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Forum: COMM Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
Intercom

Thanks for the feedback. I expect that I'll be flying alone 90% of the time, and when I have a GIB, they will be listening to their own music, asking me "when are we going to get there?" every 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,141
Posted By rv8ch
ACF-50

I installed and removed my baffles countless times, and if I had painted them early, I can only imagine how bad the paint would look now. I thought I would paint them in the end, but once they were...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,784
Posted By rv8ch
images

Best solution: Doug should upgrade to the latest version of vbulletin, and start hosting images for all users. [ed. Doug's Law for the win!!!!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
Cool cameras

Wow, those are quite cool! I hope the weather stays like that for the next few weeks!
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for your feedback Jim - I have a Flightcom...

Thanks for your feedback Jim - I have a Flightcom 403 that I was hoping to just not have to install if the Trig intercom was decent - looks like I'll review that.
Forum: COMM 07-15-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
adapters

Thanks a lot Mark - I dropped a note to Trig to see if they would send me some. If that does not work out, I'll get back to you. Appreciate your offer!

Trig confirmed that they will send me the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,161
Posted By rv8ch
Halie.com issues

Hi Bill, Some people (like me) are getting 403 forbidden errors from all URLs at Halie.com.

$ curl 'http://halie.com/scale/25/obE.jpg' \
> -Xnull
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
Trig intercom

Hi Jim, I was planning to use the built-in intercom - did you have some issues with it?
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
Adapter

Thanks Gil - I didn't see that in the manual. I'll send Trig a mail to see if they can send me some replacements - I must have lost them.
Forum: COMM 07-14-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rv8ch
Trig radio installation in 2.25" hole

Hi, For those of you that have installed a "compact" Trig radio or transponder in a standard 2.25" hole, did you make an adapter or did one come with the radio? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By rv8ch
First I've heard of this - any idea why...

First I've heard of this - any idea why electrical tape can cause crazing? Something in the glue? Mylar packing tape comes from so many sources, I would struggle to ensure that it does not have...
Forum: Safety 07-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,270
Posted By rv8ch
pellet gun

Not sure it's legal in California, but a pellet gun works great, if not, a .22 rifle is also quite effective. :D
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,915
Posted By rv8ch
Water

Every airshow I go to I ask the windshield and canopy manufacturers what to use, hoping for some kind of a new miracle product, but they always say the same thing "water!".

Lots of water using your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,886
Posted By rv8ch
cool technique

Thanks Sam, great timing. I've made a few of these that have not worked out, and have recently ordered some more tubing. Thanks for sharing your technique - very clever!
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 855
Posted By rv8ch
Courageous!

Wow - you guys are much more courageous around flammable liquids than I am. I have a perhaps irrational fear of death by fire - not sure why, perhaps I saw it in a movie or something. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,151
Posted By rv8ch
vent blocked?

Is there a chance that your vent is blocked?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By rv8ch
W&B info

A few possibly useful resources:

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

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=74046
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,338
Posted By rv8ch
first flight

This is one of those things that in my not-so-humble opinion, if you are asking the question, you already have the answer.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-12-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,389
Posted By rv8ch
diodes on relays

Hi Joe, I think these are two different topics - the diodes (or snapjacks) on relays is recommended, but Bob says that "spikes" going back into the electronics is an OWT.

I also went with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-02-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,828
Posted By rv8ch
kill switch

If the goal is to prevent theft, it probably won't help much. If the goal is to prevent kids from doing something silly, might help. My plan is at airshows or places like that to just unbolt the...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By rv8ch
From 5.14 ALUMINUM TUBING

From 5.14 ALUMINUM TUBING
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By rv8ch
2 ways

I've done it two ways:


20+ liter jug strapped to the little tailwheel sawhorse when I want the aircraft level
a pair of old car batteries in the baggage area when I want the tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,315
Posted By rv8ch
biz opportunity

I'm confident that Allan N. will come up with a new product to help mitigate the risk of bird strikes. Allan?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,014
Posted By rv8ch
after mechanical fuel pump

For FI, the best place is between the throttle body and the spider, and 2nd best is between mechanical fuel pump and the throttle body. Anywhere else, and you are providing a higher chance of vapor...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-24-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By rv8ch
agree completely

Agree completely - been doing this for over 30 years, so no problems technically to "roll my own", but I'm happy I switched over to something that someone else is managing. I prefer to use my very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,315
Posted By rv8ch
More blades

Agreed - we need more blades on our props. :D

Most pilots like to have the wheel, the stick, the handlebars, whatever, and like the feeling of control. All the larger risks you mentioned are under...
Forum: Tools 05-23-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By rv8ch
overhang around the table

Looks very nice!

Small bit of advice - include a slight overhang around the tabletop to allow for clamping parts to it. I missed this on my EAA benches on the front and back, and it means I need to...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By rv8ch
account

Dan, if you would like an admin account on my website I would happy to give you that - you can then play around with it. Just let me know. There may be other ways to test it, like the wordpress...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,883
Posted By rv8ch
wordpress

For stability, I'd recommend using the biggest of everything - like wordpress on one of these hosts:

https://websitesetup.org/best-wordpress-hosting-performance/

I use bluehost, but I suspect that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By rv8ch
Ray Allen Trim Servo documentation

There are several documents here:

http://www.rayallencompany.com/RACinfo/downloadpg.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,315
Posted By rv8ch
plastic film

I've only seen the plastic film used on flat glass or on car windshields. I have not seen if using a bit of heat would help shape it better, or if perhaps using strips would work. This stuff is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By rv8ch
Trim position wiring

