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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By RV8JD
This is not true, at least for Boeing. Not all...

This is not true, at least for Boeing. Not all of the critical engineering is done in-house. For example, the structural design and engineering (and MFG) of the original 787 Dreamliner composite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By RV8JD
ACK's FAQ (https://www.ackavionics.com/faqs-2/)...

ACK's FAQ (https://www.ackavionics.com/faqs-2/) seems to answer this question:

"What are the benefits to upgrading to a E-04 406 ELT?

The 406 MHz beacons transmitted power is 50x greater than the...
Forum: RV-7/7A Today, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,490
Posted By RV8JD
This is incorrect. The RV-14(A) is stressed for...

This is incorrect. The RV-14(A) is stressed for aerobatics at its Aerobatic Gross Weight, just like the other aerobatic RVs. See:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv14.htm

"It handles basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By RV8JD
Check out these documents from Van's: "How To...

Check out these documents from Van's:

"How To Diagnose and Fix a Heavy Wing":

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Heavy.pdf

And Page 05-10 of this link to see how to check the bend radius of an...
Forum: RV-9/9A Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 352,299
Posted By RV8JD
Very nice! Here are a couple of your...

Very nice! Here are a couple of your...
Forum: ADS-B 12-12-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,016
Posted By RV8JD
Read the first and fourth...

Read the first and fourth FAQ:

http://dynonavionics.com/adsb-receiver-tradein.php

And check out this thread for pics of each and installation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,784
Posted By RV8JD
I had a similar experience with Dynon a couple of...

I had a similar experience with Dynon a couple of months ago. My SkyView Touch developed the vertical colored stripes issue at boot-up. Although it was about 6 months past the official 3 year...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,676
Posted By RV8JD
Fixed the malformed...

Fixed the malformed link:

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/library/documents/2011/Aug/56396/FAA%20P-8740-02%20DensityAltitude[hi-res]%20branded.pdf
Forum: Safety 12-11-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By RV8JD
Sounds like you're past the recommended 500 hour...

Sounds like you're past the recommended 500 hour IRAN for the Slicks...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-11-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,867
Posted By RV8JD
+1!

+1 I was thinking the exact same thing. It's hard to read otherwise.
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,847
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the late Joe Blank’s deadstick landing...

Check out the late Joe Blank’s deadstick landing video at the Alvord Desert in Post #1:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=141918

Be sure to read Joe’s thoughts in Post #8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By RV8JD
IO-390-A Series Operation and Installation Manual...

IO-390-A Series Operation and Installation Manual (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/IO-390-A%20Op%20%26%20Install%20Manual%2060297-34.pdf)

The "Minimum Fuel Flow vs. Power" chart is...
Forum: California 12-10-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,718
Posted By RV8JD
Catalina Island Runway Repair Update

Update:

https://generalaviationnews.com/2018/12/10/marines-and-navy-to-invade-catalinas-airport-in-the-sky/
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 12-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,847
Posted By RV8JD
Good stuff. One small conversion correction in...

Good stuff. One small conversion correction in Item #3, last sentence (with some rounding) for the short wing RVs:

"NEVER let the ASI drop below 80 knots/ 90 mph."
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By RV8JD
I'll bet you've been using it to predict thermal...

I'll bet you've been using it to predict thermal conditions and cloud bases for soaring, like I have (or used to)! ;)

http://flsc.org/portals/12/PDF/Read_Skew_T.pdf
Forum: Safety 12-09-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,625
Posted By RV8JD
Skew-T Tutorial

You may be sorry you asked:

https://www.weather.gov/source/zhu/ZHU_Training_Page/convective_parameters/skewt/skewtinfo.html
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-09-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV8JD
The Sun was above the clouds here also.

All last week Western Washington had pretty good flying weather, especially for this time of the year. Much of Eastern Washington however, was plagued with low clouds and fog. The low clouds and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-06-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,867
Posted By RV8JD
Nice Fly Baby (http://www.bowersflybaby.com)! ...

Nice Fly Baby (http://www.bowersflybaby.com)! Still have a set of Plans purchased from Pete Bowers a long time ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,935
Posted By RV8JD
Fuel Weight is Included in the Aerobatic Gross Weight

According to Van's, fuel weight is included in the Aerobatic Gross Weight.

From Van's SL 15-11-20, "RV- Aerobatic Gross Weight"...
Forum: ADS-B 12-04-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,401
Posted By RV8JD
I have ADS-B OUT, I do not have an account with...

