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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,309
Posted By Rallylancer122
I have an O-360 in another plane and 24 square is...

I have an O-360 in another plane and 24 square is 75% power. With the carb I can't go lean of peak as the mixture balance is off between the cylinders (as verified by a graphic engine monitor), but...
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-17-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Rallylancer122
Reggie fixed our VM1000 after my Dad pushed on...

Reggie fixed our VM1000 after my Dad pushed on the screen and cracked it. Works great! He did exactly what he said he was going to do. Plus he answered a bunch of questions (both before and after...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rallylancer122
Vans will sell you a USB with all the latest...

Vans will sell you a USB with all the latest plans/manuals for something like $15. Definitely worth having!

That being said, if you are working on an older plane you kind of need the original plans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By Rallylancer122
Have you looked at shipping it RORO? Being that...

Have you looked at shipping it RORO? Being that you are in Boston you are already at a popular port for European shipments. I don't know about airplanes, but we used to ship helicopters like that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fuel Computer

Hi All,

Is anyone aware of a Shadin type fuel computer/totalizer that tracks the fuel in each tank? Most that I've seen only track total fuel in the aircraft, which works great in a Cessna (where...
Forum: Autopilots 12-30-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Well....that didn't work. I checked my RS232...

Well....that didn't work. I checked my RS232 port settings and the port was off. Set it to Aviation. However when I fired everything the EFIS is now receiving NO GPS from the 530. Reset the port...
Forum: Autopilots 12-30-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Well....that didn't work. I checked my RS232...

Well....that didn't work. I checked my RS232 port settings and the port was off. Set it to Aviation. However when I fired everything the EFIS is now receiving NO GPS from the 530. Reset the port...
Forum: Autopilots 12-28-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi All, Thanks for the help! Your posts got me...

Hi All,

Thanks for the help! Your posts got me thinking....at the same time I updated the EFIS I updated the software in the 530W so it would work with my new ADS-B installation. Did one of the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-28-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,314
Posted By Rallylancer122
I started flying my Dad's RV-8 about 6-7 years...

I started flying my Dad's RV-8 about 6-7 years ago, and was surprised by it's short field performance. With it's Hershey bar wing (no float) and constant speed prop I could land it shorter than my...
Forum: Autopilots 12-28-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi John, I'm pretty sure it's an AP4. It just...

Hi John,

I'm pretty sure it's an AP4. It just came back from mx at TruTrak, and was supposedly given all the latest upgrades.

I don't get any of the GPSS, GPSV, etc... annunciation options, at...
Forum: Autopilots 12-27-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks guys. I am in Alt Hold mode when...

Thanks guys. I am in Alt Hold mode when approaching the glideslope. I don't know how to get it into GPSS mode. My understanding of the instructions is that the GSPS and glideslope arm options only...
Forum: Autopilots 12-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By Rallylancer122
Trutrak EFIS AP problems on approach

Hi All,

I inherited an RV-8 with a nifty little Trutrak EFIS autopilot, coupled to a Garmin 530W. This summer I did a lot of work to the plane, including hunting down and installing an elusive...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-19-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Rallylancer122
I wonder if you can dispute the charge with your...

I wonder if you can dispute the charge with your CC company? It was technically an unauthorized charge.

DEM
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,279
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had an aluminum line on my Dad's RV-8 fail...

I had an aluminum line on my Dad's RV-8 fail during landing. Right above the fitting on the caliper. The result was a ground loop at around 45mph. Should have wrecked the airplane, got extremely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By Rallylancer122
We have a liability police for my parent's grass...

We have a liability police for my parent's grass strip. I want to say it's around $1100 a year. To be honest, though, I told Mom to look into cancelling it as Wisconsin recently added airports to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Rallylancer122
The encoder supplies the transponder with...

The encoder supplies the transponder with altitude data. The transponder then reports that to ATC along with the squawk code.

King was pretty famous for making a dozen different variants of each...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,875
Posted By Rallylancer122
Guess the FAR's are pretty conclusive on using...

Guess the FAR's are pretty conclusive on using the N number.

With the RV's what's the consensus on type? I still use "Experimental 233M", but with 10,000 RV's out there have we earned our own type...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Everyone! The gear is out of whack for...

Thanks Everyone! The gear is out of whack for sure as I just kind of threw that stuff on for testing. I'll tweak and tune that first.

I like the internal spring trim systems. We don't have the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,700
Posted By Rallylancer122
Vertical Stab Offset

Hi All,

I just finished a significant rebuild of my Dad's RV-8 that included reskinning the rudder and remounting the vertical stab (new attach plate and holes). I mounted the fin centered per Vans...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,375
Posted By Rallylancer122
Knowledge is the antidote to anxiety. You are...

