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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,601
Posted By spatsch
The problem with this question is that the sample...

The problem with this question is that the sample set you define is pretty small. How many people fly acro in an RV and how many of those use a parachute? It's like asking how many people with the...
Forum: Texas (North) 12-18-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,152
Posted By spatsch
Don't know yet my work address is 2600W Plano...

Don't know yet my work address is 2600W Plano Parkway will try to find a house close by. Just put in a request to the facebook group so I am allowed to post there.

Thx

Oliver
Forum: Texas (North) 12-16-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,152
Posted By spatsch
#2

So looks like I am moving to Plano too. Popular place I guess. Need space for an RV-8. Does anybody have any leads for hanger space at Aerocountry?

Thx

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,057
Posted By spatsch
+1 There are complex solutions to simple...

+1

There are complex solutions to simple problems or simple solutions to simple problems. This is the simple solution to a simple problem.

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,360
Posted By spatsch
The biggest problem I have with them is at night....

The biggest problem I have with them is at night. I landed not to long ago in the dark at my home airport and when I looked left and right of the runway there were herds on both sides. As Vlad...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By spatsch
Help! My tools are always in the wrong place..

My airplane is at the hanger which is about 50 minutes from my home (welcome to the NY metro area...). Now I started building again which I do at my home for efficiency reasons. My RV which I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,681
Posted By spatsch
I wish I had a heated hanger... . Without that I...

I wish I had a heated hanger... . Without that I keep a floor fan running all fall and in particular spring. That seems to prevent any noticeable water condensation.

Cheap fan lasts about 3 years...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By spatsch
I had a similar issues with nearly an identical...

I had a similar issues with nearly an identical setup Alternator/VP-X/EarthX but with a Dynon rather then Garmin.

In my case the transponder would indicate a short circuit. The fix was to replace...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-01-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By spatsch
Speed Impact of Levil BOM?

I was wondering what speed impact one might expect from installing a Levil BOM (self powered instrument pod).

They say in the FAQ:

Question: What is the drag coefficient of the BOM?
Answer: This...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,078
Posted By spatsch
I think part of your decision also depends on how...

I think part of your decision also depends on how comfortable you are doing things yourself. I can't see the cost of fixing this to be more then 500$ if you do it yourself.

Personally I just can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,304
Posted By spatsch
I think your question is not precise enough to...

I think your question is not precise enough to get a good answer. I put my junk next to the street and most of the time it's picked up before the trash truck shows up. So it seems my junk is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,344
Posted By spatsch
You are right the flop tube alone would work only...

You are right the flop tube alone would work only with lots of fuel but the inverted fuel kit from Vans also puts a trap door in the tank which will keep some fuel in the area of the flop tube. I am...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,344
Posted By spatsch
Jim, I donít know if there would be a problem or...

Jim,

I donít know if there would be a problem or not but as soon as the starter would only pul one cylinder through the rpm would surge very rapidly much more so then on the ground. I just donít...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,344
Posted By spatsch
RV Here a 47 turn one I got on video I shared...

RV

Here a 47 turn one I got on video I shared before:

http://www.spatscheck.com/oliver/Spin.mp4

I kind of got lazy taking videos so I don't have anything current with the 50 but it's basically the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,344
Posted By spatsch
It spins like a good airplane should! Very...

It spins like a good airplane should! Very typical spin behavior with no bad characteristics I was able to trigger ( and I tried .... ). Any of the couple of typical recovery techniques works for me....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By spatsch
Thx! Was a pretty windy contest.... . You...

Thx! Was a pretty windy contest.... .

You forgot Dennis Harvan on the list. He flew his first contest in his RV in primary ending with a 79.87%. He also won the grass roots medal.

See you in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-17-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 52,989
Posted By spatsch
So jealous. I grew up/learned to fly not to far...

So jealous. I grew up/learned to fly not to far from where you took of (Schwaebisch Hall) and flying back there in my RV-8 from where I live now (NJ/USA) is still on my bucket list ... .

Best of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-13-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 560
Posted By spatsch
P-MAG puzzle

Sorry removing question. Had looked at / posted the wrong picture. Found the problem when I looked at the correct one.

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,639
Posted By spatsch
Another question on the topic. My local FSDO...

Another question on the topic.

My local FSDO wants to issue me a new certificate when I asked them for concurrence on my flight test area after changing from a 2 to a 3 blade prop. I am politely...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By spatsch
I stand corrected. Just double checked and you...

I stand corrected. Just double checked and you are correct I just had noticed that it looked differently on top then bottom ... . Has been a couple of years since I installed them and I guess my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By spatsch
Engine Vibration Mounts

I was just reading through the older threads on the forum on this topic and must admit I am more confused then before.

Doing some upgrades to my RV-8 and am considering replacing the engine mounts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,688
Posted By spatsch
I wouldn't rule that out quite as quickly. I...

