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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By smithflys23
There should be a statement in your original ops...

There should be a statement in your original ops limits. That should be your log book entry.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By smithflys23
I also have the flyboys canopy stop. It works...

I also have the flyboys canopy stop. It works pretty well, but it did require quite a bit of sanding to get it to fit right. Vans also offers a canopy stop fwiw.
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By smithflys23
Nice! Thanks for the pic

Nice! Thanks for the pic
Forum: Propellers 11-13-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks, John. Could you post a picture of the...

Thanks, John. Could you post a picture of the prop cover. Thanks again.
Forum: Propellers 11-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By smithflys23
Is the Bruce's prop cover on their website, or...

Is the Bruce's prop cover on their website, or was that a special order?
Forum: Propellers 11-12-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By smithflys23
I like mine also. I have an IO-360 with 9:1...

I like mine also. I have an IO-360 with 9:1 pistons. I am running the 5 pin, and I get about 2690 WOT at 8500'. Also, its a really good looking prop!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By smithflys23
I have your exact issue as well. I think I am...

I have your exact issue as well. I think I am going to have to do another calibration.
Forum: Propellers 09-24-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,630
Posted By smithflys23
Resurrecting an old thread. Mark, do you recall...

Resurrecting an old thread.

Mark, do you recall which pin you used? I am currently on the 4 pin, and wondering if I should do some experimentation. I currently get about 2350 rpm on takeoff.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
O.K, that sounds fair. In your opinion, Is the...

O.K, that sounds fair. In your opinion, Is the BatteryMinder the best choice for a rundown battery, or should I look for something different?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-02-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
It sounds like the general consensus is not to...

It sounds like the general consensus is not to use a BatteryMinder. What do you use to recharge if your battery is run down from working on electrical issues?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
Thatís a good idea! Does the BatteryMinder come...

Thatís a good idea! Does the BatteryMinder come with the pigtail, or is that something you buy separately?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
My understanding of BatteryMinder, is that it...

My understanding of BatteryMinder, is that it prevents sulfinate? Isnít that what ruins a battery?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
The trap door is great, I just wish Iíd have...

The trap door is great, I just wish Iíd have known about it sooner.
Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,479
Posted By smithflys23
RV8 BatteryMinder

I did a search, and saw one thread that referenced a firewall mounted battery. That is not applicable to my situation.

Iím curious to read what you guys have come up with for a battery charging...
Forum: Florida (South) 07-23-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By smithflys23
Hangar space for an RV8 in SFL

Does anybody have a hangar with space available for rent? I have an RV8 that I need a home for. North Palm Beach County (F45) would be preferable, but I donít have a lot of options right now. Any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By smithflys23
Is SailKote a West Marine item?

Is SailKote a West Marine item?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks, guys! I appreciate the input!

Thanks, guys! I appreciate the input!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By smithflys23
Canopy track lube?

What, if anything, do you use to lube the canopy track on your 8?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
Iíve been doing mainly wheel landings in the...

Iíve been doing mainly wheel landings in the Super D. Iíve been carrying a little power until the mains are on, slowly retarding to idle, and flying the tail wheel on. Seems a lot more controlled...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
Good stuff. Thank you!

Good stuff. Thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
I've flown with Jan once, but we've had...

I've flown with Jan once, but we've had scheduling conflicts.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
Which one had the drop?

Which one had the drop?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
This is what I was looking for. Thank you!

This is what I was looking for. Thank you!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks for the input!

Thanks for the input!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, it sounds...

Thanks for the reply!
Unfortunately, it sounds like RV8 specific training requires a trip to Texas. Iíve got a fair bit of experience overall, but just a few tail wheel flights under my belt. I feel...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,287
Posted By smithflys23
RV8 Transition training in a Super Decathlon

Can anyone comment on how tail wheel training in a Super Decathlon prepared them for flying an RV8? Any help is apprecited!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By smithflys23
How do you feel the Decathlon prepared you for...

How do you feel the Decathlon prepared you for the RV? Pretty similar characteristics?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By smithflys23
I just ordered these, so I will be interested to...

I just ordered these, so I will be interested to read what suggestions you get.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,884
Posted By smithflys23
Ditch the data plan, and use your phone as a...

