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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-03-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By RV8JD
Try some Boelube paste...

Try some Boelube paste (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0748F1P2W/ref=dp_cerb_1) on the screws. It helps. Some folks use beeswax, toilet wax ring, etc. Some lighty run a tap through, but that may ruin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By RV8JD
Based on page 53 of the Pilot's Guide, and the...

Based on page 53 of the Pilot's Guide, and the info you supplied in your post, I would put 200 in the IAS Vne input field. Apparently, that value is just used as a tick mark on the speed tape, as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By RV8JD
Aileron rolls are being discussed in this recent...

Aileron rolls are being discussed in this recent thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=184017&highlight=aileron+roll
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-03-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 980
Posted By RV8JD
The aft 1/3 of the WD-715-1 wingtips on my RV-8...

The aft 1/3 of the WD-715-1 wingtips on my RV-8 do deform slightly at cruise speeds. It appears that the tip trailing edge area deflects upward and compresses the upper skin and thins the profile. ...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-01-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 604
Posted By RV8JD
Allowable Weight on Nose Gear

Something else to consider:

Van's Service Letter: November 9, 2007, "Allowable Weight on Nose Wheel vs Gross Weight & CG Location". See chart for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,086
Posted By RV8JD
Especially since Dick ('Van') himself wrote an...

Especially since Dick ('Van') himself wrote an article in the August 2016 issue of Sport Aviation titled, "IAC Aerobatics in RVs", with a sidebar by Ron titled, "Preparing Your RV for...
Forum: Propellers 06-27-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,978
Posted By RV8JD
Not quite the same issue as yours, but it brings...

Not quite the same issue as yours, but it brings back some memories for me.

One of the mechanics at the FBO where I rented back in 1998 forgot the last sentence in this snippet from Lycoming SB 505B...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-27-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By RV8JD
The Dynon SkyViews have both a visual and aural...

The Dynon SkyViews have both a visual and aural "switch fuel tank" reminder. It can be set in terms of time or gallons, e.g., every XX minutes, or every Y gallons.

The SkyViews also have an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By RV8JD
What you're seeing may be a little grease after...

What you're seeing may be a little grease after the prop shop work, which is normal for a short period of time after a reseal or O/H; or a little grease leaking from a Zerk fitting.

Not sure what...
Forum: Reviews 06-25-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,998
Posted By RV8JD
Whew, I thought I was the only one who had a...

Whew, I thought I was the only one who had a shimmy problem with these (see my previous posts in this thread). I was beginning to think I was jinxed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,949
Posted By RV8JD
123.300 and 123.500 are designated for "Aviation...

123.300 and 123.500 are designated for "Aviation instruction, Glider, Hot Air Balloon (not to be used for advisory service)."

Per the AIM, Section 4-1-11, TBL 4-1-3, "Other Frequency Usage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,585
Posted By RV8JD
From Leah Ringeisen of Gallagher Aviation...

From Leah Ringeisen of Gallagher Aviation Insurance.

"DID YOU KNOW older pilots need to take extra precautions when comes to insurance?...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By RV8JD
Total Energy Compensated Variometers

Not to mention that variometers in most sailplanes include total energy compensation to eliminate 'stick thermals'. A stick thermal is a false indication of rising air (lift) caused by slowing down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By RV8JD
One clarification: While circling in a thermal,...

One clarification: While circling in a thermal, the Minimum Sink Speed will be the Minimum Sink Speed for the angle of bank that you are using to stay in the thermal. The Minimum Sink Speed for a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,949
Posted By RV8JD
I hope somebody with some pull will. Back in...

I hope somebody with some pull will.

Back in early 2017 I sent the following note to both the AOPA and the EAA. AOPA responded quickly that they sent my note on to their government affairs office....
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 165,261
Posted By RV8JD
Two-place SubSonex project...

Two-place SubSonex project announced:

https://www.sonexaircraft.com/pr_071019/

But Ken Balch mentions in the post below that the single place SubSonex is "effectively uninsurable". A two-place jet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,476
Posted By RV8JD
Non-Towered Airport Operations

Below are links to guidance for operations at non-towered airports. Both contain good info, but neither addresses the OP's concern.

FAA AC No. 90-66B, "Non-Towered Airport Flight...
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,462
Posted By RV8JD
Nice pic! BTW, I see you're using "imgur". For...

Nice pic!

BTW, I see you're using "imgur". For future reference, here is how to scale "imgur" pics:

Add one of the scaling characters listed below before the ".jpg" in the image address. Here are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By RV8JD
Mike Busch's article ("Why valves stick") in the...

Mike Busch's article ("Why valves stick") in the July 2020 issue of AOPA Pilot magazine posits that sticky valves are caused by lead oxybromides and not by carbonized oil. This is based on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-19-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By RV8JD
If you haven't already, check with Reggie Smith...

If you haven't already, check with Reggie Smith ("Glas467") (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=13508), who is a member of the forum. He still supports the VM1000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By RV8JD
From their website...

From their website (https://www.inogenaviator.com):

"G5-1265 $2495

The Inogen Aviator™ G5-1265 Oxygen Concentrator is a supplemental source of oxygen for pilots in flight. It supplies a high...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By RV8JD
See post #2 by Scott ("rvbuilder2002") for the...

