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Forum: Job Board 11-30-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By chepburn
Post graduate job seeker

Hi All,

This is a post for my VAF son. See : http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=94627 This is a shout out to my VAF family for leads for a self starter who has just completed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By chepburn
I placed two 30 lb sand bags in the aft...

I placed two 30 lb sand bags in the aft compartment. So ten lbs over.

The rest of the weight was added incrementally in 30 lb bags to the rear seat. I put the sand bags inside of pillow cases to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By chepburn
Don't know if this will help, but check this...

Don't know if this will help, but check this thread out...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=56174

I had issues trying to figure out how to mount the bracket and cable.... ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By chepburn
I wish I could have found a shop that would do...

I wish I could have found a shop that would do IRAN/reseal....

I had my Hartzell prop overhauled at 12 years... but, it only had 800 hours on it...no nicks, no leaking, pretty much in new condition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,662
Posted By chepburn
I did transition training with Mike in 2011, and...

I did transition training with Mike in 2011, and his pattern procedure is still the one I -generally- use to approach and land my CS RV8.

However, as other posters have mentioned, speeds and MAP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,599
Posted By chepburn
Is it just me or...

Yes, its a cool -looking- feature.

However, other than giving you situational awareness of whether an airport is close to your ring while everything is ticking along without problems , shouldn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2016, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By chepburn
Thanks for all the suggestions.... Just to be...

Thanks for all the suggestions....

Just to be clearer, the engine starts well using the procedure I have outlined (BTW Its always usually 5-10 deg F when I am flying in the winter, sometimes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By chepburn
I prime WOT and full rich as well... forgot to...

I prime WOT and full rich as well... forgot to add that. When I crank it's at ICO until it catches.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2016, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,404
Posted By chepburn
Wierd IO360 start behavior

Good Morning...

My IO360A1B has exhibited a strange start behavior this winter. I haven't been as active this year, so have only managed to get flying one or twice a month.
I preheat the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 89,727
Posted By chepburn
Received my pi on Friday,, waiting for the...

Received my pi on Friday,, waiting for the SDRadio stick next week.

I'm planning to add a USB serial out to the go code to feed my Odyssey's ADSB in...looking forward to integrating this.

Once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,488
Posted By chepburn
Being a fellow Ottawa builder, I thought I would...

Being a fellow Ottawa builder, I thought I would pipe up...

My garage has a family room above it, and, my garage door is a poorly insulated one. I installed some seals above the door, but, they are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 22,394
Posted By chepburn
A pointer to a past thread

Hi,

I was a totally clueless on how to determine the correct flare on my fuel lines, and a fellow VAF member posted this reply to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,568
Posted By chepburn
Fantastic work Guy! Now, there's somebody with...

Fantastic work Guy!

Now, there's somebody with almost enough clamps ! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,509
Posted By chepburn
All I can think of is OUCH!

Hmm.

Cool idea... but I think the ergonomics of our RVs would have to be altered a bit so that our legs wouldn't remain on board after activation......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,568
Posted By chepburn
What's in your shop when the RV's done?

Along the lines of 'What's your Day job' I thought I'd start a thread on what your shop has in it after the RV left... I know, I know...some of you are going to say 'ANOTHER RV...' (Some of you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,938
Posted By chepburn
Hi Jeremy There has been a few threads on...

Hi Jeremy

There has been a few threads on related topics (if you haven't already read them)... do a search for 'impossible turn' that had a lot of discussion on the return to runway on engine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-19-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,707
Posted By chepburn
Hi Ryan, I noticed that you stated 'symmetrical...

Hi Ryan,

I noticed that you stated 'symmetrical airfoil'... Is that your intent? Adding an exposed airfoil under your fuse will alter the aerodynamic characteristics more than you probably want for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,124
Posted By chepburn
If it's cold outside, the grease on the pin can...

If it's cold outside, the grease on the pin can make it stick in the slot.
Mark is correct... but in winter operations (I notice you are in New Jersey)the grease can get pretty tacky, so do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By chepburn
Most likely electrical

An update...

I pulled the recording file off of the Odyssey at lunchtime, and when I plot Oil Pressure and oil temperature, both plots have erratic readings for about 6 minutes until I throttled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By chepburn
Question: Diagnosing a low oil pressure warning

Hi all,

Today I had a low oil pressure warning go off about 10 minutes into my flight while doing light airwork. I performed the annual at the end of September and the oil filter and screen were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 935
Posted By chepburn
I replaced my stock chains with Tail Lynx after a...

I replaced my stock chains with Tail Lynx after a year. The Lynx give a nice positive feedback to the tailwheel (for me at least). I've been very happy with mine. Of course, my answer is just one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,512
Posted By chepburn
Mini with a fold over simple case protector. ...

