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Forum: RV-10 06-15-2020, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Northernliving
The way Larry did his layup with a removable...

The way Larry did his layup with a removable fairing is spectacular.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,453
Posted By Northernliving
May, 1989. Spencer MA - 60M 1800ft gravel in a...

May, 1989. Spencer MA - 60M 1800ft gravel in a 1946 65hp J-3 Cub after about 7 hours. Hand start, no electrics. Made radio communications easy at the time. They did a chip'n seal on the runway...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,444
Posted By Northernliving
Mark, if your yokes are broken on your Bose X's,...

Mark, if your yokes are broken on your Bose X's, you might try...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 242
Posted By Northernliving
FS: NEW HARTZELL SKY-TEC FLYWEIGHT™ STARTER 149-12LS

Brand new Hartzell SKY-TEC FLYWEIGHT™ Starter for Lycoming 0235-0540 engines. ACS ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,061
Posted By Northernliving
Do you like blonds, brunette or red heads?

Do you like blonds, brunette or red heads?
Forum: Canada 06-07-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By Northernliving
My Hartzell prop ordered through Vans was shipped...

My Hartzell prop ordered through Vans was shipped from Ohio.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,980
Posted By Northernliving
Hard at 75% or above for the first 2 hours is...

Hard at 75% or above for the first 2 hours is what was recommend by my long time engine builder. I believe that is consistent with Lycoming's break in procedure.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,137
Posted By Northernliving
scratch the CFI off the list!

If landing w/out my feet on the rudder pedals in a tail wheel is a requirement to become a CFI, I'm apparently not fit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,137
Posted By Northernliving
I'm with you. Can't imagine taking my feet of...

I'm with you. Can't imagine taking my feet of the pedals for a second.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-28-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Northernliving
I'm really not sure how exhilarating that would...

I'm really not sure how exhilarating that would be when compared to an -8 with a 180-200hp powerplant. I suppose it all depends on what you find thrilling.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 57,423
Posted By Northernliving
Any if you are using Grove gear, you need a...

Any if you are using Grove gear, you need a NAS6206-36 bolt to work with the NAS1804-6 nut. I may have some extras if someone needs them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah, sure seems to wake them up! Stu has a...

Yeah, sure seems to wake them up!

Stu has a video clip of his IO-360-A1B6 at Lycon on the Dyno delivering 239.4 hp (this is an angle valve, but impressive) Finding someone that knows how to do...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Northernliving
Another data point for you. I’m having a Superior...

Another data point for you. I’m having a Superior IO-360-B1AC2 engine built by a local performance engine builder. This is a carb to injection conversion on a flying RV8 and wanted to minimize...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By Northernliving
I run FlyQ EFB on a 10.5in iPad Pro that I used...

I run FlyQ EFB on a 10.5in iPad Pro that I used on a knee board. I tried them all several years ago when I was getting back in the cockpit. They all had 30 day free trials. I tested Foreflight,...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,710
Posted By Northernliving
I can't believe you asked around here! Do you...

I can't believe you asked around here! Do you fancy blonds or brunettes? You really go wrong with either, just one is a lot better looking, sexier, and and has the cool factor. You've got to live...
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By Northernliving
Is it the norm? I would think so, but I never...

Is it the norm? I would think so, but I never went through the transition. Can't help you with location, but I believe the transition would take 5-10 hours depending on your flying experience. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,224
Posted By Northernliving
These appear to be the same as those made/sold by...

These appear to be the same as those made/sold by Dan West sold here on VAF a while back. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=8380 I purchased a few of them - the are injection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah, I just re-read the SFAR and I now realize...

Yeah, I just re-read the SFAR and I now realize this only applies to flights under special circumstances. I'll have to see if I can find an instructor willing to give me a BFR when our area is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By Northernliving
It appears as as result of COVID, the FAA has...

It appears as as result of COVID, the FAA has extended the BFR requirements by 30 days provided you have three WINGS credits since January of this year. Has anyone checked with their insurance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,535
Posted By Northernliving
What were the landing fees?

What were the landing fees?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 948
Posted By Northernliving
Empty Weight 1012lbs Empty CG: 79.02 Solo CG:...

