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Forum: Texas (North) 07-09-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
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, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,361
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,361
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, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
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, 04:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,361
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, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
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, 04:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,074
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, 03:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,361
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, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,137
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
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, 12:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
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 06-15-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
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, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
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, 09:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,781
Posted By Capt
Very flash:) wonder what sort of dollars they are?

Very flash:) wonder what sort of dollars they are?
Forum: Autopilots 06-08-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
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, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
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, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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 06-04-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
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, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By Capt
TruTrak Digiflight 11

Anyne here with knowledge of the above A/P?
Tnxs guys.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
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, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,777
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
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, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,752
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,752
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,878
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 44,129
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,625
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, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
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, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 841
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, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,068
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,878
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, 04:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,878
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, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,878
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, 03:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
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...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Yes I understand re looking under the hood, have...

Yes I understand re looking under the hood, have owned a few planes now over years but this is my first where it's a pain in the butt! Fortunately it's very clean under the hood on this 8, lots of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Finally got my cowls off today for the first time...

Finally got my cowls off today for the first time since I bought the beast, now I know why I've seen a few with screws all round! I'd hate to be doing that on a reg basis, thank Christ I had a mate...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 635,218
Posted By Capt
I'd post an image of a real mans panel if I knew...

I'd post an image of a real mans panel if I knew how !:-(
Forum: Autopilots 02-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Thanks again Bob. I am planning to do a hardware...

Thanks again Bob.
I am planning to do a hardware continuity check soon with a guy I know who is a bit of an electronics guru but he's not handy so will plan to fly up there one day and get help...
Forum: Autopilots 02-25-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
With this set up the TruTrak a/p must overfly...

With this set up the TruTrak a/p must overfly each waypoint in a multi leg Flt plan, well so the operating manual says. Simply put the TruTrak won't recognise a valid GPS Flt Pln so it's time to pull...
Forum: Autopilots 02-25-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Must do as it used to track in GPS Nav.

Must do as it used to track in GPS Nav.
Forum: Autopilots 02-25-2018, 02:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Not dumb at all Bob, I haven't checked any...

Not dumb at all Bob, I haven't checked any hardware as yet, that's my next task, to pull it all out of the panel. What intrigues me though is that it used to couple to Nav but hasn't flown in 3 years...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-25-2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
The engineer(mechanic in yr world) knows the a/c...

The engineer(mechanic in yr world) knows the a/c thoroughly as he has maintained it for the last 16 years in a row so yes was checked out thoroughly over time. It had not flown since he last...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Paul the aircraft was checked out completely by...

Paul the aircraft was checked out completely by the engineer and myself but not de-cowling due to time constraints. The previous owner never touched the plane maint wise, he had the same engineer for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Am pulling not pushing, there's no pin retainers,...

Am pulling not pushing, there's no pin retainers, the ends which are rather long and have a rough 90deg bend on them are hanging out in the breeze. Upon closer inspection they have several marks on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Went to the hangar today to pull the cowls off,...

Went to the hangar today to pull the cowls off, reached in thru the oil door and couldn't move the top pins, not even a millimetre !! Thought best leave it for now, might look at cam locks at the...
Forum: Autopilots 02-24-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Hi Mike. Yeah got the manual in hard copy as well...

Hi Mike.
Yeah got the manual in hard copy as well as in PDF already thanks, gone right thru it, am aware of the Mode button activation for Nav tracking but it does nothing, stays in Hdg all the...
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Yes there is a deliberate action required as per...

Yes there is a deliberate action required as per the TruTrak operating manual and that's pushing the Mode button once an active Flt Pln is available and then the + sign should be in view but I can't...
Forum: Autopilots 02-23-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
The stick is like a porcupine but no none that...

The stick is like a porcupine but no none that are unidentifiable:)
Short of there being a hardware problem it might be one of those fugazis👍
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys. Today I checked all the settings of...

Thanks guys. Today I checked all the settings of the Digiflight with the manual on my lap, a couple of the settings weren't available as per the manual so set up the unit best I could. The Baud is at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys:-) I know of the pins but have never...

Thanks guys:-) I know of the pins but have never moved them, I just wanted to check the process so to speak from those that are in the know, I guess once I have the cowls off I may regret I did it...
Forum: Autopilots 02-22-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,557
Posted By Capt
Yeah that was the next thing to look at, a...

Yeah that was the next thing to look at, a hardware problem along with checking the settings on both, haven't delved into the manuals that deep at this stage, just putting it out there from an...
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