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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,977
Posted By Champ
I have Infinity grips front & back with switches...

I have Infinity grips front & back with switches as shown on the cockpit placards...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 30,645
Posted By Champ
First one on my list is only 15 min away (RV...

First one on my list is only 15 min away (RV time). In case you can't make out the sign its Pelee Island (in Lake Erie), Ontario - CYPT. Canada's Southern Most Airport. Next time i'll add some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Champ
+1 on Carl's points. I did put in a trap door for...

+1 on Carl's points. I did put in a trap door for easier access to battery, strobe power pack and ELT. Also ran the Odyssey charge cable thru a grommeted hole for quick plug in if I ever need it.

...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Champ
Itís been a while but used a trick I probably got...

Itís been a while but used a trick I probably got on VAF. I Applied a thin film of oil on the canopy frame then set the canopy on the frame. Oil showed a perfect line at the tangent point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 510
Posted By Champ
Used the RV-10 firewall mount and a Niagara...

Used the RV-10 firewall mount and a Niagara 20006A 13 row cooler on my RV-8. 3 1/2" scat off cyl 3 baffle to a 3 1/2' to 4" DIY transition/elbow to a 4" B-fly on top of the cooler mount. May have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Champ
Family camped at Camp Scholler with a pop up and...

Family camped at Camp Scholler with a pop up and then a trailer before taking the RV-8 there last year. Never a problem getting in and they seem to be always expanding. Generators can be used...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Champ
Nice. Ground sure is a lot more lumpy than where...

Nice. Ground sure is a lot more lumpy than where Iím from. Curious about the wing vortex generators. Benifits? How were they located? Vans input?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By Champ
OP Note

Thanks for all the input. The what if the engine quit especially got my attention. Neutral trim makes a lot of sense. Iíll have to test whatís best for aft c of gís. Compared to my Champ out of trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By Champ
Take Off Trim?

Wonder what others do with elevator trim setting on take off? I generally take off with no flap and with trim left where it was on last final. With this it seems to fly off when ready and only slight...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,601
Posted By Champ
Only times (that I remember) using a die was on...

Only times (that I remember) using a die was on the SS baffle tie rods I used under the cylinders instead of wire. Even with a HSS quality die had to take it real easy on the SS with lots of back &...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-15-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,821
Posted By Champ
Used a couple of Mike Zeller canopy latches on my...

Used a couple of Mike Zeller canopy latches on my 8. One at a couple inches open and one at half open. Donít know if these would also work on a 7 slider.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By Champ
Not on a RV-7 but also used the RV10 firewall...

Not on a RV-7 but also used the RV10 firewall mount and a Niagara 20006A 13 row cooler. 3 1/2" scat off Cyl 3 baffle to a 3 1/2" to 4" DIY fiberglass transition/elbow to a 4" B-fly on top of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By Champ
Two pipes get combined on one hanger by way of...

Two pipes get combined on one hanger by way of flat bar clamps (provided by Vetterman) - so two hangers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By Champ
I used Vetterman's 4 pipe on my IO375. Here is a...

I used Vetterman's 4 pipe on my IO375. Here is a during construction photo of the exit. Its hard to tell in the picture but there is plenty of clearance to the cooling ramp and lots to the cowl as...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,983
Posted By Champ
This thread got me thinking. My battery and...

This thread got me thinking.

My battery and master solenoid are rear mounted with a #2 wire to the engine side of the firewall where it connects to the starter solenoid and ANL fused #8 line back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By Champ
Airpath Compass Correction Card

Needed a compass correction card.Instead of buying blanks I came across this on line. If you go down to the attachment ccard.xls you can download an excel spreadsheet to enter compass deviations and...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Champ
Used a dial indicator mounted to a step ladder to...

Used a dial indicator mounted to a step ladder to check the run out on my spinner. This was in addition to the pointer at the tip of the spinner. Wanted to make sure I had 0+- wobble on the spinner...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By Champ
Martin - Iím travelling now so sorry I canít post...

Martin - Iím travelling now so sorry I canít post a picture. Iíll PM you one when I get back wk after next. My Garmin GPS antenna is on centerline about half way between the edge of the instrument...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,143
Posted By Champ
Put mine on the glare shield. Worked fine but...

Put mine on the glare shield. Worked fine but covered it with a black tape (instead of flat paint) so it wouldnít glare on the windscreen. I think I located it after the windscreen was in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,247
Posted By Champ
Thanks all. My main problem was having the...

Thanks all. My main problem was having the orifice test valve open on the first run and not finding exact TDC on the second run and having to really HOLD the prop. Iíll do it again at the completion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,247
Posted By Champ
Just realized that I had the orifice test port...

