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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By rv8ch
Black Max

I'm not seeing that in the black max documentation. Perhaps you are looking at the other product that does require a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By rv8ch
black max

Hi Ron, I have the same, but have not fired it up yet since my engine is still pickled. Hope to need it in the coming days/weeks. Do you put the input into the dipstick or the breather output? Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,011
Posted By rv8ch
What will you do with the power?

Jeff, just curious, what will you do with that extra power in an RV? Is it for better climb? Flying much faster than VNE? Bragging rights? Racing? Towing a trailer? :D
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By rv8ch
DB housing

Hi Charlie, yes, I've used plastic, "metalized" plastic, and metal. For back of the panel to connect to the EIS and EFIS, there's not a lot of difference between them. The area behind the panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Looks great! I hope you get many more years of flying pleasure out of your "new" RV-8!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-18-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By rv8ch
DB-25 backshell

What you need is something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Metalized-Plastic-Hoods-Thumbscrew-Connector/dp/B01NAPY8I2

You can get them in many places, but I'd plan to pull the panel and see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,003
Posted By rv8ch
rebuild

I hate to be "that guy", but a really bad outcome started with a post like this a couple of years ago. Check with the factory, but if it were me, I'd just rebuild it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By rv8ch
airspeed?

Some people have installed louvers in their RV-8, and there is nothing magic about the kit that Van's sells for the other models. You could probably use it or something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By rv8ch
Great work!

Looks great - your inspector does not seem quite as happy as you do! :D


I had never heard of Hallsville, so when I looked it up here's what Google gave me:

https://i.imgur.com/dfcZ7WT.png

It...
Forum: COMM 11-15-2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Congrats Rainier! Looks like a very nice product. I just read through the manual - also very well done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,208
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Congrats Mike! Glad it worked out ok. Don't forget the tank bracket. Now's the right time for that if you have not already done it.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By rv8ch
maintenance

If you have some conduit, that will allow you to run cables to the wingtips. If not, you can still get the cables in using the access panels, but a bit more work.

I read some good advice from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By rv8ch
Can't think of a more worthy cause! :D

Can't think of a more worthy cause! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,465
Posted By rv8ch
Expensive?

At first I thought that price was outrageous since I thought that electric golf trolleys are only a few hundred, but having a look shows that they are in the 1000 range, so I guess triple for...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By rv8ch
engine off

I think I can see why you are struggling to get help. You should make these adjustments with the engine off, particularly with a pusher.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,408
Posted By rv8ch
goals can change over time

If your build goes on for many years, there's a chance your goals can change. I know mine did. I started the build because I wanted a unique aircraft. As I began to build, I realized that the...
Forum: International 11-11-2019, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By rv8ch
thanks!

Thanks for the kind words, gents. Looking forward to some air-to-air photos with the Mont Blanc in the background! :D
Forum: Safety 11-11-2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,411
Posted By rv8ch
Sawzall

When you put it like that, I think you are right - I'll keep my eye out for a good product like that. Just for the piece of mind. I can see scenarios where it might come in handy. Some newer...
Forum: Safety 11-10-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,411
Posted By rv8ch
sparks?

I agree - only concern is that if there is leaking fuel, would the motor in the electric sawsall generate sparks?
Forum: International 11-10-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By rv8ch
Excellent European paint shop - aerostyll

Just a quick shoutout for any of you European builders or owners that need a quality paint job. I took my RV-8 to this shop in the south of France https://www.aerostyll.com/en and am absolutely...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-10-2019, 02:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,004
Posted By rv8ch
why do CHTs drop after break in?

I'm starting to plan for my first engine start and hopefully soon after break in, and as usual, overthinking everything. I just found this thread, and it did trigger a question - why would CHTs drop...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By rv8ch
picture

Sure - here are a couple.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/img_2130-1024x1024.jpg

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/img_2108-1024x768.jpg

Please keep in mind that I'm not...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-08-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,919
Posted By rv8ch
122.8

Try that in Central Texas where most airports are on 122.8. The guys that say this usually forget to start with the airport name. Almost as bad as a meow-war on guard. Lots of fun!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By rv8ch
Hall Effect Sensor

I just put one hall effect sensor between the B lead and the battery. It seemed much more reliable and simpler to install than a...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 11-07-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,919
Posted By rv8ch
freq change - check the AIM

The AIM says to give them something useful, and avoid fluff.

Austin approach - n12345 - 3500 ft

https://airresearch.com/Pilots/AIM-08/Chap5/aim0503.html
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,133
Posted By rv8ch
Manager Tools/Career Tools

My advice to him is to go to this website, and just do everything they say. https://www.manager-tools.com/all-podcasts?field_content_domain_tid=5

There is a Career Tools podcast and a lot of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By rv8ch
conduit

Here's how I did it, and it really worked well. Easy to get all the cables in that I needed. I had to create a cutout to exit for the wing servo, and that also just required a couple of holes. ...
Forum: International 11-04-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By rv8ch
USPS

If you ask nicely, Van's will ship USPS. You need to be aware if the package gets lost they won't replace it. I've never lost a package, so I always use USPS when possible - much cheaper and more...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-02-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,893
Posted By rv8ch
Sad news

Struggling for words - DD was just a great guy, and someone who always made me feel good. Very experienced but amazingly humble. He's forgotten more about flying than I'll ever know. He taught me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,460
Posted By rv8ch
shroud

Found this one - I guess it's what is being suggested. Seems simple and solid.

https://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/500/Shroud.jpg
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,653
Posted By rv8ch
emergency landing system

You could just hook it up to your magnetos and the autopilot could fly with whatever throttle setting it has to a safe approach, cutting the mags when it has enough potential energy to make the...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By rv8ch
screens worked

Looks to me like the screens worked - the engine kept running. The accident was not caused by any type of engine failure. The engine was turning at impact, according to the report I read.
Forum: Safety 11-01-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,213
Posted By rv8ch
Lint in fuel system

Sorry for your loss Barry. Clearly anything foreign in the fuel system is bad, and that's very important for all of us, but it does not seem to have caused the engine to stop, based on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By rv8ch
flyleds

My flyleds are awesome. Amazing light shows in the hangar. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,460
Posted By rv8ch
shroud images

Hi Wade, do you still have the images of your ground run shroud? They seem to be lost on the imageshack.us site. Thanks, Mickey
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-29-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,080
Posted By rv8ch
Good luck!

