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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Everyone! The gear is out of whack for...

Thanks Everyone! The gear is out of whack for sure as I just kind of threw that stuff on for testing. I'll tweak and tune that first.

I like the internal spring trim systems. We don't have the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By Rallylancer122
Vertical Stab Offset

Hi All,

I just finished a significant rebuild of my Dad's RV-8 that included reskinning the rudder and remounting the vertical stab (new attach plate and holes). I mounted the fin centered per Vans...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,227
Posted By Rallylancer122
Knowledge is the antidote to anxiety. You are...

Knowledge is the antidote to anxiety. You are afraid of what you don't know. This is a good thing, as it puts you well ahead of a lot of pilots who don't know that they don't know enough. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 335
Posted By Rallylancer122
Rudder bowed

Hi All,

Dad dropped the rudder for our RV8 during the stab sb surgery and put a big kink in it. Doh! So I ordered a new skin and reskinned it. Folded rudder, pre-punched, fun and easy project....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just did this on our -8. I clamped it in...

I just did this on our -8. I clamped it in place, and match drilled up from the bottom, installing the bolts as I went. If the plane is complete, getting here is a royal pain as you have to crawl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,148
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fly your plane and don't do anything stupid, in...

Fly your plane and don't do anything stupid, in that order. You'll be fine. A few points to keep in mind:

- Go arounds are pretty infrequent
- You actually have a lot more time than you think on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rallylancer122
Todd, For sure! I didn't mean to insinuate...

Todd,

For sure! I didn't mean to insinuate removing the KX155. Especially since he already owns it. Just may want to add a GPS.

DEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you are going to actually use the plane for...

If you are going to actually use the plane for IFR, a GPS is almost a necessity. Yeah, most bigger airports still have an ILS, but all the neighboring airports have likely lost their VOR approaches...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just fixed this. I actually did 2. I had a...

I just fixed this. I actually did 2. I had a stab that the previous builder had screwed up the SB on, and vans recommended build a new one. So I bought another completed stab and did the SB. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'll second this. Lycoming has started more than...

I'll second this. Lycoming has started more than a few new engines.

You may want to have an IA go over the install before you start it just to make sure you didn't miss anything. Yes, you'll have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Rallylancer122
Cosmoline. Yes, you can still buy it. Yes, it's...

Cosmoline. Yes, you can still buy it. Yes, it's a pain to clean off. But when you can pull radial engine parts from WWII off the shelf, clean off the cosmoline, and they look like brand new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fly in to Oshkosh. It's not bad at all, and...

Fly in to Oshkosh. It's not bad at all, and fun!

That being said, don't do it at 7pm after flying 2 solid 9 hour days of summer thermal filled, heat stroking cross countries. This is no time to be...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,004
Posted By Rallylancer122
A few years back and coworker and I came up with...

A few years back and coworker and I came up with the "10% Rule". Basically for aircraft mods/parts that are non performance enhancing and non scheduled, owners will cough up to approximately 10% of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,069
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you get there early in the morning traffic is...

If you get there early in the morning traffic is generally light and you can slip in a request without to much fuss. Your profile says Rochester, MN, so if you leave at o dark thirty and get there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,978
Posted By Rallylancer122
You may want to call AOPA on this. (If you...

You may want to call AOPA on this. (If you aren't an AOPA member, you should be.) Every state has their own rules on taxes, and they can be extremely aggressive on collecting them. Remember,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By Rallylancer122
Like some others have mentioned, check the...

Like some others have mentioned, check the Lycoming parts catalog. It should show the recommended hardware. The older engines use PAL nuts as a safety. Depending on your particular setup, these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By Rallylancer122
Get your ppl first and figure out what kind of...

Get your ppl first and figure out what kind of flying you want to do. Lots of people have visions of all these trips they are going to take, only to find out they are really $100 hamburger guys, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just did this on a -8 I'm repairing and what...

I just did this on a -8 I'm repairing and what the other guys said is correct. Do the bends and everything else but leave the trimming until you fit the spar and transfer that hole location. Then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,158
Posted By Rallylancer122
No need to force the tail up. After 1 or 2...

No need to force the tail up. After 1 or 2 takeoffs you'll feel about the right stick position to hold to let the tail fly itself off. The airplane will fly itself off shortly after. Forcing the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rallylancer122
Ditto what Steve said. Most people consider dry...

Ditto what Steve said. Most people consider dry pumps to be on borrowed time after 500 hours, but it's not uncommon for them to fail before that. I was at an AOPA seminar a couple years ago and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,158
Posted By Rallylancer122
Like others said, takeoff happens fast. It's...

Like others said, takeoff happens fast. It's kind of hard to screw up, just watch the torque. Although I guess anything is possible, I can't imagine departure stalling one of these.

Landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Rallylancer122
When we built our RV-8 Dad put nutplates in...

