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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,675
Posted By N908RV
RV-8 3-point skittishness

Same for me in my old -8 with the CS BA Hartzell. It's odd that folks used to talk about the RV-8 tail shake at stall, but not referenced much as it relates to landing. I think that skittish-ness...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2008, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By N908RV
Doubler

Don,

It acts as a reinforcement and doubler as well as a very solid mount so that there is no possible flex. Moreover, because of the lightening holes in the spar it may be challenging to get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-17-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,503
Posted By N908RV
Yes

For me as well. Sometimes I like to kick them forward on a long flight to stretch out.

I'm 5'9" and let my 6'3" friend fly sometimes and it's nice to be able to quickly adjust for that. We use...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-17-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,546
Posted By N908RV
SafeAir Install Kit

Don,

Recommend the SafeAir install kit - I didn't see it on their website right now, but am sure they still offer it. It is a great kit for a nice quick install of the roll servo.
...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,478
Posted By N908RV
Congratulations!

Paul and Louise, so happy for you both!

Way to go,

Rob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-03-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By N908RV
Great PIREP

Thanks for letting us live vicariously through your Mustang experience. Sounds like you had an awesome time with a tour of Jerry Beck's facility to boot.

Hi to Laura and little-man Raif.
...
Forum: Autopilots 08-20-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,402
Posted By N908RV
Doh...

Jamie and Mike, thanks for clarifying - I missed that part. Well, you really have run the gauntlet then.

I'm still head scratching.

Thanks for continuing to post on this - we might all learn a...
Forum: Autopilots 08-19-2008, 11:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,402
Posted By N908RV
Data point and WAG

Jamie,

I have the exact same set up - gold standard servo and Trio AP head and SafeAir mount, SafeAir pushrod and that same extended SafeAir crank arm. Works like buttah.

That said, I didn't...
Forum: Midwest 08-15-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By N908RV
Laura's the best!

Kirk, tell Laura, she's my hero! You got yourself a good'un, but you already know that.

Can't wait to hear all about your upcoming -51 ride.

Happy B-day,

Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2008, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,667
Posted By N908RV
Hey Jerry

Great meeting you at OSH and nice write up. Was thinking about an evening flight last night as well - now I regret not going...

Keep us posted on your paint scheme.

Best,

Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,106
Posted By N908RV
Jam nuts

Those two small nuts are jam nuts for the small black nylon push rod-end forks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,151
Posted By N908RV
Quick Way to Auto-locate

[quote=mannanj;241816]My 396 is doing the same thing. My solution is:

1. Turn on the unit.
2. Accept the conditions.
3. When it starts "Acquiring Satellites", press "MENU".
4. Scroll down to "New...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,639
Posted By N908RV
Stick Interference with Panel

Paul's right, the -8's are different. You can have a very tall stick in the side by sides and not hit the panel. The -8 stick is very far forward and IIRC from when I set mine up, if not cut down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,475
Posted By N908RV
Yep

Morgan Freeman is also a pilot. On a stop over from an RV-4 ferry flight from CA to VA. I intentionally stopped in Clarksdale, MS - the birthplace of the blues to go to Morgan Freeman's club -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,314
Posted By N908RV
Zero Issues

I haven't had any issues with that - 370 hours later...

Rick is correct in that you really want to leave a nice even gap (hacksaw blade thickness is good) between your cowl lines so that the paint...
Forum: RV-4 06-11-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,838
Posted By N908RV
Fixed Pitch vs. constant speed

John,

He's talking about 1700 rpm with a CS prop. The difference in sink rate between a CS and FP equipped RV's is tremendous. The CS propped RV is an entirely different airplane on approach. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,230
Posted By N908RV
Great time

I have to say that this is one of the best local fly-ins I have attended. I couldn't stop laughing at the ice cream machine - what a wheez banger that thing is. It was genius.

It was good to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,883
Posted By N908RV
Recommend Global Aerospace EAA Plan thru Falcon

I did my own test flights, but have another equally experienced friend that helped me fly off part of the test phase - helps to have another person confirm your numbers and impressions, etc.

All I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,272
Posted By N908RV
Straight - Straight - Straight!!!!

Not to degrade the effect of John's centerline comment, but want to reiterate a more important point he made for impact lest it get lost. The one key word about TW ground handling on landing =...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-08-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By N908RV
Governor

Jack,

If you have the Jihostroj governor - consider that as a potential culprit. Many surge at full power, particularly on cold days. Check the old threads for info on this.

Rob
Forum: RV-3 05-06-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,809
Posted By N908RV
Geez Bill, now that's bold of some folks.... ...

Geez Bill, now that's bold of some folks....

