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Forum: ADS-B Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,200
Posted By RV8JD
If it's mounted near the canopy rail, as shown in...

If it's mounted near the canopy rail, as shown in the pic above, the curvature is not enough to be a problem. If it was mounted lower down on the turtledeck, where the curvature is more pronounced,...
Forum: ADS-B Today, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,200
Posted By RV8JD
This is not the GDL 82 GPS antenna, but this...

This is not the GDL 82 GPS antenna, but this Garmin GPS antenna fits just fine mounted on the turtledeck under the canopy and worked...
Forum: Midwest Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By RV8JD
You missed "hangars"! ;)

You missed "hangars"! ;)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By RV8JD
I would think that placing an iPad or an iPad...

I would think that placing an iPad or an iPad Mini on the glareshield (upright with the camera pointing forward) would block a large portion of the pilot's view, impeding his/her ability to "see and...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 355
Posted By RV8JD
OAT Probe Installation Guidelines

From the Dynon SkyView manual:
"Sensor Location

The SV-OAT-340 is an outside air temperature sensor. In order for it work properly, it must be able to measure air temperature accurately. Avoid...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 909
Posted By RV8JD
RV-8 Off-Runway Excursion and Flip - Jan 1, 2020

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/231873
"Narrative:
The aircraft came to the rest inverted under unknown circumstances at Yolo County Airport (KDWA/DWA), California. The aircraft sustained...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By RV8JD
RV-8A Ground Accident - Feb 15, 2020

Glad no one was hurt too badly. Looked like a nice -8A.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232988

"Narrative:

Fire destroyed a running, but unpiloted, Van's RV-8A, amateur built, when it struck...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By RV8JD
Sounds like Dynon is saving you from yourself! :D

Sounds like Dynon is saving you from yourself! :D
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-19-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,395
Posted By RV8JD
I was under the impression that Maximum...

I was under the impression that Maximum Continuous Power for most normally aspirated Lycoming's is 100% power, and they would make TBO at 100%.

For example, the FAA TCDS...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-19-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By RV8JD
I went through the same steps you did, to obtain...

I went through the same steps you did, to obtain service and parts documentation for the AVSTAR FI for the Lyc IO-360-M1B on my RV-8, and got the same results - nada.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-18-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
Vno=193 MPH IAS. See this...

Vno=193 MPH IAS. See this chart:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/airspeed-indicator-markings-by-model/
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By RV8JD
Actually, Van's has said they are working on...

Actually, Van's has said they are working on making the construction manual and plans available via download.

But your complaining above is pretty petty. I'm sorry I pointed you to it.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-15-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
Vne is not the only concern. See post #28.

Vne is not the only concern. See post #28.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By RV8JD
Sorry for your loss. The NTSB Preliminary...

Sorry for your loss.

The NTSB Preliminary Report:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200125X95855
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-14-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By RV8JD
In the "Pilot’s Guide to FOREFLIGHT MOBILE...

In the "Pilot’s Guide to FOREFLIGHT MOBILE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,040
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, this company has a good rep for Mag work. ...

Yes, this company has a good rep for Mag work. They used to be located in the Seattle area for years before they moved to Montana.

In addition to Slick SB1-15A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,968
Posted By RV8JD
Since you have an RV-8, try this RV-8 Sim for...

Since you have an RV-8, try this RV-8 Sim for X-Plane 11 by AOA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By RV8JD
On my RV-8s I've used the Michelin Airstop Tubes,...

On my RV-8s I've used the Michelin Airstop Tubes, 500-5, with the TR67 valve (bent 90 Deg.). I've been quite happy with them.

I usually buy them from Desser or ACS, along with tires. It looks like...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By RV8JD
You can check when your order shipped from this...

You can check when your order shipped from this Van's webpage by searching for your Web Order Number. Read the lead-in info on shipping times.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/public/t.txt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By RV8JD
Have heard good things about AeroGraphics...

Have heard good things about AeroGraphics (http://www.aerographics.com). They have Military markings (http://www.aerographics.com/military.php).

"Whether you are restoring a P-51 or just want to...
Forum: ADS-B 02-11-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not sure that is totally true. I have...

