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Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I had no hatch. I had no battery problems between...

I had no hatch. I had no battery problems between annual condition inspections, so it wasn't a problem.
Later I reconfigured the plane and put the battery on the firewall. I removed 3.2 pounds of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,634
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
The parts are not difficult to make and many of...

The parts are not difficult to make and many of the hardware parts are used on the other models. I don't see a problem supporting the older models for the life of VAN's Aircraft company.
When I...
Forum: Propellers 11-09-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I have used a DynaVibe Classic. It was easy to...

I have used a DynaVibe Classic. It was easy to use, after I made a mount to fit the engine, according to their instructions.
I think you should check around to see if someone local to you has one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Are you considering any other changes, like a...

Are you considering any other changes, like a 'tip over' canopy for improved visibility and ease of bailing out?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-22-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,329
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Based on Joe Gores point 3, that the regulator...

Based on Joe Gores point 3, that the regulator operates by turning output current on and off during a portion of each AC cycle to regulate the output. I wonder if the original regulator can't control...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,329
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
hohocc is correct, I have the smaller Lycoming...

hohocc is correct, I have the smaller Lycoming pulley, it turns the PM alternator faster than the John Deere application.
The link in my signature opens pictures of my RV-8 build. The first page,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,402
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Fix it NOW! 1) Use a cut off wheel to extend the...

Fix it NOW!
1) Use a cut off wheel to extend the crack all the way to the other side (so it doesn't go off in some other crazy direction).
2) Cover it with Sikaflex and an aluminum Targa stripe....
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,329
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Doug (brown bear) posted success with the Deere...

Doug (brown bear) posted success with the Deere alternator when regulated via a B&C adjustable regulator.
I didn't try that. I used an auto parts replacement regulator for the alternator, as used on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I was just at their site to read service...

I was just at their site to read service bulletins.
http://msacarbs.com/technical-data/service-bulletins.html
MSA-3.
http://msacarbs.com/pdf/MSA-3.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,689
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Just a quick add-on: Acro will make you a better...

Just a quick add-on:
Acro will make you a better pilot, and you will feel better flying!
Maybe you don't think so now, but Acro Stalls/spins are quickly learned, safe and easy. You may worry about...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,614
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Ross; In Post #115, you referred to single point...

Ross;
In Post #115, you referred to single point reliability. Those failures come in 2 kinds: Instant total failure, and progressive failure.
Although modern electronics have a reputation for...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-08-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,614
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
For CPI to fit the OP's bill, you would have to...

For CPI to fit the OP's bill, you would have to add a redundant power source, and I don't mean a back up battery.
A B&C vacuum pad alternator would 'almost' fit the bill, but it is a single power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Thank you, the orifice size and rule have been...

Thank you, the orifice size and rule have been nagging away at the back of my mind. This thread was helpful, I checked my tester, a ATS 2EM.
http://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=2EM
The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
To answer your question directly: The exhaust is...

To answer your question directly: The exhaust is not an engine part.
You would need to know what brand of Exhaust and ask them.
However, if the part failed prematurely, something else might be...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Larry just described the process to change out a...

Larry just described the process to change out a plunger. While the push rod & tube are removed, you will have access to the top of the tappet body. Then you can measure the true lift of the cam...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,023
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Intake gasket leaks on one or two cylinder heads...

Intake gasket leaks on one or two cylinder heads or loose clamps on the intake hoses?
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-22-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Vapor lock won't be a problem if your engine has...

Vapor lock won't be a problem if your engine has an automotive fuel injection system using electronic controlled injectors and 35 psi fuel lines.
I ran a Mazda Turbo Rotary with 93 octane ethanol...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,036
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
https://www.pure-gas.org/ Use the link (posted...

https://www.pure-gas.org/
Use the link (posted above) to find the closest source of Ethanol Free MoGas.
Use your Mogas fairly quickly, it breaks down during storage. Maybe limit it to less than 6...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,560
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
3 recommended cloths are Microfiber, cotton Terry...

3 recommended cloths are Microfiber, cotton Terry cloth, and Cheese Cloth.
I use Cheese cloth on plexiglas, it's open weave takes the grit and dead bugs and reduces scratching.
I buy Cheese cloth at...
Forum: Tools 09-18-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Get a copy of Machinery's...

Get a copy of Machinery's Handbook.
http://new.industrialpress.com/machineryhandbook
Buy one from a yard sale or used from epay or amazon etc. They are the Go-to book for everything machinery, tool,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
http://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/TempestA...

http://www.tempestplus.com/Portals/0/PDFs/TempestAppGuideV3-07-01-13.pdf
This link is the spark plug application guide.
UREM37BY is listed, so you came find your engine and look for the "X".
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,289
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
You are correct. The plunger is stuck in, a...

