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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By rv8ch
any news?

Hey Kyle, did you ever figure out what happened?
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,842
Posted By rv8ch
so true

Scott, I think you summarized it perfectly.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By rv8ch
Looks great!

That looks like an excellent event! I sure do miss TX BBQ. The flying part looks like fun too! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By rv8ch
fuel caps

Can't speak for everyone, but I heard from several builders that the standard Van's caps leak and get stiff. Probably just a maintenance issue, but I bought the locking caps not to prevent theft or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,545
Posted By rv8ch
followup

Thanks for the followup - looks like a good solution. One thing I noticed is that it looks like you can add a nutplate to the valve. Mine didn't have that, and it looks like a great idea.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By rv8ch
Silencers

PMs sent with the supplier contact information to not run afoul of Doug's rules.

I installed the silencers to try to be a good citizen, reduce the landing fees at airports that charge based on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By rv8ch
reuse existing wiring

This is what I did and it worked perfectly, both for tips and tail.

If for some reason you still need to run new wires, use your existing wires to pull new wires. Also, with the tips off, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By rv8ch
Mirror - light - socket extension

What I do is remove the front seat back, put some foam rubber down, and lay down to get easier access. Then, using a mirror and a flashlight, and a socket on an extension, you can get in there. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,497
Posted By rv8ch
neck

If yours are like mine, they are smaller than the standard Van's standard. They may have made more models. Here are some photos of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,542
Posted By rv8ch
filler caps

Salut Dean - I printed it using "shapeways" web service for my Mattituck TMX IO-360 and it fit perfectly. Any chance it's a problem with his 3d printer or the scaling? If you want to fly over LSGY...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By rv8ch
Engine mount holes

Literally thousands of other builders have drilled them using the engine mount, and it worked ok. It's not hard, just have good bits, a good drill, lots of oil, go slow. I'm sure you are a better...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 03:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,116
Posted By rv8ch
No worries

No worries, Mike - probably just keeping the spar on. :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv8ch
great test

Thanks Bill. This gives a bit more piece of mind. I am happy to hear that even if the plug falls out, it will keep ticking.

Thinking about the p-mag ignitions, here's what I did to mitigate...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-30-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,549
Posted By rv8ch
Observant dude!

Brice, very observant. I had not noticed that. I'm guessing that this must have been quite a ride. David is either very good or very lucky or both!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-30-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,135
Posted By rv8ch
Hats?

Hats? Nobody told me anything about hats, and I have two pmags!

I have to say I would like to know the answer to Dan's question about will they restart with no electricity. Seems like something...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-29-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By rv8ch
great webinar!

Thanks for doing this Vic. Really enjoyed it, and learned some stuff. The sound quality was very good. I also really enjoy the "Real World" photos - it makes the topic so much easier to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By rv8ch
interesting!

Very cool, Dan. I didn't realize that the RV-8 was such a mule! I guess that front baggage compartment helps.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 01:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,572
Posted By rv8ch
Intervention

Earl, this is totally not my place, but I won't be able to live with myself if I don't try. You really need to get some more training and knowledge about your aircraft. I strongly recommend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By rv8ch
¿por qué no los dos?

I guess the best would be a serial builder that hangs onto one of his/her babies for 10+ years. :)

Your point is very valid - it's best to learn about the full lifecycle of the aircraft, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By rv8ch
did you test the sensor?

Can you test the sensor in hot/boiling water? It would provide one data point. Also, does it match OAT when cold?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By rv8ch
Silencers

I bought a pair of silencers from a company in Germany. The silencers didn't come from Vetterman, but I removed the Vetterman exhaust to install them.

Happy to send you the details of the silencer...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By rv8ch
Vetterman Exhaust

Just a quick comment on my RV-8 Vetterman exhaust. I had to remove it to install my new silencers, and I am really impressed with the design and build quality of this exhaust system. Everything...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,479
Posted By rv8ch
Probably time to change that filter! :D

Probably time to change that filter! :D
Forum: RV-4 05-26-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By rv8ch
big angle

This does look like a bit too much angle. From what I can see, your cowl needs to be a bit higher assuming you want a smooth line from the spinner to the cowl. Lots of moving parts here, so I can't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,912
Posted By rv8ch
prop clearance

Looks like you get another inch of prop clearance - very nice!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,100
Posted By rv8ch
Sunlight readable

How do these android tablets compare to the ipad in full sun? That's my main complaint about ipad, and why I'm looking to see if there is a better android tablet. Seems hard to get detailed screen...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-22-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By rv8ch
True

Gotta agree with you on that one. I think precautionary landings are the 2020's version of the 1970's go arounds.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,571
Posted By rv8ch
Foreflight advice

I like this one from Foreflight:

https://www.foreflight.com/support/buying-guide/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 03:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,810
Posted By rv8ch
changes will be required

There will be lots of things that are different. Not sure about fitting inside the cowl, but brackets, cables, FW penetrations, hoses, etc will almost all be different. I got a Mattituck TMX IO-360...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,129
Posted By rv8ch
old copy

Found a copy here. Looks like this file didn't make it over to the new website.

http://smittysrv.com/docs/Wing_%20Incidence.pdf
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By rv8ch
quick drop

Looking at the ASI in the bottom right corner, there was a quick drop from about 80 to 60. The drop from 70 to 60 was very quick.
Forum: Safety 05-19-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By rv8ch
tailwind?

