VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.22 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: RV8JD
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By RV8JD
Rudder Differences

Many of the differences in the rudders are covered in the thread below. It will take a little reading, but there is a lot of good info there, including pictures (Post #59) and...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By RV8JD
You may be aware that you can order a copy of an...

You may be aware that you can order a copy of an airplane's records from the FAA on CD-ROM for $10 (or paper copies). You do need not to be the owner. Among other things, it will contain a copy of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By RV8JD
Sounds like a great question to pose to B&C...

Sounds like a great question to pose to B&C directly.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-13-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,584
Posted By RV8JD
NTSB Preliminary Accident Report

The NTSB Preliminary Accident Report (https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20181012X12629&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA) has been published.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,060
Posted By RV8JD
Below is the list of FAA-Approved (as of...

Below is the list of FAA-Approved (as of 1-Nov-2018) NavWorx units that will qualify for the new FAA rebate program when coupled with an approved position source, per this table from the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By RV8JD
Walt being an authorized Garmin dealer is noted...

Walt being an authorized Garmin dealer is noted in his signature. Both units were stated as being New in his first post, and "BNIB" in the title stands for "Brand New In Box".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,969
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks Dan.

Thanks Dan.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,969
Posted By RV8JD
Good stuff Dan. Do you know if Lord offers an...

Good stuff Dan. Do you know if Lord offers an "Aerobatic" mount/isolator?
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8JD
The CHTs seem almost too low to be believable. ...

The CHTs seem almost too low to be believable. Is there any way the readings could be incorrect somehow?
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-08-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,141
Posted By RV8JD
F-15s come to mind! :D

F-15s come to mind! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon's out-of-warranty flat rate repair costs...

Dynon's out-of-warranty flat rate repair costs (3rd tab):

http://dynonavionics.com/warranty-returns.php
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By RV8JD
That doesn't look like a Bell tailwheel fork. A...

That doesn't look like a Bell tailwheel fork. A Bell TW fork looks like this:

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1120.htm

https://cdn3.volusion.com/glckw.nxstp/v/vspfiles/photos/1120-2.jpg
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By RV8JD
I looked into this about a year ago for my...

I looked into this about a year ago for my previous RV-8. It had a Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/F7666A-2 C/S prop that was purchased against its Builder Number. I wanted to purchase a new Hartzell...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-02-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,515
Posted By RV8JD
Glad it worked for you. It's my standard work...

Glad it worked for you. It's my standard work flow for pics.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,628
Posted By RV8JD
I think when the folks at Van's get bored and...

I think when the folks at Van's get bored and need a good chuckle, they read this thread! :D

And yes, the Cub, in all its reincarnations, has been done to death.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By RV8JD
+1

+1 Ditto!
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By RV8JD
The "Cage Gyros" button in the 3D Vision Menu...

The "Cage Gyros" button in the 3D Vision Menu resets pitch & roll.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkS4bpw/0/5bb5dadd/S/i-KkS4bpw-S.jpg
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,083
Posted By RV8JD
Catalina Island Runway Repairs

The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy to the rescue!

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/30/marines-to-help-repair-catalina-airport-runway/

"In January about 100 Marines, part of the 1st Marine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By RV8JD
Aircraft Magneto Service

Aircraft Magneto Service has a good reputation:

http://www.aircraftmagnetoservice.net

(And now they take Bitcoin! Got a chuckle out of that.)
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By RV8JD
You may have seen these already, but Dynon's...

You may have seen these already, but Dynon's videos on their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/DynonAvionics) helped me a lot in getting up to speed on the SkyView Touch and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By RV8JD
"The real story behind the proposed changes to LSA"

An interesting article on the whole debacle by Dan Johnson, the President of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association:

"The real story behind the proposed changes to LSA...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By RV8JD
Coffee --> Relief System

Now you're going to have to install a relief system like certain sailplanes have for their pilots (http://aviation.derosaweb.net/relief/). The trick is to place the outflow vent such that it doesn't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-28-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By RV8JD
FYI. Garmin has a $50 year-end rebate offer for...

FYI. Garmin has a $50 year-end rebate offer for the AERA 660 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/graphics/promos/2018/2018%20Aviation%20Year-end%20Rebate.pdf).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By RV8JD
Interesting. http://aircraftinstruments.com/mach_...

Interesting.

http://aircraftinstruments.com/mach_iii_air_data_computer/

http://aircraftinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mach_III_02-1.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By RV8JD
Also, manually record your HOBBS and TACH time,...

Also, manually record your HOBBS and TACH time, as these two pieces of information are not saved in the exported settings file. See page 21-3 of the System Installation Guide...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-25-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks to both of you. Appreciate it! (But I...

Thanks to both of you. Appreciate it! (But I think some might disagree with your last statement, Nedim! :eek: )
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By RV8JD
Today's FP "What is This?"

Yes, probably a holding area for the recalled Volkswagens that didn't comply with US emissions regulations.

In Washington State we have two VW holding areas at the never-completed Satsop nuclear...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-25-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By RV8JD
Van's sells spare/replacement fuel caps (P/N...