You are correct. The plunger is stuck in, a common problem.
With the plunger in like it is, you can pull the whole tail wheel assembly down and out of the tube-housing. Just lift the tail and set the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-15-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,236
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
All good advice; Non Resistor plugs can be topped...

All good advice;
Non Resistor plugs can be topped with NGK Resistor caps. https://www.ngkntk.in/ngk-plug-caps/ The resistor does not have to be 'in the plug'.
Autolite 386 are a hot plug, I use them...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I just got my Dynon D-10a receiving from a Garmin...

I just got my Dynon D-10a receiving from a Garmin 295...!
The Garmin is set to NMEA and 9600 baud out. The Dynon D-10a was even easier. I used the smart keys to go into the sub menus as per the...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,034
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Here is a link to the kind of light we...

Here is a link to the kind of light we...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,034
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
We installed 12"x12" concrete paving tiles into...

We installed 12"x12" concrete paving tiles into the turf, and glued on "Flush" solar charged LED lights that illuminate along the runway heading. 2 one each side of the threshold, and a line of them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,084
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I'm all about the weight. If I drop it, and it...

I'm all about the weight. If I drop it, and it doesn't fall UP I don't want it in my plane. :rolleyes:
I bought a Decibel meter (Ebay cheapy) and tested the effect of exhaust system changes when I...
Forum: ADS-B 09-01-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Build a STRATUX and move on...I did. My wife...

Build a STRATUX and move on...I did.
My wife Marilyn has Foreflight and I have Avare.
She is switching to Avare this week.
Foreflight likes their stuff a bit too much.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,232
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I spent 3 days balancing my V530 propeller on 9...

I spent 3 days balancing my V530 propeller on 9 cylinder M-14P engine. The Dynavibe I used was very repeatable, and every change I made was sensibly indicated in the next reading I got.
I did expend...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,232
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I lucked out, my son bought a DynaVibe. My Yak-55...

I lucked out, my son bought a DynaVibe. My Yak-55 does not have a spinner, so it took me 3 days to balance the prop (after a day to build a frame to mount the sensors to the M-14P engine). Balancing...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I'm with Patrick. I use Allen head cap-screws...

I'm with Patrick. I use Allen head cap-screws when I can, they are usually black phosphate coated, which is a lubricant in itself.
I like to use a dab anti-seize compound on the tip of the threads...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I have a FlightLine 760 (non A) in my Yak-55 (a...

I have a FlightLine 760 (non A) in my Yak-55 (a single seat akro mount). It works well, but the (VOX) intercom cannot be turned off, so the wind around the canopy etc causes a squelch break that is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Very Good for you! Especially starting in...

Very Good for you! Especially starting in Sportsman.
I started last year in Primary with my RV-8, but I got a screamin' deal on Yak-55, so I'm competing Sportsman with that.
All I can add is: don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Yeah mine did that too; The canopy cracked...

Yeah mine did that too;
The canopy cracked straight up from the weld where the lower & upper tubes joined behind the rear seat. I fixed it with some German product, which seems good, was clear and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
That fuel pick up is approved in the 16 years of...

That fuel pick up is approved in the 16 years of RVator book, and is the John Ammeter mod.
I have it in both wings of my RV-8, although I built them closer to the tank floor. They are fool proof, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,177
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
The Sensorcon Carbon Monoxide detector discount...

The Sensorcon Carbon Monoxide detector discount code from the BeechTalk forum is still good;
I just bought one today, saved $25 on the mid grade model!
I've been concerned about the exhaust smell in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,235
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
My RV-8 was built as light as I could. Mostly...

My RV-8 was built as light as I could. Mostly primed inside, only the fiberglass and the spot in front of the windshield are painted on the outside. Oregon Aero seats, Dynon D-10a, Terra NAV/Com ADF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,856
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Yay Jerry! I started IAC aerobatics last year...

Yay Jerry!
I started IAC aerobatics last year with my RV-8.
I fly in Washington & Oregon, so our paths won't likely cross this summer, so I can root for ya! (I would anyway)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Bob; That's a awesome combination of light weight...

Bob;
That's a awesome combination of light weight & efficiency!
Thanks for the feedback. I just hope these extended tip plugs do live up to their reputation for better ignition and clean running.
I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I looked up the BPR8ES for a solid terminal...

I looked up the BPR8ES for a solid terminal version:
https://www.ngk.com/SearchResults.aspx?kw=93427
it has a 5K ohm resistor that we commonly use.
It is gapped to .028", but we re-gap to the mag,...
Forum: ADS-B 03-07-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,472
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
How many ADS-B installations have been rejected...

