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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By DMFenster
y=mx+b

The scale and offset are just slope and intercept. If you apply this twice (EIS and EFIS) the data is gonna go wonky. Set the scale and offset in EIS and set limits in EFIS. The EFIS is fed serial...
Forum: Autopilots 01-15-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By DMFenster
You don't need the expander

The GRT EIS and Garmin 327 Xponder both use 9600 baud so you can use one serial port for both devices. The EFIS gets data from the EIS, and the EFIS sends data to the GTX.

[Serial port on the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-02-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By DMFenster
Nope. A deviation is not required. At least...

Nope. A deviation is not required. At least according to the Richmond FSDO (phone call) and an email from the ADAPT (portal to request deviation) folks.



Thank you for your inquiry.

There is no...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-10-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,625
Posted By DMFenster
WTB - Electric DG

Anyone have an electric (12v) DG from a panel upgrade? Mine has a bad case of the "leans".

Dave
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By DMFenster
St Mary's Co 2W6 and Uber over to Solomons Island...

St Mary's Co 2W6 and Uber over to Solomons Island (5 miles ish). Plenty of seafood places to eat.

And ask someone about stuffed ham - Only found in southern Maryland.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 927
Posted By DMFenster
Tach

Tach wires??? Maybe
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,374
Posted By DMFenster
Wings

Wings are boring... Fuselage was fun.........
Forum: California 11-09-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By DMFenster
BasicMed Dr's

AOPA has this Dr finder:

https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/pilots/medical/doctor-finder?_ga=2.44656877.852459752.1541824587-1621876283.1538940790
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 11-08-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,263
Posted By DMFenster
WTB: ANR Headset

Need a quality ANR headset for my 14yo daughter. If anyone has one lying around, please let me know.

Thanks,
Dave
Woodbridge, VA
703-254- four two six seven
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 511
Posted By DMFenster
WTB: 8 Tail Kit

Looking for a tail kit for an 8. Thinking of being a repeat builder.

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
RV-8 Flying
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,074
Posted By DMFenster
C-804, C805

This is the slider track along aft fuse top.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By DMFenster
Flap Limit switch

Searched the forum and most links are broken. I want to put in flap limit switches using the limit switches and diodes. Can someone explain how to wire this? Email me a schematic,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,127
Posted By DMFenster
23.0623.06

23.0623.06
Forum: Job Board 01-19-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,074
Posted By DMFenster
Patent Office

The US Patent Office in Alexandria VA has internships. I think they are unpaid tho. If she's interested, I can check.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,099
Posted By DMFenster
This might work

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/popgripdimp.php

I didn't use mine much, but when I needed it, I really needed it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,136
Posted By DMFenster
No idea

I didn't post that. Time to scan my system :(

Dave
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,136
Posted By DMFenster
20.8120.81

20.8120.81
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-19-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,941
Posted By DMFenster
+1 for Tom

Great guy. Turned my hoses around in hours. Everything fit perfectly!

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By DMFenster
Bending FI lines from spider

SS lines from spider to injectors.

Are these lines just bent by hand? Probably a stupid question, but don't want to mess these beautiful lines up.

Thanks,

Dave
-8 getting close.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,260
Posted By DMFenster
OMG that was funny

I feel the same way. I have spent a ton of time on my 8 cowl. I recently decided - DONE - as is.

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
-8
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,060
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks. Will use a harder paint.

Thanks. Will use a harder paint.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,060
Posted By DMFenster
Painting inside of cowling

I brushed on a layer of tinted epoxy on the inside of my cowling. Looks OK, but I hate the pink (it still shows through)... Was wondering if anyone painted the inside and how it has held up. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,183
Posted By DMFenster
Crow Seat Belt anchors

Just got an email from Crow regarding the 7/16" hole in their brackets (we need 1/4"). It said, if I can wait until mid January 2016, they will have a new bracket with a 1/4" hole. Just thought I'd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,487
Posted By DMFenster
Vix Bits

Self centering bits - used mostly by woodworkers for drilling hinges.

http://www.amazon.com/Vix-Bits-Set/dp/B0037MF78S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450127184&sr=8-1&keywords=vix+bits
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By DMFenster
Cowl Horizontal split line for 8

I can't figure out where the horizontal split line is on my 8 cowl. Drawing says to use scribe line... but, you guessed it, there ain't no scribe line. Is there a reference on the fuse (rivet line...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-03-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,368
Posted By DMFenster
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/acce...

