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Forum: RV-10 Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By RV8JD
I wrote to Dave also at the time. He sent a me...

I wrote to Dave also at the time. He sent a me nice response acknowledging that fact, but I have not seen any correction in AOPA Pilot magazine.

I've posted several times on VAF (and contacted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By RV8JD
He probably already has the RV-9 rudder on his...

He probably already has the RV-9 rudder on his RV-7. Van's adopted the -9 rudder for the -7s with all kits shipped after...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By RV8JD
The 'hat' symbols are obstacles. See page 5-13...

The 'hat' symbols are obstacles. See page 5-13 and 5-21 of the "SkyView HDX Pilot’s User Guide"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,769
Posted By RV8JD
Just in case you may have missed it, you need to...

Just in case you may have missed it, you need to go into the GPS Input Config menu and these options are available: "NONE, AV1 9600, NMEA1 4800". The unit's default is "NONE", so you must choose one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By RV8JD
Does anyone know if the Denso IK27 plugs have...

Does anyone know if the Denso IK27 plugs have solid tips, screw-on tips, or offered both ways as the NGK's are?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By RV8JD
My previous RV-8 also only had a gascolator. No...

My previous RV-8 also only had a gascolator. No problems in 2300 hours. Be sure to inspect and clean it at every ACI.
Forum: COMM 05-31-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By RV8JD
FYI: The excerpt below is from a Dynon Staffer...

FYI: The excerpt below is from a Dynon Staffer on the Dynon Forums about going from the -C25 to the (Trig) -X25. The conversion harness would make the swap a snap, and you can keep the existing Com...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By RV8JD
Apparently Cirrus Aircraft is considering...

Apparently Cirrus Aircraft is considering something similar. AvWeb did a poll on it here:

https://www.avweb.com/polls-quizzes/poll-do-you-favor-cirrus-style-real-time-monitoring/

And see the...
Forum: COMM 05-29-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By RV8JD
I have a Dynon -C25 radio also. A buddy and I...

I have a Dynon -C25 radio also. A buddy and I were flying about 8 miles apart one day. While flying, I went into the MIC GAIN menu and started at 90 and asked him how I sounded. I then went down...
Forum: COMM 05-29-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By RV8JD
The info below was posted by a Dynon Staff member...

The info below was posted by a Dynon Staff member on the Dynon Forums a week or so ago. The Trig radio referred to is the currently offered SV-COM-X25...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-29-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,234
Posted By RV8JD
My RV-8 has an LSE Plasma III and a Slick impulse...

My RV-8 has an LSE Plasma III and a Slick impulse coupled mag. The airplane has about 600 hours on it with that ignition configuration. I've experienced no problems with the LSE Plasma III. I did...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By RV8JD
Attention: Van's

And therein lies part of the problem, Van's lack of disseminating updated information via a Service Bulletin or Service Letter when they changed from Vne being in terms of IAS to TAS for the older...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By RV8JD
Van's needs to back up one step first. Van's has...

Van's needs to back up one step first.

Van's has never published a Service Letter or Service Bulletin for the older models stating that Vne is now defined as TAS (to ensure that proper flutter...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By RV8JD
You mean like in this...

You mean like in this post:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1427009&postcount=4
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By RV8JD
To expand a little, a picture helps here. When...

To expand a little, a picture helps here. When Vne is input as a TAS value limit, Vne (Redline) is dynamically calculated in terms of IAS based on Altitude and OAT, and is displayed on the IAS speed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By RV8JD
See post #8.

See post #8.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By RV8JD
I guess you're no longer afraid of your O-360...

I guess you're no longer afraid of your O-360 powered RV-9A (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1427009).

But you forgot the Vne (Redline) numbers in Post #4 of that thread: ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,509
Posted By RV8JD
Oil Filter Safety Wire

I've posted this before, but what the heck:

It's interesting to note that Robinson Helicopter does not require the safety wiring of the Lycoming engine oil filter per their Service Letter shown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By RV8JD
From Dynon's FAQ: "At this time, SkyView's Wi-Fi...

From Dynon's FAQ: "At this time, SkyView's Wi-Fi capability works with Seattle Avionics FlyQ, ForeFlight Mobile (iOS), PocketFMS EasyVFR (Android, iOS, and Windows), SkyDemon (iOS and Android), and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By RV8JD
I think he is talking about this drop down...

I think he is talking about this drop down menu:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TSHHRZF/0/e1304e7c/XL/i-TSHHRZF-XL.jpg (https://carln.smugmug.com/VAF/n-64ZFsZ/i-TSHHRZF/A)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By RV8JD
I only see what you describe when I'm actually in...