Empty Weight 1012lbs
Empty CG: 79.02
Solo CG: (205lb pilot): 80:80

FP Carbon fiber prop.

Working on a engine/prop upgrade that should put a welcome 30lbs on the nose.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,227
Posted By Northernliving
I believe USAA is for U.S. military members and...

I believe USAA is for U.S. military members and their eligible family members.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Northernliving
These also work well and are 1/2 the price of EZ...

These also work well and are 1/2 the price of EZ heater pads.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0174AUQI4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By Northernliving
Looks nice and simple. Did you try it in cooler...

Looks nice and simple. Did you try it in cooler temps (like 10-20F?). Was your plane in a hangar?

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-24-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,139
Posted By Northernliving
I asked Brent Erwin in January if a group buy was...

I asked Brent Erwin in January if a group buy was an option here on VAF. I offered to to do the leg work and was told the group buy/discount wouldn't be offered again. Somewhat disappointing 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah, for Easterners, Mt. Washington is pretty...

Yeah, for Easterners, Mt. Washington is pretty high, but most in these areas don't realize Mt. Mitchell in NC is higher and both are pretty short by Western USA standards!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah, Tuckerman's looked lonely. My son who is...

Yeah, Tuckerman's looked lonely. My son who is an avid snowboarder tells me they have closed it for social distancing. Seems like overkill to me!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,645
Posted By Northernliving
Had to do some social distancing in the RV today,...

Had to do some social distancing in the RV today, so took a rip up to Mt Washington, a stop at Bethel for a top off of 100LL and then out to Portland ME and South down the coast. Felt nice to get out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By Northernliving
Wow, nice shop. I'll have to take some notes! I...

Wow, nice shop. I'll have to take some notes! I like the built in HF drawers and organizers - from your website. Well done. No shop productivity excuses!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-15-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,485
Posted By Northernliving
Couldn't agree more - aerobatic, fixed gear,...

Couldn't agree more - aerobatic, fixed gear, taildragger, tandem seat twin. I like it too. It even looks like they took the tail from an -8. The rest does look a little homely, but impressive...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-12-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By Northernliving
I'd be interested in the what the landing fees...

I'd be interested in the what the landing fees were. I was thinking of going to KBOS today. Probably would wake up the controllers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By Northernliving
This is one of the more poorly designed areas of...

This is one of the more poorly designed areas of the -8, IMO. Michael Foss has a nice website where he details the mod to drop the bolt down from the top so you can check the torque from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By Northernliving
I have one of those....

I was just going to post a note in the FS thread for a free Stratux I made a few years ago. I drop last week in my hangar - before that it worked fine. It has the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-09-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks John. The picture is very helpful. Is...

Thanks John. The picture is very helpful. Is the arm re-clocked 180 degrees? I assume the control actually has to be reversed so full rich is forward.

Any chance you have a picture of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,524
Posted By Northernliving
This guy is building his T51 in his formal dining...

This guy is building his T51 in his formal dining room. The guy's wife should get the bride-of-the-year award.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnQg2nmuvIo
http://socialflight-t51.com/

I know...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By Northernliving
Very useful. It would be hard to go back to...

Very useful. It would be hard to go back to anything else. Push the airport identifier from the Skyview to the radio and you have all the frequencies at your fingertip. It's a terrific feature. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-08-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By Northernliving
Carburetor to Fuel Injection Conversion - Vertical Induction

I’m in the process of having a new engine built by a local builder, albeit slow with all the COVID chaos going on, for a flying RV8. I’ll be converting from a certified Lycoming O-360-A4A to a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,926
Posted By Northernliving
If you are concerned about the company, read...

If you are concerned about the company, read through the company's 10-k. https://investors.astronics.com/sec-filings/all-sec-filings/content/0000008063-20-000013/0000008063-20-000013.pdf
Lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,406
Posted By Northernliving
Consider the hangar your home! :D

Consider the hangar your home! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,292
Posted By Northernliving
The wing loading on a Cirrus is around 23.5 lb/sq...

The wing loading on a Cirrus is around 23.5 lb/sq ft vs the RV10 of 17.5 lb/sq ft or 25% more. That's your shorter take-off and climb perfomrance; probably at the expense of some stability in wind.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,733
Posted By Northernliving
On it my friend. -Brian

On it my friend.