I'm not sure that is totally true. I have Location Services On for ForeFlight only while using the app. I have switched between apps and come back to FF and everything is as I left it, and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,110
Posted By RV8JD
Agree. Airplane-friendly airport management and...

Agree. Airplane-friendly airport management and city/county officials that will allow developers (or individuals) to build hangars without too much red tape is key. Many airports have management...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By RV8JD
For CamGuard, 5% of the oil quantity is the way...

For CamGuard, 5% of the oil quantity is the way they measure it. The correct ratio is 1.6 oz of CamGuard per quart of oil. For 7 quarts of oil, add ~11 ounces of CamGuard

Don't overthink this. ...
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By RV8JD
Stew, There are some pics in these...

Stew,

There are some pics in these...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2020, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By RV8JD
Measuring cup with ounces...

Measuring cup with ounces...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
You are correct, Vno stays at the same IAS. Vno...

You are correct, Vno stays at the same IAS. Vno is only a function of IAS (or really, CAS). Maybe I misread your post, it's a little ambiguous. When Vne is input as a TAS value limit, Vne (Redline)...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-07-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
I think you meant "Vne" instead of "Vno". The...

I think you meant "Vne" instead of "Vno".

The pic in Post #29 illustrates that feature (for RV-8s and -7s).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,726
Posted By RV8JD
Airworthiness Classes

This chart may be helpful in understanding the different airworthiness certificates (ignore the blue circle around the Special Class...
Forum: ADS-B 02-06-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By RV8JD
A Kill Switch is not needed for the GDL 82 to...

A Kill Switch is not needed for the GDL 82 to stop its ADS-B OUT transmissions. Turning the Transponder to "Standby" stops the transponder and ADS-B OUT transmissions.

Here is a snippet from the...
Forum: Interiors 02-06-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By RV8JD
Splurge and spend $10 for the plans and the...

Splurge and spend $10 for the plans and the construction manual on a USB Flash Drive:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1581030426-444-249&browse=videos&product=fd_plans
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,707
Posted By RV8JD
A suggestion. Companies and their product lines...

A suggestion. Companies and their product lines come and go. If you really want the airfoil gear, snag one while it's available. You never know when they might stop offering them, like Grove did.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-05-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By RV8JD
You're welcome! It still is a bit large. As a...

You're welcome! It still is a bit large. As a suggestion, edit your post and put an "h" before the ".jpg" in the image address. See if you like that size better (I think others will).
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-05-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By RV8JD
Delete the "?1" and put the image address between...

Delete the "?1" and put the image address between IMG tags, not URL tags

To see this, hit the "Quote" button to this post to see the correct image address. And then back out without leaving a...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-05-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By RV8JD
Scaling "imgur" Pics

Scaling "imgur" pics: Add one of the scaling characters listed below before the ".jpg" in the image address.

Here are all the dimensions and letters to choose from:
s = Small Square (90×90)
b = Big...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By RV8JD
Mineral Spirits

Mineral Spirits
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
But that really doesn't matter if Vno and Vne are...

But that really doesn't matter if Vno and Vne are obeyed. So I take it that as long as Vno and Vne are obeyed, there are no structural design reasons that preclude the RV-9s from handling the 180 HP...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-04-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,452
Posted By RV8JD
Agree with your comments about Vno. But at...

Agree with your comments about Vno. But at altitudes above only about 10,000' (at least for the RV-8s and RV-7s) Vno (193 MPH IAS) is higher than Vne (230 MPH TAS), so Vne governs. I'm sure you are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By RV8JD
When I had a Stratus 2S in the RV-8, I mounted...

When I had a Stratus 2S in the RV-8, I mounted the unit on the mid cabin cover (F-881-1). I mounted the external ADS-B IN antenna...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-04-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By RV8JD
Already being discussed in this...

Already being discussed in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=177294
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By RV8JD
You probably didn't do this, but some folks have...

You probably didn't do this, but some folks have misrouted the rudder cables through the wrong holes in the fuselage bulkheads. Something to check.

See posts #79 & #80 in this thread for some pics...
Forum: RV-10 02-03-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By RV8JD
Here is your...

Here is your...
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,959
Posted By RV8JD
I think those dates are sliding. See the post...

