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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-14-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Robert Anglin
Good show old been.

I like it. You can go out and have some fun as we do as well, or you can look at all the places you are going over and make some circles. These platforms if put together with some for thought will...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not to us.

first the % of power meters are not always a good and accurate of a gage, but close in many cases. We run an 8 at 115-125 Kts. a lot at 5.2-5.6 GPH. Our IFIS runs in the 42-45% range at that state of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-13-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Robert Anglin
Better now.

The 8 kits are a lot better now than they were in the early years before everything got match-holed. The way we did it turned out to be the right way for us. Get the tail kit on order. Buy a rivet...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By Robert Anglin
HI to the 12 guys.

I was looking through the morning posts and saw this. Just an idea that worked very well and may become a tradition with the 8 gang after last year.
They had wanted name tags, but forgot, so one of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-11-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nothing.

We take the wheels off from time to time and use some molly on the shaft. Other than that we keep the track clean by wiping it out with a cloth. The roller wheels will need replacing as they wear...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Robert Anglin
All of them.

We put together an IO-360 that is hand balanced and flow tuned. With 9:1 pistons it puts out right at 195 Bhp., witch means we also would see a little more heat from the bit more than standard BMEP....
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,150
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes an I don't know.

I have seen dogs getting propped down threw the years and being picked up in toe-sacks. I have also seen deer and other animals get propped as well as people. Even with this understanding I still try...
Forum: Rocket 07-06-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Vne
Views: 2,252
Posted By Robert Anglin
Question?

Have you studied the 8 as well? The VNE is 230 S. mph. to start with and I think that tail has been used on some of the newer rockets. We tested ours to 10Kts. over VNE in phase one just to bee sure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

As with the post's above, like #5&6. We have an 8 with a NAV-COM and also have a marker beacon receiver in our audio panel. All "T.S.O." to be proper for the case if needed. This is good back-up and...
Forum: Northeast 07-03-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By Robert Anglin
It a plan.

Let's hope the weather this year is better than last year. I really am not looking forward to the drive again. I think I will try to stay with a 2 1/2 pounder this year, the big ones are a lot more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,687
Posted By Robert Anglin
Weight and C.G. location.

You should not need to replace the wing. The older style is only 50Lbs, less suggested weight limit for Aero, than that of the dash one wing. The rear C.G. limit will stay the same for both. It would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,797
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nose gear weak?

No, I don't think the nose wheel gear leg is weak. It does take a little getting used to as it is good and flexy. If you watch your landings for any extra speed after the flair, you will want to hold...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By Robert Anglin
bench mark compression.

This is just us, but we do watch our EGT' and CHT close at all times.
We run an IO-360 "P" valve with 9:1 compression pistons. We do have all 8 oil jets installed to help with piston cooling as well....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,687
Posted By Robert Anglin
Folow-up.

I don't know how to transfer to this sight. This question got me to thinking I should go back and look at my POHB to see why we built our C.G and weight the way we did. Keeping in mind that the 8 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,949
Posted By Robert Anglin
just someting.

Everyone does there own thing and that is us too. We have found that the aircraft friendly Simple Green, "cut with a little water" sprayed on and let sit for a few seconds "maybe 20-30" works well....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,687
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed!

I agree, with this and add that if you find an 8 or better build one that has a good weight and configuration for it you will be fine. We have an 8-A that is 1008 Lbs. with a Prince "P" tip wood and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,390
Posted By Robert Anglin
I-Pad air 2.

We use a Apple I-Pad air 2 with a screen glair plate over it. It is not as good as the G3X-touch in the panel but it is not hard to read. In the 8 I fly with it on my left knee and my old trusted...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-21-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By Robert Anglin
I-Pad air 2.

We have an I-Pad air two 9.5". I have had it up to 18,500 in the RV. And just last week we had gone to Omaha on South West. I sat in a widow seat both ways. With Garmin Pilot pulled up it show the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Robert Anglin
Out on the road.

Sorry, I was on the road up in Omaha the last week and only had a small I-Pad I don't use much. The rear former Bulkhead at the rear edge of the upper skin is not a structural peace. You can make the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not that modle

have not used that modle, but you are correct on the two most commen places. we tryed a lot to make a better place to install the antenna, but came to the same conclussion. we used the rear formmer...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,755
Posted By Robert Anglin
Green.

