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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By RV8JD
In case you missed...

In case you missed it:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=180792
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By RV8JD
"178 Seconds to Live"

Surprised no one posted this Air Safety Institute video yet, "178 Seconds to Live":

https://youtu.be/b7t4IR-3mSo

It's been around for awhile.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By RV8JD
BasicMed started on May 1, 2017. So those pilots...

BasicMed started on May 1, 2017. So those pilots that got it at the very beginning of the program will have theirs expire on May 31, 2021, as long as they re-took the on-line course after 2 years. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By RV8JD
Scaling "imgur" Pics

Yes you can scale "imgur" pics.

Scaling "imgur" pics: Add one of the scaling characters listed below before the ".jpg" in the image address.

Here are all the dimensions and letters to choose...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-30-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,409
Posted By RV8JD
Here are the Van's performance numbers for the...

Here are the Van's performance numbers for the -6/-6A. Note that they were measured with the Hartzell 2-blade CS prop. All speeds are in MPH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By RV8JD
From the LYCOMING OPERATOR’S MANUAL - AEIO-320,...

From the LYCOMING OPERATOR’S MANUAL - AEIO-320, AEIO-360, AEIO-540 Series Engines (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/AEIO-320-360-540%20Oper%20Manual%2060297-21.pdf), Page 4-10, Minimum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By RV8JD
Maybe it's the New Yorkers heading to FL to...

Maybe it's the New Yorkers heading to FL to escape NY....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By RV8JD
Van's Aircraft Employee wins Richard L. Collins Writing Prize

Congrats to 19-year old Chandler Webb for winning the Richard L. Collins Writing Prize for Young Pilots!

"Oregon pilot wins Richard L. Collins Writing Prize"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By RV8JD
It looks like you were well prepared for the...

It looks like you were well prepared for the offload, and had a great assistant!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By RV8JD
Here is the link to Dave's Kitplanes article on...

Here is the link to Dave's Kitplanes article on the RV-6:

https://www.kitplanes.com/buying-used-vans-rv-6/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By RV8JD
You can get the roll pins from Van's, but you can...

You can get the roll pins from Van's, but you can use a 1/16" X 3/4" drill bit shank instead.

Search "Fuel Cap" in the link below, and the roll pin will be...
Forum: Safety 03-27-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By RV8JD
You're welcome Don.

You're welcome Don.
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By RV8JD
Just a side note: A friend and I flew our RV-8's...

Just a side note: A friend and I flew our RV-8's to another airport for lunch just after Christmas. After lunch my my starter failed. Since I have experience hand-propping airplanes with a larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,024
Posted By RV8JD
I'm mostly in the same situation in WA State. I...

I'm mostly in the same situation in WA State. I would not ask the local Government for any "direction" for fear of their misinformed, knee-jerk negative reaction. For example, the Governor here has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By RV8JD
AirVenture 2020 Go/No Go Decision Can Wait Until May

"AirVenture Go/No Go Decision Can Wait Until May (https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/airventure-go-no-go-decision-can-wait-until-may/)"
"Jack Pelton, the Experimental Aircraft Association’s CEO and...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By RV8JD
Maybe a comment in the next issue of Kitplanes...

Maybe a comment in the next issue of Kitplanes will get Garmin's attention!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By RV8JD
At least one is still working, but he has an...

At least one is still working, but he has an aerial survey business and has the opportunity to stop at a lot of airports in the state.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By RV8JD
The filtered air box was ordered separately from...

The filtered air box was ordered separately from the kit. See this Van's web page for applicability. You can probably contact Van's for a set of FAB plans....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,781
Posted By RV8JD
Check out the Dynon Forum thread below. See...

Check out the Dynon Forum thread below. See Posts #6 & #10 (for the answer) and #9 (for Dynon's confirmation). Looks like you need to contact SureFly and get a "Tach...
Forum: Safety 03-24-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By RV8JD
Emergency Location Devices, 3/23/2020

Below is a link to a nice summary of Emergency Location Devices, by John DeRosa. Although geared toward sailplane pilots, a lot of good general info is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By RV8JD
Yikes! Please resize your pic. See this post for...

Yikes! Please resize your pic. See this post for instructions.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1182581&postcount=1

Here is your pic scaled down to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
I agree that damping would be helpful, but the...

I agree that damping would be helpful, but the pneumatic tailwheel tire has reduced lateral tire stiffness (compared to the solid tire), which I believe is detrimental (at least in my case).



That...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By RV8JD
The quote below is stolen from a previous post by...

The quote below is stolen from a previous post by "g3xpert" (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1309188&postcount=5):
"Regarding the GPS source for ADS-B, ... GPS receivers used for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, shimmy is an instability phenomenon which...

Yes, shimmy is an instability phenomenon which involves an adverse coupling of modes, like flutter is. And like flutter, not always intuitive. My shimmy experience is limited. See this article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
This has been posted...