How many ADS-B installations have been rejected by the FAA, leaving their installer/owners with no choice but to rip it out and switch to a new approved one?
The FAA has reserved the right to change...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-07-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Extended tip spark plug NGK BPR9ES

I have been looking at extended tip spark plugs after becoming a convert to Tempest (Autolite) UREM37BY.
When I switched to one P-mag, I naturally installed the 18mm to 14mm adapters and NGK BR8ES...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-07-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I like your plan. If the steel adapter may result...

I like your plan. If the steel adapter may result in a hotter running plug (undetermined) then I suggest you start with a cooler spark plug than you originally intended. A cool plug that fouls is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,592
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I made an electronics service board from plywood,...

I made an electronics service board from plywood, about a foot wide, and a pair of 2x6's screwed in across the ends.
One at the leading edge to keep the plywood from slipping back, and one on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,680
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I have used a Lithium ion Booster Battery...

I have used a Lithium ion Booster Battery (Allstart Boost Max 560) to jump my RV-8 from the pilot's seat.
I just connect the jumper clamps to the power stud of my Emergency Bus fuse panel and a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-23-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,212
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I used a poly-sulfide remover and a scotchbrite...

I used a poly-sulfide remover and a scotchbrite pad, Popsicle sticks, & lots of water.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,680
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I just took one out. Too heavy and never used it....

I just took one out. Too heavy and never used it.
Build on, save time building and get flying sooner.
I doubt you will miss it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,653
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Morry Hummel started Hummel Aviation, selling...

Morry Hummel started Hummel Aviation, selling plans and components for his ship at age 76, he passes away in 2010 at 94 years...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Email sent! The O-290 is powerful enough for my...

Email sent!
The O-290 is powerful enough for my T-18, those rings could be very useful!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,653
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I am thinking about starting another airplane...

I am thinking about starting another airplane build, I'm 61.
I decided that I enjoy building, otherwise I couldn't have finished the RV-8.
Now I'm thinking about building a modified Laser 2300 ackro...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-07-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Yes it has been done, notably, Outlaw Engines,...

Yes it has been done, notably, Outlaw Engines, who does mostly airboats in Florida.
I have a T-18 with a low time, upgraded O-290-G that I would bore the cylinder spigots to fit O-320 cylinders, just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,037
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
The 4 is a bit smaller than the 8 in the cockpit,...

The 4 is a bit smaller than the 8 in the cockpit, but there is a seat back mod that can move you back a bit for more leg room or if you have a long back.
I built an 8, my wife bought a 4. I love both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I see those brake lines and wires are not running...

I see those brake lines and wires are not running along in contact with the motor mount. There is a zip tie between the line and the tube acting as a stand off. I think it's OK, and a very light...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-17-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,589
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
CJ; I'm not Rob, but I can answer your question...

CJ;
I'm not Rob, but I can answer your question from my point of view.
I converted an IVO-360A1A Helicopter engine for my RV-8. The ignition harness was bad, and the plugs too cool. I converted a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-15-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,589
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Charlie; I changed missions with the RV-8, and...

Charlie;
I changed missions with the RV-8, and compete in IAC aerobatics now. The 13BT Rotary engine is sitting on my hangar floor waiting for a new job.
Forum: RV-4 12-13-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,376
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
+1 on Sandifier. I took Aerobatic intro lessons...

+1 on Sandifier.
I took Aerobatic intro lessons from Will Allen, an airshow performer and flight instructor. Then I got my own parachute and started doing spins & aileron rolls in the RV-4. Then I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-04-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,589
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
The 8.5mm MSD Super Conductor Wire and MSD spark...

The 8.5mm MSD Super Conductor Wire and MSD spark plug boots are awesome. I converted a Bendix mag and never had a problem with the boots working loose, although I did have one of the NGK plugs with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Who supplies replacement parts?

Who supplies replacement parts?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,609
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Some radios and other long avionics will need...

Some radios and other long avionics will need support to hold up the back. I made a brace from the top of the panel.
Be prepared to spend time with the panel hanging from support wires from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,777
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
Tom Hunter posted this tasteful Youtube video...

Tom Hunter posted this tasteful Youtube video "Flight Testing A Small Drop Tank..."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9_TqOB6_Jk
My RV-8 has fuselage hard points that supported a 'rotationally...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-30-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,235
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
In a quest for 'excess redundancy' I have...

In a quest for 'excess redundancy' I have wondered about a mechanical backup for electronic fuel injection?
I recall one builder used a Marvel Carb for the throttle body, with the fuel turned off....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By SHIPCHIEF
I replaced the ailerons on my wife's RV-4 and...

I replaced the ailerons on my wife's RV-4 and painted them with PPG Concept which was color matched (white) to an old aileron. It was recommended by the local PPG paint...
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