I have ADS-B OUT, I do not have an account with FlightAware, but FlightAware shows my recent flights (like the last weeks worth) where I'm not in the ATC system. Maybe I misunderstood something in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By RV8JD
Nice! Available from SIG:...

Nice!

Available from SIG: https://sigmfg.com/products/seagull-models-vans-rv-8-diamond-di
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,682
Posted By RV8JD
This guy's explanation makes more...

This guy's explanation makes more sense:

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080223103759AAn3aEW&guccounter=1
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,350
Posted By RV8JD
Chutes? We don't need no stinkin' chutes! ...

Chutes? We don't need no stinkin' chutes! ;)

(Does Van's Aircraft really want it posted on the 'net like that?)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-28-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By RV8JD
Thumbs up Great videos! I like the "Caution - Do Not Lift"...

Great videos!

I like the "Caution - Do Not Lift" on the leading edge of each HStab, and the Fuselage strakes.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-hVggTKM/0/f5b17077/XL/i-hVggTKM-XL.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,928
Posted By RV8JD
Safety Wire Requirement Deletion

It's interesting to note that back in 2013, Robinson Helicopter issued Service Letters deleting the need for safety wire on many components in their helicopters, including the engine oil...
Forum: Tools 11-25-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,348
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a real...

Here is a real link:

https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/jres/9/jresv9n5p703_A2b.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By RV8JD
This what you're looking for (from...

This what you're looking for (from Van's):

https://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?browse=videos&product=rvator-yrs

Or a spiral bound paper...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,718
Posted By RV8JD
Don, It appears that the LODA your CFI had...

Don, It appears that the LODA your CFI had allowed him to do Transition Training in his aircraft, not general flight instruction and thus no FRs. This is typical for LODAs granted for Transition...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By RV8JD
Check out this thread and its Post #5 for...

Check out this thread and its Post #5 for hardware:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158115&highlight=condition+inspection

And this...
Forum: Oregon 11-21-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By RV8JD
From the FAA Designee locator web page. His...

From the FAA Designee locator web page. His phone number is also listed there.

Gary Brown, "calpilot123 <at> gmail <dot> com"

https://designee.faa.gov/#/designeeLocator
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8JD
The Superior O-360 & IO-360 SERIES ENGINES...

The Superior O-360 & IO-360 SERIES ENGINES INSTALLATION & OPERATION MANUAL (http://www.superiorairparts.com/downloads/vantageengine/SVIOM01.pdf) states that the Boost pump is not required for engine...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By RV8JD
And here's a link to Van's SB 02-6-1 regarding...

And here's a link to Van's SB 02-6-1 regarding the RV-7 rudder change in 2002, for reference:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/service_bulletins/sb02-6-1.pdf
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-19-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By RV8JD
It's in the thread I linked in Post #4.

It's in the thread I linked in Post #4.
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not sure that assumption is correct. My...

I'm not sure that assumption is correct. My current RV-8 has the C2YR-1BFP/F7497-2 prop (72" diameter) and a YIO-360-M1B (180 HP) with a Mag and a LSE Plasma III, and it exceeds Van's 75% cruise...
Forum: Propellers 11-19-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By RV8JD
Propeller Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS)

Yes, the prop is certified. The propeller's Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) shows what hub/blade/engine combinations are approved and any limitations (placards) that apply.

For example, here is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, The Boost pump is usually turned on for...

Steve,

The Boost pump is usually turned on for takeoff and landing. It provides a backup in case the engine's mechanical fuel pump fails at low altitude.

Some folks also turn the Boost pump on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-18-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,951
Posted By RV8JD
Rudder Differences

Many of the differences in the rudders are covered in the thread below. It will take a little reading, but there is a lot of good info there, including pictures (Post #59) and...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By RV8JD
You may be aware that you can order a copy of an...

You may be aware that you can order a copy of an airplane's records from the FAA on CD-ROM for $10 (or paper copies). You do not need to be the owner. Among other things, it will contain a copy of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By RV8JD
Sounds like a great question to pose to B&C...

Sounds like a great question to pose to B&C directly.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-13-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,943
Posted By RV8JD
NTSB Preliminary Accident Report

The NTSB Preliminary Accident Report (https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20181012X12629&AKey=1&RType=Prelim&IType=FA) has been published.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-12-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,223
Posted By RV8JD
Below is the list of FAA-Approved (as of...

