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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By RV8JD
Nice pic! Here it...

Nice pic! Here it is:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48889238278_e6b312cdf6_b.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 106,355
Posted By RV8JD
"ArlingtonRV" and I flew our RV-8's over to...

"ArlingtonRV" and I flew our RV-8's over to Richland, WA for lunch last Friday (10/11/19). We returned via Moses Lake. Flying over Grant County Airport at Moses Lake, I took this pic of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 905
Posted By RV8JD
You might want to check out this thread. I'm...

You might want to check out this thread. I'm pretty pleased with the RV-8 taildragger Sim that AoA Simulations developed for X-Plane 11. Haven't flown their RV-8A tricycle gear...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By RV8JD
Got it. Thanks for the info and response. ...

Got it. Thanks for the info and response. Appreciate it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By RV8JD
Thank you Larry. I appreciate the list.

Thank you Larry. I appreciate the list.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
Unfortunately, flutter is not that simple. It...

Unfortunately, flutter is not that simple. It depends on the type of flutter mode involved, the structural dynamics of the airplane (i.e., its modes and frequencies), and its aerodynamic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
Actually, Flutter is a "Black Science", Static...

Actually, Flutter is a "Black Science", Static and Dynamic Loads are "Black Arts", and Fatigue and Damage Tolerance are, well, just "Voodoo and Black Magic"! :D (Just kidding, just kidding. No...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-09-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By RV8JD
May I ask what airfield he bought? Thx.

May I ask what airfield he bought?

Thx.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,913
Posted By RV8JD
I have found the same thing with Duracells over...

I have found the same thing with Duracells over the last few years. They used to never leak. I guess I'll switch to the Bunny also!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
Actually, this is not totally correct. Some...

Actually, this is not totally correct. Some flutter modes have flutter speeds that follow a TAS line with increasing altitude. An example of these are the so-called "explosive" flutter modes, where...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,380
Posted By RV8JD
Along those same lines, here is an article...

Along those same lines, here is an article published today:

"FAA completes final ADS-B milestone"

https://generalaviationnews.com/2019/10/08/faa-completes-final-ads-b-milestone/

The FAA completed...
Forum: ADS-B 10-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,380
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a link to a Sporty's ADS-B video. It is...

Here is a link to a Sporty's ADS-B video. It is a little dated, but nicely explains how ADS-B OUT and IN works. The video really begins at 11:12. The ADS-B IN section that explains who is seen and...
Forum: ADS-B 10-07-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,380
Posted By RV8JD
Just to summarize, in one place, where ADS-B OUT...

Just to summarize, in one place, where ADS-B OUT will be required. From AOPA and the FAA:

"The FAA has mandated ADS-B Out capabilities in the continental United States for flights after January 1,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By RV8JD
Is this form you are looking for? RV-14A WEIGHT...

Is this form you are looking for?

RV-14A WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA QUICK REFERENCE:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV14Awb.pdf

RV-14/A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,327
Posted By RV8JD
Malformed link. Try this...

Malformed link. Try this one:

http://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/laser-etched-rocker-switches/
Forum: Autopilots 10-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By RV8JD
I agree. I have a 180 HP RV-8 with a SkyView...

I agree. I have a 180 HP RV-8 with a SkyView Touch. The default pitch & roll autopilot settings work well for my RV-8. Once in awhile it will hunt in pitch just a little bit in smooth air, probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
To reinforce what Ron just posted above, here is...

To reinforce what Ron just posted above, here is a post from Greg Hughes of Van's replying to my earlier query about the somewhat ambiguous way Van's stated Vne in the RV-12...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,134
Posted By RV8JD
A Mode C transponder is also required within the...

A Mode C transponder is also required within the 30 NM radius Mode C veil surrounding Class B airports. A transponder is also required in the airspace above the ceiling and within the lateral...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By RV8JD
This may be of some interest. A friend...

This may be of some interest. A friend ("ArlingtonRV") recently installed a FlightFlix Camera Power Supply in the wingtip of his RV-8 to power a GoPro Hero 7. He spliced into the power wire for the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-03-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By RV8JD
If you look at the websites of the N-Number...