Like I said, "the honest folks" just being goofy. Sure they made no harm, but not having battery power wouldn't exactly have made your day!
Forum: RV-3 05-06-2008, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,809
Posted By N908RV
Agreed- keeping only the honest people out

If someone wants to steal my radios, I'd rather have them do that than break my canopy and steal my radios.... :rolleyes:

The locks are nice, but in general they only keep the honest folks out. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,422
Posted By N908RV
Vans LED's work well

I had two eyeball lights aimed at my panel and they worked so-so. I ended up adding the LED strip and it was terrific. Dirt simple install. Be sure and mount it as far AFT on the glareshield...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,359
Posted By N908RV
My FSS friend....

...who shall remain nameless... I gave him a tour of Weathermeister and he was flabbergasted at how incredible the site was and how they have to do many of those calculations in their head when...
Forum: RV-3 04-22-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,507
Posted By N908RV
Bill, I think that is a solid route and...

Bill,

I think that is a solid route and probably makes sense for you as you are headed to central CA whereas I was coming from San Diego.

Nothing wrong with IFR (i follow roads...). The route...
Forum: RV-3 04-21-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,507
Posted By N908RV
Routing

Bill,

I did the reverse of your trip about a month ago bringing a friend's RV-4 home from San Diego (Ramona) to Warrenton, VA (KHWY) just down the road from where you are right now. Good that you...
Forum: International 02-10-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,249
Posted By N908RV
That sounds like a plan, but realistically -...

That sounds like a plan, but realistically - probably closer to noon - noon-thirty since we have to make an appearance at our local EAA meeting from about 10 to 11am. We can argue about the lunch...
Forum: International 02-09-2008, 11:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,249
Posted By N908RV
Lunch next weekend

Hey Kirk,

Let's plan on meeting at KTHV - York, PA - that's a little closer to you than us, but probably the best airport en route for all of us (we welcome any suggestions you may have). KTHV has...
Forum: International 02-08-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,249
Posted By N908RV
Exemption Letter

Rick mentioned an exemption letter for the Bahamas and other sundries -

Food for thought on what we need:
- US Customs/Border decal
-12" N-numbers (ACS sells vinyl ones for $50 a set)
- Restricted...
Forum: International 01-30-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,249
Posted By N908RV
Thanks for doing all the homework!

Kirk,

Looking forward to the trip, thanks for taking the time to look into all this for us. I checked the pilotpub.com listings that another nice poster offered up and the one thing we need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,262
Posted By N908RV
hmmmm...

started a Sonerai partially built project at age 29, finished the Sonerai and test flew when I was 31. Bought a Skybolt at age 32; restored it age 33. Started my -8 at age 35 and finished at age...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,543
Posted By N908RV
Way to go!

Congratulations Harland,

That was an excellent write up on your first flight as a student. That's exactly how I felt when I went up - sensory overload, but a place where I'd always wanted to be. ...
Forum: International 01-19-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,249
Posted By N908RV
Two RV-8's from Warrenton, VA are interested

Hi Kirk,

Thanks for your call back the other nite - much appreciated. Rick 'Twitterpated" McBride and I are definitely interested. Rick is back in town after 2/14, so let's revisit that week and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,360
Posted By N908RV
Clongratulations Art and great write up! Glad to...

Clongratulations Art and great write up! Glad to hear all went smoothly for you. Welcome to the RV-8 flying community.

Rob
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-16-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By N908RV
Maui Aviators - Thumbs up

A bit spendy, but worth it. Worth every penny to fly the islands.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By N908RV
Brake Cleaner

Will dissolve anything. Much stronger than even carb cleaner.

Berkebile is great stuff if you can find it. The only disadvantage is that it is more volatile than carb cleaner and will evaporate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By N908RV
Nuther true story...

I gave one of my buddies a web demo of Weathermeister - this person shall remain nameless, as he is an FSS employee. He said that Weathermeister in many respects is far better info than even they...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-06-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,690
Posted By N908RV
Thanks Rod

That makes perfect sense - assume it would then be remoted to the wastegate via a cable.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-05-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,904
Posted By N908RV
I'm going slightly OT and avoiding the debate...

I'm going slightly OT and avoiding the debate about the Egg, but just an observation point re: the P-51 replica comment. Take a second look at the Stewart S-51 and see how many actually fly any...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-05-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,690
Posted By N908RV
You took the words right out of my mouth. ...

You took the words right out of my mouth. Exactly what I was wondering after reading this post.

Here's RAC's answer:

http://www.rayallencompany.com/RACinfo/FAQs.html#Anchor-Can-36340

"Can I...
Forum: RV-3 01-04-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,446
Posted By N908RV
Beautiful workmanship and attention to detail,...

Beautiful workmanship and attention to detail, Fred. Also a nice job working a lot of details in very cramped quarters.

