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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By rv8ch
Van's Aircraft booth at Aero Friedrichshafen 2018

Hi, Just visited the Van's booth and took this quick photo - had a nice chat with Gus, who's a real credit to the organization. Click on the photo for a larger version. The weather here could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 57,651
Posted By rv8ch
photos

I think if you post some photos or send a link to them, experienced people like Dan will be able to provide suggestions.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,465
Posted By rv8ch
New engine

If this is your first RV build, I'd go with as close to what Van recommends as possible, and you will learn a ton. Then, with that knowledge and experience, build another RV with the alternative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,695
Posted By rv8ch
form-a-funnel size?

What size have you found works best?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,904
Posted By rv8ch
2 sheets

Correct - I missed that critical detail, thanks Rob!

Here's the modified picture - I think you are right, the rivet will probably not expand properly to fill in the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-07-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By rv8ch
Connection quality

Totally agree with Ross's analysis. There are many failure modes, and we need to understand as many as possible to determine our risk.

Electrical connectors I believe are a great place to focus. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,904
Posted By rv8ch
radius vs. square, rivet

It does seem to make sense that a hole edge that has been perfectly radiused would be less likely to have a stress fracture. The tools we use to deburr help create a more radiused hole edge -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks!

Thanks! B&B website didn't work, ordered just now from Wicks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,070
Posted By rv8ch
all metal lock nut 1/4-20?

Hi,

Has anyone been able to find something like an AN363 1/4-20? I can only find -28. Currently using star lock washers, but would prefer a real lock nut if I can find it. There are several...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,192
Posted By rv8ch
the manual is important

Hi, You may want to check the documentation for other things - if you didn't know about the blast tubes, there may be some other critical things about the installation or operation of these devices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,885
Posted By rv8ch
Rule change

How much you wanna bet that rule will get changed when 100s or 1000s of RVs switch to 2" numbers? :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,767
Posted By rv8ch
RV-14

Here's how Van's did it on the RV-14.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/images/RV-14/RV-14A_360/RV-14A.html
Forum: Reviews 03-17-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By rv8ch
Spruce Europe

I'd like to echo Mike's suggestion to use spruce europe based in Germany. I just ordered two things from them and had a good experience. I compared the prices between the US site and the EU site,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,242
Posted By rv8ch
interesting innovation

Gil, just when we think that things can't be improved! Really cool - as someone that's in the process of doing the "behind the panel wiring" (with just my EIS4000 for the moment) I can see a lot of...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-11-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 903
Posted By rv8ch
better link

Hi,

I think your link got truncated:

http://bobhooversblog.blogspot.com/2006/11/av-christmas-engine.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,780
Posted By rv8ch
high temp split loom tubing

I'm working on the FWF wiring, and using adel clamps where possible. One item mentioned by David earlier is the high temp split loom tubing - this stuff looks really good, is easy to install, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 999
Posted By rv8ch
Very nice

Those look great! I guess you work with that kind of software a lot, and I'm curious how long did it take you to design these or something similar?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By rv8ch
Manifold

Some discussion here.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=156855

Generally, you can connect the pmags and your EFIS MP sensor all to the same port without problem. Plumbing it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-21-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,177
Posted By rv8ch
alternate alternate air

Sorry - could not resist the title.

Some discussion here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=99604

Unfortunately a lot of photos are no longer avail.

Look for writeups by danh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,683
Posted By rv8ch
ultrasonic fuel flow sensors

We just need to knock one digit off the price of these ultrasonic fuel flow sensors and then it won't matter much where we put them. I'm sure they'd be even happier inside the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-14-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By rv8ch
bonding to what?

Most people on the forum are using Sikaflex to bond the canopy or windscreen to the roll bar or canopy frame.

Are you saying that you are using Sikaflex to glue aluminum and steel?

That might...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-13-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Must be a great feeling! Really cool to see you flying off a patch of grass! Got any landing videos? :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,742
Posted By rv8ch
drill bits

These are not mine, but they look like this:

http://www.micro-machine-shop.com/drill_bits_stub_lengths.jpg

Except #30 and #40 I have a special place for them since I love them so much. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,696
Posted By rv8ch
ebay is your friend

I bought some on ebay and they were very cheap. They have lots and lots of options now. Do a search for rear view mirror or blind spot mirror. You will find something I'm sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv8ch
beautiful assemblies

Those are some really nice looking pump assemblies. Just need Van's to bless one or to get someone to create a kit. Looks like they would work fine on the end of the tank just aft of where the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,506
Posted By rv8ch
io-375

Interesting discussion about the IO-375 here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=81120
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv8ch
sock filters

I'm still challenging a scrappy entrepreneur to create a kit that uses automotive pumps in the tank with this kind of sock filter. While the standard aircraft design seems to work well for most,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,670
Posted By rv8ch
Escrow.com

I've used them twice and it worked out fine.
Forum: Job Board 02-07-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By rv8ch
Enthusiastic

In fact, I'm already doing that job - I'll just send my bank transfer information to Dynon so I can start getting paid for it! :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By rv8ch
oil on gasket

Didn't know this - thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By rv8ch
safety

Interesting idea and implementation. Just curious if some auditory or tactile feedback would also be useful in the case where you are trying to trim but didn't have control. Something like one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,649
Posted By rv8ch
Photobucket errors

I get this error message - perhaps upload the image to imgur or another site? Thanks!

https://i.imgur.com/EAGxWWv.png
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By rv8ch
shoehorn

I'd like to see the shoehorn you used to get all that in an -8 panel! :)

Really nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,499
Posted By rv8ch
electricity

Hi Randy, You probably already know about the aeroelectic connection http://www.aeroelectric.com/ - if not, you might consider reading that book. It greatly demystified the aircraft electrical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By rv8ch
FP-5 mounting to engine?