Best of luck Mel! I hope they put the hinge on the right way! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By rv8ch
Buy the plans

I recommend buying the plans USB key (FD PLANS RV-8/8A) if you have not already. Armed with that information, you will have a complete list of parts required to build it. Then, I would call Van's,...
Forum: Safety 10-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,411
Posted By rv8ch
cockpit escape - upside down

Great ideas in this thread - seems strange that since there is a risk of this happening that we have not yet converged on the "best" way to get out.

Probably not practical, but I think if I were...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-24-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,187
Posted By rv8ch
Austin land

Jason, plenty of flat land out to the East and South East of Austin. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By rv8ch
Nothing to it

Just wait for the cash to come into your account, box up the RV, and you're done! Nothing to it. "International" always sounds exotic and complex, but it's really not. If more US companies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,350
Posted By rv8ch
looks excellent

Very clever design, Otis. Well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,361
Posted By rv8ch
backups

Whatever you do, make sure you have backups. Laptops fail. Disks fail. Web companies go out of business. House fires happen. Theft happens. People make mistakes. Assume any or all of these can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,208
Posted By rv8ch
spreader idea

As wirejock said, brilliant idea. Hope it works, these are scary times I'm sure, but hang in there.

https://en.meming.world/images/en/4/4a/Modern_Problems_Require_Modern_Solutions.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 981,886
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks!

Thanks Steve! Now I've got to get inspections and paperwork done - not a trivial task it seems, but will be interesting I'm sure. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 815
Views: 981,886
Posted By rv8ch
Basically finished - HB-YMM

I'm happy to show you some pictures taken today of my basically finished RV-8. Not all the inspection panels are installed, since I need a final inspection before I can start putting fuel in, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 01:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,910
Posted By rv8ch
VR, stick, hotas, rudder pedals

As mentioned in the other thread, I have a VR setup and I really like it.

http://www.rv8.ch/vr-flight-simulator/

Totally real feeling out the window. You can see everything, and it feels...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 02:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,208
Posted By rv8ch
building in a hangar?

Did Van's say that removing the wings if there is a "tight fit" will be hard? Mine was a "normal" fit, so it was easy to get the wings off. Final assembly in the hangar was just a few hours...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-09-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By rv8ch
Perihelion Design Power Deuce Schottky Advanced E-Bus Diode

This might work better:

https://www.periheliondesign.com/powerschottkydiodes.htm

He says it's 0.5 volts drop at 30 amps.
Forum: Fiberglass 10-08-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 342
Posted By rv8ch
Fixing canopy skirt interference

My canopy skirt fit perfectly before paint, but I somehow forgot that paint adds thickness. Now it's a bit tight. I can't close it from inside, but I can from outside. When I do, it feels like I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,468
Posted By rv8ch
wheel dolly

Hi Larry, good idea - how do you get the wheels up there? With a jack or a ramp?

I'm looking for a solution that will do the following:

1) work with the very low profile wheel pants on
2) avoid...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-06-2019, 01:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By rv8ch
GRT AOA plumbing

The GRT AOA install documentation suggests using an AOA probe like the Dynon probe or a second tube pointed about 45 degrees down just under the pitot to determine the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By rv8ch
imovie?

Have you tried imovie?

https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22888?locale=en_US

or this one:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/quick-camera/id598853070?mt=12

Photobooth works ok for me with my cheapo...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By rv8ch
small connector

For what you have in there you need about 7 pins and I could not find a small enough connector - surely there is one, but I think the simplest solution would be to exit the wires at the bottom front...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By rv8ch
removable rear stick

I made mine removable - I only have PTT in the rear, and I put it on the side panel, not the stick. Don't plan on having a lot of flying happening from the rear, which is why I want to be able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,124
Posted By rv8ch
mass balance with tail beacon

Did you have to add much to offset the tail beacon?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-28-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 57,451
Posted By rv8ch
removeable lower cowl baffle seal

This seems like a good idea - do you have any photos of the inside?
Forum: Reviews 09-24-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By rv8ch
tow bar

Great service! I just bought one for my 8 and it's really nice. I was worried I'd have to do all kinds of things to make it work - spacers, longer bolts, etc. but it seems like it works fine on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,016
Posted By rv8ch
DWG instrument panel

Salut Hervé,

Here's a DWG which I believe you can import into solidworks.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By rv8ch
dry ice - do the bolts really shrink?

Has anyone done the math on how much the bolt will actually shrink if cooled to dry ice temperatures? (about -70c) Seems like it would not be enough to make a real difference, but several people...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By rv8ch
no image

Me neither - I get the standard Google Images grey stop sign.
Forum: RV-3 09-20-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rv8ch
inflatable car jack

I didn't even know inflatable car jacks were a thing - impressive!
Forum: RV-3 09-19-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rv8ch
wing jack

If you have a wing jack, then these seem quite nice. I've bought a set but not yet used them in anger.

https://antisplataero.com/products/quality-jack-points
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