I only see what you describe when I'm actually in a thread, like this:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-VGtWcp2/0/03d500fb/XL/i-VGtWcp2-XL.jpg (https://carln.smugmug.com/VAF/n-64ZFsZ/i-VGtWcp2/A)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,345
Posted By RV8JD
No, it's not an "Apple thing". I'm on an iMac...

No, it's not an "Apple thing". I'm on an iMac running Safari. Here is a screenshot. Look at the bottom, under "Display Options", showing "From The Beginning". This is in the "Aircraft Camping"...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-22-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By RV8JD
Your...

Your pic:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49924119368_7e9bb0ce40_b.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,964
Posted By RV8JD
Very...

Very...
Forum: ADS-B 05-22-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By RV8JD
That could be this issue discussed in Post #5 in...

That could be this issue discussed in Post #5 in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1375255
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-20-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,146
Posted By RV8JD
Go to that (very expensive) $10 USB drive you...

Go to that (very expensive) $10 USB drive you bought with the plans on it. Open the plans and scroll down to DWG 84 where the panel is shown. Note the part numbers. Go to the the parts webpage...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By RV8JD
"DBRV10" over on the Dynon Forum ("RV10inOz" on...

"DBRV10" over on the Dynon Forum ("RV10inOz" on VAF) has been alluding to (and Beta testing) several upgrades that will be available in v16, including improvements to the AP that should help the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-20-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By RV8JD
Here is your pic. Remove the "-no?authuser=0"...

Here is your pic. Remove the "-no?authuser=0" from the end of the pic's...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-19-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By RV8JD
Here is your Dropbox pic. I clicked on your...

Here is your Dropbox pic. I clicked on your link, did a "copy image", manually removed the characters "?fv_content=true&size_mode=5" from the end of the pic's address, and then put the pic's address...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,008
Posted By RV8JD
The Snowbirds lost an aircraft this morning...

The Snowbirds lost an aircraft this morning taking off from Kamloops. Crew: One fatality, one seriously injured. Very sorry to hear that.

"RCAF Snowbirds Aircraft Crashes Into House In...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-17-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By RV8JD
Forced Landing on Jetty Island

One of the mechanics at the FBO where I rented back in 1998 forgot the last sentence in this snippet from SB 505B when he did it:

"To ensure that contaminants from the cleaning process and the FPI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,777
Posted By RV8JD
I think you are getting caught by the same thing...

I think you are getting caught by the same thing Martin ("goatflieg") was in another thread (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182503). Remove the "-no?authuser=0" from the end...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the follow-up. Glad it's fixed.

Thanks for the follow-up. Glad it's fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By RV8JD
I saw your other thread regarding your question...

I saw your other thread regarding your question on EGT #1 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=182425), and wondered if you fixed your CHT #1 issue?
Forum: Safety 05-14-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By RV8JD
Emergency Landings, Beach or Breakers?

In case you don't read AvWeb, here is another great video by Paul Bertorelli, "Emergency Landings, Beach or Breakers?”:

https://youtu.be/0LwGYBBhTss

(It's RV-related since he shows the clip of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon probes, both CHT and EGT, have a bad rep. ...

Dynon probes, both CHT and EGT, have a bad rep. I've had a few of both fail. Some say it's the connectors and/or the crimps, so try Carl Froehlich's suggestion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,301
Posted By RV8JD
Not to be a downer, but it would be interesting...

Not to be a downer, but it would be interesting to see what maximum pilot/pax weight Van's used in sizing the seat structure, its attachments, and the supporting fuselage structure.

An inconvenient...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon probes by any chance?

Dynon probes by any chance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By RV8JD
The mass balance weight in the rudder horn...

The mass balance weight in the rudder horn forward of the hinge line is there to improve the flutter margins of the airplane.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 821
Posted By RV8JD
A very nice looking -4! Here is your pic (scaled...

A very nice looking -4! Here is your pic (scaled to XL).

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gKfxGtt/0/XL/i-gKfxGtt-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,974
Posted By RV8JD
Here are some articles by Van himself that may be...

Here are some articles by Van himself that may be of interest:

Articles: "How to Fly an RV" (http://www.vansairforce.net/safety/5th_99.pdf), "How to Land an RV"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By RV8JD
Neither of my two RV-8s have a handle on the rear...

