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Forum: RV-4 11-30-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 276,276
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Lookiní good Axel!! When youíre done practicing,...

Lookiní good Axel!! When youíre done practicing, thereís a Red and Grey RV that could use that throttle as well as an ADS-B solution 😂
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Theyíre written for lowly Naval Aviator types,...

Theyíre written for lowly Naval Aviator types, but the CNATRA Flight Training Instructions (FTIís) for FAM and Aerobatics covers the topics youíre looking for. It is obviously T-34C specific for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Fuel Pump isn't that old...

Took a look at the engine logbook today. The fuel pump was installed in 2012 at 983 hours.

So the pump is 6 years / 327 hours old.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Iíll have to look in the logbooks to be certain,...

Iíll have to look in the logbooks to be certain, but around 600 hours or so.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-22-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Low Fuel Pressure immediately after startup

Did a search here, but couldn’t find any posts with my specific issue;

My RV-8 has Airflow Performance fuel injection fitted to a Lycoming O-360-A1A and an Electronic International fuel computer...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 29,007
Posted By RhinoDrvr
This is a tough one. Jon introduced me to the...

This is a tough one. Jon introduced me to the RVís and gave me my first RV flight in his RV-8. I was in search of an airplane to buy, and was considering a Sequoia Falco. He asked if I had ever...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 682
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Not sure if LED's would help this or not, but...

Not sure if LED's would help this or not, but Cessna eventually moved the landing lights to the wing because the heat and vibration in the Cowling caused excessively short life for the landing light...
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By RhinoDrvr
How does that process work? Can you fly IFR if...

How does that process work? Can you fly IFR if the avionics are not installed per the TSO, yet function 4.0? Where would I go to get smart on that?
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I was not aware of that. Where would I look to...

I was not aware of that. Where would I look to find the specifics of the GNS430W TSO? Is there a document I can reference?
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By RhinoDrvr
My current cable is 9Ē long, as the antenna is on...

My current cable is 9Ē long, as the antenna is on the glareshield. Isnít there some type of attenuator that could be installed in the cable so that I donít have 13 feet of cable coiled up behind my...
Forum: GPS 07-21-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By RhinoDrvr
GNS430 to 430W upgrade install

Hello,

I my GNS430 should be coming back soon as a GNS430W from Garmin. My understanding is that the reinstall should be as simple as;

1. Remove and Replace the GPS antenna with the included WAAS...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,263
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Keep in mind "Aerobatic" gross weight is only...

Keep in mind "Aerobatic" gross weight is only required if you intend on pulling between 4.4-6 G's in the airplane. The airplane doesn't care what it's attitude is, all it cares about is load...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Thanks Skylor!

Thanks Skylor!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Tailwheel Recce

Can anyone ID this tailwheel assembly? It doesn’t quite look like the Bell tailwheel to me. Looking to get a manufacturer so I can replace the locking pin and spring at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,264
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Not sure about the rivets, but my canopy was...

Not sure about the rivets, but my canopy was screwed to the frame instead of riveted. Looks like it should work okay.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,264
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Like I said above, I recently looked at an SF.260...

Like I said above, I recently looked at an SF.260 canopy, which is a fairly large expanse of Plexiglas, that uses a tubular frame like the RV's. The SF.260 canopy has rubber grommets as described...
Forum: GPS 06-16-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Garmin 430 Test Set

Hey all,

So my Comm receiver in my 2000 vintage GNS-430 has stopped working. Iíve checked the commendations at the back of the tray, as well as under the floor to the antenna. Iím getting to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,264
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Can we get a PIREP on how the canopy is faring...

Can we get a PIREP on how the canopy is faring with the grommets in place? I was looking at a SIAI-Marchetti SF260 canopy the other day, and itís construction also uses a tubular frame with rubber...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Garmin 430 Comm transmits 4.0 wonít receive

Hey all,

I have a non-WAAS Garmin 430 in my -8. The other day, with no change in settings or anything, it stopped receiving comm. With the squelch off I can receive very broken weak comm and a lot...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-03-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,517
Posted By RhinoDrvr
No experience, but interested in the answer. I...

No experience, but interested in the answer. I have prop tape on my hartzell non-BA as well
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,330
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Is the Aerocanopy the Todd's profile? I'm going...