I wouldn't rule that out quite as quickly.

I used a Dynon to log my loops and in the first configuration they looked horrible.
Well maybe my loops do look horrible but the recordings looked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,165
Posted By spatsch
Not quit sure why you say that. Only made one...

Not quit sure why you say that. Only made one contest this year but my spin average was 8.8 in both flights and I have no weight in my tail. Never had an issue with spin entry.

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,165
Posted By spatsch
I will actually miss the spin. Always liked them....

I will actually miss the spin. Always liked them. Oh well might finally force me to get my act together and get the free I have been talking about all year .... ,

Havenít flown the sequence yet (...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By spatsch
I had it happen after takeoff in my RV-8 maybe 50...

I had it happen after takeoff in my RV-8 maybe 50 feet up or so. Was actually in the fall an hour before sunrise with dew point just below the outside temp. Cleared up in 30 seconds or so by itself....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,832
Posted By spatsch
Just sad the season is over. Between weather...

Just sad the season is over.

Between weather and tarmac closures 3 NE contests got canceled and I only made it to one ... .

Let's hope we have better weather next year.

Oliver
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By spatsch
Not sure I understand the problem. Why are you...

Not sure I understand the problem. Why are you worried about low CHTs? I understand the water burn off issue with low oil temperatures but never heard somebody explain why a lower CHT (200-300) would...
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,514
Posted By spatsch
Thanks for being a great host! My family also...

Thanks for being a great host!

My family also enjoyed the fresh lobster I took home I am sure I will be back.


Oliver
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By spatsch
To answer your question. Yes that's normal....

To answer your question. Yes that's normal.

Personally I prefer to use a bungee cord to pull the right passenger rudder pedal forward in cruise over a wedge. The problem with adjusting the fin or...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,156
Posted By spatsch
Likely somebody else used the mode-s code...

Likely somebody else used the mode-s code associated with your N number in his ADS-B equipment. Just last weekend I followed in another airplane on landing and the N number I received from him via...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
OK I owe you a beer or something. Went to the...

OK I owe you a beer or something.

Went to the airport after work. I could reproduce the issue now reliably:

1. Switch alternator off to let battery drain a bit.
2. Switch alternator on --...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
OK you convinced me. So I figured I will perform...

OK you convinced me. So I figured I will perform the following tasks in that order when I head back out to the airport:

1. Reproduce the fault and fault behavior -- make sure I didn't overlook...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
Interesting. Time is 3ms. I would totally go...

Interesting. Time is 3ms.

I would totally go for this explanation if they system hadn't worked just fine for 4 years... . So why now ... .

Thx

Oliver
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-27-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
Yes the alternator is on the top of my list too....

Yes the alternator is on the top of my list too. So will try that and see what happens.

Just to be clear though it doesn't trigger the over voltage on the VP-X it triggers the short on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
Couple of answers. I am using: a Dynon...

Couple of answers. I am using:

a Dynon SV-XPNDR-261

http://www.dynonavionics.com/mode-s-transponders.php

with whatever setting Dynon configures it by default.

It's the only device on the circuit....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-25-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,795
Posted By spatsch
Transient Short Indicator -- Dynon, EarthX, VP-X

Need some help from the brain trust.

First my setup.

I got a standard alternator (for IO360 M1B from Vans) an EarthX battery a VP-X pro and a Dynon (including there transponder) as well as a Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,685
Posted By spatsch
Great write up! Was glad to finally meet the...

Great write up!

Was glad to finally meet the RV Sportsman leader!

Watching you did motivate me to finally start working on my own free. Maybe I will get it together before Mason Dixon.

Hope to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,914
Posted By spatsch
I did follow the instructions sanded it all to...

I did follow the instructions sanded it all to get it smooth and afterwards thoroughly cleaned it with alcohol using gloves to not recontaminate with my hands. I did not fill pinholes as the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,914
Posted By spatsch
Yes.... . Let me give a little bit of...

Yes.... .

Let me give a little bit of background. I finished my Rv-8 about 3.5 years ago and have flown it for about 350 hours since.

I flew the airplane completely unfinished for a year and a half...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,587
Posted By spatsch
Agree. As for passengers it depends what kind...

Agree.

As for passengers it depends what kind of acro you want to do. A gentle roll and loop with a passenger isn't a problem. I wouldn't want to use either as a basic trainer. If you are looking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,477
Posted By spatsch
Good question. I never measured it that...

Good question. I never measured it that precisely. It does seem that spin entry to the right is quit a bit slower but I never timed that precisely either.

Oliver
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-20-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,477
Posted By spatsch
Now you got me intrigued. I was pretty sure it...

Now you got me intrigued. I was pretty sure it was fuel going to the outside as I can reproduce the same effect if I do 6-8 rolls in a row (compared to the airplanes you mention I don't have inverted...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-19-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,477
Posted By spatsch
Here is a video of a 47 turn (I think ...)...

