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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By Saville
what version of Boelube do you guys use? The...

what version of Boelube do you guys use?

The medium paste: 70307-02-001 - 1 ?

soft paste: 70302-12-001 - 1 ?

Or some other?

thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
Yes agreed, and then the conversation moved to...

Yes agreed, and then the conversation moved to whether or not saying "RV" was good enough....whether or not RV is SUFFICIENT to convey "experimental". In my opinion it is not.

It is a proven fact...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
It was settled - pages and pages ago. You are...

It was settled - pages and pages ago. You are required to use the word "experimental" on your first call-up. After that it's not required.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
gmcjetpilot says: " Most controllers are...

gmcjetpilot says:

" Most controllers are pilots/airplane fans.
They know what an RV is."

How do you know this?????

I can tell you that 2 sets of controllers at Beverly Municipal Airport did not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
Yes that is what YOU think and that's what YOU...

Yes that is what YOU think and that's what YOU would rather know.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
That is a risk you needn't take. It's not like...

That is a risk you needn't take. It's not like your getting massive benefit from not following the rules. The cost/benefit isn't there.

This rule - like a lot of others - isn't strongly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
However...... If there's an accident and you...

However......

If there's an accident and you didn't follow the rules, you can expect to have that used against you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
I do. First call only (if they respond).

I do. First call only (if they respond).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
Only if everyone knows what an RV is. Part of the...

Only if everyone knows what an RV is. Part of the disagreement here is whether or not everyone knows what an RV is.

My Class D airport ATC did not. Had absolutely zero clue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
I explained how it was different. And I would...

I explained how it was different.

And I would argue exactly the opposite....from personal experience both what I was aware of before 2015 and the fact that pilots who come up to me to look at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
But they ARE alerted to look for something other...

But they ARE alerted to look for something other than a typical spam can. They are put on a heightened alert. They now know the situation is a trifle bit different than if a cherokee was coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
Other pilots may not know what they are. I didn't...

Other pilots may not know what they are. I didn't until 2015.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,793
Posted By Saville
Actually I asked the tower guys at my home...

Actually I asked the tower guys at my home airport if they would prefer me saying Van's or Van's RV-8 and they said NO....they want:

Experimental November 880 Bravo Charlie.

First time only.

After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,313
Posted By Saville
Ihaven't found any RV-unfriendly airports. But...

Ihaven't found any RV-unfriendly airports.

But I have found tailwheel unfriendly airports in that they don't have 3 point tie downs - just 2 point. Signature at KSYR (Syracuse NY) is one such...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 61,254
Posted By Saville
Yeah that's how I got the greasers. added a bit...

Yeah that's how I got the greasers. added a bit of power.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 61,254
Posted By Saville
Landing with PAX

Well I got a nice reminder today that having a pax of substantial weight (i.e. an adult not a kid) can have an effect on landing.....

1st landing - bounce go around
2nd bounce bounce bounce go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 925
Views: 209,539
Posted By Saville
Just a quick reminder - in case youa re looking...

Just a quick reminder - in case youa re looking for something to do (which I bet you'r e not ;) ):

A P-51 "fluted " throttle handle that slips over the standard cylindrical throttle handle. Extend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
I have a Mini Softie with the 16" wide container...

I have a Mini Softie with the 16" wide container and I like it. It does push me forward about an inch more than the back pad on my seat so I remove the backpad when using the chute. The wider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
I wear the chute all the time. Helmet only when...

I wear the chute all the time. Helmet only when I'm doing acro.

I will occasionally fly acro with a pax - if I can get them a chute.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
No I don't have that impression (that IAC is only...

No I don't have that impression (that IAC is only about competition acro).

And given the choice, I'd say I'm a Kinkaid man myself. Certainly as compared to Ross.;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
The first choice in the poll is what leads me to...

The first choice in the poll is what leads me to believe the underlying question is why don't more people want to compete.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
To answer the poll: There is no choice that...

To answer the poll:

There is no choice that applies to me. I do fly acro. I am interested in competition. But I don't have the flying time to put into the practice it takes.

Also I could go to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
I wouldn't dream of telling you RV'ers want to be...

I wouldn't dream of telling you RV'ers want to be Bob Ross's of the sky.....

