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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By j-red
Is there a specific reason for the rebuild? ...

Is there a specific reason for the rebuild? Reason for wanting FI instead of Carb?
These are important questions because the answer could include anything from a hose replacement to rebuilding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,956
Posted By j-red
baggage on the left side... youíre a genius!!! ...

baggage on the left side... youíre a genius!!! wish i had thought of that.
Forum: COMM 12-02-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By j-red
Been right here recently. The first usb charger...

Been right here recently. The first usb charger was from west marine. Didn't make any noise unless it was actually charging but when a device was plugged into it, it was "broadcasting." Tried...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By j-red
I would not agree that "most" o-360's come fitted...

I would not agree that "most" o-360's come fitted with the dual bendix unit. Every one I've ever had used 2 slicks. (not that I've owned thousands of them, mind you, but I've been through a few of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By j-red
What RPM are the fluctuations happening at? Are...

What RPM are the fluctuations happening at? Are you talking steady cruise flight, or at various power settings?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By j-red
The Dynon xpndr can be connected to any one of...

The Dynon xpndr can be connected to any one of the available serial ports on the skyview. I think there are like 5 total. The pins assigned to in/out of each port are labeled in the document linked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By j-red
Gotta get a set of Hogue grips for my stick and...

Gotta get a set of Hogue grips for my stick and throttle!
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,756
Posted By j-red
On my 8 with 21 gal tanks (leveled with a...

On my 8 with 21 gal tanks (leveled with a sawhorse under the tail to calibrate), the floats topped out at about 16 gallons. Once below that threshold, they're very accurate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 08:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,186
Posted By j-red
Helpful guidance: Go to Ace and get about a...

Helpful guidance:

Go to Ace and get about a thousand little 4-5Ē long light duty zip ties. theyíre great for getting bundles together as you work on them. I find wiring to be soothing, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By j-red
IIRC, it's for clearance with the curve of the...

IIRC, it's for clearance with the curve of the wheel pant which comes in tight right there. I remember having to change their direction at some point and am pretty sure that's why.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By j-red
I've got the FLYLED's "The Works" kit which puts...

I've got the FLYLED's "The Works" kit which puts three of those high output lamps in the wingtips. There are no leading edge cutouts, which made me wonder what visibility might be with the higher...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By j-red
how bad is it? I busted both of mine due to too...

how bad is it? I busted both of mine due to too little clearance with the tires and a single good bounce that caused it to grab and crack nearly in half. very easy to repair and youíd probably...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,522
Posted By j-red
i bought two and only ended up using one if...

i bought two and only ended up using one if anyone wants it and they arenít available from the OP. Works really well, and allowed me to consolidate cable runs in the aft section and just run a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By j-red
Rick Romans in Tulsa or Aircraft Specialty are...

Rick Romans in Tulsa or Aircraft Specialty are the two go-to places for nondestructive testing of the internals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,021
Posted By j-red
As mentioned above, G&N up near Chicago is...

As mentioned above, G&N up near Chicago is probably your best bet for a nationally recognized shop in your area. They did the case for my last build and were great to work with.

Another...
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,257
Posted By j-red
I went with the Dynon stuff for the 8, since it...

I went with the Dynon stuff for the 8, since it incorporated so well into the rest of the system, but bought a Stratus ESG from Jim for my 6a a few years ago. He was very helpful with advice for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,324
Posted By j-red
My last plane, a 6a, had screws around the top...

My last plane, a 6a, had screws around the top cowl. Decided that the next would have 1/4 turn fasteners. The problem wasn't a time issue, it was trying to collect all the screws/tinnerman...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,196
Posted By j-red
Any chance that a bad governor could vent the oil...

Any chance that a bad governor could vent the oil back into the crankcase and cause the pressure loss?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,798
Posted By j-red
Compliments on nice workmanship. Just wanted...

Compliments on nice workmanship.
Just wanted to pass on another concern about penetrating the baffle with a hard line at that location. Unless well braced, that spot can be the source of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,931
Posted By j-red
Just a thought based on an experience I had... ...

Just a thought based on an experience I had...

We have no t/w instructors on Delmarva that I could find which meant driving several hours for lessons. Thus, I was hoping to put together some big...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By j-red
Most ops limits start out that way, saying...

Most ops limits start out that way, saying something like “Day VFR only unless equipped...” which keeps the night/ifr option open without requiring compliance for airworthiness.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By j-red
Didnít mean to hijack the thread, just didnít...