Just realized that I had the orifice test port open during first round of tests. Closed this on the second round with all plugs in and got good readings. Point taken re plugs in would slow down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,247
Posted By Champ
Procedures I’ve read say to remove a plug from...

Procedures I’ve read say to remove a plug from each cylinder when doing differential pressure tests - did this and got unusually low differential pressure readings. Put plugs back in (except for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,013
Posted By Champ
Checked a lot of posts and it seemed that the...

Checked a lot of posts and it seemed that the Vans rivet static port worked well and people had a lot of trouble with other systems so I decided to stay with it and just change the internal tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,902
Posted By Champ
Thanks guys. I guess the PC680 doesnít owe me...

Thanks guys. I guess the PC680 doesnít owe me much so Iíll replace it - lawn tractor needs a new battery anyway. Iíll also go thru the whole system at annual and make sure nothing else is causing a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,273
Posted By Champ
Like others I slit the trailing edges, lined them...

Like others I slit the trailing edges, lined them up and reglassed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,902
Posted By Champ
Time to Replace my PC680?

My PC680 let me down twice in the last two days. Engine usually starts fine with a couple blades. Now if it dosen't start after a couple blades the battery seems to give up. I charge it and then I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Champ
Steve - I sculpted a piece of foam, layed up...

Steve - I sculpted a piece of foam, layed up glass on it, then dug and melted out the foam.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Champ
Used Vans 20006a 13 row cooler with the RV-10...

Used Vans 20006a 13 row cooler with the RV-10 firewall mount on my RV-8/IO375. 3 1/2" scat to get thru the engine mount then a 3 1/2 to 4" transition to a 4" butterfly damper on top of the mount. No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Champ
Mil H-5606A, H or G Brake Fluid?

I was helping a friend bleed the brakes on his Aztec today. He ran short of the 5606G he had left from an old can. I had some 5606H & 5606A (plastic screw tops) ordered from ACS for the RV. Both ACS...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,084
Posted By Champ
The RAA FEB 2013 cover page calls this a Rocket...

The RAA FEB 2013 cover page calls this a Rocket but the article gives a very detailed description of what became a highly modified RV-4.

http://halie.com/oTn.png
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 557,173
Posted By Champ
Looks great Don! Look forward to seeing your...

Looks great Don! Look forward to seeing your progress and the finished product.
Forum: Canada 12-06-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Champ
I've been with Air1 for a number of years on the...

I've been with Air1 for a number of years on the Champ and usually get quotes from COPA/Magnes and EAA on renewal. Did the same when I insured the RV-8 in July 2016. Air1 covered the hull in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Champ
Thanks guys. I'll change my loading so as not to...

Thanks guys. I'll change my loading so as not to exceed the aft baggage compartment limit and put more weight in the rear seat, with the rear stick removed for added safety & piece of mind.

I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Champ
I donít plan on doing any spins or other dynamic...

I donít plan on doing any spins or other dynamic manuevers with ballast for aft C of G just want to get the effect on landings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By Champ
C of G Trials

I haven't had a passenger since check pilot days so I am simulating aft C of Gs using next years lawn fertilizer before I do. To get it close to a rear passenger C of G I put two bags in the rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 737
Views: 145,108
Posted By Champ
I accidentally broke off my transponder antenna...

I accidentally broke off my transponder antenna while cleaning the belly of my 8. How about a fairing over the elcheapo mast to make it look like one of the expensive streamlined ones and give it a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Champ
Yep. Mine does that. It is a System OK code as...

Yep. Mine does that. It is a System OK code as far as I can tell from the manual.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,253
Posted By Champ
Had my kits shipped progressively to a terminal...

Had my kits shipped progressively to a terminal in Detroit, loaded the crates in my truck and crossed the border, declared their value and paid the tax. Only paperwork I had was Van's invoice to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-14-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,370
Posted By Champ
Record for short pad life?

We've got 60 hrs on our RV-8 and around 140 landings. I didn't plan on checking the brake pads until annual but today the left brake went down. The pads were so worn that the left side o-ring started...
Forum: Propellers 10-12-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,613
Posted By Champ
Update on Posts 11 & 12

The gray Tempo A151 didn't match the gray on the rest of the prop and the white Tempo A152 I used on the tips pretty much came off on the way to Oskhosh. I emailed ACS about the difficulty I had with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 884
Posted By Champ
Airplane Building 102

Everything you need to know - more or less. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioV-vQvqio&sns=em
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,630
Posted By Champ
Lawn needed fertilizer so that's what I used. 40...