Rob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,364
Posted By N908RV
A plane for all seasons

Interesting thread. I'm an -8 driver and have mostly flown tandem taildraggers. I can't get enough of them, but yet sometimes I wish I had a -7 so that I can sit next to my wife on a long trip (she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,725
Posted By N908RV
NTSB Preliminary

I heard he was planning a family flight, but I wasn't aware until after reading the prelim that they were intending to go to Boston that very afternoon. Glad for Dan's family that this was a solo...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By N908RV
To expand on Larry's comment, and he is correct,...

To expand on Larry's comment, and he is correct, they work just great. You won't notice it at all.

One reason many designs have springs is that some designs would allow the pedals to fold or flop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,527
Posted By N908RV
My friend's -8 has an AOA port installed in his...

My friend's -8 has an AOA port installed in his outboard bay near the tip and he has a Duckworks light there as well. I had the opportunity to fly his -8 and try out the AOA. It worked as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2007, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By N908RV
I'm with you Jay, I would love to have a better...

I'm with you Jay, I would love to have a better stick. I even have Todd's stick and while it is much, much better than the Van's stock configuration it still is farther forward and lower than I'd...
Forum: COMM 12-11-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,006
Posted By N908RV
Same for me - performs perfectly. And I'm only...

Same for me - performs perfectly. And I'm only using plain old RG-58. I've had these antennas on two planes now and am very happy with the performance.

EDIT: Sorry - disregard above - I double...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-09-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,527
Posted By N908RV
Stock vs. Custom Console/Quadrant

My throttle quadrant is stock. Very recently I had the opportunity to fly my friend's -8 with modified consoles and the throttle quadrant farther back - basically in line with the spar. Both of us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2007, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,637
Posted By N908RV
Ditto with Louise - on that's what I thought too.

Ron, excellent write up - thanks for sharing your experiences and the great photos. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. I hope to make the Bahamas trip one day too.

In my pre-RV days, being a VFR...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By N908RV
Depends

IIRC, as you have FI you will need to be able to display Fuel Pressure as a requirement. If your Grand Rapids EI has this already, then no need to duplicate this as many fuel flow senders also read...
Forum: Southeast 12-04-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By N908RV
Same Experience

Pierre,

I had the same experience as Kirk - they were very accomodating and even offered to do flight following on my flight from DC to MRH (Morehead).

If they are hot and can't let you in, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By N908RV
I believe the problem with that is if the...

I believe the problem with that is if the insurance company feels that it is a total loss (i.e. $45K in damage to repair) they will total the aircraft and keep it and sell all your goodies. You can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2007, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,135
Posted By N908RV
I've seen it...

Gil, I know we just took this OT a bit, but this is a notable issue and glad you posted it.

Strangely enough, I saw this happen, and coincidentally on an RV at that. A friend's buddy had visited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By N908RV
RV-8 at $75K hull value (I know it's too low) ...

RV-8 at $75K hull value (I know it's too low)

Thru EAA Insurance Plan (Falcon brokerage thru Global Underwriters as the carrier)

2006: $1,850
2007: $1,780

rates are approx, but pretty close...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By N908RV
Thanks Jeff, I don't blame Jim for questioning my...

Thanks Jeff, I don't blame Jim for questioning my quick answer - after all, you can get all sorts of opinions on forums and not necessarily good ones! Now Jim can sleep better knowing he is legal...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By N908RV
Look at those links again...

They are in Australia....

In the US, we don't have that requirement. Here is an FAA document that lists the endorsements in a "personal training goals" section:
...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-19-2007, 01:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,005
Posted By N908RV
Nope

That's the short answer.

You need an endorsement for a complex aircraft = CS prop, flaps, retracts

If you don't have all three, then you don't have a "complex aircraft" and don't need an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By N908RV
Dick, Congratulations on your first flight! ...

Dick,

Congratulations on your first flight!

FYI - I found my RV-8 the same in terms of inability to trim out stick forces at speeds below 95mph. Don't hesitate to use some ballast. A number of...
Forum: Propellers 11-08-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,810
Posted By N908RV
Centreville, VA

Chris,

Boy, you ain't kiddin' !;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,575
Posted By N908RV
Good post, Ross. I've come across a number of...

Good post, Ross. I've come across a number of old timers that tend towards the sexist side complaining about women pilots. I never understand that. Heck, I'm tired of seeing only dudes at a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,876
Posted By N908RV
Ah geez...

I think you are right Rick, now why did they go and do that.... :rolleyes:

I took another hard look at your pix and you are correct, they changed the design on you. There used to be a small strip...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By N908RV
If it were me, I'd first choose option #1: 1. Do...

If it were me, I'd first choose option #1:

1. Do nothing until the engine gets more time on it and see what happens

...and wait for the warmer weather so you know what you will really get during...
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