-Brian
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,890
Posted By Northernliving
- hinge would be my vote. Easy, no paint damage...

- hinge would be my vote. Easy, no paint damage removal. Never say never. You will end up back in there for some reason.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Northernliving
Those numbers are pretty respectable. I assume...

Those numbers are pretty respectable. I assume you leaned your engine.

If your static is 2330rpm and 2250rpm on climb and you think you are putting out 195hp, those look like good numbers. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 942
Views: 669,873
Posted By Northernliving
Wow, just wow. Nice looking plane(and panel!). ...

Wow, just wow. Nice looking plane(and panel!). What is the side cowl vent for?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Northernliving
The good news is, these are wonderful planes even...

The good news is, these are wonderful planes even with a FP prop. You have a great, light, versatile prop and I would do exactly what you are doing if I had your prop. You just need to pick your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,747
Posted By Northernliving
Airports open in MA - they are essential. I've...

Airports open in MA - they are essential. I've flew last weekend and it was pretty quiet.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Northernliving
I don't have any real number in mind other than...

I don't have any real number in mind other than to get Van's published performance numbers. I've flow -8's with CS and FP props, and the CS variant is my preference by a very wide margin. I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,265
Posted By Northernliving
It's a FP prop, so you have to pick speed (6th...

It's a FP prop, so you have to pick speed (6th gear), climb (1st gear) or something in between (3rd gear). You should do all testing at DA 8000. Your numbers look fine if they are in kts. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,447
Posted By Northernliving
Airport in MA are considered "critical" and will...

Airport in MA are considered "critical" and will stay open. :D
Forum: COMM 03-24-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,910
Posted By Northernliving
I think George is right. If you find a HAM radio...

I think George is right. If you find a HAM radio guy to help you tune an antenna (like a Bob Archer wing tip antenna), they can work extreamily well. The key is tuning it and getting it just right....
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,270
Posted By Northernliving
The EZ-Drain (very similar/equivelant to the...

The EZ-Drain (very similar/equivelant to the Fumoto) also work great. The EZ-202 it the correct...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Northernliving
I had two plates on the bottom of the sump on a...

I had two plates on the bottom of the sump on a 360, and the wires faced rear. I think they’re better on the rear so you can fasten them to one of the engine mounts for support and then up to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Northernliving
I'd also be interested in conversion details. ...

I'd also be interested in conversion details. Below is a pretty good review of alternatives. The Swytch is the conversion kit I've read most about.

https://jeangalea.com/brompton-electric-kits/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,686
Posted By Northernliving
Jim, you need pop over to CNH or 3B3. $4.38...

Jim, you need pop over to CNH or 3B3. $4.38 there.

As long as I've been Flying... 32+ years, Av Gas on average has been about about 2x what I pay at the pump for my car. This has been true for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By Northernliving
I've used it for quite a few years. Your tax...

I've used it for quite a few years. Your tax dollars at work, so use it. I find this page (https://aviationweather.gov/progchart/sfc) very useful when planning flights a few days out as you can...
Forum: Safety 03-17-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By Northernliving
Yeah, saw this last week. Really amazing....

Yeah, saw this last week. Really amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfzfP5CZBj8
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,926
Posted By Northernliving
Search on oil cooler shutter. Lots of...

Search on oil cooler shutter. Lots of discussion on this topic. Low (below 180F) temps probably are not good.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,938
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased blanks from ACS and cut them at Ace...

I purchased blanks from ACS and cut them at Ace Hardware
Forum: Texas (North) 03-09-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,509
Posted By Northernliving
I’ve lived in Michigan, and found it to be pretty...

I’ve lived in Michigan, and found it to be pretty cheap considering the cost of real estate. Winters were cold, and grey, though. Texas is not in the top (bottom 10) tax wise and summers are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,522
Posted By Northernliving
Install an oil cooler shutter and that problem...

Install an oil cooler shutter and that problem will go away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By Northernliving
Wow Steve, Those look really nice! Thanks for...

Wow Steve, Those look really nice! Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By Northernliving
+1 More lights. Make it look like a 747

+1 More lights. Make it look like a 747
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