Neither of my two RV-8s have a handle on the rear skirt to help open the canopy from the outside. The skirt sticks out a smidge from the fuselage and with a couple of fingers of the right hand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,518
Posted By RV8JD
I couldn't afford the HP-35 for $395 when it...

I couldn't afford the HP-35 for $395 when it first came out while I was in college. So I used my slide rule (an Alvin Elite) until the Texas Instruments SR-50...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-06-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By RV8JD
Nigel Speedy did a very good flight-test based...

Nigel Speedy did a very good flight-test based review of VGs on his RV-8 in KitPlanes. One thing he did not look at was different chordwise locations for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a thread on identifying the Dash-One wing...

Here is a thread on identifying the Dash-One wing on the RV-8s:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=178339

Not the inventory list, but here is the Parts Index from the plans that...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-04-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,609
Posted By RV8JD
On the page linked below from an earlier thread...

On the page linked below from an earlier thread on 180 HP engines on RV-9s, Scott M. ("rvbuilder2002") indicated that there are NO structural design reasons that would preclude the installation of a...
Forum: Polishing your RV 05-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a link to a recent thread from another...

Below is a link to a recent thread from another gent from Seattle asking similar questions. You may get some ideas from it.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=179057
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-02-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,609
Posted By RV8JD
Since you referenced the Van's article on HP...

Since you referenced the Van's article on HP limits, Vne, and TAS, I assume you are concerned about Vne as a function of altitude.

Vne (Redline) for the RV-9/9A is 210 MPH TAS/182.5 KTAS (although...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By RV8JD
That is pretty common. Scott M ("rvbuilder2002")...

That is pretty common. Scott M ("rvbuilder2002") has explained in the past that the slight down elevator improves pitch stability at the cost of a very slight amount of drag.

One of Scott's posts:...
Forum: ADS-B 04-30-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,135
Posted By RV8JD
Others have reported the same thing and it may be...

Others have reported the same thing and it may be the issue discussed in the thread linked below, when switching between anonymous and non-anonymous mode (see post #5 for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By RV8JD
The instructions call for the use of Fuel Lube,...

The instructions call for the use of Fuel Lube, but many now use Krytox GPL 205 grease...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By RV8JD
Limitations in the FAA SFAR

Looks like there may be some limitations (i.e., gotchas!) not covered in the AvWeb article posted above.

See this EAA article on the same subject, "FAA SFAR Covers Commercial and Public-Interest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By RV8JD
FAA SFAR Offers Extensive Regulatory Relief (COVID-19)

"FAA SFAR Offers Extensive Regulatory Relief", from AvWeb:

https://www.avweb.com/flight-safety/faa-regs/faa-sfar-offers-extensive-regulatory-relief/
"The FAA has published a Special Federal Aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By RV8JD
Nice photo! Here is your (scaled)...

Nice photo! Here is your (scaled)...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,847
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a link to a very good Hartzell video on...

Below is a link to a very good Hartzell video on propeller care & maintenance:

https://youtu.be/LHSWwJzWgRU

The Hartzell Propeller Owner's Manual has a section on required periodic inspections and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By RV8JD
From the SkyView System Installation Guide...

From the SkyView System Installation Guide (https://dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_System_Installation_Guide-Rev_AF-v15_4.pdf), Page 23-4:

"OAT Connection

For SkyView pilots that are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By RV8JD
I've seen serial numbers with letters and dashes...

I've seen serial numbers with letters and dashes at least.

Although the quote below from AC No: 45-2E "Identification and Registration Marking...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-23-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By RV8JD
From...

From Van's:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1587702031-478-180&browse=am&product=cav110

And ACS, under "Accessories". See Q&A for part...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,152
Posted By RV8JD
My post (#8) pretty well explains where we...

My post (#8) pretty well explains where we differ, and the embedded link in post #8 to Van's SB (June 2002) (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-2-6-1/) describes why...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,609
Posted By RV8JD
I thought I'd show your last pic (scaled to...

I thought I'd show your last pic (scaled to "l"):

https://i.imgur.com/TSl16Wjl.jpg
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By RV8JD
Not Local, but ...

Quality Aircraft Accessories (https://www.qaa.com/repair-and-overhaul-services) service Slick mags and is a factory authorized service center for Champion. I have used them twice and have been...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,152
Posted By RV8JD
Bill, I was responding to "gmcjetpilot" comment...

Bill,

I was responding to "gmcjetpilot" comment that "The RV-8 came out after the RV-7 and all RV-8 kits came with the wider rudder."

Therefore I was comparing the RV-8 rudder with the current RV-7...
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