Is the Aerocanopy the Todd's profile? I'm going to need to replace the Canopy on my RV-8, but I've got the standard Van's bubble. What replacement options are there for the stock profile canopy?
Forum: California 12-28-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By RhinoDrvr
KIYK Hangar Space

Hello all,

So I recently found out Iíll be moving from Fresno to Ridgecrest in May, and need to start working hangar arrangements for my RV-8. I know there is an active RV community at Inyokern. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By RhinoDrvr
The kick back is sometimes immediately after...

The kick back is sometimes immediately after releasing the starter and sometime during cranking.

Turns out, I can start this PMAG setup with NO prime from cold. I started the airplane from cold...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-02-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I used the pin on the starter and the TC1 mark on...

I used the pin on the starter and the TC1 mark on the front of the ring gear.

I rotated the engine in direction of rotation to TC, then bumped it a few times gradually (again in direction of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Is this potentially the wasted spark igniting the...

Is this potentially the wasted spark igniting the over rich mixture in the cylinder kicking the prop backwards?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I think your referring to the Run Mode Start...

I think your referring to the Run Mode Start Delay (RMSD) which is disabled on my P-MAG’s as I don’t have a composite oil sump as referred to in the manual. I believe the spark advances every time...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-01-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Kickback During Hot Start

So this has happened to me twice now, and I don't know if it is standard Lycoming behavior, or if I should be troubleshooting my airplane.

I have a O-360-A1A with aftermarket Fuel Injection (Airflow...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-17-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Resolution

Well, here's the conclusion of this thread from my end.

1.) I ended up installing two P-114 P-Mag's in my airplane. Both have v40 software and cooling fins on the case. They were wired with the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I am looking for P-MAG experiences and...

I am looking for P-MAG experiences and reliability data as that was the only thing holding me back. I looked at SDS-CPI, Lightspeed, etc...I like multiple layers of redundant systems and I think...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
This post captures my desires for an ignition the...

This post captures my desires for an ignition the best. Highest amount of redundancy, and Iím willing to sacrifice extreme top end performance for reliability and redundancy. Still leaning towards...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
This sounds really dumb, but.... The control...

This sounds really dumb, but....

The control panel is hideous and I don't want it on my panel. If it could be integrated into a panel that looked more like something that belonged in an airplane I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I did a search, but wasn't able to find a good...

I did a search, but wasn't able to find a good quantity of data from 2017. Most posts are with issues that folks were having in 2012-2015. My main curiosity is if all the teething issues with the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-06-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Dual P-MAG Reliability in 2017

Hello all,

So the RV-8 I just purchased has the LASAR ignition system, and unfortunately the slick mags it uses are just about to the point where they need to be overhauled. Instead of paying to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Officially Joined the VAF!

Finally joined the club! I just flew my new Vans RV-8 from Paine Field, Washington to Hanford, California.

In 2010, when I was a midshipman at the Naval Academy, I went out and got a tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By RhinoDrvr
RV-6/7 Fam at Arlington, WA

All,

I am in WA picking up my new RV-7, and had a fam arranged in an RV-7. Not transition training, per say, but a few laps around the pattern to get used to the airplane before flying...
Forum: Northwest 08-17-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 821
Posted By RhinoDrvr
RV Prebuy in WA State (KPAE)

Hello all,

Looking for an A&P in the Washington area who is familiar with RV-8's and can do a prebuy inspection. Must be an A&P due to NAFCO financing requirements.

My Contact Info:
Phone: (801)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,383
Posted By RhinoDrvr
So I can learn the process better (first time...

So I can learn the process better (first time buyer)

For everyone saying that they put down non-refundable deposits;

1.) What if the airplane fails pre-buy due to undisclosed issues? If that's the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,383
Posted By RhinoDrvr
How many of those people who no-show'd had...

How many of those people who no-show'd had offered you a 10% deposit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,383
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Wow...well, that definitely proves it can always...

Wow...well, that definitely proves it can always be worse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,383
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I can appreciate that the seller took the most...

I can appreciate that the seller took the most appealing, easy to close deal that he came across. My point is that I have never conducted business like that when selling via classifieds.

I used to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,383
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Honor among theives (or pilots)...

Pretty angry right now; I'm in the market for an RV-8, and found one on trade-a-plane. (Wasn't listed here, now I think I know why).

Called the seller up, asked my standard list of questions,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,472
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I'm of no use to your question; but thank you for...

I'm of no use to your question; but thank you for your service.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By RhinoDrvr
As far as Lancairs and Glassairs go, they are...

As far as Lancairs and Glassairs go, they are great traveling machines, but typically aren't as fun to fly as an RV.