If you look at the websites of the N-Number company's listed in Post #16, you'll see they are reserving N-Numbers with up to 5 characters. Yes, there are a lot left, but they are not limiting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
Being able to input Vne in terms of TAS in most...

Being able to input Vne in terms of TAS in most modern EFIS' is very helpful. On the Dynon Skyview with a USB drive connected, pressing the 2nd and 7th button simultaneously will give you a nice...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
As far as I know for the older models, Van's just...

As far as I know for the older models, Van's just took the old Vne number in terms of IAS and said they are now TAS.

For example, the old Vne for the RV-7/-8/-10 was 230 MPH IAS/200 KIAS. Now it is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,056
Posted By RV8JD
To ensure that the airplane has proper flutter...

To ensure that the airplane has proper flutter margins at higher altitudes.

Awhile back Van's redefined all of the Vne's for their various models from IAS to TAS for that reason. See this Van's...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-03-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By RV8JD
See this FAA webpage for guidance on N-Number...

See this FAA webpage for guidance on N-Number changes.

https://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/special_nnumbers/

Note that some of the N-Number company's...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By RV8JD
According to this VAF post, the owner of...

According to this VAF post, the owner of "short-n-numbers.com" is/was a VAF member.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=989728&postcount=14
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By RV8JD
Wow, you really like to argue. OK, you can have...

Wow, you really like to argue. OK, you can have the last word, I give up.
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By RV8JD
I often hear non-RV folks and folks that have one...

I often hear non-RV folks and folks that have one or two flights in an RV comment that RV's are "sensitive", like that is a bad thing. I choose to recast the conversation in terms of "responsive",...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By RV8JD
I would replace the word "sensitive" to...

I would replace the word "sensitive" to "responsive" when talking about Van's control response. ;)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By RV8JD
Here are four companies that offer N-numbers for...

Here are four companies that offer N-numbers for sale. Must be somewhat lucrative since it seems there was only one just a few years ago.

Many of the N-numbers offered aren't short at all! Seems...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 956
Posted By RV8JD
This may help for the Usher brand fuel caps that...

This may help for the Usher brand fuel caps that Van's uses. Van's carries replacement parts (https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1570036702-324-699&browse=am&product=fuel-cap). I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,603
Posted By RV8JD
The FAA has been aware of this for a long time. ...

The FAA has been aware of this for a long time. Their response is that there is nothing illegal about it, so there is nothing they can do to stop it. Time to ring up your congress-critters (and the...
Forum: Autopilots 09-29-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By RV8JD
SAP = Synthetic Approach, for HITS guidance...

SAP = Synthetic Approach, for HITS guidance (Highway-in-the-Sky boxes):

http://grtavionics.com/media/Sport-Real-Quick-Ref.pdf
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
Pics show ... for now! (but with Google, you...

Pics show ... for now! (but with Google, you never know from minute to minute)

Nice 12!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 55,929
Posted By RV8JD
Here's your...

Here's your...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By RV8JD
Deluxe Cessna Towbar

The Deluxe Cessna Towbar works well. $74. I've been using one for my RV-8s for years.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/deluxe_towbars.php?clickkey=3529
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
Still can't see them.

Still can't see them.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
FYI, your pics are not showing (standard Google...

FYI, your pics are not showing (standard Google problem).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,027
Posted By RV8JD
FYI. I received these renewal quotes today for...

FYI. I received these renewal quotes today for my RV-8. Last year AIG offered CSL liability with no per passenger limit (i.e, "Smooth" coverage) but that was not offered this year.

It looks like...
Forum: COMM 09-26-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By RV8JD
Nice catch! Oregon Aero offers Mic Muffs for...

Nice catch! Oregon Aero offers Mic Muffs for $14:

https://www.oregonaero.com/micmuff-microphone-cover

https://www.oregonaero.com/store/search?keyword=micmuff

See this page to see which Mic Muff...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-25-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By RV8JD
The original...

The original Handy-Jack:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-b89TXqm/0/525993f7/XL/i-b89TXqm-XL.png

Sam B. made a DIY...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,676
Posted By RV8JD
More...

More info:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/229257
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-22-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,649
Posted By RV8JD
This is a ridiculous request. If YOU want to...