Knowledge is the antidote to anxiety. You are afraid of what you don't know. This is a good thing, as it puts you well ahead of a lot of pilots who don't know that they don't know enough. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By Rallylancer122
Rudder bowed

Hi All,

Dad dropped the rudder for our RV8 during the stab sb surgery and put a big kink in it. Doh! So I ordered a new skin and reskinned it. Folded rudder, pre-punched, fun and easy project....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just did this on our -8. I clamped it in...

I just did this on our -8. I clamped it in place, and match drilled up from the bottom, installing the bolts as I went. If the plane is complete, getting here is a royal pain as you have to crawl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fly your plane and don't do anything stupid, in...

Fly your plane and don't do anything stupid, in that order. You'll be fine. A few points to keep in mind:

- Go arounds are pretty infrequent
- You actually have a lot more time than you think on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rallylancer122
Todd, For sure! I didn't mean to insinuate...

Todd,

For sure! I didn't mean to insinuate removing the KX155. Especially since he already owns it. Just may want to add a GPS.

DEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you are going to actually use the plane for...

If you are going to actually use the plane for IFR, a GPS is almost a necessity. Yeah, most bigger airports still have an ILS, but all the neighboring airports have likely lost their VOR approaches...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,555
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just fixed this. I actually did 2. I had a...

I just fixed this. I actually did 2. I had a stab that the previous builder had screwed up the SB on, and vans recommended build a new one. So I bought another completed stab and did the SB. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,934
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'll second this. Lycoming has started more than...

I'll second this. Lycoming has started more than a few new engines.

You may want to have an IA go over the install before you start it just to make sure you didn't miss anything. Yes, you'll have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By Rallylancer122
Cosmoline. Yes, you can still buy it. Yes, it's...

Cosmoline. Yes, you can still buy it. Yes, it's a pain to clean off. But when you can pull radial engine parts from WWII off the shelf, clean off the cosmoline, and they look like brand new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fly in to Oshkosh. It's not bad at all, and...

Fly in to Oshkosh. It's not bad at all, and fun!

That being said, don't do it at 7pm after flying 2 solid 9 hour days of summer thermal filled, heat stroking cross countries. This is no time to be...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,768
Posted By Rallylancer122
A few years back and coworker and I came up with...

A few years back and coworker and I came up with the "10% Rule". Basically for aircraft mods/parts that are non performance enhancing and non scheduled, owners will cough up to approximately 10% of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,288
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you get there early in the morning traffic is...

If you get there early in the morning traffic is generally light and you can slip in a request without to much fuss. Your profile says Rochester, MN, so if you leave at o dark thirty and get there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,741
Posted By Rallylancer122
You may want to call AOPA on this. (If you...

You may want to call AOPA on this. (If you aren't an AOPA member, you should be.) Every state has their own rules on taxes, and they can be extremely aggressive on collecting them. Remember,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,708
Posted By Rallylancer122
Like some others have mentioned, check the...

Like some others have mentioned, check the Lycoming parts catalog. It should show the recommended hardware. The older engines use PAL nuts as a safety. Depending on your particular setup, these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By Rallylancer122
Get your ppl first and figure out what kind of...

Get your ppl first and figure out what kind of flying you want to do. Lots of people have visions of all these trips they are going to take, only to find out they are really $100 hamburger guys, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By Rallylancer122
I just did this on a -8 I'm repairing and what...

I just did this on a -8 I'm repairing and what the other guys said is correct. Do the bends and everything else but leave the trimming until you fit the spar and transfer that hole location. Then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,407
Posted By Rallylancer122
No need to force the tail up. After 1 or 2...

No need to force the tail up. After 1 or 2 takeoffs you'll feel about the right stick position to hold to let the tail fly itself off. The airplane will fly itself off shortly after. Forcing the...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-20-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,405
Posted By Rallylancer122
Ditto what Steve said. Most people consider dry...

Ditto what Steve said. Most people consider dry pumps to be on borrowed time after 500 hours, but it's not uncommon for them to fail before that. I was at an AOPA seminar a couple years ago and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,407
Posted By Rallylancer122
Like others said, takeoff happens fast. It's...

Like others said, takeoff happens fast. It's kind of hard to screw up, just watch the torque. Although I guess anything is possible, I can't imagine departure stalling one of these.

Landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Rallylancer122
When we built our RV-8 Dad put nutplates in...

When we built our RV-8 Dad put nutplates in everywhere. No pop rivets, no sheet metal screws. (Seriously, there is not a sheet metal screw in the plane.) Not a day goes by when I'm working on it now...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,753
Posted By Rallylancer122
I did all my training a couple years ago in a...

I did all my training a couple years ago in a Cessna with dual VOR's and nothing else. No ADF, no DME, no GPS. It was ok, but as others have noted it was really limited. I was fortunate that our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,579
Posted By Rallylancer122
A while back a guy at the local airport died...

A while back a guy at the local airport died unexpectedly. His wife wasn't really into that aspect of his life, and a month later (without knowing any better) she poked around on the internet and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Rallylancer122
Oops, sorry about that. 210 is how ours is...

