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Forum: Canada 10-20-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By Robert Anglin
Two points here.

I do not have a dog in this fight. As we have an 8, but you answer your own question by asking for two things. Travel and cost to operate. Both the 12 and the 9 are very good aircraft, I have friends...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes and No.

We run the E.C.I. tapered cylinders and the "X" seats and guides. I do not know for sure but E.C.I. I think from 10-15 yeas ago said that the air flow was improved by, I don't recall exactly maybe...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-18-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mel has it.

Mel has it and Catto is one of the best going on RV's these days. I might mention White House OH. however as the prop that come out of Prince for our RV's are also a good choice. They have been at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes this is a concern. However it has been done...

Yes this is a concern. However it has been done for many years that if you have an engine that is torn down to inspect or needs a jug taken off for some reason. There are tools to clean the ring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,225
Posted By Robert Anglin
You are correct. This comes from the old days...

You are correct. This comes from the old days when we had to ridge ream a cylinder before removing a piston on a well worn engine. If we did not we risked damaging a ring by catching it on the ridge...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure Thing.

The only thing we have to fear is ----------------. Step off the curb and start taking steps. You are in good company and we have all gone through it.
Welcome to the fun and frustration of such...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By Robert Anglin
Moh. has it here. +1

This is one of those little adjustments you will be making every annual or two. You will get used to it. As Moh. has set out, pulling back nice and smooth to see where it starts to die you will find...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your fine.

As has been said above a light wood prop does need a little more RPM at idle set to be smooth and stay running better. A nice heavy metal prop is kind of like a fly-wheel and can stay smooth with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,039
Posted By Robert Anglin
cost,time, fun and usage.

We went through this for a long term gain over what we were used to setting behind. As an old steam gage driver, I had to think long and hard about teaching an old dog new tricks. After a lot of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not much to add.

As all the good advice above has it. I will just tell you we run an IO-360 with 9:1 ratio pistons in it. We use 100LL and 92-93 UL with no "E" in it and mix them about 50/50 for the most part. In...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Robert Anglin
Another spot to look.

It has been posted on this sight quite a few times that one of the issues that happens with the Matco cylinders is that they don't return all the way to the top of the travel so the poppet valve will...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep

We had a cold day in the hangar many years back and needed to stay busy with out handling cold meatal, so we counted rivets for a little fun. Just rivets in the 8 came out to around 15,000. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just an idea.

I know we all want to save the cost where we can, but just an idea here.
If you are in the meddle of a rebuild, order a new adjustable valve an be done with it so you don't have to ever mess with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,810
Posted By Robert Anglin
No change.

We have them and they are the same other than the bigger pocket for the landing lights in the newer type. We put the RV- style landing lights in the smaller pocket and it work well that way with them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,735
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

There are a number of lights you can put in place of the ones you have installed now. The ones you have are the style that is used in the RV-10 light kit from Van's. We Have them in our RV-8 wing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Robert Anglin
2 penneys.

Our two cents would be just like above. I have a set of 25 foot jumper cables made up with a Cessna plug on one end and a set of car type spring clamps on the other end. Those are made with #4...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 953
Posted By Robert Anglin
Any thing is can be done..

This has been done a couple of times if I remember and in both cases it was said that they would not do it again if they had known it was going to be so hard and take so long and cost so much. It is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

We took ours back off before the aircraft even had its first flight. The job took time, but knowing that it is done and we have it in the log book we feel a lot safer with the extra spar...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 954
Posted By Robert Anglin
Cessna plug.

Just make a bracket to bolt onto the engine mount just behind the oil filler hole. mount the PMA Cessna type plug there and take the ground to the engine or motor mount. Then the positive to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,149
Posted By Robert Anglin
If you have?

If you have the Matco cylinders as we use on the two seat'ers, we have just been using the repair kits from Van's. They have a new spring in them along with all the new seals. I take the old springs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

You have a good sage answer. A lot of things go into where the oil level likes to stabilize and not throw off any more to crank-case venting. How old is it, that pistons does it have, how hard to you...
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,618
Posted By Robert Anglin
Translation

The old rule of thumb is with privet aircraft and pilots you service engines and log time by the oil switch that turns the hobbs on at start up and shuts it off at shut-down. It is when you get into...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,636
Posted By Robert Anglin
Fuel, water, waist.

We put our little 8 together with economy in mind. I find that most people get in to big a hurry on long flights. That's OK, they want to get there fast, but the time it takes to stop and refuel...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

Have used the McGuires #8 plastic clean and shine with a soft blue shop roll towel to clean the canopy. Every couple of months, I will use the McGuires clean and wax to coat the wind-screen and...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,693
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too

Cases of oil, 25lbs., 24 packs of soft drinks, 12 packs of soft drinks and ice tea 12 packs and so on. You can load what you want for the testing then stack it up next to the beer frig in the hangar...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,378
Posted By Robert Anglin
Van's web page.

If you go to Van's home page and dig though the that to find their two or three page "Heavy wing" Q&A work sheet, then use that as you guide you will find it will tell you most everything you would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By Robert Anglin
PL-4A

Or the PL-4A from Pazmany, it has push rod construction. The wings can be folded or removed as you wish at the 8 foot width for trailering. We have one but I don't do pictures well here. Yours,...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just saing.

Always trying to help you guys. We found another way of doing this that looks and stays good for a long time as well as can be reused. We went to a trophy shop and had thin vinyl strips with what we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 100%

The travel the rudder has to go in-order to contact the trailing edge of the El's is over 4" if it is adjusted and built well. Please consider replacing your rudder with a new one, once it has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mice.

We train our Mice to be quite Quiet. So we teach them to only speak into the microphone when spoken to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,472
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

We are using an GUH-68P without ANR. In our 8A if you push the throttle up full the sound will overload the mice and the audio. What we did was get the Hush kits from Gibson & Barns and install them...
Forum: Job Board 09-03-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes very much.

