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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Papa
I believe the rule of thumb uses gal/hr, not...

I believe the rule of thumb uses gal/hr, not lbs/hr (unless my IO-360 is producing 500+ hp in cruise :))

Mark
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,339
Posted By Papa
As another data point: When I built my 8, I used...

As another data point: When I built my 8, I used the cork. At my last annual (December) I noted that the right wing was leaking at that area. I pulled the cover, removed the cork gasket, and used pro...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By Papa
That was leaned to LOP at altitude. I will...

That was leaned to LOP at altitude. I will typically lean a little on climb, but not go to LOP until I reach cruise altitude. I was curious about my FF at takeoff due to a different thread, so I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By Papa
https://i.postimg.cc/cC3t6tnW/40-DD0779-258-F-431-...

https://i.postimg.cc/cC3t6tnW/40-DD0779-258-F-431-C-B0-C6-72952245871-D.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Mike,
This is from my IO-360 RV-8 a couple days ago. 171 KTAS, 6.3 GPH, .1 GPH spread between...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-18-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,346
Posted By Papa
Yep, Don helped me with this exact issue...after...

Yep, Don helped me with this exact issue...after a few trial runs with new injectors on the two cylinders that were running rich, I got the spread down to between .1 and .2 GPH. I cruise LOP and, for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,097
Posted By Papa
Yes, having flown those aircraft (MQ-1) for a...

Yes, having flown those aircraft (MQ-1) for a number of years, we would operate in the low 20s regularly. (With Rotax 914) Of course if you lost the turbocharger you were not staying there!
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,604
Posted By Papa
I had a similar experience a few years ago. In my...

I had a similar experience a few years ago. In my case I suspect it was due to damage (probably a knick and subsequent leak) to the aluminum brake line; I regularly land on a gravel strip. I replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,949
Posted By Papa
Quick add: Cruising at 11.5k or 10.5k I true out...

Quick add:

Cruising at 11.5k or 10.5k I true out in my RV-8 at over 170 KTAS and less than 8 GPH. I typically cruise LOP. Last week returning from Fallon (KFLX) to KVGT, I got 174 KTAS burning 7.3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Papa
Yes, I have had this exact situation. The cause...

Yes, I have had this exact situation. The cause was the electrical connection at the sensor. For what ever reason, it seems like the oil temperature sensor is the most temperamental of the sensors...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Papa
Skylor my friend...my post was tongue-in-cheek,...

Skylor my friend...my post was tongue-in-cheek, that’s why I put a smiley face in it. I certainly don’t advocate using a split-s to return to the runway! But on a more serious note, if you’re trying...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,015
Posted By Papa
Usually a float like you’re describing is due to...

Usually a float like you’re describing is due to extra airspeed on short final and in the flare. In a calm/light wind situation 1.3xs stall speed might be a better target. In a full flap...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,072
Posted By Papa
For the record: I can do a “Split S” starting at...

For the record: I can do a “Split S” starting at 85 KIAS and idle power in 6 to 7 hundred feet. But I wouldn’t recommend it as an engine out technique! :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 53,725
Posted By Papa
joining the club

Well, I'll join the list of folks with an alternator failure...more specifically a voltage regulator failure. I have the Vans 60A with internal voltage regulator. About 20 minutes after take off I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 68,053
Posted By Papa
I'll concur with Danny's x-wind...

I'll concur with Danny's x-wind experience...coming into North Las Vegas one afternoon I was confronted with a 30 knot cross. I won't claim to have kept it right on centerline, but I did keep it on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 36,147
Posted By Papa
Bill, Very well done, kudos to you for keeping...

Bill,

Very well done, kudos to you for keeping your witts about you! You also make some great points about practice as well as having a plan before the fan stops spinning. I'll throw out a quick...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-10-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,404
Posted By Papa
I've never had an issue with Van's cap. I keep my...

I've never had an issue with Van's cap. I keep my reservoir about 3/4 full. I do aerobics almost every flight (although generally positive G).

Mark
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,612
Posted By Papa
Scott, Any chance of posting a pic? I'm kind of...

Scott,

Any chance of posting a pic? I'm kind of a visual learner and I've never been happy with the current armrests.

Mark
Forum: Painting your RV 03-21-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,582
Posted By Papa
Just tried to get signed up for the April class,...

Just tried to get signed up for the April class, they told me it has been canceled. I'll probably try to go to the one in July.

Mark
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By Papa
Also using a comant bent whip. Something else to...

Also using a comant bent whip. Something else to explore.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By Papa
Thanks all, At this point I'll try to re-clean...