Didnít mean to hijack the thread, just didnít know what kind of videos to share. I did this one a few years ago as a way of documenting the rebuild of the o-360 that went into the 6a. I like fun...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By j-red
Iím pretty tech savvy, but have to admit I donít...

Iím pretty tech savvy, but have to admit I donít know what an MX video is???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,615
Posted By j-red
Iíve exclusively used the Phillips for breakin...

Iíve exclusively used the Phillips for breakin and after on two engines now. First used 1 qt in 25 hours or so and on this one I just added a qt for the first time at abou 22 hours since the 10-hour...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,668
Posted By j-red
That Stinson in XP11 is impossible! Actually,...

That Stinson in XP11 is impossible! Actually, itís [I]almost[I] impossible. I watched a video on how to fly it and thereís like 5 steps to taking off. Still canít land the thing consistently! ...
Forum: Propellers 05-20-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By j-red
I had a similar situation with my Hartzell. Very...

I had a similar situation with my Hartzell. Very low hours, but OH was long ago. Had Sensenich up on Lancaster PA do an IRAN and reseal. Cost about $1200 iirc, but came back looking like new and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By j-red
Close. 30 mile ring is a mode C veil just like...

Close. 30 mile ring is a mode C veil just like any class bravo would have. Xpndr required, nothing else. SFRA area is slightly smaller and CGE is outside of both. Those who fly within 60 miles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By j-red
Congratulations! Itís quite an accomplishment! ...

Congratulations! Itís quite an accomplishment!

Not to sidetrack (ok, just a little), but what kind of baffling/plenum do you have going on there?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,069
Posted By j-red
I have the same issue. Posted about it over on...

I have the same issue. Posted about it over on the Dynon site. This seems to be the issue:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By j-red
The answer is yes, but not exclusively. For...

The answer is yes, but not exclusively. For instance, i got my sport pilot very first and then moved onto the ppl later. I had several hours of dual in a Cherokee that counted toward my needed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-20-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By j-red
Didnít the latest issue of kitplanes have an...

Didnít the latest issue of kitplanes have an article about converting Whelen style tip lights to ledís? Looked like an interesting project for sure. Not sure about cost but lower current draw for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By j-red
??? I donít see anything negative in any of...

??? I donít see anything negative in any of these posts. I certainly wasnít trying to be. In fact, my point was to highlight what an advantage upgrading your 262 would be over other forms of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By j-red
Good news. While it would never make sense to...

Good news. While it would never make sense to buy a new 262 and upgrade it, itís good news for those who had them. I had been hoping to pick one up for cheap to use withal UAT myself, but unless...
Forum: Northeast 04-16-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By j-red
Don Scarfone out of Bear, DE did mine. I believe...

Don Scarfone out of Bear, DE did mine. I believe he's out of the Harrisburg MIDO, so you should be in his area too. Pretty easy to work with, but his phone number on the EAA DAR list is old and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-24-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By j-red
My wife grew up in Greenville, and I lived there...

My wife grew up in Greenville, and I lived there for 12 years. Weíve got photos of us on a date next to the reedy river downtown when it was basically just a meandering stream. Amazing how itís...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,545
Posted By j-red
I did this exact style on my 6a and it was...

I did this exact style on my 6a and it was perfect for the 100 hours I flew it before selling. Still working fine as far as I know. I liked it much better then the tube idea.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 80,128
Posted By j-red
Iíd like to know the experience of others too. ...

Iíd like to know the experience of others too. Mine has been that with about 1/8th inch on the #3 and #2 cyls temps have been quite cool (low 300ís at similar power settings). The high egt would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By j-red
Iíd love something like that if they ever get...

Iíd love something like that if they ever get mass produced. Iíve got the three lever quadrant and while I really like being able to adjust the prop without taking my hand off the throttle, the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 837
Posted By j-red
What evidence is there that it isn’t your...

What evidence is there that it isn’t your original crank? It was probably ground m006 at that first overhaul. They have to grind until the scratches are gone and journals are round with good...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 03-17-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By j-red
Mid Atlantic prop balancing

A few years ago there was someone in the mid Atlantic area, maybe New Jersey, who had bought a Dynavibe and was offering to help people get balanced. If youíre still out there, I would love to take...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,735
Posted By j-red
Similar experience as those above. Put them on...

Similar experience as those above. Put them on my 8 and notice no noise. The 6a had the landing lights in the wing, and they were just ok at night. Iím still in phase 1 so no total night flights...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-12-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,165
Posted By j-red
Anecdotally, I just started flying my 8. I got...

