captured all the requirements. Sorry for the size.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/RV8-HB-YMM-Wiring-20181221-PMAG.png

Here's what it looks like on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By rv8ch
oil hose to pressure sensor

Thanks for the tip - how did you know that this was the cause of the low pressure reading? Did something come out of the hose or was it clogged?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,713
Posted By rv8ch
Busch

That was a great video - I have his book, and read most of his articles, but didn't know he had these webinars - very useful. I play on 1.75x in youtube, and it's perfect. He's a very clear thinker...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By rv8ch
McFarlane

I needed slightly different length cables due to a slightly different engine and throttle body so I ordered some from McFarlane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By rv8ch
conduit

i also used the conduit, but I wouldn't do it again - for some reason I had the feeling that I'd be putting the wire in and out a lot. I think Van's recommended method is simple, light, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By rv8ch
one place

You should just pick a place and put it there. Sometimes if it's really in the wrong place, a kind moderator will move it to what they believe is a better place. Moderators usually remove...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By rv8ch
tap it

Did you try a little tap with a hammer? The impeller might just be "stuck". If you end up having to remove it, resist the temptation to blow compressed air through it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-23-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By rv8ch
Talking revenue

Scott's trying drum up some replacement canopy revenue. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By rv8ch
Hang in there!

Jim, good luck with the treatment. No idea what you've got, but my mom had it really bad and pulled through. They are getting better at every day, so hang in there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,903
Posted By rv8ch
ipad mount

Hi Don, are you still happy with this method of mounting? Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,638
Posted By rv8ch
flutter

I am no aero engineer, but from what I have read about flutter any kind of change can have a positive or negative impact on flutter, and even both depending on the speed of the airflow over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,719
Posted By rv8ch
Congratulations David!

Great news David! Really happy to hear you are doing well. Don't forget to buy a snow blower. :D Keep us posted!
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,308
Posted By rv8ch
AOPA after the crash video

Good topic - here is a good video on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WxqQ7wfncc&feature=youtu.be
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By rv8ch
Paint Stick method

That's clever - probably would have saved me about 100 sessions of on/off of the top cowl. At least I got a lot of practice putting on the top cowl! :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-17-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By rv8ch
interesting device

This Black Max looks like a really interesting engine dryer.

http://www.flyingsafer.com/p-n-2065.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,011
Posted By rv8ch
use glue

The way I did it was to not drill at all, but use a windscreen glue like Sikaflex. If you do a google search like this you will find lots of hints about how to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By rv8ch
Isn't Stein doing this?

I could be wrong, but I believe that Stein is offering this service now, not sure if it's for anyone or only those that get a panel from him.
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,920
Posted By rv8ch
temporary wires and cables

The problem is even if you know the route well, sometimes people string temporary wires or cables. That is a very frequent problem in the mountains - could be logging or even simple transport of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By rv8ch
Taildragger tow bar or tow rope?

Just saw the tip from Stein to use a waterski rope as a tow bar, which seems brilliant - one question is how often do those of you using a rope wish you could push the aircraft? I guess it's quite...
Forum: Safety 03-09-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 94,070
Posted By rv8ch
RV8 baggage area

This is a very good point, and something I have not given a lot of thought to. One thing I need to consider is the RV8 forward baggage area - I was assuming I could just toss backpacks or other...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By rv8ch
build on

Not sure if you have had a chance to look at very many completed RV8s, this is no problem at all. The fairing on the roll bar will cover this up, and if you use sikaflex to glue the canopy, it will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By rv8ch
Riveting is fast and fun

I personally find riveting fast and fun. Sure, there are some rivets that are not easy to squeeze, sometimes I needed 3 hands to drive a rivet or two, and I've had my share of drilling out bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By rv8ch
noisy USB adapter

which USB adapter are you using? Some seem to be noisy - I've heard the blue sea is quiet, but I have not yet used mine in anger. I also saw a video from avweb where Paul also said the same thing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By rv8ch
adapter

or buy this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OP8RYY8/ref=sspa_dk_detail_5?psc=1
Forum: Safety 02-22-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By rv8ch
Risk management

The fuel we carry in our aircraft has a lot more energy than the battery, and we manage and accept that risk. What's wonderful is that we can each make the right choice for our aircraft.
Forum: Safety 02-22-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,415
Posted By rv8ch
LiFePo4 batteries are good when maintained

LiFePo4 batteries are good when maintained properly. We're very used to "abusing" our lead-acid batteries. We can't treat the LiFePo4 batteries the same. They are very light, but need more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-18-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,070
Posted By rv8ch
great info

Thanks Dan - this is great info. I learned a lot, and I suspect many others did too.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-17-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,940
Posted By rv8ch
pmag cooling

Oi Carlos,

Here is how I did it. Apologies it's not all that clear, but I'm happy to clarify if needed.

http://www.rv8.ch/pmag-cooling-tubes/
Forum: Tools 02-14-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By rv8ch
2"x2" and plastic sheeting

I used 2"x2" covered on both sides with plastic sheeting to separate 4 spots from the other 12 in a large garage. Just sized it to jam in between the floor and the ceiling (both concrete) and it...
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By rv8ch
Funny!

