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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Capt
He wants a conventional U/C so he's clever not...

He wants a conventional U/C so he's clever not going for the 'girly' version:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,500
Posted By Capt
Shame they don't produce RV8 seats! -:(

Shame they don't produce RV8 seats! -:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Capt
Nice stuff but no RV8? Now that's disappointing...

Nice stuff but no RV8? Now that's disappointing -:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 73,105
Posted By Capt
Gee I like that panel layout, proper 6 pack...

Gee I like that panel layout, proper 6 pack really gives that impression it's a plane not a computer game!:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Capt
That was a mistake, now you'll think nothing...

That was a mistake, now you'll think nothing except an RV8, the best design Vans dreamed up especially conventional U/C, from now on life will never be the same, expect to remain broke forever!:D!
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-13-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,758
Posted By Capt
I see that sold fairly quickly which kinda...

I see that sold fairly quickly which kinda surprised me. 8's rarely come up for sale so I guess someone was willing to spend big bucks to make it right, I couldn't do it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,816
Posted By Capt
Yep can see that image, bit hard to see the...

Yep can see that image, bit hard to see the cylinder bore though with the cowl still on, just in case you wanna scope the engine also?...lololol:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,816
Posted By Capt
There's an old saying......if it ain't broke...

There's an old saying......if it ain't broke don't touch it:D
No pix to see anyway:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Capt
Great photo but don't do it again! She'll wanna...

Great photo but don't do it again! She'll wanna become a pilot, you'll be broke forever!:p:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,865
Posted By Capt
That couldn't be a more incorrect statement if I...

That couldn't be a more incorrect statement if I ever read one!
I've got thousands of hours on heavy metal and all sorts of high perf multi machines yet funnily enough I can drive my RV8!:confused:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,865
Posted By Capt
Oh boy that hurt just reading it! One couldn't...

Oh boy that hurt just reading it!
One couldn't dream that stuff up for a fictional novel unless I read it to be true!
Insurance has always been a grey area until you make a claim, then it's very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,445
Posted By Capt
Smile Lifting the tail is all about airflow ofer the...

Lifting the tail is all about airflow ofer the tail and being deflected off the downward deflection of the elevator, flap won't have any effect. Another effect is the CG. Tail heavy means the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Capt
Oh that looks sweet, love the slider on a fast...

Oh that looks sweet, love the slider on a fast back:)
Shame there are no panel pix in that link?
Shame it's on the other side of the planet! -:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By Capt
It was the one thing I found challenging when I...

It was the one thing I found challenging when I was looking for my 8, no std panel layout, a lot where an ergonomic disaster! Luckily I found a panel layout that represented the industry std, that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,919
Posted By Capt
You guys are lucky over there in the States, we...

You guys are lucky over there in the States, we here in Oz could be so lucky to have the GA infrastructure you lot have, it's a pipe dream here! Out of the few dromes we have a lot are unfriendly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Capt
Assuming you have checked the security of the...

Assuming you have checked the security of the throttle cable especially at the carby end erratic idling is usually caused be varying fuel/air mixture especially in carbureted engines. For an engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 59,928
Posted By Capt
My secret to Ldg my conventional u/c 8 when a pax...

My secret to Ldg my conventional u/c 8 when a pax is in the back, well anytime actually, I trim nose heavy, slightly, that way when I flare and touch down all I do is release some of that back stick...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-04-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Capt
Done......thanks Don:-)

Done......thanks Don:-)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2019, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Capt
My 8 is bright sunburnt orange, super shinny, no...

My 8 is bright sunburnt orange, super shinny, no issues:)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 239
Posted By Capt
WTB Narco NCS 812 Nav/Com

Hi guys. Please keep an eye out for anyone selling the above Narco Radio. I'd like to replace my faulty unit to keep my panel intact the way I like it, old school:)
Thanks:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-26-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,306
Posted By Capt
That's a great feedback report. I agree with the...

That's a great feedback report. I agree with the luggage comparisn, the 7 is the winner there but in my mind that's where it ends:)
We are all very visual creatures, we often buy things purely for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Capt
Gee what a great report on yr MT prop, thanks as...