Anecdotally, I just started flying my 8. I got my tailwheel endorsement in about 5 hours in a citabria, and had absolutely no problem with the 8. Granted, Iíve got about 100 hours in the 6a, so...
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By j-red
Or Delaware! No sales tax on anything!

Or Delaware! No sales tax on anything!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,397
Posted By j-red
Had an o-360 on my 6 and installed the primer to...

Had an o-360 on my 6 and installed the primer to cyl's 3 + 4. Used #3 braided teflon hoses so as to avoid the cracked line issue. Only primed when cold. As in, first start of the day, and really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By j-red
I didnít know, so I had to look it up! ...

I didnít know, so I had to look it up! Apparently itís the airspeed bug setting. Not sure when/how that would be used except maybe when setting the autopilot to climb at a certain airspeed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,424
Posted By j-red
N803DR Performance Numbers

Just another data point for comparison with other 8 owners and builders.

After a few hours learning how to fly (and particularly how to LAND!) this thing, I've got the confidence needed to install...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-01-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,046
Posted By j-red
I've always done push button starters because...

I've always done push button starters because they're cheaper. Keyed sets seem to cost an arm and a leg. The button in my 8 was less than $10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,239
Posted By j-red
Respectfully disagree. This buyback has got to...

Respectfully disagree. This buyback has got to feel like a punch to the gut, and knowing that an alternative is available with less than 6 months lead time might just make that feel a little less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By j-red
I went to staples and got a clear plastic...

I went to staples and got a clear plastic envelope for $1. Just about the same size as a standard letter sized envelope but can expand a bit which is good cause he printed my ops limits on cover...
Forum: Reviews 02-19-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,303
Posted By j-red
Cookies??? My new CQís wonít be here till...

Cookies??? My new CQís wonít be here till Thursday and now I REALLY canít wait!
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,869
Posted By j-red
First Flight

I believe there is a law that states RV videos must be accompanied by music from the Top Gun soundtrack, so I've obliged :)

https://youtu.be/nAumTL5TRLs

First flight was a thrilling experience! ...
Forum: Safety 02-16-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,549
Posted By j-red
I'll tack on this question to the thread for...

I'll tack on this question to the thread for those more knowledgeable than me to answer: Now that I'm in phase 1 :D, do any crosswind limitations have to be determined through actual experience? ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-16-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 22,869
Posted By j-red
Talking Airworthiness 2/15/19

Happy Valentines Day to Me!
Don Scarfone from up in Bear, DE drove down to perform the airworthiness inspection. The plane has been ready to go for about 3 weeks now, save for some last minute...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By j-red
I've considered both of those options, and am...

I've considered both of those options, and am leaning toward the fiberglass fairings (reluctantly, as I absolutely hate fiberglass with every "fiber" of my being!)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By j-red
Lower empennage fairings

Anyone else have trouble with the two aluminum strips that are supposed to seal up the gap on the underside of the horizontal stabilizer? I think the plan is to trim these so that they butt up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,778
Posted By j-red
Coil Pack Ignition. It's made by Simple Digital...

Coil Pack Ignition. It's made by Simple Digital Systems. I believe they're a sponsor on the site. Great programmable electronic ignition system. I believe the hotter spark from this system and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-23-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By j-red
cherry makes a rivet with a 3/32 sized head and a...

cherry makes a rivet with a 3/32 sized head and a #30 shank. CR3214-4-3 or -4 should be about the grip range you’re looking for.
I got a bunch of two different lengths off of eBay for much less...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,778
Posted By j-red
I’ve used the G3i method on two slick mags and...

I’ve used the G3i method on two slick mags and run cheap auto lite 18mm plugs off of them. No adapters, excellent spark, and cheap to replace. Caveat: I’ve also run the CPI on the top both times...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 25,081
Posted By j-red
See the link about three or four posts up. You...

See the link about three or four posts up. You should be able to download it there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-19-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,247
Posted By j-red
Since youíll have extra wire anyway, Iíd be...

Since youíll have extra wire anyway, Iíd be inclined to say label then cut the wires at the base then when the grip is finished, install db connectors to reconnect them after the stick is cut and the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,192
Posted By j-red
I can see someone in China cranking out imitation...

I can see someone in China cranking out imitation iPhones, but a $2 spark plug? How can that be worth the effort?
Also, any idea where these have been discovered? I'm curious whether NGK is...
Forum: Propellers 01-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By j-red
You're correct. It was in the Vans firewall...

You're correct. It was in the Vans firewall forward instruction packet, or the instructions that came with the bracket itself. Loosen, but DO NOT REMOVE the six screws and you can rotate the center...
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