Mini with a fold over simple case protector. Added a 2 belt velcro web, and its my new kneeboard. Room is limited in the front of the 8.
BTW, I got the non-retina model with WiFi and cellular. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By chepburn
A little Oshkosh inspiration

Oshkosh! YAY!

Oh ya.... I have to work this year, so no trip for me. My first trip with C-GOGO was last year, and it was a blast.

For those of you who don't have to work this July, and are on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,085
Posted By chepburn
You probably have thought of this already.... but...

You probably have thought of this already.... but did you look for an unknown object floating around in your tail area that came loose?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-25-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,293
Posted By chepburn
A little bit north of New York...

Not NYC, but maybe this one is a little younger (1898) than the Brooklyn...

https://sites.google.com/site/hepburnchris/home/misc-photos/bridge.jpg

(Marchand Bridge. Village of Fort Coulonge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,352
Posted By chepburn
Try browsing around http://www.worldofmaps.com/

Try browsing around


http://www.worldofmaps.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By chepburn
It's actually not too bad. I was worried about...

It's actually not too bad. I was worried about that as well, but after the wing fairings are removed, it's not a big problem to get at the screws and resafety. Of course, that may also depend on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-18-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By chepburn
In Canada, we dont have a choice. We have to...

In Canada, we dont have a choice. We have to install a gascolator. In my case, the gascolator is installed in the port wing root just ahead of the fuel selector... the drain as low as I can get it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,007
Posted By chepburn
Service bulletin ALERT

Hi all,

Canada just issued a service bulletin for MS21042-6 nuts.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca-opssvs/casa-2013-04.pdf

Although this isn't the preferred nut here in Steve's study, some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 657
Views: 366,643
Posted By chepburn
Oshkosh 2013

First morning for C-GOGO at Oshkosh (ever) :)

https://sites.google.com/site/hepburnchris/Oshphoto1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,674
Posted By chepburn
That's fantastic Fred! Glad to see you are in...

That's fantastic Fred!

Glad to see you are in the air! Enjoy phase I !
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 645
Posted By chepburn
Erratic Tach reading help

Hi all,
I need some opinions on an issue with my tach sensor.
On x-country last weekend, after about 40 minutes of flight, my EFIS reported an erratic RPM (2800-4500) I have a constant speed prop,...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,276
Posted By chepburn
Try looking for a "Duralast/SAE ratcheting wrench...

Try looking for a "Duralast/SAE ratcheting wrench adapter" set at Autozone or equivalent. They are adaptors to fit ratchet wrenches. I use this set all the time for tough to reach areas with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,679
Posted By chepburn
The answer to your question is dependent on the...

The answer to your question is dependent on the airfoil section. Some sections have a 'weak' laminar boundary layer that 'holds on' too long, then, at a particular angle of attack, will form a large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,432
Posted By chepburn
Hmm. Not so nice here :( ... maybe next...

Hmm. Not so nice here :(
...
maybe next weekend

TAF CYOW 131138Z 1312/1412 20005KT 5SM BR BKN006 OVC020 TEMPO 1312/1314 P6SM NSW SCT006 OVC025 FM131400 22012KT P6SM -SHRA OVC012 TEMPO 1314/1318...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By chepburn
Hi Cory, I fly an RV8, and its not too far a hop...

Hi Cory,
I fly an RV8, and its not too far a hop for me to Sudbury from Ottawa. I'll private message you my contact info.

By the way, welcome to VansAirforce!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,821
Posted By chepburn
My switch is also mounted so up (top) is nose UP....

My switch is also mounted so up (top) is nose UP. That being said....I still hit the wrong side a few times in my first few flights.... (as long as the trim governor is turned down, its not a big...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By chepburn
Brant, I have an RV8 with an IO360A1B up front. ...

Brant,
I have an RV8 with an IO360A1B up front. I am using a Van's snorkel, and a Skytec 149NL. One of the tabs on the starter interfered with the snorkel, so I glassed in a dimple into the snorkel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,204
Posted By chepburn
Bill, I agree....I have the same issue as you. ...

Bill,
I agree....I have the same issue as you. I tried making my own restrictor with a #80 drill hole, but it is not enough....soooo I hopped on the link you provided and promptly ordered a 004...
Forum: Propellers 01-28-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,281
Posted By chepburn
Joe, I had a similar concern with my Hartzell...

Joe,
I had a similar concern with my Hartzell governor during installation. I had the following email exchange with Hartzell support:

I asked:

I am installing the throttle quadrant in my RV-8, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,544
Posted By chepburn
Scott, Here is a link thread to a google database...

Scott,
Here is a link thread to a google database started by Dan Checkoway .

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=83462&highlight=database+weight
Forum: Safety 01-06-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,523
Posted By chepburn
Hmmm. I was thinking exactly this when I started...