Van's sells spare/replacement fuel caps (P/N T-406A) and parts:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1540499463-444-669&browse=am&product=fuel-cap
Forum: Safety 10-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,871
Posted By RV8JD
I see some, but not all, P-3s out of Whidbey NAS...

I see some, but not all, P-3s out of Whidbey NAS on ADS-B IN. Have not picked up any EA-18G Growlers that operate from there yet. The Navy plans to increase the number of Growlers based there to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,867
Posted By RV8JD
I agree, this practice should not be allowed. I...

I agree, this practice should not be allowed. I wrote the FAA folks a couple of years ago, at this address FAA.Aircraft.Registry@faa.gov , and the response was that they could not stop...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,673
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon's EMS units attempt to calculate % Power...

Dynon's EMS units attempt to calculate % Power correctly when LOP:

http://preflight.dynonavionics.com/2014/02/did-you-know-percent-power-dynon-way.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By RV8JD
Not to mention the hundred's of questions about...

Not to mention the hundred's of questions about the details of the analysis Van's would be peppered with!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By RV8JD
Looks like clecos holding the tip on.

Looks like clecos holding the tip on.
Forum: Safety 10-16-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,873
Posted By RV8JD
True, except for Sport Pilots. A sport pilot may...

True, except for Sport Pilots. A sport pilot may not act as pilot in command of a light-sport aircraft without visual reference to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 630
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the heads-up. My mechanical fuel...

Thanks for the heads-up.

My mechanical fuel pump's date of manufacture missed the effectivity date in the SB you mentioned by one month, so my pump was not affected.

I just dug out the paperwork...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By RV8JD
In addition to the control surface deflection...

In addition to the control surface deflection limits in BillL's post above, here is another constraint on rudder deflection - a minimum of 1" between the rudder and the elevators. This was taken...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 27,584
Posted By RV8JD
Info and...

Info and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-13-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By RV8JD
Sorry I can't help, but you may want to also post...

Sorry I can't help, but you may want to also post this question on the Dynon Forum:

http://dynonavionics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,315
Posted By RV8JD
FlightAware shows...

FlightAware shows you:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N881MM

So I assume the FAA has detected OUT from your Midget Mustang too.
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By RV8JD
I have a GDL 50 feeding an AERA 660 (and...

I have a GDL 50 feeding an AERA 660 (and Foreflight running on an iPad Mini 4). One Garmin feature I really like is their TargetTrend technology, which is displayed on the AERA 660.

The feature...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-09-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, all good. Thanks.

Yup, all good. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By RV8JD
FYI: The first two images in your first post are...

FYI: The first two images in your first post are not showing for me, and none of the images in your second post are visible to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By RV8JD
1650 Pounds?

In the EAA Forum, Ron Wanttaja postulates that the 3600 pounds might be a conversion error from kilograms, and the new limit would be 1650 pounds for LSAs. It does make some sense as 3600 pounds...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-06-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By RV8JD
Check out DanH's post below. You may just need to...

Check out DanH's post below. You may just need to loosen and retorque the four bolts that attach the spinner bulkhead to the prop hub. Worked for me and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,144
Posted By RV8JD
Wow!

DR and all the Moderators must have taken the day off today! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By RV8JD
Aerosport Power in Kamloops, B.C. works on LASAR...

Aerosport Power in Kamloops, B.C. works on LASAR mags. They do the 500 hour inspections for about $300 USD per mag, which includes the basic replacement parts, plus shipping. ...
Forum: GPS 10-01-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 229,649
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks. Actually, ForeFlight began working with...

Thanks. Actually, ForeFlight began working with the Garmin GDL 50 as of FF v10.2, around 7/11/2018.

Noted here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1272800&postcount=22

One thing...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,754
Posted By RV8JD
Van's article, "An Aerobatic Epistle"...

Van's article, "An Aerobatic Epistle" (http://www.vansairforce.net/safety/AnAerobaticEpistle.pdf), was originally published in the 6th Issue, 1998 of the RVator. It's also included in "27 Years of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-30-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,754
Posted By RV8JD
Read Van's article, "An Aerobatic...

Read Van's article, "An Aerobatic Epistle":

http://www.vansairforce.net/safety/AnAerobaticEpistle.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,285
Posted By RV8JD
It's interesting to note that back in 2013,...

It's interesting to note that back in 2013, Robinson Helicopter issued Service Letters deleting the need for safety wire on many components in their helicopters, including the engine oil...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-29-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,620
Posted By RV8JD
Looks like it's more fun if you climb out on the...

Looks like it's more fun if you climb out on the wing first! Good part starts at about 2:05.

https://youtu.be/2uMZ9w7tbgc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,641
Posted By RV8JD
How do folks know you're not flying the slower...

How do folks know you're not flying the slower RV-12?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,764
Posted By RV8JD
With Van's redefining Vne in terms of TAS, my...

With Van's redefining Vne in terms of TAS, my RV-8 with a YIO-360-M1B will exceed its Vne of 230 MPH TAS if I don't bring back the power in a descent. Van's (possibly conservative) redefinition of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,894
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, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,894
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, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,600
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By RV8JD
Try this...

Try this link:

https://flightphysical.com/index.php
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,460
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By RV8JD
This will help answer your...

This will help answer your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
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, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,728
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
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.