Ditch the data plan, and use your phone as a wireless hotspot when youíre on the ground.
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,630
Posted By smithflys23
Have you made many adjustments to it? Or, did you...

Have you made many adjustments to it? Or, did you figure a good setting, and leave it?
It sounds like my engine will be very comparable to yours in HP. Which pin did you use?
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,630
Posted By smithflys23
How do you like the adjustment process? Do you...

How do you like the adjustment process? Do you have to fine tune the adjustment after using the pitch pin? How long does the process of changing the pitch take?
Forum: Propellers 02-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,630
Posted By smithflys23
RV-8, with a Superior IO-360 9:1 pistons. Like...

RV-8, with a Superior IO-360 9:1 pistons.

Like you, I did a search prior to purchasing the prop, and couldnt find much info. I bought the Sensenich over the WhirlWind because of the pitch pin...
Forum: Propellers 02-23-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,630
Posted By smithflys23
I have one, but i am still in the build phase....

I have one, but i am still in the build phase. Unfortunately, I donít have any data to share. Once the thing is flying, Iíd be happy to do so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks for that!

Thanks for that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By smithflys23
How do you do this?

How do you do this?
Forum: Reviews 10-07-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,546
Posted By smithflys23
What does Bruce charge for transition training?

What does Bruce charge for transition training?
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,606
Posted By smithflys23
Thank you. My prop will be mounted on a Rv8, but...

Thank you. My prop will be mounted on a Rv8, but I assume this procedure will be the same.
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,606
Posted By smithflys23
Can you post a link for the Vans tool? I was...

Can you post a link for the Vans tool? I was unable to find it on their website.
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,606
Posted By smithflys23
I just ordered mine. It should ship shortly. I...

I just ordered mine. It should ship shortly. I assume it will have the new hub.
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,606
Posted By smithflys23
I'm going to be pretty upset if the pin system is...

I'm going to be pretty upset if the pin system is not accurate. I paid a premium for this prop over the Whirlwind GA, because this pitch pin system promises easy pitch adjustments.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,089
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks for the reply! I'm wondering if the added...

Thanks for the reply! I'm wondering if the added expense of this prop justifies it vs. the Whirlwind GA. I will say that the Sensenich looks awesome, and the adjustment process seems really easy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,089
Posted By smithflys23
Its been a couple of years since this thread was...

Its been a couple of years since this thread was active. Does anyone have any new opinions on the Sensenich GA prop?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 25,435
Posted By smithflys23
Are the FatBoy throttles still being produced?

Are the FatBoy throttles still being produced?
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,543
Posted By smithflys23
Looks nice!

Looks nice!
Forum: RV-10 08-08-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,543
Posted By smithflys23
The picture files may be too big. I cant see them.

The picture files may be too big. I cant see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,323
Posted By smithflys23
I like the carbon fiber. Where did you find these?

I like the carbon fiber. Where did you find these?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,156
Posted By smithflys23
No affiliation, and I have never used his...

No affiliation, and I have never used his services.

http://www.baselegaviation.com/
Forum: Reviews 06-12-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By smithflys23
Do you strictly work only on the RV-10?

Do you strictly work only on the RV-10?
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-15-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By smithflys23
I'm having the same problem with my 8!

I'm having the same problem with my 8!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks! Sounds like I need to order an engine.

Thanks!
Sounds like I need to order an engine.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By smithflys23
Good advice. Thanks! The fuselage previously had...

Good advice. Thanks!

The fuselage previously had an engine mounted, so hopefully the cowling (which was already mounted) does not require extensive modification.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks for the reply. I saw the Vans special, but...

Thanks for the reply. I saw the Vans special, but she think I've got an engine lined up from a local engine builder.
At what point did you purchase your engine?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By smithflys23
Introduction/Request for advice

Hello,
I am a new RV-8 "builder" in Palm Beach county Florida. I look forward to drawing upon the knowledge of this community.

I recently purchased a kit that has most of the major components...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 39,310
Posted By smithflys23
Sorry. My mistake. Thank you for the tip. I will...

Sorry. My mistake. Thank you for the tip. I will give Cleveland a call.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-09-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 39,310
Posted By smithflys23
Does anyone have a source for the original...

Does anyone have a source for the original posters drill bits? I cant find a Jobber bit in 3/32, or #40 with the 60 degree point. Any help is appreciated!
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