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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-17-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By RV8JD
Is this vitriol really necessary? The Van's flap...

Is this vitriol really necessary?

The Van's flap motor on my previous RV-8 was still working fine when I sold the airplane last December with 1938 Tach hours on it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,688
Posted By RV8JD
See my post #27 above. Sean Tucker purposely...

See my post #27 above. Sean Tucker purposely ducked and still the departing canopy hit his helmet hard enough to leave dents in it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,688
Posted By RV8JD
Yup. This info may be of interest. An actual...

Yup. This info may be of interest. An actual canopy jettison incident where the pilot (Sean Tucker) had time to plan his leaving the airplane. In the video linked below, Sean Tucker talks about his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,239
Posted By RV8JD
See Section 5.1, 5.5, and 5.12 regarding removing...

See Section 5.1, 5.5, and 5.12 regarding removing the vinyl:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-ALL_05.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By RV8JD
Try this...

Try this link:

https://flightphysical.com/index.php
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By RV8JD
Do you folks have an FAA or Contract tower...

Do you folks have an FAA or Contract tower operating during the fly-in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By RV8JD
Another Data Point

I had a TruTrak Gemini PFD installed in my previous RV-8 that I sold last December. The Gemini PFD had about 800 hours on it when I sold the airplane, and it worked perfectly during that time. The...
Forum: GPS 09-03-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,055
Posted By RV8JD
This will help answer your...

This will help answer your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By RV8JD
Yep, the tax assessors are getting pretty wily,...

Yep, the tax assessors are getting pretty wily, even up here in Washington State.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By RV8JD
You'd think they would want to track the "BECKHAM...

You'd think they would want to track the "BECKHAM 1"! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,961
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, but the difference now is that there is a...

Yes, but the difference now is that there is a growing number of mostly non-aviation folks who want all the lead out of all gasoline due to environmental concerns, and have sued to accomplish that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-26-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By RV8JD
Congrats on the purchase! I think this is...

Congrats on the purchase! I think this is it:

http://dweiler.org/page47/files/clown2.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By RV8JD
How about Walt's...

How about Walt's (http://expaircraft.com):

http://expaircraft.com/PDF/RV-Cond-inspection.pdf
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, I know. We had one here a week and a half...

Yes, I know. We had one here a week and a half ago when F-15s were scrambled out of Portland to intercept the Q400 stolen from SeaTac. And we have had other supersonic intercepts in the Seattle...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By RV8JD
Obviously, I'm well aware of that. Your post...

Obviously, I'm well aware of that. Your post seemed to indicate that there was no civilian rule that prohibited civil supersonic overflight over land.
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By RV8JD
14 CFR 91.817 - Civil aircraft sonic boom

Well, there is 14 CFR 91.817 - Civil aircraft sonic boom:

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.817

91.817 Civil aircraft sonic boom.
(a) No person may operate a civil aircraft in the United...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,083
Posted By RV8JD
Boelube vs Boeshield T-9

Boelube versus Boeshield...
Forum: RV-3 08-23-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,453
Posted By RV8JD
Looks like it is actually +6/-3 g's. But I'm...

Looks like it is actually +6/-3 g's. But I'm sure that will be sufficient.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-23-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By RV8JD
John, I sent you a PM with contact info for...

John,

I sent you a PM with contact info for someone who can do what you're looking for.

Good luck on your RV search!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By RV8JD
PM or email me your email address and I'll send...

PM or email me your email address and I'll send you DWG OP03, that shows the "ground adjustable" rudder pedal setup for the RV-8. It will give you an idea of what it takes to move them.
Forum: RV-4 08-20-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By RV8JD
Didn't read the posts in this thread, did you? ...

Didn't read the posts in this thread, did you? Watch the video in Post #6.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-19-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,592
Posted By RV8JD
Or just put the flaps down all at once somewhere...

Or just put the flaps down all at once somewhere between midfield downwind and abeam the touchdown spot. Then you can concentrate on flying the airplane and looking for traffic.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-18-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By RV8JD
Ah, that's easy: The American Taxpayer, of...

Ah, that's easy: The American Taxpayer, of course! ;)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,158
Posted By RV8JD
Hmmm ... 2100+ Hobbs hours in my previous RV-8...

Hmmm ... 2100+ Hobbs hours in my previous RV-8 with TW chains. It was a pussycat. JDAir steering link on my current RV-8, it's also a pussycat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By RV8JD
That's pretty cool: the setting and the...