Dave, quick question - do you see any issue physically mounting the transducer to the engine, or does it need to be "rubber mounted? The location is like Van's shows on the RV-14 - between the...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-31-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By rv8ch
images

Please implement the vbulletin images feature while you are at it. :) It's a shame to keep losing so much good info that's contained in the posts with images.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-30-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By rv8ch
ELT antenna

I've seen ELT antenna mounted in every place you can think of.

If your goals for the ELT are to get your aircraft signed off, then you can probably mount it just about anywhere. If your goals are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,271
Posted By rv8ch
Flight Hours

I agree - that was the first thing that popped into my mind - how many hours flown? Unfortunately that's a really hard number to get it seems. It can be estimated, but there are no firm numbers.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-29-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,399
Posted By rv8ch
EIS

As Tim suggested, I'd call GRT and get the EIS working right. That will really help diagnosis.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By rv8ch
Fine Print

Mike, you've been around the block a time or two, and you know that this fine print is implicitly stamped on every product you buy. The nice part about many of the products we buy today is that it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,090
Posted By rv8ch
fuel pump failure modes

If the fuel pump fails, are there any failure modes that would block fuel flow using the aux pump?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,730
Posted By rv8ch
QB factory

That would be very cool. I have a QB, and I am really impressed with the quality. I'm sure if they will let you hang out a while, you will learn a lot from them. There are some real craftsman on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,649
Posted By rv8ch
rocker box covers

Got mine, and they look great! Unexpectedly, they came with a set of really nice screws - thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,912
Posted By rv8ch
Business

I paid for the $135 checkup for each of my pmags this summer, and was quite happy to pay. People cost money, and if they are making money on these checkups, or at least covering their costs, then...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-25-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 709
Posted By rv8ch
RV-8 roll bar/windscreen fairing edge

Hi, I've been working on the fairing around the windscreen off and on for quite some time, and the last thing to really finish is the aft edge that overlaps the canopy and canopy fairing.

I made...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bill - I'll keep my ears open for a...

Thanks Bill - I'll keep my ears open for a recording, and if I do happen to wake up at 0400 for some reason that day, I'll hop on the call. Always happy to get another chance to digest some good...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-23-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By rv8ch
recording?

Cool - glad you are doing this. It happens right in the middle of my beauty sleep, which I badly need, so will it be possible to view a recording?
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By rv8ch
Hydraulic Gas Strut Lift Support Door Cabinet 20N

After trying lots of different strengths, I found the 20N version of this one to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,275
Posted By rv8ch
Kgs

Need to weigh it in metric - it will be lighter. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-19-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By rv8ch
leave it

Nah, just leave it. We all love a stuck mic on the frequency.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 96,809
Posted By rv8ch
more

My highly calibrated eyeball estimates that this will give you up to 4.159265359 knots. ;)
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,600
Posted By rv8ch
youtube

There are some good videos on youtube, like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zQaMz7rtqY

I was lucky enough to learn at a "build center" when I built my tail kit - it was very helpful.
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,008
Posted By rv8ch
CO inside the cowl

It seems like with any kind of airflow over the engine that there should not be any CO under the cowl at all, so even leaks in the firewall would not cause CO in the cabin, unless you have a cracked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,313
Posted By rv8ch
trailer winch?

Is that a trailer winch on there?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,649
Posted By rv8ch
Look great!

Very nice job on these, Ross!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By rv8ch
pmag manifold pressure tees

I ordered lots of different Ts (tees?) to try to find something good for the manifold pressure tubes, and finally found some that I think are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
Synthetic vs. measured AOA

Thanks Paul - sounds like you recommend installing the measured AOA, which I will do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
Synthetic vs. measured AOA

It would be great of one of you test pilots would compare Synthetic vs. measured AOA under various circumstances to see if I can avoid the plumbing required for a measured AoA. :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,513
Posted By rv8ch
floating canopy

Scott - how did you get your canopy to float in the air like that? Are you an illusionist on the side?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
lots of threads on this

Here's one way to search VAF that works well for me:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforce.com+AOA
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By rv8ch
replacement lenses

Wow - didn't realize that. I believe I have the same wingtips, but my lenses are still in good shape. Looks like if I need a replacement I'll be using the google to figure out how to do it, if...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,513
Posted By rv8ch
crack even with sika - wow

Hi Scott, really sorry to hear about that crack. Not that I can do anything about it on my canopy which is already complete, but it could be interesting for new builders to find out where it...
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