I used to own a Lancair 320 and it would cruise at 190-200 KNOTS on 8gph. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By RhinoDrvr
RV-8 Pre-Buy in Texas

Hello all,

I'm in need of an RV-8 Pre-Buy inspection in the Marshall, Texas area. Anybody who specializes in these in the area or within reasonable traveling distance?

My schedule is very fluid,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By RhinoDrvr
So, the crank is NOT the hollow crank. The more...

So, the crank is NOT the hollow crank. The more I look at the docs, it seems the best option would be to sell the core and put the money towards a new A1A and constant speed prop.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,128
Posted By RhinoDrvr
O-360-A4A conversion to O-360-A1A

Hello all,

Is it possible on our experimental aircraft to convert a Lycoming O-360-A4A from a Cherokee 180D to a O-360-A1A with the hollow crankshaft to allow the use of a constant speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Thanks for the replies, gents! Please don't get...

Thanks for the replies, gents!

Please don't get the idea I want to try and yank the wings off my RV, I'll limit the high G stuff to an airplane Uncle Sam is paying for; I just want a good safety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RhinoDrvr
No, although both those look like they'd be a...

No, although both those look like they'd be a blast to fly! The username comes from the F/A-18F that the aircrew call "Rhino" vice "Super Hornet"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Sig600, Good to know; that's kind of the...

Sig600,

Good to know; that's kind of the conclusion I'm arriving at regarding mission set, either/or and plan fuel accordingly. I still think I need the 1600lb gross weight wing to make 15 gals of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Kevin Horton type question: RV-8's, Dash One Wings and Aerobatic Gross Weight.

Apologies if this has been asked before. I searched but was unsuccessful.

Regarding G-limits and aircraft gross weight; is the relationship between gross weight and G-limits linear?

I am a larger...
Forum: Rocket 07-25-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 36,186
Posted By RhinoDrvr
How is CG and baggage capacity compared to an -8?...

How is CG and baggage capacity compared to an -8? I assume performance is similar enough to be a wash for aerobatics, and the F-4 obviously wins in looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 26,729
Posted By RhinoDrvr
So...for the uninitiated among us; Who pays for...

So...for the uninitiated among us;

Who pays for the Service Bulletin to be complied with? Standard Warranty thought process would say that Lycoming foots the bill, but that seems unlikely...

Is...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-11-2017, 03:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,781
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Good deduction...I do fly the Super Hornet. I'm...

Good deduction...I do fly the Super Hornet. I'm a few months away from finishing my fleet JO tour, looking for an RV-8 to play with during shore duty orders...

Always dreamed of flying the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-09-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 36,781
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Awesome looking bird!! Also, any stories about...

Awesome looking bird!!

Also, any stories about the Intruder for those of us who always wanted to fly it? I can only imagine what 28 500lb bombs must have felt like coming off the jet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,439
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I think the best system I've seen is a low oil px...

I think the best system I've seen is a low oil px light run by a separate transducer in addition to an oil pressure gauge. If the gauge indicates low pressure without a corresponding low oil...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,471
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Besides those night traps, agreed.

Besides those night traps, agreed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,471
Posted By RhinoDrvr
The RV is a little lighter on the controls, but...

The RV is a little lighter on the controls, but both airplanes share one quality; they both allow you to experience every aspect of flight; all attitudes, right side up, upside down, almost on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,053
Posted By RhinoDrvr
You should probably sell your -8 immediately; in...

You should probably sell your -8 immediately; in fact I know a guy who'll take it off your hands ;) :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Another Hornet dude here... I have often...

Another Hornet dude here...

I have often coordinated with the controlling agency to fly through a MOA if it's hot. Often you can get overflight (or more typically in GA, underflight) through a...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 05-25-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,512
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Fight the good fight, my man! You've got a VAF...

Fight the good fight, my man! You've got a VAF family behind you the whole way! Keep building, keep flying. It's not a death sentence; it's an incentive to live.
Forum: California 03-15-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,398
Posted By RhinoDrvr
What a great event! Thanks for the hospitality!...

What a great event! Thanks for the hospitality! Enjoyed meeting everyone and trying in a couple models of RV
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,516
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Different aircraft, but I've been flying a T-34B...

Different aircraft, but I've been flying a T-34B lately, and the front canopy can be opened in flight. It took me by surprise what an effort it took to slide the thing aft. Not something you could...
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