When we built our RV-8 Dad put nutplates in everywhere. No pop rivets, no sheet metal screws. (Seriously, there is not a sheet metal screw in the plane.) Not a day goes by when I'm working on it now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By Rallylancer122
I did all my training a couple years ago in a...

I did all my training a couple years ago in a Cessna with dual VOR's and nothing else. No ADF, no DME, no GPS. It was ok, but as others have noted it was really limited. I was fortunate that our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,275
Posted By Rallylancer122
A while back a guy at the local airport died...

A while back a guy at the local airport died unexpectedly. His wife wasn't really into that aspect of his life, and a month later (without knowing any better) she poked around on the internet and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Rallylancer122
Oops, sorry about that. 210 is how ours is...

Oops, sorry about that. 210 is how ours is marked. I mistyped 200 in my original post. Sorry! Either way, still not right. I'll see if I can get United to make a new "RV-8" dial.

Thanks!
DEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Rallylancer122
Correct V speeds?

Hi All,

I'm switching my Dad's RV-8 from mph to kts. Currently we have a United 8025 airspeed indicator that has MPH on the outer scale and knots on the inner scale. When I asked United if that can...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-06-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Rallylancer122
Instrument Repair Shops

Hi All,

I'm refurbing my Dad's RV and need some instruments repaired/remarked. The airspeed is in MPH but I'd really rather have it in knots, so I was thinking of getting it remarked. Also the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Rallylancer122
RV-8 Horizontal Stabilizer Plans

I don't suppose anyone has a PDF of the -8 horiz. stab assembly plans they can email me? It's not a big deal, but I need to order some parts and my plans are in Dad's hanger which is a bit of a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Rallylancer122
Lightweight, hi power, electric motors are fairly...

Lightweight, hi power, electric motors are fairly available. What I can't seem to find is a lightweight 125Kw generator. If someone can crack that nut the hybrid drivetrain will likely be a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,872
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would second this. The last few years it seems...

I would second this. The last few years it seems like people are no longer reading (or understanding....or remembering) the notam. You used to NEVER hear people talking back to ATC or asking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you are using Lycoming cylinders I'd follow...

If you are using Lycoming cylinders I'd follow their instructions. In this case SI 1427C is the latest guidance on break in. In it they advocate a 15 minute ground run. They say you can do it on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By Rallylancer122
Lycoming, ECI, and Superior all have Service...

Lycoming, ECI, and Superior all have Service Letters that discuss proper break in procedure for overhauled engines (which would basically be the same as your new build). I would highly recommend...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,016
Posted By Rallylancer122
I broke a yoke a couple years ago and didn't know...

I broke a yoke a couple years ago and didn't know about the 3d printed option. That would be my first option. However, keep in mind that Bose headsets are TSO'd. If you repair it, it will likely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By Rallylancer122
Have you looked at flying it? If you have a...

Have you looked at flying it? If you have a friend with a Cherokee 6/Lance/Saratoga it will fit in the back pretty easy. You could probably get it into a 182 as well.

A long time ago (man, I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By Rallylancer122
I seem to recall an AC somewhere that classifies...

I seem to recall an AC somewhere that classifies ADS-B installs as minor changes, in which case an A&P can install and just log it in the aircraft log book. No 337 required.

As one of the other...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By Rallylancer122
Aero Composite Prop Contact Info

Hi All,

Is anybody still around from Aero Composite props? Back in the day my Dad did some R&D work for them on RV props. I had few questions about the prop that is now on our plane and I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,860
Posted By Rallylancer122
This has been my concern. In a previous life I...

This has been my concern. In a previous life I raced cars and we used these type systems. They worked good, but required a lot of tuning to the specific car, and anytime we changed something it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,753
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had an O-235 that used about 1 qt every 25...

I had an O-235 that used about 1 qt every 25 hours, and that was from major overhaul to about 600 hours when I sold it. I wish I could tell you we did something special, or had some top secret...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Rallylancer122
Is there something special about the M1B or your...

Is there something special about the M1B or your flywheel that makes it different from any other 360? If there isn't, I would be curious why this is necessary on my engine and not others.

DEM
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,972
Posted By Rallylancer122
I believe all the UAT units have the ability to...

I believe all the UAT units have the ability to "randomize" your ID when squawking 1200, whereas the 1030 units don't. For me, this is huge. No, I'm not a tin foil hat wearer who's paranoid about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,083
Posted By Rallylancer122
We didn't prime the inside of our RV-8 when we...

We didn't prime the inside of our RV-8 when we built it 20 years ago (beyond the parts Vans specifies). Our 60 year old biplane at the time had very little corrosion and wasn't even alclad. Dad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Rallylancer122
I understand Vans point, but ultimately its YOUR...