Lawn needed fertilizer so that's what I used. 40 lb bags on a drop cloth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,067
Posted By Champ
Maybe not significant but 60 flawless hours so...

Maybe not significant but 60 flawless hours so far. Have the V40 firmware.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,382
Posted By Champ
Dave - what site did you use? I liked Photobucket...

Dave - what site did you use? I liked Photobucket til they came out with a big charge and have since tried Google Photo (to complicated) and just recently Halie (easy). Trouble with both of these is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 85,829
Posted By Champ
Happy Birthday Canada

A maize maze near Thamesville Ontario celebrating Canada's 150th. Its probably had some wear & tear from lost folk and the picture is not the greatest. But - with a good eye you might see, 2017...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By Champ
We were also having hot start problems with our...

We were also having hot start problems with our IO375, dual PMags, Precision Airmotive EX-5VA1 no return servo. Tried different procedures. Latest one that seems to be working is taken from Diamonds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Champ
We also vowed a new procedure - one key, stays in...

We also vowed a new procedure - one key, stays in the baggage lock when open and is also the ignition key.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Champ
Baggage Door Lock

On a recent flight I had a bad feeling that I forgot to lock the front baggage compartment. Turned out I had locked it. Has anyone ever flown with it unlocked. What does an unlocked one do in flight?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2017, 07:49 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 610,072
Posted By Champ
Great looking plane Simon. Have fun with that...

Great looking plane Simon. Have fun with that first engine start. It's a thrill.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-03-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,068
Posted By Champ
Nice thing about fibreglass is no matter what you...

Nice thing about fibreglass is no matter what you screw up you can fix. Ask me how I know. Fiberglas reject bin - zero, aluminum - lots of stock for miscellaneous parts.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-02-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 16,096
Posted By Champ
I set up a laser pointer - beam on a bracket...

I set up a laser pointer - beam on a bracket mounting hole. Then set up the wheel pants, re lit the laser with the pant in place, drilled a small hole to make sure it hit right, filed the hole a...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,118
Posted By Champ
Not a pic but just a observation. When I looked...

Not a pic but just a observation. When I looked at the engine installation on the Bucker Jungmann that won the Gold Lindy I wondered why he had two gascolators in series. Looking closer I realized...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,253
Posted By Champ
Yep. 100% DIY including paint. Son Tom did the...

Yep. 100% DIY including paint. Son Tom did the scheme on the computer then challenged me to put it on the plane.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,253
Posted By Champ
Thanks Bill. Did what you suggested. Photo...

Thanks Bill. Did what you suggested. Photo appears as a link now. If anyone still can't see it let me know.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,253
Posted By Champ
I used to use Photobucket until they wanted big...

I used to use Photobucket until they wanted big bucks for 3rd party sharing. OP was with Google Photos. I see now that the image appears on my Mac but not on my iPad or iPhone. I'll try & figure out...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,253
Posted By Champ
OK I'm Proud

But please don't hold that against me. I checked today and found C-FDTQ had received an Outstanding Workmanship Kitbuilt award at Oshkosh. It is under my son Thomas Enns's name for now since he was...
Forum: Canada 07-30-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By Champ
+1 for Bill Scott. Also flew the first 5 hrs on...

+1 for Bill Scott. Also flew the first 5 hrs on our 8 and checked out my son and I. Very professional and a great guy. Very patient with my early bounce & go's.
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,613
Posted By Champ
I sprayed the contents of the Tempo white spray...

I sprayed the contents of the Tempo white spray bomb into a jar, mixed it, strained it, and put it thru my touch up gun - went on the prop perfectly.
Forum: Propellers 07-23-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,613
Posted By Champ
A lot of people are in Oshkosh now. I hope to get...

A lot of people are in Oshkosh now. I hope to get there Thursday. Reason for my post though is I was touching up my prop with Tempo propeller paint from ACS. The flat black went on nice but the white...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,675
Posted By Champ
+1 for donuts at the theatre.

+1 for donuts at the theatre.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,042
Posted By Champ
I ordered a Bruce's light weight cover today. 3...

I ordered a Bruce's light weight cover today. 3 week delivery. In time for Oshkosh! Checked a lot of VAF posts and although Vans & others have good reviews there were more pictures of Bruce's that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,042
Posted By Champ
Vans or Bruce's?

I'm looking for a light weight travel canopy cover for my RV-8. Vans is quite a bit less expensive than Bruce's - $185 vs $300. Is Bruce's worth the extra expense?
Which one would you recommend?
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