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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,047
Posted By Low Pass
Momentary flap switch on an infinity grip for 18...

Momentary flap switch on an infinity grip for 18 yrs, ~2000 hrs. I may have bumped the switch 3, 4 times with 1-2 degrees deployed. No ill effects noticed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Low Pass
Recommend you search the archives for "RV-8 stick...

Recommend you search the archives for "RV-8 stick height" or "stick bend." Lots of historical discussions. And bending is not the only option.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Low Pass
Been there, done that. Actually, have been...

Been there, done that. Actually, have been thinking about stepping up the size once more to a -540 or something like that. So the pain isn't permanent. It'll fade.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,839
Posted By Low Pass
Can you elaborate on this 15-20 minutes? I am...

Can you elaborate on this 15-20 minutes? I am aware of the concerns with "popping" or quickly opening a bottle, regulator failure, etc. But once everything's stable, I was not aware of any flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,621
Posted By Low Pass
Kerosene, gasoline, diesel, Jet A. All petroleum...

Kerosene, gasoline, diesel, Jet A. All petroleum distillates. Came from the same barrel. They had to be *distilled* to be separated. I'm just an engineer and not a chemist. Even worked in a...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,147
Posted By Low Pass
This is not an arrival issue per se, but I...

This is not an arrival issue per se, but I noticed sitting on the side of 18/36 Sunday was the "warbirds" and straight in traffic crossing the light, VFR traffic. That's just not smart, and I'm no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,124
Posted By Low Pass
Thursday 11am departure. Had to wait on 6-8...

Thursday 11am departure. Had to wait on 6-8 planes. Stopped for 2-3 minutes a couple of occasions. Very reasonable.
Forum: Safety 07-30-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,147
Posted By Low Pass
Maybe not everyone got away with it. A GA twin...

Maybe not everyone got away with it. A GA twin on VFR arrival (Baron, IIRC), as rolling out on 36, was told twice to contact ground and regarding a possible pilot deviation. Was listening to tower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks!.....

Thanks!.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Low Pass
What's the latest you'll accept arrivals to HBC...

What's the latest you'll accept arrivals to HBC Friday?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,756
Posted By Low Pass
Unable to resist getting into this one, it seems...

Unable to resist getting into this one, it seems no one's mentioned that fact that the -8 has an additional method of controlling direction when the tires are planted on the ground - the locking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By Low Pass
Guessing you're not comfortable with the idle oil...

Guessing you're not comfortable with the idle oil pressure. Yes? I've been in that boat. And yes, check your gauges first before anything else.

Those numbers really aren't too bad. You might...
Forum: Safety 06-12-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,015
Posted By Low Pass
For practical purposes, wouldn't the rotor wash...

For practical purposes, wouldn't the rotor wash be pretty much proportionate to the flying weight of the aircraft? I understand disk loading, but it's really about moving air mass equal to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Low Pass
3 blades sound much better! :cool: But - as...

3 blades sound much better! :cool:

But - as mentioned, they're heavier, more expensive to overhaul. The weight and larger spinning mass would be a concern to me, personally.

As for harmonics as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,940
Posted By Low Pass
I flew behind an IO-320 with a CS prop for many...

I flew behind an IO-320 with a CS prop for many years. The only time you'll really notice is when you're flying with other RV owners who have bigger engines that won't wait on you. My *good*...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-31-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Low Pass
If they do it like years passed, FedEx will have...

If they do it like years passed, FedEx will have a tent facility set up. The pre-printed forms linked are good for arriving packages. My misplaced box involved return shipment and using the hand...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 05-31-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By Low Pass
FedEx in and out worked well for me. But be sure...

FedEx in and out worked well for me. But be sure to fill out your paperwork/address carefully and attach it to your box personally for the return home trip. Mine got lost for a few weeks on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,837
Posted By Low Pass
Same for the (Texas) Gulf Coast region. Over the...

Same for the (Texas) Gulf Coast region. Over the last few decades, all bird populations have increased significantly, including the (big!) brown pelicans. Most are low flyers. But I pass a lot of...
Forum: Reviews 05-24-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 980
Posted By Low Pass
First of all, I'm glad to see some competition...