Thanks all,

At this point I'll try to re-clean all the connections and replace the BNC connectors on the coax this weekend. I also wrote the flightcom folks to see if they had any suggestions...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,478
Posted By Papa
Radio problems

I've been working an ongoing radio problem and thought I'd throw it out here to see if anyone has any ideas. My RV-8 has a icom A-200/A210 and a flightcom 403 intercom. Over the last year I started...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,960
Posted By Papa
Congrats! Almost exactly how long my QB 8 took me...

Congrats! Almost exactly how long my QB 8 took me to build as well. Great airplane, great fun.
Mark
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-22-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By Papa
RV-8 Aerobatics

Saw the RV-4 video and though I'd share this one I shot in my RV-8 a couple of days ago. Good fun!

https://youtu.be/X9tkM2-o7Po

Mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,575
Posted By Papa
I have the identical set up: RV-8, Superior...

I have the identical set up: RV-8, Superior IO-360. After reading several horror stories about the doors coming apart, blowing open, etc. I decided to skip it. It seems to me that it adds as much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,017
Posted By Papa
Concur, I also run between 5 & 6 quarts (X/C 20W...

Concur, I also run between 5 & 6 quarts (X/C 20W 50) and have had very good luck. The only time I've ever had to add much oil was when I had a crankshaft seal fail. After I replaced that I went right...
Forum: GPS 11-18-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,637
Posted By Papa
I considered that, but it looks like you need the...

I considered that, but it looks like you need the dock to get the NEMA serial out. I don't actually have the unit so I may be wrong.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-17-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By Papa
I will look into that, thanks.

I will look into that, thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By Papa
New engine with less than 100 hours on it. This...

New engine with less than 100 hours on it. This was the first time I've checked the timing so it is certainly possible that it's been incorrectly set all along. I will keep an eye on it and check it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By Papa
Magneto timing

During my annual I found that the left magneto was timed to 29 degrees BTC. Right side is lightspeed electronic ignition. Hadn't noticed any performance issues. I reset the magneto to 25 BTC. (Per...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-12-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,493
Posted By Papa
I upgraded to the larger tires (380-150-5) as...

I upgraded to the larger tires (380-150-5) as well. Still fit the stock wheel pants when fitted. No loss of airspeed. They're a little larger and a little wider. I land on a dirt strip regularly...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,763
Posted By Papa
Concur, we fly our 8 up to our cabin (dirt strip...

Concur, we fly our 8 up to our cabin (dirt strip at 7800 feet elevation) regularly and I'm amazed at the amount of baggage we can carry. Forward baggage compartment also lets me keep the cg where I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-31-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,157
Posted By Papa
31 May flight

Flew over the Grand Canyon this morning. A little bumpy but very pretty.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd293/papacrowder/GrandCanyon3.jpg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 1,022,189
Posted By Papa
Just back from the paint shop

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd293/papacrowder/IMG_4255.jpg (http://s221.photobucket.com/user/papacrowder/media/IMG_4255.jpg.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,236
Posted By Papa
The 380x150 tires use standard 5.00x5 tubes. +1...

The 380x150 tires use standard 5.00x5 tubes. +1 on those tires...only a slight modification to the wheel pants.

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 159,160
Posted By Papa
Smile http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd293/papacrowd...

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd293/papacrowder/204ktsGS.jpg

On the way to the paint shop...We'll see if the new paint job makes it any faster! :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,652
Posted By Papa
What is the logic in not turning the generator...

What is the logic in not turning the generator off or on with the engine running? I have been in the habit of not turning on the generator until after engine start and have not had any issues. FYI, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,042
Posted By Papa
FAA probably doesn't intend for the kid to be...

FAA probably doesn't intend for the kid to be flying at all! ;) But in all honesty, I think we're over-thinking it. If one is the only one qualified to act as a PIC on the aircraft, they log the PIC...
Forum: GPS 11-23-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By Papa
Agreed, you're never ahead buying technology too...

Agreed, you're never ahead buying technology too soon. Products will get better and cheaper over the next six years.

Mark
Forum: Safety 11-23-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,440
Posted By Papa
+1. When flying fighters I never used, or knew of...

+1. When flying fighters I never used, or knew of anyone using the autopilot for anything more that altitude hold when up at cruise altitude transiting to and from the training areas. The...
Forum: Safety 11-21-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,440
Posted By Papa
Just thought I'd add a quick point. I'd be pretty...

Just thought I'd add a quick point. I'd be pretty careful not to lump all pilots of any type into a stereotype. My background is quite varied: I flew fighters in the AF for 14 years, transitioned to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-14-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,154
Posted By Papa
Nice! You're in my town now...I'm hangered up in...