Thomas Kinkaid's maybe ;)

But you say there are "way too many....not to be interested..." But yet that's what seems to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,408
Posted By Saville
Nothing keeps me from flying aerobatics in my...

Nothing keeps me from flying aerobatics in my RV-8. I so so just about every time I fly unless it's a cross country.

I have about 60 hours aerobatic training and experience; trained in a Super...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,161
Posted By Saville
Unlike others I NEVER use USPS if I can avoid it....

Unlike others I NEVER use USPS if I can avoid it. The packages always take longer to arrive and many of them are damaged. I just find UPS to be more reliable and that's what counts to me.

YMMV
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-12-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,933
Posted By Saville
Is there a circuit diagram that shows how to...

Is there a circuit diagram that shows how to modify a key-switch system to push button?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By Saville
Hi Al. Thanks for the replies. When you pump...

Hi Al. Thanks for the replies.

When you pump the throttle, say 4 times for example, do you bring it back to idle during the first three pumps? Or stop short - somewhere near the 1000 rpm position?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By Saville
I've never been able to master this technique -...

I've never been able to master this technique - it just cranks and cranks and cranks and I' afraid I've flooded it. Two questions:

1) How fast do you pump the throttle for those 2-4 shots?

2)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By Saville
Hi Charlie, I wondered about that myself but I...

Hi Charlie,

I wondered about that myself but I found it to be a very simple transition.
But you could always rent a glass plane and go up with a flight instructor to see how well you handle it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,021
Posted By Saville
Agreed...to a point. "joy" means a lower cost....

Agreed...to a point. "joy" means a lower cost. But there is still cost. Such as flight time, and time for other things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Saville
Don't know Mike it came with the plane. It's a...

Don't know Mike it came with the plane. It's a cheap thing that plugs into the cigarette lighter. It could be the source of noise...or maybe the carrier of noise. the noise sounds something like a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Saville
That's what I use. Though, again, when I plug...

That's what I use. Though, again, when I plug the power cord into ships power I get some interference on the audio. I don't think it's the GoPro or the adapter's fault. I have a noisy power line I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 820
Posted By Saville
I have a GoPro Hero 4 and I use an adapter which...

I have a GoPro Hero 4 and I use an adapter which plugs into the GoPro and goes in between the headphone speaker jack in the plane and the headset jack.

This gives me very good sound...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,021
Posted By Saville
I think one needs to place some sort of value on...

I think one needs to place some sort of value on time spend building. Thousands of hours. Hard to place a monetary value on that but it's a cost nevertheless.

That's thousands of hours you could be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By Saville
In general I would think having the image focused...

In general I would think having the image focused at infinity is important for final approaches. You want to flick back and forth between the HUD ("Am I too slow?") and the runway ("are there animals...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By Saville
I wasn't advocating for the Raspberry Pi path - I...

I wasn't advocating for the Raspberry Pi path - I was simply pointing out that there are ways to add capability to a Pi-based solution.

I agree that if EFIS outputs can be easily accessed and used,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,519
Posted By Saville
It seems to me that data acquisition is now a...

It seems to me that data acquisition is now a solved problem. And with a Raspberry Pi you can add an OAT sensor easily - there's a hat for that. And there's a hat for pressure sensors so you could...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,307
Posted By Saville
Yeah I had the dimension to the back of hte main...

Yeah I had the dimension to the back of hte main connector from the docs. But I was wondering what is required for the wiring - how much is "a little more"?

Also I was wondering if the altitude...
Forum: ADS-B 02-03-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,307
Posted By Saville
Can anyone tell me what the all up required depth...

Can anyone tell me what the all up required depth behind the panel that is required for a GTX 335, the Altitude encoder, all plugs in is?

I need to determine if the space between the RB-8 instrument...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,755
Posted By Saville
Well by "possible" I meant "Would it work and...

Well by "possible" I meant "Would it work and would it not be aggressively ugly" ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,755
Posted By Saville
I don't have a wind screen in front of me so this...

I don't have a wind screen in front of me so this may be the dumbest idea of all time but:

Can you remove a center section of a standard bubble windscreen and replace it with framing and a flat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
If a GPS receiver antenna puck is moved out to...