Gee what a great report on yr MT prop, thanks as I've been thinking about swapping out my prop wth a MT but won't bother now.
Cheers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Capt
Ouch! I feel for you. I only have a small 2"...

Ouch! I feel for you. I only have a small 2" crack near the Cross brace that just appeared one day but it continues to annoy me, can't imagine what your going thru! Hope you get it sorted:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Capt
As a side note the warm air source for my RV8...

As a side note the warm air source for my RV8 comes from the exhausted air that passes thru the firewall mounted oil cooler. I have a cockpit controllable flap to either direct the spent warm air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,306
Posted By Capt
Actually 'selling' the wife was somewhat tongue...

Actually 'selling' the wife was somewhat tongue in cheek, I too had to pay, twice actually! But even though I've made mistakes and bad choices when it comes to the fairer sex I've not been like that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,306
Posted By Capt
I'm bias cause I own an 8 but there's really only...

I'm bias cause I own an 8 but there's really only two things to consider, looks and mission. I sold the wife many years ago (smartest thing I ever did!) so no contest, tandem seating is the way to go...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,665
Posted By Capt
When I was looking to by an 8 (wanted to fly not...

When I was looking to by an 8 (wanted to fly not build) I tried both, manual trims all round and a 'coolly hat' elect system, no contest, seeing as my daily ride is automated I didn't want to make my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,033
Posted By Capt
I'd love my 8 to be an RG but simply not worth...

I'd love my 8 to be an RG but simply not worth the negatives, I'd only do it if I was losing my marbles and my money was annoying me in my pocket:D but man would it look sexy or what?:)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-19-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,364
Posted By Capt
Great write up, hope the sale goes well for...

Great write up, hope the sale goes well for you:)

P.s...I mate of mine has a Rans S7 on floats, he loves it!:)
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,308
Posted By Capt
Actually shelter is the number priority...

Actually shelter is the number priority especially in hot desert environments and equally important for very cold climates. Shelter first then water followed by food.
There's the 3x3x3 rule, you can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By Capt
I removed mine, they are awful, get in the way,...

I removed mine, they are awful, get in the way, useless in my opinion! Hope you fit something far better cause it ain't what vans are that come under the heading of clever!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Capt
Thanks for the info, I'm down under so we don't...

Thanks for the info, I'm down under so we don't have the battery choices you guys do -:(
Forum: COMM 03-12-2019, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,117
Posted By Capt
Thanks Matt. That's the first thing I tried, the...

Thanks Matt.

That's the first thing I tried, the torch trick, sadly no change.
The more I look into this the more it might not be the display screen. The screen driver, voltage supply chip etc....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,020
Posted By Capt
There's no one size fits a when it comes to this...

There's no one size fits a when it comes to this subject. If you go with the masses then there's a reason why so many have that set up (IO360/CS). Resale is always a good bonus as well, 180 HP...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys for the advice/options. Shall go see...

Thanks guys for the advice/options.
Shall go see my maint organisation who look after my 8 armed with options:)
My current batt is located on the firewall, IO360 CS prop, it's always slightly nose...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-10-2019, 01:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Capt
I notice the smaller Odyssey batteries have a low...

I notice the smaller Odyssey batteries have a low CCA ability compared to the Concord range?
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By Capt
Sad Concord battery

Hi Guys.

I have a failing Concord RG25XC battery in my RV8 (conventional U/C) and was wondering what alternatives (Odyssey perhaps? Earthx 900?)I have for a lighter battery & the obvious...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Capt
Hi Carl. Thanks for the advice & offer. I don't...

Hi Carl.

Thanks for the advice & offer. I don't really want to upgrade the panel, I kinda like it old school cause after 40 years driving planes it's my little world I like to remain in whilst the...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Capt
Message sent thanks Jake:-)

Message sent thanks Jake:-)
Forum: COMM 03-09-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By Capt
Faulty Narco NCS 812 Nav/Com

Hi guys.

Any suggestions on how's the best way to go about fixing a blank screen on a Narco NCS 812? Set works fine but the display has gone on holiday!:-(

Thanks
Forum: COMM 03-09-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,117
Posted By Capt
Adding to an old thread here. Today my Narco NCS...

Adding to an old thread here.