This is a ridiculous request. If YOU want to validate that the RV-6 in all respects is capable of an 1800 pound GW, YOU do a loads analysis (maneuver, gust, fatigue, and landing), stress analysis,...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By RV8JD
Earlier this year after a friend installed a...

Earlier this year after a friend installed a Garmin GDL 82, we flew near each other while he switched Anonymous Mode on and off to check its operation. His transponder is a GTX 327. I captured this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,109
Views: 259,083
Posted By RV8JD
Sporty's has...

Sporty's has them:

https://www.sportys.com/pilotshop/catalogsearch/result/?q=control+box+holder
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By RV8JD
"Military to Have 2,936 Aircraft with ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1"

Published August 19, 2019:

https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/08/19/military-2936-aircraft-ads-b-jan-1-air-force-says/

"Military to Have 2,936 Aircraft with ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1, Air Force...
Forum: Safety 09-18-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,982
Posted By RV8JD
More...

More info:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/229109
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,393
Posted By RV8JD
Congrats! Here's your...

Congrats! Here's your pic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48751381128_ff2896f369_b.jpg
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-17-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By RV8JD
Grayland Intergalactic Airport (43IG)

Luckily, we have the Grayland Intergalactic Airport (https://www.airnav.com/airport/43IG) here in the Pacific NW on the Washington coast, waiting to welcome intergalactic travelers. It's about 6...
Forum: RV-4 09-16-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By RV8JD
Deluxe Cessna Towbar

The Deluxe Cessna Towbar works well. $74.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/deluxe_towbars.php?clickkey=3529
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By RV8JD
You're welcome Joe.

You're welcome Joe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By RV8JD
You're quite welcome. Glad you got it sorted out.

You're quite welcome. Glad you got it sorted out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By RV8JD
For the FWD and AFT CG's upper weight limit, use...

For the FWD and AFT CG's upper weight limit, use the Max Gross Weight (1650 lbs for the RV-6A, or 1375 lbs for Aerobatic Category Limits).

For the FWD and AFT CG's lower weight limit, you could use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By RV8JD
From Van's: "RV-6A WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA QUICK...

From Van's: "RV-6A WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA QUICK REFERENCE":

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV6Awb.pdf

And as it says: "NOTE: this quick reference chart is NOT a substitute...
Forum: RV-10 09-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By RV8JD
The RVs appear to be designed this way. From...

The RVs appear to be designed this way. From Scott McDaniels ("rvbuilder2002"):

"... and a very slight amount of down elevator was specifically designed in by the designer (Van) and considered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks. I'm familiar with Dan's mods.

Thanks. I'm familiar with Dan's mods.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By RV8JD
Dan, Thanks for all the data and info. Still...

Dan,

Thanks for all the data and info. Still chewing on it. BTW, I have the AvStar FI, if that makes a difference.

I'm surprised the Dynon MAP sensor in my airplane is so far off.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-09-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,682
Posted By RV8JD
RV-8/8A Sim v1.3.1 Released for X-Plane 11

A few days ago AOA Simulations (http://aoasimulations.mystrikingly.com) released Version 1.3.1 of their RV-8/8A Sim for X-Plane...
Forum: RV-10 09-07-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By RV8JD
From Van's: "RV-10 WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA QUICK...

From Van's: "RV-10 WEIGHT AND BALANCE DATA QUICK REFERENCE":

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV10wb.pdf

And as it says: "NOTE: this quick reference chart is NOT a substitute...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,974
Posted By RV8JD
I like the better geometry. I'm waiting for the...

I like the better geometry. I'm waiting for the version with an integrated tie down ring, like the Flyboy Accessories' control arm has. It is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By RV8JD
I checked my (Dynon) MAP sensor today. It reads...

I checked my (Dynon) MAP sensor today. It reads high by 0.45" HG. That is bigger error than I would have expected.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Bw3qrW8/0/6cd34266/S/i-Bw3qrW8-S.png

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,082
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks Dan. I'll check mine tomorrow.

Thanks Dan. I'll check mine tomorrow.
Forum: Safety 09-06-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,177
Posted By RV8JD
This technique bears repeating. In a...

This technique bears repeating. In a uncontrolled pitch up where it's hard to get the nose down by just pushing the stick forward and you need to get the nose down quickly, the technique of rolling...
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