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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By rv8ch
Mounting location

Thanks Mel, That's what I'm leaning towards on my 8 as well, perhaps with a small bracket for both transponder and radio. I want to make it easy to access for code updates or any other maintenance.
Forum: COMM 08-13-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By rv8ch
Trig radio and transponder tray mounting location

Does anyone have any hints or tips on the best place to mount the main units for the Trig transponder and radio? I'm thinking close to the instrument panel but fixed to the airframe with a service...
Forum: Safety 08-12-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
already a fire

I have experience with this type of fire extinguisher in the datacenter environment. It does work, that's for sure. Didn't know that they had this for smaller applications like cars and aircraft -...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By rv8ch
Better than ever

Could not agree more! Our situation reminds me of Tom Friedman's book The World Is Flat (http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/the-world-is-flat-3-0/), Despite what you hear, the world is getting better...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-09-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By rv8ch
Business opportunity!

If you think it can be done better and/or cheaper, you'll make "tons" of money! :D

Whenever I think something is done wrong, I usually take an hour and write up a biz plan, and then that brings me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By rv8ch
Representativeness?

I've recently read two books that talk about this, "thinking fast and slow" and "nudge" - I think this might be what you are talking about:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representativeness_heuristic...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By rv8ch
RV-12 rubber seal

I'm told that the RV-12 rubber seal works really well, but I'm not 100% sure about the shape. This thread has some hints:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=61583

Van's has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By rv8ch
gas strut

Here's another way - very inexpensive and easy. Click on image for more photos and details.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/img_1049-768x1024.jpg...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-26-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,769
Posted By rv8ch
RV airshow today at KOSH - 2018-07-26

The RV airshow today was super - congrats to the guys that flew it in memory of Stu. I took some pictures but none even come close to showing the great work that you guys did. Here's the only one I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,389
Posted By rv8ch
Stats

It would be interesting to see and compare the stats on number of landings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By rv8ch
lifepo4 battery?

Or you might think about putting a very light LiFePo4 battery on the FW and save a lot of total weight and long wiring runs. Earthx has some nice batteries.

Strap a small tool bag into the rear...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-22-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By rv8ch
Sika methods

I considered the auto method but found that at least on the 8 getting the canopy in exactly the right place took quite a bit of fiddling, and I can't imagine doing that with all the glue there and...
Forum: COMM 07-20-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
Intercom

Thanks for the feedback. I expect that I'll be flying alone 90% of the time, and when I have a GIB, they will be listening to their own music, asking me "when are we going to get there?" every 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,253
Posted By rv8ch
ACF-50

I installed and removed my baffles countless times, and if I had painted them early, I can only imagine how bad the paint would look now. I thought I would paint them in the end, but once they were...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,262
Posted By rv8ch
images

Best solution: Doug should upgrade to the latest version of vbulletin, and start hosting images for all users. [ed. Doug's Law for the win!!!!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By rv8ch
Cool cameras

Wow, those are quite cool! I hope the weather stays like that for the next few weeks!
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for your feedback Jim - I have a Flightcom...

Thanks for your feedback Jim - I have a Flightcom 403 that I was hoping to just not have to install if the Trig intercom was decent - looks like I'll review that.
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
adapters

Thanks a lot Mark - I dropped a note to Trig to see if they would send me some. If that does not work out, I'll get back to you. Appreciate your offer!

Trig confirmed that they will send me the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By rv8ch
Halie.com issues

Hi Bill, Some people (like me) are getting 403 forbidden errors from all URLs at Halie.com.

$ curl 'http://halie.com/scale/25/obE.jpg' \
> -Xnull
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
Trig intercom

Hi Jim, I was planning to use the built-in intercom - did you have some issues with it?
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
Adapter

Thanks Gil - I didn't see that in the manual. I'll send Trig a mail to see if they can send me some replacements - I must have lost them.
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By rv8ch
Trig radio installation in 2.25" hole

Hi, For those of you that have installed a "compact" Trig radio or transponder in a standard 2.25" hole, did you make an adapter or did one come with the radio? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 566
Posted By rv8ch
First I've heard of this - any idea why...

First I've heard of this - any idea why electrical tape can cause crazing? Something in the glue? Mylar packing tape comes from so many sources, I would struggle to ensure that it does not have...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,684
Posted By rv8ch
pellet gun

Not sure it's legal in California, but a pellet gun works great, if not, a .22 rifle is also quite effective. :D
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,136
Posted By rv8ch
Water

Every airshow I go to I ask the windshield and canopy manufacturers what to use, hoping for some kind of a new miracle product, but they always say the same thing "water!".

Lots of water using your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,082
Posted By rv8ch
cool technique

Thanks Sam, great timing. I've made a few of these that have not worked out, and have recently ordered some more tubing. Thanks for sharing your technique - very clever!
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By rv8ch
Courageous!

Wow - you guys are much more courageous around flammable liquids than I am. I have a perhaps irrational fear of death by fire - not sure why, perhaps I saw it in a movie or something. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,429
Posted By rv8ch
vent blocked?

Is there a chance that your vent is blocked?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By rv8ch
W&B info

A few possibly useful resources:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=74046
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,845
Posted By rv8ch
first flight

This is one of those things that in my not-so-humble opinion, if you are asking the question, you already have the answer.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,659
Posted By rv8ch
diodes on relays

Hi Joe, I think these are two different topics - the diodes (or snapjacks) on relays is recommended, but Bob says that "spikes" going back into the electronics is an OWT.