I am turning green. It is good to hear another one of the RV guys is getting a chance to be a Rounder. I hope you get a chance to let us know how it was and how you got it done. Best of wishes and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Robert Anglin
TR-87 tubes.

WE have been buying the tire tubes from Van's in the past. But would like to know if any of the gang here has had any use of the TR-87 Leak Gard type tubes that ACS has in there catalog. We have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,200
Posted By Robert Anglin
neutral.

Just what we do. Before I shut down, I look at flaps and trim to set them to down and neutral. That gets them ready for the next flight and helps with pre-flight checks and walk-arounds while working...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By Robert Anglin
Walt has it.

We did not know for sure if we would end up with a 40,60,or 70 Amp. Alt at the time. We were lucky to have some NAS 5 AWG lift over from an older job. So we used a little of it to do this run. It is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

And try and get some Viton "O" rings to replace them with. You will be a lot happier in the long run. It is common for the old standard "O" rings used in the calipers to bake and get a flat spot on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By Robert Anglin
Wally world.

Walmart has good two man tents for $30 or less. I just get two of the shipping mats from Tractor Supply and use them to line the floors of the front and rear baggage areas. Then use them as a floor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,441
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep!

You should be fine. This happens all the time. You will be priming anyway as time goes on. Go down to NAPA and get some cans of I think 7072 primer. After you clean up the poop, mist coat and all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Robert Anglin
Duct Tape.

Yah, the Duct Tape was a nice touch. Last year I walked around for two or three hours after the donut meeting and some one at a both finally told me that was a grate name tag. I had forgotten it was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,383
Posted By Robert Anglin
Apple air two.

Our 8 has all Garmin with connex and ADS-B Yi-Fi. We found we like the Apple air two, but we use Garmin Pilot because of our panel lay-out.
I think there is some merit to getting you ticket first...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-06-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Robert Anglin
Tuesday

I think that was Tuesday last year as I left out on Thursday around 9;30. I don't remember the time but it was just before lunch, must have been around 11:00 AM CDT. If I get to come this year, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Robert Anglin
Theater in the woods?

Just trying to get our timing and plans together if we get to come to KOSH this year, ( not a done deal yet ). Is there going to be a get-together of the 8 drivers and builders this year at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I agree with Paul on this one. We have found that if you get there in off peak time they will in most cases ask you what runway you would like. If they are jammed and at peak, it make to much since...
Forum: ADS-B 04-28-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

I know that the I-Pad Air two dose. We had a re-boot of the GDU on a trip up from Houston not long ago. The I-Pad kept talking to the GDL-39R, While I did the trouble shooting and reboot. Just what...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,214
Posted By Robert Anglin
G load.

All of the above and there was no change to the G-load recommendation for either wing only the 50 Lbs. more weight while operating in the Aro envelope.
The rear C.G. limit moves a little forward for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-26-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,885
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just saing.

It is mostly the sex appeal of the tail dragger. Once they leave the ground you will not know the difference. As with the insurance company claims the "A" has a better record. We have an "A" because...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By Robert Anglin
That is what we did at HBP on Friday last year....

That is what we did at HBP on Friday last year. This sound like the ticket to me. Have not camped before, but with the new shed over there last year it looks like a nice area to be in for this trip. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,671
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nice idea.

Our system is in and working very well. we did it all with just the manual and a little thinking. The three things I would think that most of the people looking to, or installing would be. Can-bus,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks All.

Yep sounds about right. I was there Friday last year and that was a very good day for HBP, next to that Dragon thingy. You have a good idea, Beer Fairy and are the 8 drivers going to meat at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,451
Posted By Robert Anglin
TEXAS.

Yep this idea was floated back in the early 80's in TEXAS. After a lot of talk of rope to thumbs in Austin the idea kinda went away. For a privet small aircraft TEXAS is a good place to be for now.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,145
Posted By Robert Anglin
Oshkosh 2018?