Today my Narco NCS 812 screen died, the unit works fine but am unable to read what had been selected, anyone got any idea's? Common problem perhaps the screen going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,116
Posted By Capt
Haha love that, 15 kts, to a yachty that's fast👍:)

Haha love that, 15 kts, to a yachty that's fast👍:)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-02-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Capt
Nice clean looking machine, love the throttle...

Nice clean looking machine, love the throttle quadrant, hate the push-pull design most use, reminds me of a Cessna:)
What's the dark red cylindrical device at the air intake? Is that a cold air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,528
Posted By Capt
I guess if you keep milking the 360 cow it's...

I guess if you keep milking the 360 cow it's gotta dry up & bust sometime!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,528
Posted By Capt
I know of a guy who recently bought a Vans with...

I know of a guy who recently bought a Vans with the 400 in it less than 100 hrs since new and its stuffed already! Something to do with timing and the resultant extra strain on the rotating parts, IE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Capt
There's no ideal as such, just pick the common...

There's no ideal as such, just pick the common numbers that have been used since the beginning of time, note the results then fly happily ever after:)
One variable to consider is the performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,116
Posted By Capt
Gee that's a very high engine RPM? I almost feel...

Gee that's a very high engine RPM? I almost feel sorry for your donk:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,548
Posted By Capt
I always wanted an 8, looked into building one,...

I always wanted an 8, looked into building one, not for me even with an engineering background it was beyond what I wanted to spend time wise so I bought a used 8 after searching for three years,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 223,327
Posted By Capt
I'm a pilot:):D

I'm a pilot:):D
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-16-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,759
Posted By Capt
SPOT ON! Everything revolves around the AI...

SPOT ON! Everything revolves around the AI specifically attitude/pitch, the VSI is the last inst to follow. The ASI is the 2nd most important inst -:)
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 02-16-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,759
Posted By Capt
I tend to agree with all that. I found the...

I tend to agree with all that. I found the heavier the plane the more stable it was. ALL flying is a risk, what is acceptable to one pilot is not to another. I've flown 150's to buses, personally I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,850
Posted By Capt
I'm not a fan of either (conventional u/c only...

I'm not a fan of either (conventional u/c only for me) but when you compare apples with apples then you need to do so money wise. The two a/c really are diff to each other in many ways so they are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Capt
Great site:) I love my 8, the best looking vans...

Great site:)
I love my 8, the best looking vans design ever, but if I had my way a slightly longer version would be perfect👍
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,123
Posted By Capt
If anyone I wish to take flying in my RV shows...

If anyone I wish to take flying in my RV shows signs of not trusting me or the machine I eliminate the issue, they simply don't fly!
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By Capt
Gee that looks sweet, for a nose dragger :D

Gee that looks sweet, for a nose dragger :D
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 01-08-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By Capt
Interesting the way they put that, 'wrong surface...

Interesting the way they put that, 'wrong surface landings', never heard of it put that way, usually wrong Rwy? Still surprised at how many do it?
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-07-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By Capt
Would be interesting to know the ratio but from...

Would be interesting to know the ratio but from what I've seen on various plane sites, at fly ins and general photos etc on the net the conventional u/c variety isn't as popular these days as more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,623
Posted By Capt
The 9 I would imagine is a nice docile plane more...

The 9 I would imagine is a nice docile plane more aimed at the novice flyer who doesn't want to aero or go like a scolded cat, that's the aim of Vans in the first place I believe.
Like another poster...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By Capt
I have my infinity set up with coolly hat, a/p...

I have my infinity set up with coolly hat, a/p disconnect, r/t, flap, fuel,pump & ldg lights. I didn't build mine and thought at the time bit of an overkill the setup but I wouldn't change a thing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 129,116
Posted By Capt
Wow I've never heard of speeds using such low...

Wow I've never heard of speeds using such low amounts of bang water, what's yr secret?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Capt
Congrats. Interesting you went for a totally diff...

Congrats. Interesting you went for a totally diff design? The 8 is the best design but I'm biased:) Enjoy the journey, I never had the time to build, I'd rather fly those few years that I would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,119
Posted By Capt
Lots can be learned from others experiences the...

Lots can be learned from others experiences the only trouble is with a home built as there is little standard in the building process when it comes to installing equip and the routing of cables and...
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