I also went with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,923
Posted By rv8ch
kill switch

If the goal is to prevent theft, it probably won't help much. If the goal is to prevent kids from doing something silly, might help. My plan is at airshows or places like that to just unbolt the...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By rv8ch
From 5.14 ALUMINUM TUBING

From 5.14 ALUMINUM TUBING
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By rv8ch
2 ways

I've done it two ways:


20+ liter jug strapped to the little tailwheel sawhorse when I want the aircraft level
a pair of old car batteries in the baggage area when I want the tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By rv8ch
biz opportunity

I'm confident that Allan N. will come up with a new product to help mitigate the risk of bird strikes. Allan?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,168
Posted By rv8ch
after mechanical fuel pump

For FI, the best place is between the throttle body and the spider, and 2nd best is between mechanical fuel pump and the throttle body. Anywhere else, and you are providing a higher chance of vapor...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-24-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By rv8ch
agree completely

Agree completely - been doing this for over 30 years, so no problems technically to "roll my own", but I'm happy I switched over to something that someone else is managing. I prefer to use my very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By rv8ch
More blades

Agreed - we need more blades on our props. :D

Most pilots like to have the wheel, the stick, the handlebars, whatever, and like the feeling of control. All the larger risks you mentioned are under...
Forum: Tools 05-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By rv8ch
overhang around the table

Looks very nice!

Small bit of advice - include a slight overhang around the tabletop to allow for clamping parts to it. I missed this on my EAA benches on the front and back, and it means I need to...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By rv8ch
account

Dan, if you would like an admin account on my website I would happy to give you that - you can then play around with it. Just let me know. There may be other ways to test it, like the wordpress...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,034
Posted By rv8ch
wordpress

For stability, I'd recommend using the biggest of everything - like wordpress on one of these hosts:

https://websitesetup.org/best-wordpress-hosting-performance/

I use bluehost, but I suspect that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By rv8ch
Ray Allen Trim Servo documentation

There are several documents here:

http://www.rayallencompany.com/RACinfo/downloadpg.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,579
Posted By rv8ch
plastic film

I've only seen the plastic film used on flat glass or on car windshields. I have not seen if using a bit of heat would help shape it better, or if perhaps using strips would work. This stuff is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By rv8ch
Trim position wiring

Here's what I found in the GRT documentation:

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Trim-Position-Wiring.png

http://grtavionics.com/media/Sport-SX-EX-Install-Rev-G-April-2017.pdf
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,817
Posted By rv8ch
GRT and on speed

Vac, any positive feedback from the GRT folks on this? I'm heading that way, and would like to use your system. I know that they have tones, but I have no idea what they sound like, or if they are...
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By rv8ch
dimple then paint

Sounds like a good plan. I'd dimple then paint. I'd also let the painter do the outside. You'll get 999 other opinions on both in the next hour or two. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,727
Posted By rv8ch
THERMAL ACTUATORS (WAX MOTORS)

I never would have guessed! Thanks for sharing this, amazing information!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By rv8ch
Careful

Be careful if you are not 100% comfortable with this - if you accidentally wire up your starter contactor wrong, the prop could start spinning.

Some hints...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By rv8ch
lifepo4 battery?

Apologies for the thread drift. I also started with a battery in the tail for weight and balance, but changed to the lifepo4 from VAF sponsor EarthX and mounted it up front. This keeps all the fat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,971
Posted By rv8ch
great tip!

makes perfect sense - and the hole will probably be more square thanks to the stability of the reamer shaft - thanks for this tip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By rv8ch
wrap a spinner

Never tried it, but looking at this technique seems that vinyl wrap is pretty flexible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KE23rWqmcE

Perhaps give it a go and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,845
Posted By rv8ch
mechanical pump failure modes

Hi Otis, do you have more info on these failure modes? I for one have an engine driven fuel pump that has a backup boost pump (andair) and while I can imagine some mechanical pump failures that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,003
Posted By rv8ch
GRT Synthetic AOA

GRT does this.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=39700
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,580
Posted By rv8ch
vice grips are your friend

Learned this ages ago when racing motocross - vice grips to pinch them a bit, then install them very tight. No idea why they still make the removable nipples - I guess some very old spark plug caps...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,353
Posted By rv8ch
wrong runway

I did that once not too long ago - was 05/23 - and boy was I embarrassed. :eek: It did teach me a lesson - never fully trust what someone says, always check it out for yourself. We all make...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By rv8ch
red cube

Here's how I did it - just made a bracket to match the hoses that I had custom made by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,003
Posted By rv8ch
AOA on HUD

Love it!

I really hope that they add the AOA - that's the critical bit of info to have in the HUD during landing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,354
Posted By rv8ch
Please check it

Yes, this could be happening, and like others have said, please check this or get it checked before you fly again - not something to be messed with. With an electric screwdriver (if the builder used...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By rv8ch
Fluid Mechanics

I dusted off my old fluid mechanics formulas when first looking at the fuel system, since I could not believe that those tiny -6 hoses and tubes would be enough to get me to 20 gph, but clearly they...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,551
Posted By rv8ch
no picture for me

Hi Don, I don't see a picture. Perhaps it's just my laptop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,845
Posted By rv8ch
user a timer for flashing light or buzzer

Perhaps a timer on the "fuel pump on" warning light or buzzer would solve your problem of possibly forgetting to turn off the boost pump? I found this one on amazon - probably lots of other ways to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,845
Posted By rv8ch
Talking boost pump

Which pump? I've never forgotten to turn off the boost pump. :D /s
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