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/accessdoors.php
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-02-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,577
Posted By DMFenster
GRT Mini X EMS

For those of you with GRT Mini, they now have graphic engine monitoring when paired to their engine information system. Took all of about 1/2 and hour to run a serial line from my GRT EIS to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By DMFenster
Great - thanks!

Great - thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By DMFenster
Not the skirts - the glass around the front...

Not the skirts - the glass around the front windscreen and over the "big cut" line. Sorry for any confusion.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By DMFenster
-8 canopy fiberglass

I am finally going to tackle the canopy glass this weekend. have read everything I could find and have just one last question. Do I block open the canopy 1/8 of an inch before laying up the glass? ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,382
Posted By DMFenster
I just climbed this learning curve. If you want,...

I just climbed this learning curve. If you want, email me at davidfenster(at) verizon.net with your phone # and I'll call and walk you through it.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,105
Posted By DMFenster
Titan Throttle body inlet to RV-8 Snorkel

Have a Titan IOX-360. In reading the Manual that came with it - on page 14 there is an adapter that Titan sells that will adapt the snorkel to the throttle body. It is a flex hose. Anybody using...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,603
Posted By DMFenster
Sika Manual reference

Sika Manual here:
http://www.bluemoment.com/downloads/sikaflexmarinehandbook.pdf

From page 3:
"Primers must always be allowed to
dry thoroughly before application of
the Sikaflex® adhesive. If left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,603
Posted By DMFenster
Not another SIKA question....

Using Sika for my 8 canopy. Have the canopy clamped and masked and am ready to remove to prepare the surfaces. My plan is to run beads between the clamps to tack the thing in place. Then go back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,792
Posted By DMFenster
Perhaps.... Just maybe - the axles are off. Try...

Perhaps.... Just maybe - the axles are off. Try to get the brakes bolted to the axle. Or try to bolt the brake to the gear leg. Kinda a mix and match to see which one is out of wack. The gear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,792
Posted By DMFenster
Had to run a reamer thru the holes on the gear...

Had to run a reamer thru the holes on the gear before the bolts slid in, but after - everything lined up.

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,438
Posted By DMFenster
How I did it

Bought 2 1/4" drive 9/16" sockets. Then ground them down every-which-way-but Sunday. Made them shorter and narrower. The I mangled my hand into the gear tower and got the sockets on each nut. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By DMFenster
Flex line transition from legs to wheels

Has anyone used the flex lines Vans provides for the pedals to under panel fitting for a flex transition from the gear legs to the calipers? Part number is F-8105.

Thanks,

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
RV-8
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,438
Posted By DMFenster
Smile Let me put this another way.... :) In the 8...

Let me put this another way.... :)

In the 8 there are 2 bolts inside the gear towers - I get those.
There are other bolts which hold the gear on that the torque specs are not specifically called...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-30-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,438
Posted By DMFenster
8 landing gear bolt torque

Sanity check - The two PITA bolts have torque specs called out. I get that. Question is - The remaining bolts get torques to the spec consistent with their size - correct?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By DMFenster
Oh and by the way - Pins 13 and 14 on the harness...

Oh and by the way - Pins 13 and 14 on the harness will be for audio. Not implemented yet, but if you're wiring .... Pin 13 will be audio HI (out) and Pin 14 will be audio lo (GND). Not sure about...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,922
Posted By DMFenster
+1 for the Mini-X

One of the engineers talked to me for over an hour when I was making my decision. No sales pressure - just one engineer to another. I bought it for the specs, but the time they spent with me went a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,241
Posted By DMFenster
Molex

Yea - The "tubes" I'm calling the male side. So, the tubes/male side gets the female pins. Got it. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,241
Posted By DMFenster
Molex Connectors

Using the Molex connectors Stein sells. For the life of me I can't figure out which pin goes on which side of the connector. One side of the connector is male and one is female. Looks like the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-05-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,823
Posted By DMFenster
I just called Vans and talked canopies (my finish...

