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Forum: Safety 12-15-2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By rv8ch
photo

Not that I really want to, but just to let you know that I can't see that image. I did see one "hole in a finger photo" many years ago, and that really taught me to not do that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By rv8ch
chemtrail switch

Just curious, do you guys label your chemtrail switch as "chemtrail", leave it blank, or give it a fake label like "fuel pump"? /s
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By rv8ch
Condolences

Bill, thanks for passing on the info. Very sad news indeed. I will miss his posts on VAF - I unfortunately didn't have the pleasure of meeting him in person to the best of my recollection. He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
paint before pop

Looks like I'll just paint the rivets I have before popping them on. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rv8ch
Magic in the EFIS

Got it - thanks for the clarity. I also spent a bit of time on the web and I believe I understand the magic that's happening here. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rv8ch
where does the voltage come from?

Thanks - if the orange wire is cut off or connected to the green wire, where does the voltage that the green slider wire outputs come from? Is it from one of the other 12v wires used to actually...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rv8ch
how does it work?

Bob, just for my education, how can the HX sense two wires at the same time? I've seen circuits like this but I don't understand how that works. Is there a technical name for this so that I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rv8ch
trim indicator

I don't think they want the green and orange connected.

Keep in mind what is happening - you are putting a voltage into the servo on the orange wire - either 12v or 4.8v - and the indicator is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By rv8ch
Measure voltage

You should be able to measure the voltage from the trim servo directly, and see it change as you change the position. Not sure what resistance you would see, you should be getting voltage. I can't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By rv8ch
reservoirs

I saw the same thing and switched back to the normal method of having the brake reservoir connected with tubing. I am sure I don't need that much travel, but if someone with longer legs wanted to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
painted pop rivets LP4-3

Can anyone recommend a painted pop rivet to use where an LP4-3 would be used? My particular application is for the RV-8 F-804N-1 bulkhead caps. It would be great to get these in a "light grey" (RAL...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By rv8ch
distance

Correct - I made it a bit longer to avoid interference with the bellcrank, and I wanted to make both bolts go through both angles. I had to extend the pushrod by the same amount. I got the longer...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By rv8ch
more pictures

I added a couple more pictures to the article that I found. Perhaps this can help a little.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/img_3314-1024x768.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By rv8ch
AP Pitch Servo installation

The documentation for the dynon kit is below. Not all the dimensions are there, but I'm sure if you asked them they would give them to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By rv8ch
Hall Effect

Jim, Not 100% sure this is on topic, but I use one of these from GRT:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/cache/370-320-/catalog/graphics/g/grtsensors_11.jpg

My guess is that this is a pretty simple...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By rv8ch
Round and Square

I agree! For me there were two factors - 1) Swiss rules require a backup compass and airspeed; 2) I've been looking at round gauges for about 40 years and I wanted a bit of time to transition to the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By rv8ch
lots of discussion

There is has been lots of discussion on this topic. For more, check this link: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforce.com+rudder+flutter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,936
Posted By rv8ch
I used the windows xpanel in a Parallels VM and...

I used the windows xpanel in a Parallels VM and it worked fine. I spent a lot of time getting the layout "perfect" and then sent the pictures to Bill at Up North Aviation who ended up re-drawing it,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By rv8ch
Servo install

I had my original roll servo in the fuselage as well, and I thought that was a pretty clean way to do it. The new GRT servo (which seems to have an identical form factor to the Dynon and Garmin) is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By rv8ch
New RV8

Hi Caleb, I strongly recommend registering with Van's and placing an order for the RV-8 plans that come on a USB stick. They are very helpful. Can't hurt as well to get the RV-14 plans, since they...
Forum: COMM 11-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By rv8ch
Why are airband radios so expensive?

I'm looking for a new handheld that supports 8.33khz spacing - anyone know why airband radios are so expensive? Other similar radios seem to cost 1/3 to 1/5 the price, but of course they are on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,248
Posted By rv8ch
gasoline vapor pressure

This diagram might help you.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ziman_Wang/publication/320548755/figure/fig16/AS:668536057913349@1536402825556/Vapour-pressure-of-isooctane-14.png

Can't vouch for...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By rv8ch
pitch servo bracket

You might consider buying the Dynon kit - it comes with the angle. At a min, I recommend checking their documentation. If the angle is longer, it's not a problem, you just have to make the rod...
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-12-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By rv8ch
GRT vs MGL

They both seem to be very good units. I ended up with the GRT and it seems to be a very good unit - not flying yet.

I really like the MGL's design to be on the engine side of the FW, which avoids...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,457
Posted By rv8ch
Blue Sea USB teardown

I accidentally pulled open my blue sea USB panel mount and here are some pictures. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks!

Thanks Jim!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By rv8ch
RV8 rear seat shoulder straps

Anyone know how this should be done in an RV8? Do the straps go all the way back to the mounting tab? I couldn't find any details in the plans or anyone's blog.
Forum: Interiors 11-09-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By rv8ch
dimple first

I'd dimple first - is there a reason you want to delay dimpling until after paint?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By rv8ch
Great tips

Thanks a lot for the tips and words of encouragement! I'll send an update on each leg early next month when I do this.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,123
Posted By rv8ch
patches

I just sent Tom 9 bucks from France, so it should arrive sometime this year. :D Will let you know if I get a response.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By rv8ch
Using a trailer

All good tips on using a truck, the challenge is that where I live they don't rent trucks big enough for an RV8 to normal people, only folks with a truck driving license. Consequently, there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By rv8ch
Tips for trailering RV8 needed

I'm going to be trailering my RV8 to the paint shop and then to the airport, and would appreciate any tips or hints. I've got a 7 ft (2.2m) wide, 16 ft (5m) long totally flat trailer with a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By rv8ch
pump from the bottom

Just did mine following the "pump it up from the bottom" advice I got on the VAF and it worked perfectly. I can't really test the brake effectiveness since there's not a lot of room to pick up speed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome Rich!