If a GPS receiver antenna puck is moved out to the wingtip, does it's orientation matter? If it's mounted "upright" as if on a glare shield, I take it that being upside down doesn't affect...
Forum: COMM 01-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Saville
GPS Antenna cable length question

Hi all, I was thinking of installing a GPS puck in one wingtip. To do that, of course, requires that I run the antenna cable the legth of the wing and into the fuselage.

What, if anything, are the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
Very helpful post. So when you moved the Dynon...

Very helpful post.

So when you moved the Dynon puck to the wingtip, I take it that the extra wire run inside the wing does not affect antenna performance/signal?

Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,307
Posted By Saville
Which is one reason I'm considering the 335 as...

Which is one reason I'm considering the 335 as opposed to the GDL 82. I just may want to fly to Canada.
Forum: ADS-B 01-16-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,307
Posted By Saville
Does anyone know if there is enough space behind...

Does anyone know if there is enough space behind the RV-8 instrument panel to contain the 1.3" longer 335?

I have a GTX 327 as well and I'm wrestling with the two options:

1. GDL-82

2. GTX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,566
Posted By Saville
Would you please supply a pointer to your web...

Would you please supply a pointer to your web page? Or is it the "Builder Log" you list? I checked there but didn't see any "products"

thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,566
Posted By Saville
I think you're going to find that other's...

I think you're going to find that other's dimensions will get you close but in the end you will have to determine if you are getting the requisite throw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,566
Posted By Saville
Building a new throttle quadrant is on my long...

Building a new throttle quadrant is on my long list of projects for my RV-8.

The P-51 quadrant had two locking levers - I believe it was concentric shafts but I'll have to look at the plans for the...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Saville
And that amplifier inside the electret mike is a...

And that amplifier inside the electret mike is a JFET transistor yes? That's what I'm seeing in circuit diagrams on the web.



I wonder how an electret would work inside a rubber oxygen mask..I can...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Saville
Ah I see. Thanks. Next Question: Aside from...

Ah I see. Thanks.

Next Question:

Aside from volume and left-right controls, what do the electronics do in a NON-ANR headset? Anything else?
Forum: COMM 01-07-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Saville
Yeah that makes sense - why didn't I think of...

Yeah that makes sense - why didn't I think of that:

If the two inputs are not subtracted within the mike then you need more wires to carry the two signals into the headset for "subtraction".

Thanks...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Saville
Electret Microphone question

So if you have a NON-ANR headset you still have those electret mikes which have two mike inputs....the one near your lips and the one on the other side.

From what I've read the noise in the headset...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By Saville
Hmm ......cooling. Didn't realize that temps were...

Hmm ......cooling. Didn't realize that temps were a factor and that the board could get hot.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By Saville
Switching to an Infinity grip is one of my...

Switching to an Infinity grip is one of my ongoing projects as well. I plan to have:

PTT
Flaps up and down (switch left of the coolie hat)
Auto pilot disconnect
Coolie hat forward and back is pitch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
Well I was looking at the data points after the...

Well I was looking at the data points after the loop - the dip and then the rise. My speed was increasing yet the data points are getting closer together in the dive and then further apart in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
Yes precisely what I had in mind.

Yes precisely what I had in mind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
So last week I decided to fly some simple tests...

So last week I decided to fly some simple tests to determine how useful the Foreflight Track Logger is in capturing data for Flight Tests.

So I flew a simple plan which consisted of taking off,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
That idea occurred tome as I was flying wind...

That idea occurred tome as I was flying wind direction determination circles last week and using my Foreflight Track Logger to capture the data:

If I had a Flight Data Recorder (FDR), the wind...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
DIY would cost $100 give or take and some...

DIY would cost $100 give or take and some time.

Were I to update the panel the task would take me months just to do the panel. Then there's the question of whether or not I'd have to swap out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
As I wrote at the start of my post, I don't have...

As I wrote at the start of my post, I don't have an EFIS that supplies the requisite "serial stream".

I'm confident the data logging capabilities of the Pi or an Arduino will work.

it's the data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,755
Posted By Saville
Flight Data Recorders: Foreflight logger, Arduino, Raspberry Pi

Hi all,

Lately I've gotten the bug to create a Flight Data Recorder using an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi. I've read Nigelspeedy's entries with interest, but he has the use of a system that's well...
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