See post #2 by Scott ("rvbuilder2002") for the RV-14A:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1438644
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By RV8JD
Van's Service Letter: November 9, 2007,...

Van's Service Letter: November 9, 2007, "Allowable weight on Nose Wheel vs Gross Weight & CG Location". See chart for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-16-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By RV8JD
David, Thanks for the tip. Your info was very...

David,

Thanks for the tip. Your info was very helpful.

I looked in the Skyview Touch Installation and User Guides but could not find any info on offseting the MAP indication (maybe I missed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By RV8JD
That's what I figured. I'll look for that...

That's what I figured.



I'll look for that sensor choice with the offset capability.

Thanks,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-15-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,705
Posted By RV8JD
Quoting this old post since I recently had the...

Quoting this old post since I recently had the same outcome. I have a SkyView Touch & SV-EMS-220 and my MAP was reading high by approximately 0.5" Hg. I checked it on several different days using...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By RV8JD
I just checked my iPhone 11 Pro and my iPad mini...

I just checked my iPhone 11 Pro and my iPad mini 5:

The latest iOS version (for iPhones) is 13.5.1.

The latest iPadOS is 13.5.1.

See: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210394
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By RV8JD
What version of ForeFlight will work with my iOS?

Link below from the ForeFlight website. Note that some features require iOS 13, as the OP indicated.

"What version of ForeFlight will work with my...
Forum: California 06-15-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By RV8JD
Nice airplane! Here is your...

Nice airplane! Here is your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,694
Posted By RV8JD
Folks have had good luck with Apple refurbished...

Folks have had good luck with Apple refurbished items:

https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/ipad
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,436
Posted By RV8JD
As others have mentioned, don't overlook the...

As others have mentioned, don't overlook the David Clark DC ONE-X ENC/ANC headset (https://www.flytheone.com/docs/DC-ONE-X-Brochure.pdf).

I have been using one for awhile now and like it. DC build...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,239
Posted By RV8JD
Full dual flight controls (i.e., pitch, yaw, and...

Full dual flight controls (i.e., pitch, yaw, and roll controls) and engine power controls are required for flight instruction and Practical Tests, but dual brakes are not required for either...
Forum: COMM 06-11-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,263
Posted By RV8JD
What was the cost for the upgrade?

What was the cost for the upgrade?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,169
Posted By RV8JD
What you are seeing is buffet, as others have...

What you are seeing is buffet, as others have pointed out.

Below is a link to a pitch I put together a few years ago. It describes different aeroelastic phenomena, including buffet, divergence,...
Forum: Autopilots 06-11-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,051
Posted By RV8JD
Dynon Shear Screws

I also had a Dynon shear screw fail about a year and a half ago, on the SV-32 pitch servo in my RV-8.

Per Dynon, they adopted a stronger shear screw beginning late in the 1st quarter of 2017. It was...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-10-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By RV8JD
Take the cap apart to install the O-rings. Usher...

Take the cap apart to install the O-rings. Usher fuel cap instructions below. Instead of Fuel Lube/EZ Turn, a lot of folks use Krytox GPL 205 grease...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,387
Posted By RV8JD
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/236880

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/236880
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,423
Views: 347,390
Posted By RV8JD
FYI. It seems like my browser (Safari on an...

FYI. It seems like my browser (Safari on an iMac) and my iPhone don't handle .webp pic files, so I cannot see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,947
Posted By RV8JD
"End of a Great RV-8"

If you're really worried about liability, you could always do this. :eek:

https://youtu.be/9zLO5Sem6Ew

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZDgZL2W/0/b8bee141/L/i-ZDgZL2W-L.jpg...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By RV8JD
The plot below illustrates what Bob said. It is...

The plot below illustrates what Bob said. It is for a sailplane (hence the low airspeeds and sink rates), but the idea is the same. The heavier the aircraft (i.e., higher wing loading), the lower...
Forum: Rocket 06-07-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 84,301
Posted By RV8JD
Looking good! Here is your...

Looking good! Here is your pic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49298407346_1228a82be9.jpg
Forum: RV-10 06-07-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,302
Posted By RV8JD
No quibble there about Vno (Max Structural...

No quibble there about Vno (Max Structural Cruising Speed).

I want to add that since Van's has now stated Vne in terms of TAS, above approximately 10,000' for the RV-8, RV-7, RV-9, RV-6, and RV-4,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By RV8JD
Van's doesn't publish the V-n diagram for their...

Van's doesn't publish the V-n diagram for their airplanes. From Van's public information though, you could easily create the positive g side. But someone would have do get some inverted stall speed...
Forum: RV-10 06-06-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,302
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 06-06-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,126
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 06-06-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
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 Pilotís User Guide"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,454
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: 14
Views: 1,695
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: 568
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: 15
Views: 1,263
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: 8
Views: 1,580
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: 15
Views: 1,263
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: 15
Views: 1,263
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: RV-9/9A 05-28-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,562
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: 10,562
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: 10,562
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: 10,562
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: 3,132
Posted By RV8JD
See post #8.

See post #8.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-27-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,562
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: 3,132
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: 1,805
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: 1,522
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)
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