Not going anywhere near that one! :D
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By rv8ch
ailerons and flaps

I've heard that this can help, might want to consider the same for flaps, if it's possible on the -10.

Can you restrict intake or exit air? Build a cowl flap? Smaller tires and smaller wheel pants?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By rv8ch
Amazing!

Wow Luke, really amazing story - and I think that this is the first time anyone has seen pictures of the bird leaving the aircraft after being sliced in two! I'm glad it turned out ok in the end.
Forum: Northwest 02-09-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By rv8ch
Hangar?

Wow - if there is anywhere that I thought you guys would have lots of hangars it's way up north. Serious question - any reason why no hangar? Seems like getting a lot of snow would be a very common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,201
Posted By rv8ch
2 grounds seems to be a good idea

Yes, the electrons try to find a path, and it could fry something that you don't want fried if your single ground wire fails. Having two adds a few grams, but could save a lot of money and time if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By rv8ch
felt tape

Anyone have a suggestion for a good brand of felt tape?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,254
Posted By rv8ch
working for me

Looks much better now - thanks DR!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By rv8ch
proseal or glass

When I reviewed the RV-14 plans I saw that they did the whole snorkel with glass. I figured that there must be a reason for that. I covered all the rivets with a couple of layers of glass.

You...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By rv8ch
cool trick

Bruce - very clever! I didn't put a shroud on because I'm not sure I'll need it, and I felt bad removing the factory-installed pump with it's beautiful safety wiring. Your trick changes everything....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,546
Posted By rv8ch
new logo

Hi Ken, I guess logos in general are a bit of a Rorschach test - I see a spinning prop.


https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/themes/vans-aircraft/dist/images/logo-white.svg
Forum: Safety 02-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By rv8ch
G-loads

I've read a lot of crash reports and don't recall too many that include information about estimated G loads that the aircraft sustained. Sometimes if there is a G-meter they include that info. ...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By rv8ch
60 mph - 6 ft stopping distance - 20g

Stopping in 6 feet from 60 mph will give you a nice 20g experience if the online calculator here is accurate - too lazy to do the math...
Forum: Safety 02-02-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By rv8ch
URL correction

Hi,

I think your url got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By rv8ch
aileron stops

Here's how I did it: http://www.rv8.ch/aileron-stops/

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/20040924215600851_4_original.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,546
Posted By rv8ch
Great work!

I can see an impressive amount of thought, planning, and work has gone into this - congratulations! I really like the new logo and website design and implementation.
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,632
Posted By rv8ch
leaf blowers

Just curious, if the major issue with ground ops on a new engine is cooling, couldn't we hook up some kind of ducted leaf blower cooling system that would move enough air over the engine to eliminate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By rv8ch
Rivnuts

Totally agree - I spent a fortune on them, and was a big mistake. Some slip after being installed. I'd find a way to avoid them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,123
Posted By rv8ch
Reducing risk

My quick browse of the latest Nall report didn't really summarize the actions everyone can take in order of importance to reduce their risk of accident.

Here's my simplified list:


Fly in weather...
Forum: RV-10 01-14-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,632
Posted By rv8ch
break-in process

Can you give more details about your break-in process? If I understand you correctly, it sounds like it could easily be done on the ground.
Forum: Tools 01-13-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By rv8ch
might work

Might work, but in the big scheme of things, the tool is not that expensive, and you could resell it after your project or get some buddies to pitch in for one.

I have the mastercool tool, and it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By rv8ch
headset jacks? intercom?

How are your headset jacks installed? Do you have a shield grounded on one end, and have you ensured that the jacks themselves are not grounded to the airframe? Just wondering if the sound is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,162
Posted By rv8ch
Call Garmin

David, strong suggestion is to contact Garmin - if it reboots due to a crash, could be HW, could be SW. Make sure that you are on the latest and greatest software, and ensure that the power to your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By rv8ch
battery tender

Is that a typo? I found this on their site:

http://www.concordebattery.com/main_air_tech.php
http://www.concordebattery.com/otherpdf/sa2.pdf
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By rv8ch
Alternator switch

What's your plan for the alternator switch? Normally I've seen off/bat/bat+alt

What happens when you want to run both the ibbs and the normal battery?

If you turn off your battery while the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,986
Posted By rv8ch
another simple way

Here's how I did it. ...
Forum: Safety 01-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By rv8ch
Safety Glasses

Found this on reddit - just a reminder to not forget your safety glasses in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,254
Posted By rv8ch
Invalid From: address

As someone sort of in that business, I've been quite surprised over the years that the mails from VAF worked at all with an invalid From: address.

From: "VAF Forums" <>

[ed. i have a call into my...
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