Nice! You're in my town now...I'm hangered up in the North Las Vegas airport. My son who is in Navy pilot training now flew his T-34 out on a cross country a few months ago and parked right about...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,336
Posted By Papa
Here is a link to a true airspeed calculator;...

Here is a link to a true airspeed calculator; there is also a link on that page to a calculator if you have a GPS.

enjoy

http://www.csgnetwork.com/tasinfocalc.html

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By Papa
No need to have wheel pants to fly it! At the 4...

No need to have wheel pants to fly it! At the 4 year flying point I'm finally getting around to doing mine.

Mark
Forum: GPS 10-29-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,655
Posted By Papa
I use "Foreflight" on my iPad and love it...great...

I use "Foreflight" on my iPad and love it...great program. Just to reiterate a few points: You must buy the cell network capable version of the iPad in order to have the integrated GPS, but there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,481
Posted By Papa
Translation: Judicious financial planning is...

Translation:

Judicious financial planning is when I do it; Tax dodge is when someone else does it!
:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-21-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,115
Posted By Papa
Don't let it get to you

CJ,

Let me share a quick story with you. In 1988 I was a Second Lieutenant in the Air Force and had just finished pilot training. I had done well in training, and had been selected to fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,691
Posted By Papa
Kevin, Thanks for the info. I think I'll do...

Kevin,

Thanks for the info. I think I'll do exactly as you recommend--run between 5 and 6 qts in the sump, and see about moving my breather line a little closer to the exhaust.

Mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,691
Posted By Papa
Great question! I only have 20 hours on my...

Great question! I only have 20 hours on my aircraft, but was wondering exactly the same thing. I have been toying with getting an oil separator, but don't have any experience with them and hadn't...
Forum: Steam Gauges 01-19-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,054
Posted By Papa
Close, the minimum Cat 1 approach is 200' and...

Close, the minimum Cat 1 approach is 200' and 1800 RVR. Of course only the RVR is needed to shoot the approach (civilian), in the military we were required to have both ceiling and visibility. And...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-14-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,971
Posted By Papa
This is how I did mine in my 8. It is behind the...

This is how I did mine in my 8. It is behind the aft baggage area, and has worked fine. I have my strobe power supply behind the aft baggage compartment as well, but it does not affect the compass...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,003
Posted By Papa
I ordered by belts from Crow, and I have been...

I ordered by belts from Crow, and I have been very happy with them. There are several threads about their belts on the forum if you do a search. If you do use them, have them install the hardware...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,253
Posted By Papa
Mogas numbers

Well I had a chance to fly again today and get some better numbers to compare my 100LL performance to 91 octane mogas. I flew multiple climbs, and compared cruise numbers as well. For those that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 821
Views: 1,022,189
Posted By Papa
Jon, That's one sharp looking paint job! Very...

Jon,

That's one sharp looking paint job! Very nice.

Mark.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,253
Posted By Papa
Frank, What RPM do you have your idle set...

Frank, What RPM do you have your idle set to?

Mark
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-06-2009, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By Papa
I'll second what Martin says. On the mag check...

I'll second what Martin says. On the mag check on run up, I have no RPM drop with the EI, but the standard drop when running off only the mag. I do that check before each flight, and a mag-ground...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By Papa
David, This has been my experience as well. ...

David,

This has been my experience as well. I've been breaking in a Superior XP-IO-360, and have had no oil consumption. I have the sump full to 7 qts, figuring anything over that just gets blown...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,253
Posted By Papa
Hey Mark, Thanks for the thoughts on the mogas. ...

Hey Mark,
Thanks for the thoughts on the mogas. Depending on the outcome of the rest of my testing, I'm kind of leaning toward the separate tanks concept too. I'll stay with 91 octane mogas with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,253
Posted By Papa
More info

I'm running the Precision Airmotive Silver Hawk fuel injection system. The Superior manual does address the timing issue in their manual. They recommend the the timing be set to 22 BTDC instead of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,253
Posted By Papa
Unleaded auto fuel

Well, I reached the point in my phase I flight testing where I wanted to see how the engine would run on unleaded auto fuel. I have a Superior IO-360 with one mag and a single Lightspeed Plasma II+...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By Papa
Craig, There is a third option which is what I...

Craig,

There is a third option which is what I did. I modified the filtered airbox with a cutout to allow the mixture arm its full range of movement. I also had to modify the front of the airbox...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By Papa
Thanks, everyone. Mark

Thanks, everyone.

Mark
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,679
Posted By Papa
Superior IO-360 Maintenance Manual

Does anyone have the PDF version of the Maintenance Manual for the Superior IO-360? Superior Air Parts no longer has it available on their web-site, and I would like to get a copy of it. The p/n is...
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