Oops, sorry about that. 210 is how ours is marked. I mistyped 200 in my original post. Sorry! Either way, still not right. I'll see if I can get United to make a new "RV-8" dial.

Thanks!
DEM
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 841
Posted By Rallylancer122
Correct V speeds?

Hi All,

I'm switching my Dad's RV-8 from mph to kts. Currently we have a United 8025 airspeed indicator that has MPH on the outer scale and knots on the inner scale. When I asked United if that can...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-06-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By Rallylancer122
Instrument Repair Shops

Hi All,

I'm refurbing my Dad's RV and need some instruments repaired/remarked. The airspeed is in MPH but I'd really rather have it in knots, so I was thinking of getting it remarked. Also the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Rallylancer122
RV-8 Horizontal Stabilizer Plans

I don't suppose anyone has a PDF of the -8 horiz. stab assembly plans they can email me? It's not a big deal, but I need to order some parts and my plans are in Dad's hanger which is a bit of a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By Rallylancer122
Lightweight, hi power, electric motors are fairly...

Lightweight, hi power, electric motors are fairly available. What I can't seem to find is a lightweight 125Kw generator. If someone can crack that nut the hybrid drivetrain will likely be a lot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would second this. The last few years it seems...

I would second this. The last few years it seems like people are no longer reading (or understanding....or remembering) the notam. You used to NEVER hear people talking back to ATC or asking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Rallylancer122
If you are using Lycoming cylinders I'd follow...

If you are using Lycoming cylinders I'd follow their instructions. In this case SI 1427C is the latest guidance on break in. In it they advocate a 15 minute ground run. They say you can do it on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,816
Posted By Rallylancer122
Lycoming, ECI, and Superior all have Service...

Lycoming, ECI, and Superior all have Service Letters that discuss proper break in procedure for overhauled engines (which would basically be the same as your new build). I would highly recommend...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,462
Posted By Rallylancer122
I broke a yoke a couple years ago and didn't know...

I broke a yoke a couple years ago and didn't know about the 3d printed option. That would be my first option. However, keep in mind that Bose headsets are TSO'd. If you repair it, it will likely...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rallylancer122
Have you looked at flying it? If you have a...

Have you looked at flying it? If you have a friend with a Cherokee 6/Lance/Saratoga it will fit in the back pretty easy. You could probably get it into a 182 as well.

A long time ago (man, I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By Rallylancer122
I seem to recall an AC somewhere that classifies...

I seem to recall an AC somewhere that classifies ADS-B installs as minor changes, in which case an A&P can install and just log it in the aircraft log book. No 337 required.

As one of the other...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Rallylancer122
Aero Composite Prop Contact Info

Hi All,

Is anybody still around from Aero Composite props? Back in the day my Dad did some R&D work for them on RV props. I had few questions about the prop that is now on our plane and I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,151
Posted By Rallylancer122
This has been my concern. In a previous life I...

This has been my concern. In a previous life I raced cars and we used these type systems. They worked good, but required a lot of tuning to the specific car, and anytime we changed something it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had an O-235 that used about 1 qt every 25...

I had an O-235 that used about 1 qt every 25 hours, and that was from major overhaul to about 600 hours when I sold it. I wish I could tell you we did something special, or had some top secret...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Rallylancer122
Is there something special about the M1B or your...

Is there something special about the M1B or your flywheel that makes it different from any other 360? If there isn't, I would be curious why this is necessary on my engine and not others.

DEM
Forum: ADS-B 01-27-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,828
Posted By Rallylancer122
I believe all the UAT units have the ability to...

I believe all the UAT units have the ability to "randomize" your ID when squawking 1200, whereas the 1030 units don't. For me, this is huge. No, I'm not a tin foil hat wearer who's paranoid about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By Rallylancer122
We didn't prime the inside of our RV-8 when we...

We didn't prime the inside of our RV-8 when we built it 20 years ago (beyond the parts Vans specifies). Our 60 year old biplane at the time had very little corrosion and wasn't even alclad. Dad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,699
Posted By Rallylancer122
I understand Vans point, but ultimately its YOUR...

I understand Vans point, but ultimately its YOUR airplane. If you aren't happy with it, and you are going to worry about it every time you fly, send them back now and ask for new ones. May cost you...
Forum: Propellers 01-23-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By Rallylancer122
You'll have to walk the bolts off (loosen a bit,...

You'll have to walk the bolts off (loosen a bit, wiggle prop back, loosen some more). If you haven't done it before it's highly advised to have a helper acting as spotter. The prop isn't heavy, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,138
Posted By Rallylancer122
When I looked into it the battery density just...

When I looked into it the battery density just wasn't there yet for a traditional plane. That's why the few electric airplanes you do see are basically motor gliders. That being said, with some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Rallylancer122
They have their own p/n's, so technically they...

They have their own p/n's, so technically they are different parts. I wouldn't be surprised if they use the same vendors for some of the parts, but most likely each has it's own drawings, specs, QA...
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