If I may be so bold, welcome to VAF! I think you are building the 2nd best RV and flying the best. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,559
Posted By rv8ch
ice

I may be interpreting what was written, but it sounds like the water froze in the tank, so testing the fuel might not have picked this up. I could be wrong of course. It's something that I don't...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-31-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,457
Posted By rv8ch
12v USB panel mount hub with high power charging

I'm looking for a panel mount hub with 2 to 4 ports, with the 2.1A capability, and not just a charger, but a hub, so I can plug it into my EFIS USB port in the back. Anyone able to find one?

The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,559
Posted By rv8ch
balancing the load

You know your mission better than I do, but don't you want to balance the load a bit by changing tanks every 30/45/60 minutes or something like that? What I do is fly on the right tank while the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-30-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,904
Posted By rv8ch
diagram needed

My recommendation would be to first do an analysis of what you have today - reverse-engineer a good wiring diagram. From that, the best way to proceed will become very clear.

Even though I firmly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,453
Posted By rv8ch
AP install

For the roll servo, you could install that on a flying RV8 in a few hours with no problem via the bell crank inspection port in the L or R wing. Running the wire would be very easy, don't need to...
Forum: RV-4 10-27-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By rv8ch
RV8 tank attach bracket

Here's a clip from what I have on Drawing 43 to buy you a bit of time - I'd check with the factory to ensure that it's the same for the -4. You can get the preview plans from Van's on USB key for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By rv8ch
Talking kit numbers

Complete kits or tail kits? Obviously more tail kits are sold than the rest, but I'm not aware that they have published this number, and I'm sure that they do analyze this to increase the number of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,180
Posted By rv8ch
Essential bus

Here's a diagram from the aeroelectric connection book that I have:

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/AeroElectric-Essential-Bus-17-3.png

Shows a basic switch and a fusible link...
Forum: GPS 10-27-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By rv8ch
thanks

Thanks for all the feedback - very helpful. Gotta love this forum!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,202
Posted By rv8ch
unusual pressures

Mark, interesting question - my concern would be that in areas like that there are a lot of unusual pressures, could be positive, could be negative, and if there is no cowl attachment there you would...
Forum: RV-10 10-27-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By rv8ch
almost spit out my coffee!

That's one I have not heard! Wow! :D Those pests are quick - they can build those nests in just a couple of hours - a good thing to look for during a preflight.
Forum: Primers 10-25-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By rv8ch
paint shop

I prepped all my parts and brought them to a standard car paint shop, and got them to spray akzo on them, then a nice top coat of RAL 7035 to match the powder coated parts. Took a bit of planning,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-25-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,458
Posted By rv8ch
all ok

I have not run the numbers, but I have built an HS for an -8. I would be really shocked if the HS is not strong enough to be lifted the way he did, or even from much closer to the tips. I'm sure...
Forum: GPS 10-24-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,561
Posted By rv8ch
can a GPS antenna cable length be reduced?

Does anyone know if it's "possible" to reduce the GPS antenna length?

I have one from GRT like this, but with a much longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,311
Posted By rv8ch
heat shrink labels

I also use the 6mm dymo heat shrink labels. I hand write on the other side the same thing as is printed by the label maker. Unfortunately it only prints on one side.

I also use some heat shrink...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By rv8ch
Using leaf blowers for engine testing on the ground

I think everyone knows that we should not run our engines on the ground too long due to cooling issues, particularly new engines. Has anyone ever tried hooking up a couple of leaf blowers to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,388
Posted By rv8ch
Nice switch

That is a good-looking switch.

https://assets.alliedelec.com/c_scale,w_400,f_auto,d_no_image.png/70192232.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,388
Posted By rv8ch
Ring terminal vs spade

I agree, but I could not find the honeywell switches with the spade, so I went with the ring terminals. I've designed my panel as Paul recommended, so that it will come out and sit flat on my lap or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,388
Posted By rv8ch
Honeywell

I bought a full set (and more) of Carlings, and they seemed fine. I saw the honeywell switches somewhere on the internet, and thought I'd buy a couple just to see how they are different, and I found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By rv8ch
extra hands

Yes, these extra hands are very helpful. I got one with a magnifying glass but it fell out. Still useful.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/img_4526-e1539852225269-1024x1024.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By rv8ch
Pigtail

Me too. About the pigtails on some solder sleeve, on the ones I bought, the pigtail is just a bit of wire that's been melted into the solder ring, so making your own is exactly equivalent. I assume...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By rv8ch
Red and Blue

Agree with Amer - Get a bunch of Reds and Blues. They are really great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By rv8ch
FWF wiring

I found this very useful:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/images/RV-14/RV-14_360/RV-14.html

Here are some pics of how I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,439
Posted By rv8ch
links to other good videos

As was already mentioned, the links to EAA videos that are applicable to RVs is a good idea, there are also other videos on fiberglass, wiring, and soldering available that I found helpful. Steinair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,551
Posted By rv8ch
don't bother

Don't bother - looks like the FAA is going to increase the LSA weight limits. https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/LSA-Weight-Limit-Increasing-To-3600-Pounds-231639-1.html
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-06-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By rv8ch
Nice drawing

That's a very clean drawing - wow. Well done.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By rv8ch
PDF diagrams

Van's has a really useful document here:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/download/RV-14/WH-00125.pdf
Forum: Primers 10-04-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,441
Posted By rv8ch
Yes

Yes, if you want to be 100% sure and not question your decision. Will the primer stick well enough to protect the metal? Most likely.

I know just enough about chemistry to be dangerous, but I...
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