Below is the list of FAA-Approved (as of 1-Nov-2018) NavWorx units that will qualify for the new FAA rebate program when coupled with an approved position source, per this table from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks Dan.

Thanks Dan.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-09-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,313
Posted By RV8JD
Good stuff Dan. Do you know if Lord offers an...

Good stuff Dan. Do you know if Lord offers an "Aerobatic" mount/isolator?
Forum: RV-14 11-08-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,563
Posted By RV8JD
The CHTs seem almost too low to be believable. ...

The CHTs seem almost too low to be believable. Is there any way the readings could be incorrect somehow?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon's out-of-warranty flat rate repair costs...

Dynon's out-of-warranty flat rate repair costs (3rd tab):

http://dynonavionics.com/warranty-returns.php
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
Posted By RV8JD
I looked into this about a year ago for my...

I looked into this about a year ago for my previous RV-8. It had a Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/F7666A-2 C/S prop that was purchased against its Builder Number. I wanted to purchase a new Hartzell...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-02-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By RV8JD
Glad it worked for you. It's my standard work...

Glad it worked for you. It's my standard work flow for pics.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-02-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 88,686
Posted By RV8JD
I think when the folks at Van's get bored and...

I think when the folks at Van's get bored and need a good chuckle, they read this thread! :D

And yes, the Cub, in all its reincarnations, has been done to death.
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By RV8JD
+1

+1 Ditto!
Forum: GPS 10-30-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By RV8JD
The "Cage Gyros" button in the 3D Vision Menu...

The "Cage Gyros" button in the 3D Vision Menu resets pitch & roll.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KkS4bpw/0/5bb5dadd/S/i-KkS4bpw-S.jpg
Forum: California 10-30-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,718
Posted By RV8JD
Catalina Island Runway Repairs

The U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy to the rescue!

https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/30/marines-to-help-repair-catalina-airport-runway/

"In January about 100 Marines, part of the 1st Marine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 662
Posted By RV8JD
Aircraft Magneto Service

Aircraft Magneto Service has a good reputation:

http://www.aircraftmagnetoservice.net

(And now they take Bitcoin! Got a chuckle out of that.)
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By RV8JD
You may have seen these already, but Dynon's...

You may have seen these already, but Dynon's videos on their YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/DynonAvionics) helped me a lot in getting up to speed on the SkyView Touch and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,631
Posted By RV8JD
"The real story behind the proposed changes to LSA"

An interesting article on the whole debacle by Dan Johnson, the President of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association:

"The real story behind the proposed changes to LSA...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,163
Posted By RV8JD
Coffee --> Relief System

Now you're going to have to install a relief system like certain sailplanes have for their pilots (http://aviation.derosaweb.net/relief/). The trick is to place the outflow vent such that it doesn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By RV8JD
Interesting. http://aircraftinstruments.com/mach_...

Interesting.

http://aircraftinstruments.com/mach_iii_air_data_computer/

http://aircraftinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/mach_III_02-1.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,702
Posted By RV8JD
Also, manually record your HOBBS and TACH time,...

Also, manually record your HOBBS and TACH time, as these two pieces of information are not saved in the exported settings file. See page 21-3 of the System Installation Guide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By RV8JD
Today's FP "What is This?"

Yes, probably a holding area for the recalled Volkswagens that didn't comply with US emissions regulations.

In Washington State we have two VW holding areas at the never-completed Satsop nuclear...
Forum: Safety 10-24-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,990
Posted By RV8JD
I see some, but not all, P-3s out of Whidbey NAS...

I see some, but not all, P-3s out of Whidbey NAS on ADS-B IN. Have not picked up any EA-18G Growlers that operate from there yet. The Navy plans to increase the number of Growlers based there to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,987
Posted By RV8JD
I agree, this practice should not be allowed. I...

I agree, this practice should not be allowed. I wrote the FAA folks a couple of years ago, at this address FAA.Aircraft.Registry@faa.gov , and the response was that they could not stop...
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,823
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon's EMS units attempt to calculate % Power...

Dynon's EMS units attempt to calculate % Power correctly when LOP:

http://preflight.dynonavionics.com/2014/02/did-you-know-percent-power-dynon-way.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By RV8JD
Not to mention the hundred's of questions about...

Not to mention the hundred's of questions about the details of the analysis Van's would be peppered with!
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