Here is a video of a 47 turn (I think ...) spin:

http://www.spatscheck.com/oliver/Spin.mp4

the engine quits because fuel gets pushed to the outside of the tank so the engine starves. Prop stops...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By spatsch
During phase 1 I measured without inverted oil or...

During phase 1 I measured without inverted oil or fuel pick up on an IO360 M1B with fixed pitch prop the following oil pressures inverted:

80psi->50psi = 3 seconds ( min for continues ops at full...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-29-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,183
Posted By spatsch
Thanks for hosting the fly in. My son and I had a...

Thanks for hosting the fly in. My son and I had a great time. Sorry for heading out early but I just wasn't sure if those T-storms would show up on my way home to NJ or not .... .

Thx

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By spatsch
Sorry if I confused people with my reply. I...

Sorry if I confused people with my reply.

I don't consider fuel injection part of an inverted system.... . So for me inverted system means inverted fuel pickup and oil. Hope that explains it.

And...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By spatsch
I think you are mixing two things up. I agree...

I think you are mixing two things up.

I agree that you want an engine with fuel injection to prevent your engine from quitting, however, you donít need an inverted system for sportsman.

I donít...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By spatsch
Speed clearly helps your roll. 150mph is plenty,...

Speed clearly helps your roll. 150mph is plenty, faster doesn't hurt.

The current sportsman routine has a roll after an immelman turn. The max speed I can get to before flying out of the box in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,866
Posted By spatsch
I think what people frequently overlook in those...

I think what people frequently overlook in those matters is the fact that they might eventually sell the airplane.

Now you could argue that you can increase your max cross to 2000lb as you really...
Forum: Northeast 05-11-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By spatsch
Yes can recommend Damian his place is called...

Yes can recommend Damian his place is called Andover Flight Academy itís at Aeroflex airport.

Oliver
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,679
Posted By spatsch
Agree there are two holes only one of them will...

Agree there are two holes only one of them will give you an interference free route when the rudder cables are under tension. I would ensure that this is interference free before the next flight....
Forum: Safety 05-04-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,113
Posted By spatsch
Totally agree. I donít find color particularly...

Totally agree. I donít find color particularly useful and aircraft type marginally useful ( knowing itís a single engine low wing helps, listening to an exotic airplane type doesnít ).

What I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By spatsch
2018 IAC Sportsman and your engine

I frequently get the question:

"Do you need an inverted system to fly the IAC Sportsman routine in a contest?"

As others have stated before you don't. However, I figured people might like to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,330
Posted By spatsch
I did use the end roll piece approach to vinyl...

I did use the end roll piece approach to vinyl wrapping and had my kids cut them before applying (nice family project ...):

http://www.spatscheck.com/oliver/patches.jpg

my EAA chapter calls me now...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,567
Posted By spatsch
I had a good experiences with this...

I had a good experiences with this approach:

https://www.polyvance.com/pfxcanopy.php-1

not invisible but haven't had any issues since.

Oliver
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,219
Posted By spatsch
Thatís from my phase 1 flight testing. Simple top...

Thatís from my phase 1 flight testing. Simple top of a loop with a go pro from the wingtip. As you can see looking at my body I was carrying way to many positive Gís I hope I improved somewhat since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,219
Posted By spatsch
To add to this even if you had an inverted system...

To add to this even if you had an inverted system at 0g (which you should have on a straight up or down line) the valve on the breather line will not be properly closed in either direction so some...
Forum: RV-14 10-22-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,975
Posted By spatsch
Here you go: Loops, Horizontal Eights 140-190...

Here you go:

Loops, Horizontal Eights 140-190 MPH
Immelman Turns 150-190
Aileron Rolls, Barrel Rolls 120-190
Snap Rolls 80-110
Vertical Rolls 180-190
Split-S 100-110

I have no first hand experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,056
Posted By spatsch
I actually disagree. You could fix this easily...

I actually disagree. You could fix this easily and fly another 2150 hours with it.

Yours looks MUCH better then that:

https://www.polyvance.com/pfxcanopy.php-1

grind out in a V shape, fill,...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-20-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By spatsch
I don't have an answer to your original question...

I don't have an answer to your original question but wanted to point out a couple of other things which might interest you.

Many IAC chapters have practice days. Now to fly you need to be a member...
Forum: Safety 10-19-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,658
Posted By spatsch
+1 I feel sorry that you had to figure it out...

+1

I feel sorry that you had to figure it out that way but I thought that was extremely useful info.

Thanks for posting!

Oliver
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-14-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 33,691
Posted By spatsch
I was applauding your approach of trying to bring...

I was applauding your approach of trying to bring logic to this until you made above unsubstantiated claim.

What data do you have to back this up in any way?

You seem to imply that physical TDC...
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