First of all, I'm glad to see some competition with the portable sat devices. I've personally been an Inreach user for a little over a year. Probably have close to 300 hours of time in the field on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,668
Posted By Low Pass
I experienced the same thing on my initial test...

I experienced the same thing on my initial test flight. Maybe a little slow and ran out of elevator. Not pleasant dropping it in like that on the first landing. Ballast in the back might have...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,826
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry, but I read no "anti-authority" attitude...

Sorry, but I read no "anti-authority" attitude anywhere above. I have read where people believe that in the name of improved safety, radio calls might be made different than specified in an advisory...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,826
Posted By Low Pass
Thinking back on the decades of flying at...

Thinking back on the decades of flying at non-towered fields, I only identify an N-number called over the radio with a plane when it's someone I know very well. The rest of the time, all I hear is,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Low Pass
Edited the original post to have photo links that...

Edited the original post to have photo links that actually work...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By Low Pass
Byrd's Adventure Center

I spent the weekend with four friends at the Byrd's Adventure Center in Northwest Arkansas and thought I'd pass along a little trip report.

This was my second visit. Last time I camped along the...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,979
Posted By Low Pass
Be prepared for spontaneous human combustion and...

Be prepared for spontaneous human combustion and instant death!
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By Low Pass
Welcome to the world of custom aircraft ownership.

Welcome to the world of custom aircraft ownership.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,949
Posted By Low Pass
There are aircraft appraisers who can help you. ...

There are aircraft appraisers who can help you. Look carefully for someone who will provide a realistic market value assessment. Ask around. Propose that you hire the appraiser. In my case, the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-11-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,539
Posted By Low Pass
If you end up with a -9A (nosewheel) plane, just...

If you end up with a -9A (nosewheel) plane, just be very, very careful to NEVER land on the nosewheel!!! So many people transitioning from Pipers and Cessnas have a tendency to do this. You can get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,910
Posted By Low Pass
Vertical rise from pivot to centerline of joint,...

Vertical rise from pivot to centerline of joint, ~10.5" and the run from first joint aft is ~5.5". The angle is probably ~15 degrees off perpindicular.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,910
Posted By Low Pass
Cold fusion. As for the -8 stick, after 3 tries,...

Cold fusion.

As for the -8 stick, after 3 tries, I have a good config that's high enough and set back enough to be comfortable. But as Scott shows, it has to be cut and welded. Bending won't get...
Forum: Reviews 12-06-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,734
Posted By Low Pass
Second the compliments. I've used most of the...

Second the compliments. I've used most of the others in the 17 year, 1935 hr life of my -8, and the JDAir is the best by far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By Low Pass
Now that's a good idea! But, they're not...

Now that's a good idea! But, they're not recommended by the manufacturer... ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,132
Posted By Low Pass
Sorry if I missed it, but have you replaced your...

Sorry if I missed it, but have you replaced your plug wires on the suspect cylinder? Not checked - replaced. Much cheaper and easier to address - and probable -
than lifters. Ignition wires can...
Forum: GPS 12-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 223,717
Posted By Low Pass
Question for you Steve, After many months of...

Question for you Steve,

After many months of being thrilled with the 660, I experienced a significant issue yesterday. Was ending a flight and being south of the field in a nice position to test my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,587
Posted By Low Pass
Just did that with my recent overhaul. $5 wrench...

Just did that with my recent overhaul. $5 wrench from Northern Tool. Ground the top and bottom of the neck down and heated with a propane torch to dull red. Bent, cooled, ready to use in just a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Low Pass
If you were building fresh overhaul and had no...

If you were building fresh overhaul and had no price advantage to mixing, I agree. But practically you're looking at less than a 0.5% difference in cyl power and piston mass. I wouldn't worry about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,195
Posted By Low Pass
I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to...

I believe you're referring to 178 seconds to live.

https://youtu.be/b7t4IR-3mSo

And that's a non-inst rated/capable pilot in IMC (with or without gyros). On this flip side, don't get too...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I...

Thanks very much for the offer!! I believe I have a nice package deal of tagged parts. If it falls through, I'll keep you in mind.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Low Pass
Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and...

Thanks Bob, Jesse. I appreciate the info and offer of assistance. Way more -360 series crank p/n's than I had imagined. And I am going to have to buy rods. They failed as well. Same person can...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Low Pass
Counterweighted/Non Counterweighted Crankshafts

After believing I had found a deal on a serviceable crankshaft to replace one from an O-360-A1A, I have been thrown a curve. The replacement crankshaft is counterwighted. (Owner referenced p/n for...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By Low Pass
Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in...