I understand Vans point, but ultimately its YOUR airplane. If you aren't happy with it, and you are going to worry about it every time you fly, send them back now and ask for new ones. May cost you...
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Rallylancer122
You'll have to walk the bolts off (loosen a bit,...

You'll have to walk the bolts off (loosen a bit, wiggle prop back, loosen some more). If you haven't done it before it's highly advised to have a helper acting as spotter. The prop isn't heavy, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,735
Posted By Rallylancer122
When I looked into it the battery density just...

When I looked into it the battery density just wasn't there yet for a traditional plane. That's why the few electric airplanes you do see are basically motor gliders. That being said, with some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By Rallylancer122
They have their own p/n's, so technically they...

They have their own p/n's, so technically they are different parts. I wouldn't be surprised if they use the same vendors for some of the parts, but most likely each has it's own drawings, specs, QA...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rallylancer122
What do you use for the backlighting? Thanks, DEM

What do you use for the backlighting?

Thanks,
DEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 14,220
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'm assuming the 7 is similar in landing...

I'm assuming the 7 is similar in landing performance to the 8? If so, you may not want to discount it's short field performance. My Dad's 8 with a constant speed prop can land freakishly short. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Rallylancer122
Keep in mind that you want to be able to access...

Keep in mind that you want to be able to access the ELT easily. The idea being that after an accident, if you have to leave the accident site (not recommended! But sometimes necessary), you can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,046
Posted By Rallylancer122
Before you go to far, keep in mind that a stock...

Before you go to far, keep in mind that a stock RV-8 will swallow an amazing amount of stuff, particularly if you are solo and don't have someone in the back seat. I loaded up to go to EAA one time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,795
Posted By Rallylancer122
When I got my commercial I was dismayed to find...

When I got my commercial I was dismayed to find it had no effect on my insurance. In fact I didn't see much from my instrument either. Besides more hours, about the only thing that has successfully...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By Rallylancer122
I used checkride dot com for the written. It's...

I used checkride dot com for the written. It's just the question bank, but it's pretty good. The questions all have explanations, and for the ones that didn't immediately make sense a plethora of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By Rallylancer122
Dumb question, but you verified the control on...

Dumb question, but you verified the control on the injector is moving all the way into the cutoff position when you move the control? I had the same problem on my Cessna and found that the cable...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-07-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 902
Posted By Rallylancer122
We riveted from the outside and bucked inside as...

We riveted from the outside and bucked inside as well. Cut some boards, get a good light, and take some time to get comfy in there. It's not that bad.

We also shimmed. Sometimes you couldn't tell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,289
Posted By Rallylancer122
Most popular kitplanes could likely be the basis...

Most popular kitplanes could likely be the basis for a certified plane. Sure, you'd have to use TSO'd parts everywhere, and probably do some engineering and development here and there (for things...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,792
Posted By Rallylancer122
Most law suits go where the money is. If you...

Most law suits go where the money is. If you have enough money to be sue-worthy, then you can probably afford to just park the airplane in the corner and look at it periodically as a loving reminder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By Rallylancer122
Before you got tearing into a set of wings, you...

Before you got tearing into a set of wings, you may want to have a DER or aerospace engineer take a look at it. There may be an on-wing repair you can do.

I found some bonus holes in the stab on my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,071
Posted By Rallylancer122
I heard that on some of the older Apollo/Garmin...

I heard that on some of the older Apollo/Garmin GPS's the LCD's could freeze. My Dad left one in an unheated hanger for a few years (Wisconsin) and when I put power to it last year it powered up but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,667
Posted By Rallylancer122
We had both a IO-360 and an IO-390 in our RV-8,...

We had both a IO-360 and an IO-390 in our RV-8, for about a 1000 hours each. There is no question the 390 is hands down the winner. Our 360 was built and dyno'd around 210. But that was downhill...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-18-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,596
Posted By Rallylancer122
I've had one in my Cessna 170 for a little over 3...

I've had one in my Cessna 170 for a little over 3 years. It cranks over my O360 Lycoming (B&C starter) just fine. If it's cold, which around here is 5-10 degF, and I haven't extensively preheated,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-12-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,303
Posted By Rallylancer122
Sorry, it's not 40 amps continuous, that's max....

Sorry, it's not 40 amps continuous, that's max. (Actually I think it adds up to 37.5 or something like that, and I was just rounding up.) I would expect the steady state to be in the 20-25 amp range....
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rallylancer122
We had a similar issue on our wings. When...

We had a similar issue on our wings. When closing out the wings you end up with your arm stuck way in there bucking, and a couple times I fumbled the bar. No big deal until we turned it over and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,303
Posted By Rallylancer122
Avionics Master Relay

Hi All,

I'd like to install a relay to activate my avionics buss. I have about 40 amps on the buss, and that's too much to run through the rocker switch I have. (I'm rehabbing my Dad's -8, and it...
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