That's pretty cool: the setting and the mission!

Your pic:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1818/43323525394_f86cb39a00_b.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the late Joe Blank’s deadstick landing...

Check out the late Joe Blank’s deadstick landing video at the Alvord Desert:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141918

Read Joe’s thoughts in post #8 also.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,360
Posted By RV8JD
Look up the propeller's Type Certificate Data...

Look up the propeller's Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) and see what prop/engine combinations are approved.

For example, here is a link to the TCDS (P-920) for the Hartzell HC-C2Y series that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By RV8JD
See this thread and Post #5 for...

See this thread and Post #5 for picture.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=160573
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,071
Posted By RV8JD
Nothing to do with tie down rings, but...

Nothing to do with tie down rings, but interesting data in this note regarding the temperature differences between various colored fiberglass panels with epoxy...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon

These two links from Dynon may offer some insight. The first link is a product ordering guide and includes descriptions of their products & systems. The second is a pricing estimator which lists...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-06-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,027
Posted By RV8JD
To paraphrase an old saying, "You can never be be...

To paraphrase an old saying, "You can never be be too rich or too thin, have too many airplanes, or have too many GPS' in each!" ;)

(Alas, none of those apply to me.)
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By RV8JD
Or get it straight from the horse's mouth (i.e.,...

Or get it straight from the horse's mouth (i.e., ICAO). Type "Van's" in the "Manufacturer" search field.

https://www.icao.int/publications/DOC8643/Pages/Search.aspx

The poor RV-1 has been left...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By RV8JD
Lycoming Parts Catalog

For future reference, here is a link to the Lycoming Parts Catalog for the IO, AIO-360-A, -B Series (Wide Cylinder Flange Models)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, Hartzell bought...

Yup, Hartzell bought Sky-Tec:

https://www.flyingmag.com/hartzell-announces-acquisition-sky-tec
"Sky-Tec will continue manufacturing its starters and solenoids under its brand in Granbury, Texas,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-03-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,011
Posted By RV8JD
Nice pics! I can't imagine trying to keep "Doc"...

Nice pics!

I can't imagine trying to keep "Doc" polished! (Pic below stolen from your posted link)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/43656005311_0635fc4f70_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/29vJrqK)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,836
Posted By RV8JD
Just a note: 60 psi oil pressure is the Normal...

Just a note: 60 psi oil pressure is the Normal Operating Minimum. You'd usually want it higher than that, and certainly not any lower.

http://i68.tinypic.com/24bqnuv.jpg
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-02-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By RV8JD
I think he was referring to Tony Bingelis' book...

I think he was referring to Tony Bingelis' book "Firewall Forward".

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa-shop/Homebuilders_Corner/2251603200000__bingelis-firewall-forward

or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By RV8JD
Not quite. AeroShell uses a leading "W" to...

Not quite. AeroShell uses a leading "W" to designate AD oils, as in W100, W100 Plus, and W15W50 multi-vis oil. The middle "W" in W15W50 stands for "Winter", as was pointed out earlier. AeroShell...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By RV8JD
As mentioned in Post #4, AeroShell "Plus" oils...

As mentioned in Post #4, AeroShell "Plus" oils (W100 Plus and W80 Plus) and AeroShell W15W50 multi-vis oil have the Lycoming LW 16702 anti-wear additive. The AeroShell W100 and W80 oils do not. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By RV8JD
The label above them says, "Only attempt to reset...

The label above them says, "Only attempt to reset circuit breakers once, if essential for continued safe flight"

Leads me to believe they are CBs.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By RV8JD
To expand on what you wrote, for single weight...

To expand on what you wrote, for single weight oils the "W" stands for an ashless dispersant oil, as opposed to a straight mineral oil. For example, AeroShell W100 or W100 Plus are ashless dispersant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,287
Posted By RV8JD
Don't overlook the AeroShell "Plus" oils (W100...

Don't overlook the AeroShell "Plus" oils (W100 Plus and W80 Plus) and AeroShell W15W50 multi-vis oil. They both have the Lycoming LW 16702 anti-wear and anti-corrosion additive. Note that this...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By RV8JD
When putting the cowl on or taking it off, I use...