Highly recommend you not drill any more holes in the components. I'd put a 1/4" socket head fastener (might clear the radius of the bracket without trimming) in it and go. Second best would be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,681
Posted By Low Pass
An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up...

An articulated fiberscope could be used to get up to the camshaft from the opening in the crankcase above the sump. As for what's visible with oil film on the lobes and follower, etc, that might...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By Low Pass
Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and...

Before buying, see if you can pull the mags and take a good look inside at the accessory gears. Look at the gear faces particularly. Might give an idea of what you have going on inside the rest of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-11-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,314
Posted By Low Pass
Crankcase O-Ring Groove Mod

Anyone have experience with having an o-ring groove cut in their crankcase split line flange lately? Haven't heard much about this mod in the last 8-10 years. Would you do it again?

Correction -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Low Pass
I would think the floor would have to be wet with...

I would think the floor would have to be wet with ATF to cause much issue, but I get the concern. I'd recommend first trying a detergent. I was once facing having to replace a section of driveway...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Low Pass
Thank you! My thoughts exactly.

Thank you! My thoughts exactly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,991
Posted By Low Pass
Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant...

Two cowl flaps installed. Adds significant operating (temp) flexibility. Does cost money, weight, noise, and drag when open. Am I'm just about trained to connect the power to the actuators when...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,843
Posted By Low Pass
I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or...

I'd vote for the castellated nut with 0.062 (or bigger) safety wire.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By Low Pass
Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about...

Since you're in the conceptual stage, what about a Rocket or similar motor mount with gear mounts. The tailwheel adaptation is relatively easy. Should be a piece of cake for a 10-20 EAB builder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 28,838
Posted By Low Pass
I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and...

I've been using stainless (austenitic) hex and Torx head screws for ~14, 15 years and they work just fine for a hangared plane. Every no 6, 8, and many of the non structural 10 screws in my plane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,705
Posted By Low Pass
That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find...

That's what I use. 60 amp fuse iirc. I find marine eqpt works pretty well on little planes in many cases.
Forum: Painting your RV 09-26-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By Low Pass
If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer...

If they'll guarantee that the paint and primer won't debond for 40 years.
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By Low Pass
I hear the women like some mystery in a guy,...

I hear the women like some mystery in a guy, Jerry! ;)
Forum: Safety 09-25-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,800
Posted By Low Pass
Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on...

Same story, +1. Loose screws. Locktite on screws, drilled heads, safety wire. No more problem.

Not a surprise in hindsight. The carb sits quite a way from the centerline of the engine, rigidly...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,255
Posted By Low Pass
Mine only stubbles when it has reached full...

Mine only stubbles when it has reached full operating temp. Not below.

Thanks for all the ideas/suggestions! Chris, hope you don't mind me piggybacking your post...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-15-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,713
Posted By Low Pass
So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ...

So you've been to Rock Springs, Wyoming, too? ! ;)

Seriously, your remarks are some of the best technique comments I've read on this board.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,255
Posted By Low Pass
With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No...

With mine, no. Pressure and flows, steady. No fuel smell inside the plane. Same conditions, right or left tank. Something in the servo? Possibly.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,255
Posted By Low Pass
No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I...

No, I've not tried leaning at full power. But I will.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-14-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,255
Posted By Low Pass
Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New...

Interesting. I'm having similar symptoms. New Silverhawk system on IO-360. Please reply back with the findings on your FI system from the evaluation.
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-12-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,713
Posted By Low Pass
Thumbs up Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt...

Bill - you have a -9, 150' wide runway, 30 kt wind... Just land across the runway!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,228
Posted By Low Pass
One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630...

One plane, two Pmags. 5, 6 years with PMags, 630 and 530 hours. One had the case bolt failure this last summer. Repaired no charge. A residual intermittent issue remained in the same unit. Board...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 09-08-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,713
Posted By Low Pass
So there are people like me! It's a badge of...

So there are people like me! It's a badge of honor making a sweet crosswind landing riding down the runway on one wheel as long as you can hold it. I believe tailwheel (RV) is easier really, with a...
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