Here's what I found in the GRT documentation:

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Trim-Position-Wiring.png

http://grtavionics.com/media/Sport-SX-EX-Install-Rev-G-April-2017.pdf
Forum: Safety 05-18-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By rv8ch
GRT and on speed

Vac, any positive feedback from the GRT folks on this? I'm heading that way, and would like to use your system. I know that they have tones, but I have no idea what they sound like, or if they are...
Forum: Primers 05-18-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By rv8ch
dimple then paint

Sounds like a good plan. I'd dimple then paint. I'd also let the painter do the outside. You'll get 999 other opinions on both in the next hour or two. :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-16-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By rv8ch
THERMAL ACTUATORS (WAX MOTORS)

I never would have guessed! Thanks for sharing this, amazing information!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-13-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By rv8ch
Careful

Be careful if you are not 100% comfortable with this - if you accidentally wire up your starter contactor wrong, the prop could start spinning.

Some hints...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By rv8ch
lifepo4 battery?

Apologies for the thread drift. I also started with a battery in the tail for weight and balance, but changed to the lifepo4 from VAF sponsor EarthX and mounted it up front. This keeps all the fat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,900
Posted By rv8ch
great tip!

makes perfect sense - and the hole will probably be more square thanks to the stability of the reamer shaft - thanks for this tip!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
wrap a spinner

Never tried it, but looking at this technique seems that vinyl wrap is pretty flexible.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KE23rWqmcE

Perhaps give it a go and see what happens.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,065
Posted By rv8ch
mechanical pump failure modes

Hi Otis, do you have more info on these failure modes? I for one have an engine driven fuel pump that has a backup boost pump (andair) and while I can imagine some mechanical pump failures that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,799
Posted By rv8ch
GRT Synthetic AOA

GRT does this.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=39700
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,267
Posted By rv8ch
vice grips are your friend

Learned this ages ago when racing motocross - vice grips to pinch them a bit, then install them very tight. No idea why they still make the removable nipples - I guess some very old spark plug caps...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,034
Posted By rv8ch
wrong runway

I did that once not too long ago - was 05/23 - and boy was I embarrassed. :eek: It did teach me a lesson - never fully trust what someone says, always check it out for yourself. We all make...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By rv8ch
red cube

Here's how I did it - just made a bracket to match the hoses that I had custom made by...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-05-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,799
Posted By rv8ch
AOA on HUD

Love it!

I really hope that they add the AOA - that's the critical bit of info to have in the HUD during landing.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,166
Posted By rv8ch
Please check it

Yes, this could be happening, and like others have said, please check this or get it checked before you fly again - not something to be messed with. With an electric screwdriver (if the builder used...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By rv8ch
Fluid Mechanics

I dusted off my old fluid mechanics formulas when first looking at the fuel system, since I could not believe that those tiny -6 hoses and tubes would be enough to get me to 20 gph, but clearly they...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By rv8ch
no picture for me

Hi Don, I don't see a picture. Perhaps it's just my laptop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,065
Posted By rv8ch
user a timer for flashing light or buzzer

Perhaps a timer on the "fuel pump on" warning light or buzzer would solve your problem of possibly forgetting to turn off the boost pump? I found this one on amazon - probably lots of other ways to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,065
Posted By rv8ch
Talking boost pump

Which pump? I've never forgotten to turn off the boost pump. :D /s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By rv8ch
Van's Aircraft booth at Aero Friedrichshafen 2018

Hi, Just visited the Van's booth and took this quick photo - had a nice chat with Gus, who's a real credit to the organization. Click on the photo for a larger version. The weather here could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 60,554
Posted By rv8ch
photos

I think if you post some photos or send a link to them, experienced people like Dan will be able to provide suggestions.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-09-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,182
Posted By rv8ch
New engine

If this is your first RV build, I'd go with as close to what Van recommends as possible, and you will learn a ton. Then, with that knowledge and experience, build another RV with the alternative...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,223
Posted By rv8ch
form-a-funnel size?

What size have you found works best?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,644
Posted By rv8ch
2 sheets

Correct - I missed that critical detail, thanks Rob!

Here's the modified picture - I think you are right, the rivet will probably not expand properly to fill in the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 04-07-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By rv8ch
Connection quality

Totally agree with Ross's analysis. There are many failure modes, and we need to understand as many as possible to determine our risk.

Electrical connectors I believe are a great place to focus. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-07-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,644
Posted By rv8ch
radius vs. square, rivet

It does seem to make sense that a hole edge that has been perfectly radiused would be less likely to have a stress fracture. The tools we use to deburr help create a more radiused hole edge -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks!

Thanks! B&B website didn't work, ordered just now from Wicks.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2018, 03:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,425
Posted By rv8ch
all metal lock nut 1/4-20?

Hi,

Has anyone been able to find something like an AN363 1/4-20? I can only find -28. Currently using star lock washers, but would prefer a real lock nut if I can find it. There are several...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,199
Posted By rv8ch
the manual is important

Hi, You may want to check the documentation for other things - if you didn't know about the blast tubes, there may be some other critical things about the installation or operation of these devices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,025
Posted By rv8ch
Rule change

How much you wanna bet that rule will get changed when 100s or 1000s of RVs switch to 2" numbers? :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,270
Posted By rv8ch
RV-14

Here's how Van's did it on the RV-14.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/images/RV-14/RV-14A_360/RV-14A.html
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