The answer is Yes. As KINT was the place that it was started with the founders there are many of them still there. I don't know what you are getting at , but the credit union is still across the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks.

Thanks for the reply. It was nice to see a good flight come to visit. I will send you a P.M. Now that I know it was not the Gold hill guys. Looking forward to seeing you in October as well.
Yours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Robert Anglin
Wake Forest foot ball?

We just got home from a Wake foot ball game and had a nice thing happen at the beginning of the Game. A flight of about 6 RV's and one Yack opened the game with a fly by and a break-left to circle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,845
Posted By Robert Anglin
What you like is what you like.

We have looked at this with a few aircraft we have flown down through the years. I think this is mostly subjective. Personally it came down to two choices for us in the case of our 8. The Van's stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,456
Posted By Robert Anglin
No you are not.

No, we went through this a long time ago, with Burt's planes, Beed's planes, and a couple others. It is part of the history of HB aircraft. Taking a trip up to Van's is one of the things that we did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hooker.

We went with Hooker with the Sport 5 point standard latches. I had Jack to make the front and back seats colors to match my wife's school colors in the back and my choice in the front. We found that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mel as always.

Mel has it here. We set them up at dead center of range or one size down so they can wear and all the parts can settle over time and yes the range is so wide if you get close to the middle you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,638
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

Yep, it can be done. You may need to figure some things out and how to adapt to getting them done and yes you will need a little help from time to time. The new pre-punched units are far easier to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By Robert Anglin
ADS-B

This year our little 8 went to KOSH and had to face a lot of weather, headed down to the south east on Thursday to get home. The refresh rate was about every five minutes and was very correct all the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep you got it.

We see the same thing. We have a Prince two blade "P" tip that has been pitched to give us the 2300 + or - 50 that the books recommend. This poor little RV only weighing 1,008 Lbs. has run down a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By Robert Anglin
Portland

If you can, you should go up to Portland, take a tour of Van's and get a ride in a couple of their models. This has helped many to make up their mind what RV works best for them and get a feel for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,818
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks

Thanks guys. It was fun to make our first OSKH with a year old airplane and get together with you. We hope to do it again in a couple three years as OSKH seems to work out best for us along that time...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By Robert Anglin
Good job.

Good work, we misted you, but there were so many there it was hard to see them all, the show, the venders, the food, wow it was fun to walk 50 miles in five days. Our 8 made it for the first time, so...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By Robert Anglin
Busy,Busy

They were very busy in their booth today at OSKH with all hands on deck, but I did hear that question come up a lot while waiting for a TX up-date. The gest of what I got was it is kind of like...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Robert Anglin
You are correct.

The 70" from the leading edge is right. Drop a plumb bob there and count down going to the front. Your on the right track. Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,056
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too.

plan to be coming up on the 21st. if weather is not a problem. First time for 888, and will use 90 Kts. at 1,800 per the Notam. She is comfortable all the way down to 70 without falling off the step....
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,609
Posted By Robert Anglin
Curtis drain valve.

We keep the Curtis type drain valve for just this reason. The one with the pin-lug that can be looked open. We just stick a peace of clear plastic tubing over it " I think it is 3/8" " and open the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 1 here too.

We put the Cessna type in and ran the ground side to the engine mount in our case and the pos. to the battery side of the master relay. Our battery is on the firewall per Van's plans and parts so it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

Please check your P.M's thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By Robert Anglin
Brake vacuum pump.

Get some one to let you use one of the brake system hand vacuum pumps.
The kind with the little plastic bottle. Just pull a low vacuum and see if fuel comes out, you don't need 28", 10-14" would tell...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ray allen LED indecators.

I think I can remember a while back someone saying we could get some of the LED strips for the Ray Allen trim indecators to replace one's that have gone blank or have gaps of one or two bars not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2017, 08:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 509
Posted By Robert Anglin
Garmin?

Do we know if Garmin is going to be doing the TX updates at their booth this year, so we can know to bring it up to show center from the flight line?
Thanks guys, Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
Posted By Robert Anglin
Old question, same answer.

When the fan stops turning. Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By Robert Anglin
Band saw.

I cut a peace today with a 32 tooth per inch band. Just cut it on the outside of the line and file it smooth. Just what we do. Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: Northeast 06-29-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nuts!

David had to go and tell everyone about Friday evening. I was hoping that everyone would show up Saturday and leave all the good Lobsters to us.
Oh well we will just have to suck it up and share the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,032
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks, looks good. We should be there by 3;30PM...

Thanks, looks good. We should be there by 3;30PM Friday if the weather is good. And I think Tiger hits about 150-160 with a 9 or did at one time. Me I can throw a base ball about as far as I can hit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure

No, we are fine on that. The main thing is there is always a sweat spot where you get a low vibration and that is fine, but we do use a wide range of RPM's on any given day and we know that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,289
Posted By Robert Anglin
old but good thred.

It has been some time now and we are up and running and like what we have as we did put a Ramie on top of the V.S. and then went with one of their good marker beacon antennas on the belly about a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,032
Posted By Robert Anglin
first time also.

A fallow up for you guys that work the show. I too used to work SWRFI down in TEXAS years ago and have been coming to the fly-ins by car or truck for the most part. We are thinking of coming up to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,119
Posted By Robert Anglin
sounds right.

That is about what I would expect. We are running an IO-360 with 9:1 pistons and a fixed pitch wood prop. We also use the full range of throttle settings depending on what we are doing that day....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-25-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By Robert Anglin
Springs.

We have noticed that the springs in the new kits from Van's are a little longer the older ones. We used them to put on the outside above the cylinder to help the return travel of the plunger. If the...
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