Always enjoy your videos! Looks like you had a tailwind if I'm looking at this right:

https://youtu.be/0RiB6_8bx3c?t=97
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
Which aircraft?

Which aircraft? They are different for the tandem, that's for sure. Much longer shoulder straps for the rear seat.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-17-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By rv8ch
Obvious!

It's obvious, just do this:

https://help.flickr.com/en_us/share-or-embed-flickr-photos-or-albums-rJBx6mjyX


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49905354522_3573b93109_z.jpg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 625
Posted By rv8ch
2" lip - good idea

This is a great idea - I didn't do that, I only have the lip at the ends, and would have been happy to have it. I ended up buying much longer clamps, so all good, but would have the lip around the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-17-2020, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dan, I like the way you pulled this together...

Hi Dan, I like the way you pulled this together in one unit. Very clean and easy to visualize what's happening. GRT should include this in their diagrams, or even create a little box.
Forum: International 05-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By rv8ch
RV-4 and RV-6 visit and formation takeoff video

Had a nice visit today from a couple of Swiss RV builders/owners/pilots, Dan and Marcel.

http://www.rv8.ch/dan-and-marcel-visit-to-lsgy/

I'm getting mine ready for the pre-final inspection, so I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,337
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool

This is very cool. The only challenge I see here is that once you light it, it's going to burn until finished. Looks like something anyone could make at home quite easily, with just these few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By rv8ch
Sewing machine oil

I could have sworn I read it here on VAF somewhere, but can't find it. Someone suggested sewing machine oil.

Looking up sewing machine oil on the google has shown me that there are about 100...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By rv8ch
put it on the gear

Once you have it on the gear, you can also elevate the tail to keep it horizontal. Then build some long tables about 6'x2'x18" for each side to stand on. Makes working inside and outside the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,615
Posted By rv8ch
RV12

I think you are going to need to get an RV12 or you'll have to change your username. :D

You obviously know your mission better than I do, but I'd look for a RV-7 or if budget limits you, an RV-6. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By rv8ch
Savvy

You can also upload them here for some interesting analysis: https://www.savvyanalysis.com/home
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-10-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By rv8ch
Buy a 9A

Looking at your signature, you're shopping for a 9A, but probably found a great deal on a 9? If this is the case, you might consider just continuing to look for a 9A. Assuming you want to fly, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-10-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By rv8ch
Call the factory

Yes! Call Andair and let them know what happened - they might be able to fix it for a lot less.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By rv8ch
McMaster-Carr snubbers

McMaster-Carr also has snubbers. Love that name!

https://www.mcmaster.com/snubbers/gauge-vibration-dampers/
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By rv8ch
registrar

Wherever you registered your aircraft can tell you this. I just recently did it for my transponder, but I assume I'm not in the same country as you.

They sent me a doc with the following...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,885
Posted By rv8ch
stay over the airport - talk to an A&P

I'd recommend debugging this within gliding range of an airport. Might also get a good A&P to give you a hand to make sure that the dirt you saw is not still resident in your fuel system. Could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,500
Posted By rv8ch
RV-15

Please tell us more about this RV-15...

This link is not too helpful: https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-15x/

BTW, HP-41c, RPN, dc, yes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By rv8ch
winch recommended

A winch is not just to get it up, but to get it down as well. I had quite a bit of excitement when I "rolled" my 8 off the back of a moving van with some crappy wooden ramps - really happy there was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,518
Posted By rv8ch
Agreed

Apologies in advance for taking your quotes out of order.

I think everyone agrees with this - I know I do.

Would you like to get spin training with one of these bad CFIs? Or send one of your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,518
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of debate about that one. Here's a nice...

Lots of debate about that one. Here's a nice article from 2003.

https://www.airspacemag.com/flight-today/the-spin-debate-3571421/?all

There are dozens more. Pretty easy to argue both sides of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Kind of strange looking at the empty garage now! I still have not gotten used to that and it's been a year!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By rv8ch
no video

Same for me from Switzerland.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Video-Unavailable-Youtube.png
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By rv8ch
low speed indications

The numbers I have in my excel for lower speeds will probably not be that useful, we gradually increased "speed" and called it out as it passed different speeds, not stopping to let the logs write...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-30-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By rv8ch
Good

I just had an "official" test done by an A&P on my field of my altimeters airspeed indicators, both analog and GRT, and it was very accurate. The GRT does have a calibration which I played with, but...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By rv8ch
plug type

What kind of plug is it? If it's this one, then here's your...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,691
Posted By rv8ch
Cool video!

Good video, and good music. I must live under a rock, but I've never heard of this band before, and after looking at their videos on youtube, never recall hearing any of their songs. Will have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,184
Posted By rv8ch
Got him!

Good shootin, Dan!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,167
Posted By rv8ch
Enjoy it!

Pretty much everything that I read that said "that's no fun" or "that's hard" I actually enjoyed. If you are not looking forward to the canopy, I'd say "dive in" - you may enjoy it. I really did,...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2020, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By rv8ch
Wise move

There are hundreds of ways to make the aircraft "better", and if you resist the temptation to do them, you'll save money and time for sure, and probably end up with a lighter aircraft. At least...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By rv8ch
Avery tools catalog?

Wasn't this at the back of the Avery Tools catalog? I have a version I laminated in the hangar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,817
Posted By rv8ch
landing skills

I can't find it now, but I recall one of the 3 or 4 letter agencies published a video of landings at a fly-in - with narration and comments. It was really entertaining and educational, and...
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