I just called Vans and talked canopies (my finish kit is on order).
The standard (RV-8 anyway) canopy only transmits 1% UVA and 12% UVB with about an 80% visible light transmission. There is an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By DMFenster
Tone Generator

Vans sells a tone generator for 45 bucks. Holy smokes - this is just a simple circuit (tho not for me). Anybody roll their own? If so, could you provide a schematic.

Thanks,

Dave
Woodbridge, VA
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-04-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By DMFenster
GRT EIS 4000

I am working on the EIS4000 wiring harness. Figure 5a "Connector A Wiring" of GRT's manual has a Yellow/blue (stripe) wire with no definition. Anyone have any idea what it's for? I am "de-pinning"...
Forum: COMM 01-29-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By DMFenster
garmin GTR-200 Audio in

I want to wire the Vans stall warner (Micro switch in the wing) to the comm. (Garmin GTR-200 - no audio panel). I see on the pinout that there is a AUX AUDIO IN HI and a AUX AUDIO IN LO. Do I wire...
Forum: Reviews 01-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By DMFenster
Tosten Military Grips

Received two Tosten military grips yesterday. These things are NICE. Installation was a breeze. Got the wrong size bushing (the -8 sticks are different sizes) and called Tosten and the correct one...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By DMFenster
Thanks

Perfect. Just what I needed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,678
Posted By DMFenster
Paul Dye CB Panel

I am going to put my CB's on the right side in my 8 exactly like the Paul Dye set-up. Does anyone have the dimensions of this thing so I don't have to reinvent the wheel. Also, any additional...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,791
Posted By DMFenster
aft battery in an 8

I've read all the posts I could find, but still have one last question on the routing of the battery cable. I got it up to the gear tower. I am going to install a fuel injected engine, so I need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By DMFenster
Gyros in a 8

Will a DG that is not set-up for a tilted panel work in a 8?

Dave
DUES PAID
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By DMFenster
Perfect. Thanks.

Perfect. Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,289
Posted By DMFenster
Mounting V Stab on 8

Dog 73 view A-A. Measurements for the locations of the bolt holes (the lower three). It looks to me the measurements are off of the two existing ogles to the left and right of the lower bolt hole. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By DMFenster
Bellcrank Rivets

I did this today. Used 3's. I "borrowed" a few. I used a longeron yoke in a squeezer to do the 4 'horizontal' ones and managed to just get my gun in to get the others - it was tight but it fit. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By DMFenster
Elev. Bellcrank Rib Rivets

Dwg 71 calls for size 3 470 rivets in the bellcrank rib to baggage rib angle. Seems strange as this is the first time a 3 in the 470 variety is called out. And Van's didn't send any with the fuse...
Forum: Safety 11-26-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,616
Posted By DMFenster
Third Class Medical

Not sure how much this has been discussed, but I thought I'd post the following timeline (from DOT's website - looks like they are going to publish March 3rd 2015 with comments ending May 2015):

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By DMFenster
Dwg 77 it is

Thanks.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By DMFenster
2013 Clams donated

Figured out how to donate $. Donation button should be bigger IMO.

Dave
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By DMFenster
F-805B-1 nutplate callout

RV-8; DWG 69. The F-805B-1 Floor support angles do not have a nutplate callout in the plans and I haven't come across a step in instructions. Can be seen in the "floor support angle detail" and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,730
Posted By DMFenster
Fuel lines to wings

I am working on the fuel lines to the wings on my 8 and had a thought. Has anyone terminated the fuse fuel lines at the skins with a bulkhead fitting and then made up a short line from the fuse...
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