I see they have some new rules about visiting the infield before the show this year. We have always driven up or flown in to HBP in the past. I would like to try out the Home built camping this year....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 613
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

I agree with Steve on this one for sure. We have a G3X-touch, with the standard ADHR and a 305 A.P. head. The only time I can even get it to not fallow a trend is if I am doing some hard hammering....
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By Robert Anglin
Knee pad.

We use an Apple I-Pad air tow 10", as a left knee pad. In the panel is a Garmin G3X touch 10". With those two you are very well informed at any given time.
Just what we use. Yours, R.E.A....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Robert Anglin
Timely.

I was just looking at the Bahamas VFR flight planning guide last night and agree with the statement above. The Bahamas don't seem to care s long as you pay your 50 dollars to get in and spend money...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,118
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just what we use.

We have a Garmin system installed. So we have blue tooth from two black boxes in the system. We found that an apple I-Pad air works very well on our left knee and our standard knee pad on the right...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-13-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

Go to the map page hit menu, then hit menu again. Then where you see flight log, tap on it. It will show you a list of options just hit the one to clear the flights out and two seconds later they...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 04-12-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,206
Posted By Robert Anglin
Can?; I ask or dare I ask on this format. What...

Can?; I ask or dare I ask on this format. What happened in 2011 that turn some off? Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just one.

The electric trim is just find. Write the check and get in gear. The rest will come to you as you go. You'll have plenty of friends here to help distract you.
Hope this helps, Yours, R.E.A. III #...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto.

Where there is a will, there is a way. If it is your thing and you know it will stay your thing for a long time, then be yourself and get started one way are the other. It is not an easy road and not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,123
Posted By Robert Anglin
You can.

We installed two 680's in the back location, by just stretching out the factory battery box. Then ran two cables up to the right kick panel where we put a Blue Sea splitter switch. Worked very well....
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By Robert Anglin
Also.

You may also wish to check your starter wiring. We have seen that #4 can make a starter turn a little slower, were # 2 will feed the starter a little better and it will turn a little better. We have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes

Yes, we did and have had no issues to date. We have an E.C.I. IOX-360, with the snorkel inlet. The oil sump is the same as the "M" engines with the forward facing inlet with the oil over air chamber...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

You will get a lot of pride out of learning the new to you skills that it will take.
I liked doing it the old fashioned way with jigs and one rivet at a time. With buying the parts and tools as we...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By Robert Anglin
US, too.

We made-up the wing and tanks as a unit and fitted everything with all the bolts in place. Have not had to take them back off anytime after that. So far no leaks, so all is good as we used a good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By Robert Anglin
Read.

The above post is correct. If you read the AD, it just tells you to refer to the installation manual and use the instructions for testing the unit out of that section of the manual to comply with the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-22-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,737
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

We like the way Steve has mentioned. We take everything off line, then boot up the GDU. Load the new software and then bring the other items in the Garmin system on line. It take a minuet or less...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By Robert Anglin
what we did.

WE put a constant card compass in the middle of the glair-shield, then put the puck up on the skin just to the left of the front Baggage. It work grate up there and is away from any heat or "EMF"....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,353
Posted By Robert Anglin
OH boy.

I don't think you are going to like any answer on this one because there are so many things to consider on this subject. If you have a type tagged engine an aftermarket kit engine., How well is it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,606
Posted By Robert Anglin
No problems.

I can see where Scot is coming from. We had put the Van's rivets in to start with at the Van's plan sight and they works quite OK. Once we decided to put in the Garmin ADHAR and heated pitot, we...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By Robert Anglin
Note of addition.

When we got the IN-5400 diodes, we took the one that had failed apart to look close at it. The diode that was in it was stamped IN-4006, a one Amp rating and a third of the size of the new IN-5400....
Forum: Interiors 03-02-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

Yes you are correct. But it was felt that to those few whom could pick and choose to be able to Roll their own with the wide selection of supplies available at that site it may benefit those few. We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

We got the Safe Air One tube kit and just cut a short link of tube, then RTV slipped it over the end of the pitot tube on the Garmin pitot. Then you just clip it on with the quick connectors from the...
Forum: Interiors 02-28-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,654
Posted By Robert Anglin
This may help a few.

We did a lot of homework on this subject and found the best answers from a company up in Washington State. Pegasus Aeromarine Inc., a mister Dan Newland 360-437-9360. They have a very good catalog...
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