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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-04-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,603
Posted By jrovey
Nice job!

Looks great Axel. My heart rate went up watching. Medallion definitely had the most time and fun racing close to others.

I am going to make a video of the Sunday Bronze race for the benefit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,921
Posted By jrovey
Sport 76 speed

Dan H,

A few big items and then many many small ones that likely would not be possible to independently measure for gain.

I started with a completely stock IO360 engine and stock airframe I built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,921
Posted By jrovey
Fast RV8's

That's right Dan. I got the most satisfaction passing two Lancair 4 cyl one after the other on Saturday. I ran Sport 76 harder in that race than ever before. I think I am close to tapped out on...
Forum: RV-4 08-27-2016, 02:06 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 271,707
Posted By jrovey
Wing Root Tuft Testing

AX-O

I suggest you also tuft an equal amount of area on top of the wing at the aft wing root. My experience tufting my RV8 (Race 76) showed this area had significant flow separation below 150 mph...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-05-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,207
Posted By jrovey
I had the F7496 blades.

I had the F7496 blades.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-23-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,207
Posted By jrovey
NTSB Docket data

The report summary tells the story but the photos, data and lab report is worth looking at. This information can be viewed...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 09-22-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,207
Posted By jrovey
:o It was a Hartzell Aluminum Blended Airfoil...

:o

It was a Hartzell Aluminum Blended Airfoil prop and it is not supposed to fail like it did. After two years down for airframe repairs, engine rebuild and more drag reduction mods since it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,526
Posted By jrovey
Hi Boomer, Right now I am planning to leave it...

Hi Boomer,

Right now I am planning to leave it in primer. I can change or tweak any part of the airplane and not have to spend time and money on paint. I did the pretty airplane route and am done...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,526
Posted By jrovey
Thanks

Thanks Dan. I have never met you but there are some things on my 8 that materialized from your comments on VAF.

The most Nitrous I used on any race was 6.3 lbs of my 10 lb bottle. I was getting...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-09-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,230
Posted By jrovey
Sport Race 76 will be there with a couple crew. ...

Sport Race 76 will be there with a couple crew. It is awesome there are so many RV's racing!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-31-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,565
Posted By jrovey
Year of Bob's West Texas writeup

That race was in 2010 and my first. That is the report I was referring to in post #30 of this thread. Thanks for finding it and sharing.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-29-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 27,565
Posted By jrovey
Race 71 Rest in Peace

My first encounter with Bob Axsom was at the Plainview, Texas race in 2010. It was my rookie race and we rounded the last turn side by side and all the way to the finish. That first experience...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,267
Posted By jrovey
Started on Race 391 quickbuild RV8 at age 28 and...

Started on Race 391 quickbuild RV8 at age 28 and finished at age 31. Been going as fast as I can ever since.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
Pitot/COM antenna

I am currently working on eliminating the COM antenna. I don't want to put an Archer antenna in a wingtip. My idea is to create a COM antenna/Pitot tube combination. Every time I look at my simple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
My observation is about 15 deg CHT rise over many...

My observation is about 15 deg CHT rise over many days at many different ambient temps. Just seems to run a little hotter which is fine with me. I was kindof on the cool side and now in cruise and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
Prop baffle

I added the baffle material like Dan's before the Texoma race. Prior to this mod my small oil leaks under the front of the engine migrated forward. After adding the prop seal the oil moves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
Having to add right rudder when you did not in...

Having to add right rudder when you did not in the past could easily mean a few KTS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
That is my understanding. A little more drag...

That is my understanding. A little more drag with the bluff body but net result being less drag because the outlet area would be much smaller and the flow smoothed. Many of the fast Reno guys in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2012, 12:40 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
Bluff body for single long exhaust pipe collector?

Since I have a single long exhaust pipe collector (photos in post #41) and nothing else in the way I am thinking about trimming and pulling the factory cowl outlet ramp up as close to the exhaust...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 121,243
Posted By jrovey
Exhaust collector extension

Thanks for posting my photos Bob Mills. I don't have rights to post photos. Anyone know why and how I get that privelage?

The 4-1 exhaust system was chosen because data from CAFE showed it had the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-05-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,147
Posted By jrovey
So sorry for your loss Bob. May Jeanine rest in...

So sorry for your loss Bob. May Jeanine rest in peace.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,097
Posted By jrovey
Krylon

I used about 10 cans of light grey Krylon for the inside of my RV8. Kryon will not hold up to solvets but is so easy to spray, flows nice, looks great and dries fast. If an interior panel gets...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-04-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,242
Posted By jrovey
My Superior BSFC chart is not flat and it is...

My Superior BSFC chart is not flat and it is lowest at peak EGT. I would post the graph but don't have permission yet. I agree the specific fuel consumption does not increase much and fuel savings...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,242
Posted By jrovey
What about Peak?

Maybe I am crazy but I always cruise at peak EGT. I have a Superior XP IO360 and JPI EDM800 engine analyzer in my RV8. The Superior manual states running at peak is fine below 75% power. According...
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