I think those dates are sliding. See the post linked below, specifically the last part:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1392630&postcount=2
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,726
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a link to a .pdf version for you until...

Here is a link to a .pdf version for you until your issue is resolved:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zUOrqbo__R4Uo6862dwVuxsZGh3-k3mT
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,726
Posted By RV8JD
Works for me.

Works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 113,590
Posted By RV8JD
A picture of two ballistic missile subs and an...

A picture of two ballistic missile subs and an empty dry-dock at the Bangor sub base located on the Hood Canal in Washington State. Taken today, 1/30/2020, while out and about in the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-30-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By RV8JD
No lubrication is required. Lubricating it will...

No lubrication is required. Lubricating it will just attract gunk.

From the "Supplementary Installation Instructions":

"No periodic maintenance is required. The recommended TBO is 2700 hours....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,592
Posted By RV8JD
Using a canopy cover may cloud the canopy over...

Using a canopy cover may cloud the canopy over time due to micro-scratches. To minimize this, get a deep, tight, form-fitting cover so grit can't get under it; and with multiple straps which...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-27-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By RV8JD
Off Topic Warning!

Hopefully the noises aren't from people shooting at airplanes near KPLU, including at "the red single engine plane"! (Just kidding, just kidding!)

But this is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By RV8JD
For the W-715 or W-715-1, you can tell which one...

For the W-715 or W-715-1, you can tell which one by the curved or straight TE.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-26-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,331
Posted By RV8JD
FYI, the W-415 is the early flat top tip. Below...

FYI, the W-415 is the early flat top tip. Below is a pic of the W-715 (Bat Wing) tip and the latest W-715-1 tip.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-LdZFmX2/0/76d83467/S/i-LdZFmX2-S.jpg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By RV8JD
Watch the video in Post #10.

Watch the video in Post #10.
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, see page...

Yes, see page 6-9:

https://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/115N-0000-R23-WA.pdf

WARNING:

WHEN MIXING AEROSHELL GREASES 5 AND 6, AEROSHELL GREASE 5 MUST BE INDICATED ON THE LABEL (HARTZELL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By RV8JD
Released by AOPA...

Released by AOPA yesterday:

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2020/january/23/why-insurance-rates-are-increasing-10-to-100-percent

And threads by Leah Ringeisen of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,849
Posted By RV8JD
Note that per the Lycoming Operator's Manual...

Note that per the Lycoming Operator's Manual (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-HO-IO-HIO-AIO%20%26%20TIO-360%20Oper%20Manual%2060297-12.pdf) for the O-360 Series, 180°F is the desired...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks Scott.

Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,849
Posted By RV8JD
Hi Martin, That's very nice! I understand that...

Hi Martin,

That's very nice!

I understand that it is mounted on the aft side of the cooler. My first RV-8 (Parallel Valve IO-360-A1A) would have low oil temps in the cooler months here in the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-21-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,680
Posted By RV8JD
It seems you’ve made some assumptions that are...

It seems you’ve made some assumptions that are not correct. As Skylor indicated, with the exception of flutter, the structural design speeds that are based on Loads and Strength requirements, i.e.,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks. Yes, I'm aware of that. I just posted...

Thanks. Yes, I'm aware of that. I just posted the delta for a nominal cruise condition for info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks. Yes, I'm sure the QB assembly facility...

Thanks. Yes, I'm sure the QB assembly facility does not install static ports per se. The question is whether they drill holes, or pilot holes, for them.

The reason I ask this is, when I queried...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
That's interesting. On my QB RV-8 the Static...

That's interesting. On my QB RV-8 the Static Ports are much lower than the plans call for, about 4" UP from the lower longeron (but at the correct longitudinal location). They should be 4" DOWN from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
Using a trailing static cone for A/S calibration,...

Using a trailing static cone for A/S calibration, just like the big boys. I was hoping to see comparison data for a cruise point or two.

Thanks for posting that.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-20-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,680
Posted By RV8JD
No, Vne does not always need to be stated in...

No, Vne does not always need to be stated in terms of TAS to ensure that the airplane has adequate flutter margins up to it's Absolute Ceiling.

It's the responsibility of the designer/manufacturer...
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