Hmmm. I was thinking exactly this when I started reading this thread....except, I was thinking the opposite. I was a glider pilot/instructor for many years, and have had to do a few emergency turns...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By chepburn
One more milestone

Well, another RV Grin....

Some of you might remember this shot. I took this the week before my son headed off to university. He helped me build this flying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,953
Posted By chepburn
Some feedback on my RV8 rear duct

You may find my rear ducting thread after you search....but now that the aircraft is flying (in -15 to -20C) I have some feedback from my rear seater.(...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,329
Posted By chepburn
Awesome

Congrats on your successful flight!
Now the fun begins!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,329
Posted By chepburn
Hi, Well, I thought this pic may (or may not) be...

Hi,
Well, I thought this pic may (or may not) be useful to you. This is a google earth snapshot of my first flight
https://sites.google.com/site/hepburnchris/pics/firstflight.jpg

I have a 200hp...
Forum: Painting your RV 10-13-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,339
Posted By chepburn
Hi Paul, I went with Stewart Systems...it was my...

Hi Paul,
I went with Stewart Systems...it was my first time painting a large project and it's about a 2 foot paint job in most places. It was a simple paint scheme, so I didnt have to mask very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,037
Posted By chepburn
I was shown a trick by fellow builders here in...

I was shown a trick by fellow builders here in Ottawa to use a strip of Hockey Pad tape (clear stretchy plastic tape.. with little residue). Its an inch wide so you can place quite a few rivets,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,311
Posted By chepburn
Yup :) .... (But the last part is true) And...

Yup :) .... (But the last part is true)


And Alfio.... I'm making plans to follow in your flight-steps... Karin and I have been to Sedona by car...and, since Karin travels to ABQ quite often, I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-11-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,311
Posted By chepburn
Canadian RVs are susceptible to thermal sub-zero...

Canadian RVs are susceptible to thermal sub-zero metal morphological transformatory crystallization deformation. Therefore, you are required to perform additional flight tests where the pilot has to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,373
Posted By chepburn
Fall in Ottawa Valley

Leaves are just starting to turn here...
Weather here looks iffy for our Thanksgiving weekend...so I took a quick flight this evening...

Here are a few shots. Hopefully we will get a chance to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,248
Posted By chepburn
Fantastique! I told my son about you finishing...

Fantastique!
I told my son about you finishing your 8 (He helped me with mine) He is currently studying in Marseilles. (and is jealous of you I think) I am VERY impressed with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,414
Posted By chepburn
link

Kevin Horton has a good resource link on his website for flight test...including a link to a card set.

http://www.kilohotel.com/rv8/phplinks/index.php?&PID=1
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,206
Posted By chepburn
- I usually run the engine between the 5 and 6 qt...

- I usually run the engine between the 5 and 6 qt marks.

Went up for a 30 min test flight yesterday, landed, and pulled off the cowl. Lots of oil on #3 pipe.(I misspoke in the earlier post...its #2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,206
Posted By chepburn
Thanks Michel, I'm pretty sure its oil... I've...

Thanks Michel,

I'm pretty sure its oil... I've got an IO360A1B. I have been chatting with Aerosport today, and they have told me to keep an eye on it, and try replacing the gaskets.... if there are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,206
Posted By chepburn
Intake pipe blow-by

Hi all,


My engine has 50 hours SMOH, and I changed the oil last night and noticed that there is some blow-by on the intake pipes up by cylinders #2 and #4. I think this is pretty recent, as I...
Forum: COMM 07-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,024
Posted By chepburn
Intermittent Radio sidetone noise problem (MGL V10)

Hi all,

First- the back ground to my question at the end of this post:

Once in a while, my MGL V10 will seem to get locked into a loud squelch on receive that blocks out all voice reception. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,948
Posted By chepburn
Kevin, Either time works for me, so, you have my...

Kevin,
Either time works for me, so, you have my proxy on the decision.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,884
Posted By chepburn
Looks like a fun way to celebrate your 50th! Way...

Looks like a fun way to celebrate your 50th! Way to go Vlad! Pretty soon a lot of us here are going to be able to say " Yup, I met Vlad "..... (And I did.... last winter at CYRP)

Have YOU met...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,453
Posted By chepburn
Some cost benefit numbers...

Well, for my donation each year over the last 6 or so, i have managed to accrue the following savings:
1: lightspeed xl25 headsets...qty 2 good condition...
2: complete set of breakers for my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By chepburn
My first passenger!

Hi All,
Well, it happened!! My wonderful wife and supporter, Karin, agreed that it is only fitting that she be the first passenger in C-GOGO...This is fantastic on a lot of levels:

1: She had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,220
Posted By chepburn
Awesome Job!!! It was a pleasure watching that...

Awesome Job!!!

It was a pleasure watching that video! Feels good to watch it lift from the ground, doesn't it?

Yay to perseverance!
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