When putting the cowl on or taking it off, I use a piece of thick cardstock paper between the cowl and spinner. Thin cardboard can be used, but most cardboard is usually too thick. It's cut such...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,762
Posted By RV8JD
I've never seen or heard Van's advise against...

I've never seen or heard Van's advise against spins in the RV-8. There is a section regarding RV-8 spin entry and recovery techniques on page 15-18 of the RV-8/-8A Construction Manual. (In that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,248
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, this! And MONEY (Big $$$$$ ...) is why the...

Yup, this! And MONEY (Big $$$$$ ...) is why the EAA has generally been opened up to all segments of GA. ;)

http://seaplanemagazine.com/2017/07/27/eaa-good-place-jack-pelton-says/

"EAA Treasurer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By RV8JD
Congrats Mike, to you and your Team! Well done!

Congrats Mike, to you and your Team! Well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 36,248
Posted By RV8JD
Remember this bozo, Sen. James...

Remember this bozo, Sen. James Inhofe?

https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/inhofe_senator_closed_runway_texas_faa_investigate_203537-1.html

"Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) says he won't guarantee...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-23-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By RV8JD
And here is a good article discussing EGTs, by...

And here is a good article discussing EGTs, by Mike Busch:

http://www.gami.com/articles/egt_myths.pdf
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,261
Posted By RV8JD
Can't beat that, of course! One mag and one LSE...

Can't beat that, of course! One mag and one LSE Plasma III (and RV-8 engine specs as in Post #56). Here are screenshots at 17,500' MSL (18,645' DA), running at less than max RPM. RV-8 engine specs...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-22-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,261
Posted By RV8JD
So these posts spurred me on to don Oxygen and...

So these posts spurred me on to don Oxygen and see what my "short winged" RV-8 would do at altitude. My RV-8 has a YIO-360-M1B (180 HP) with a Slick Mag and a Lightspeed Plasma III EI, and a Hartzell...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By RV8JD
Does this link help with your...

Does this link help with your questions?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/order_forms/rv-14_qb_order_form.pdf

It lists the prices of the Empennage/Tailcone Kit, Quickbuild Kit (only includes wings...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-21-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a nice pic of the San Juans I took at...

Here is a nice pic of the San Juans I took at Sunset:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-46cRZ4D/0/d3c06d73/L/i-46cRZ4D-L.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,315
Posted By RV8JD
Vne in TAS

And that is a Vne of 200 KTS (230 MPH) TAS:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/letters/RV-14_V_speeds.pdf

The RV-8 has the same Vne. Sometimes it's tough to stay below that Vne when descending from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By RV8JD
Watch the 6-part SkyView Training Class videos on...

Watch the 6-part SkyView Training Class videos on Dynon’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/DynonAvionics). They're pretty good.

Here is a link to the SkyView Pilot's user Guide...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-19-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,029
Posted By RV8JD
That happened to me also, in February 2016. I...

That happened to me also, in February 2016. I was flying around the Olympic Peninsula counterclockwise from Arlington, with a stop at Hoquiam to walk the shorebird trail and have a snack. After...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,531
Posted By RV8JD
The FAA conducted a special review of the Zodiac...

The FAA conducted a special review of the Zodiac CH 601 XL and CH 650 airplanes and accidents, and published their findings (including suggested changes to the ASTM Consensus Standards):

Special...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,982
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, Thanks for the information.

Steve,

Thanks for the information.
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,982
Posted By RV8JD
GDL 50 & ForeFlight

Two thoughts:

- It's interesting that "g3xpert" has not commented on this. Cannot if it will be announced at Oshkosh.

- There may be some downward price pressure on the GDL 50 with the...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,982
Posted By RV8JD
Neither ForeFlight...

Neither ForeFlight (https://foreflight.com/connect/garmin/) nor Garmin (https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/618688) acknowledge that the GDL 50 and ForeFlight work with each other ... yet. But I...
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,982
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the explanation. I haven't seen that....

Thanks for the explanation. I haven't seen that. I found this in the ForeFlight Mobile Pilot's Guide.

"Device Disconnect

The Device Disconnect alert is triggered if the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,982
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "ADSB has...

I'm not quite sure what you mean by "ADSB has disconnected alerts". I've used the GDL 50 (v2.11) feeding ForeFlight (v10.2) for several flights since my post on July 11th, and ADS-B weather &...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By RV8JD
I enjoyed your video. Good luck with the build!

I enjoyed your video. Good luck with the build!
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