This has been posted before:

http://mybearhawk.com/flying/shimmy.html
"According to my research, the pivot point of the tailwheel assembly (the king pin) should be vertical, 90 degrees to the ground...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a pic of the Bell TW fork in the Van's...

Below is a pic of the Bell TW fork in the Van's yoke. It gives an idea of the angle.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-942zfPL/0/a8dd4d6c/L/i-942zfPL-L.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
Just using the JDAir (and others) nomenclature...

Just using the JDAir (and others) nomenclature (https://www.jdair.com/content/TW%20YOKE%20ASSM.PDF).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,828
Posted By RV8JD
May I suggest using the Bell TW fork...

May I suggest using the Bell TW fork (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/1120.htm) with the Van's TW yoke, or the JDAir full bearing TW yoke and fork...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By RV8JD
A $10 set of plans on a USB flash drive might be...

A $10 set of plans on a USB flash drive might be in order.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1584931502-82-231&browse=videos&product=fd_plans
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By RV8JD
It doesn't have pitot-static inputs. It does...

It doesn't have pitot-static inputs. It does depend on its built-in GPS receiver.

D3 Dynon Pocket Panel:

"The D3’s Ground Speed, Altitude, Vertical Speed, and Ground Track (direction) instruments...
Forum: Propellers 03-20-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,297
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a link to the Hartzell Propeller Owner's...

Below is a link to the Hartzell Propeller Owner's Manual that probably includes your prop. It includes installation instructions and safety wire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,153
Posted By RV8JD
We all have a finite number of days left to fly,...

We all have a finite number of days left to fly, and for older pilots, they are quickly dwindling!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 03-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 923
Posted By RV8JD
Trim Tab Travel Limits

Below is Van's elevator trim tab travel limits per the RV-8/8A Construction Manual. It is biased to give more airplane nose up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By RV8JD
Here is video on how to make...

Here is video on how to make them:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=177989

To come up with a resale value, check out the new prices for Ken Krueger's (Sky Designs Engineering)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,425
Posted By RV8JD
FYI, I could see your pics yesterday, but cannot...

FYI, I could see your pics yesterday, but cannot today (whether I'm not logged in to Google, or logged in). That has happened often with folk's Google pics.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a link to Dynon's warranty site. Click...

Below is a link to Dynon's warranty site. Click on the "Out Of Warranty Repairs" tab to see repair costs:

https://dynonavionics.com/warranty-returns.php

I had to send my 10.2" SkyView Touch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,038
Posted By RV8JD
This is interesting. The FAA TCDS P-920...

This is interesting. The FAA TCDS P-920 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/d7115816308185568625843f00661353/$FILE/P-920_Rev39.pdf) covers the Hartzell...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By RV8JD
Link to the Lycoming O-360-A Parts...

Link to the Lycoming O-360-A Parts Catalog:

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/O-360-A%20Parts%20Catalog%20PC-306-1.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
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-7/7A 03-14-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,893
Posted By RV8JD
There have been several threads discussing flying...

There have been several threads discussing flying with the canopy removed, and couple about skydiving from an RV.

This video at 0:39 shows a -7 flying without the canopy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, they are included. The file also includes...

Yes, they are included. The file also includes superseded Ops Lims, if there are any.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By RV8JD
ForeFlight has several map options...

ForeFlight has several map options (https://www.foreflight.com/products/foreflight-mobile/maps/), including their Data-Driven Aeronautical Maps.

Here are a couple of screenshots from ForeFlight,...
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By RV8JD
I am aware of what a TCDS is. But as Les Loud...

I am aware of what a TCDS is. But as Les Loud implies, Hartzell expected to get the stock IO-360-M1B "Certified" and added to the TCDS. Many of hub/blade/engine combinations in the TCDS are by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By RV8JD
To be clear, the uAvionix TailBeacon is available...

To be clear, the uAvionix TailBeacon is available for Certified aircraft for $1999 (at ACS) and for Experimental aircraft for $1649 (also at ACS).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By RV8JD
No, that's not gonculator. This is a...

No, that's not gonculator. This is a gonculator!

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/_uT54vSgJd0/hqdefault.jpg

https://youtu.be/_uT54vSgJd0
Forum: Propellers 03-11-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By RV8JD
I understand that the configuration with LSE EI's...

I understand that the configuration with LSE EI's would not be included in the TCDS. But Les Doud states in his post that although the test was done with LSE EI's (and that configuration is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-10-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By RV8JD
I assume you meant alternator. Here is a link to...

I assume you meant alternator. Here is a link to alternator troubleshooting guides from Plane-Power that might help:

https://planepower.aero/aircraft-alternator-support/troubleshooting/
Forum: Propellers 03-10-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info. Re: "This is one of a few...

Thanks for the info.

Re: "This is one of a few configurations that is not yet in Note 9 of TCDS P-920."

There have been several revisions to the TCDS P-920...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-10-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By RV8JD
DWG 85 from the RV-8...

DWG 85 from the RV-8 plans:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gmHwW8N/0/2a756af7/L/i-gmHwW8N-L.jpg (https://carln.smugmug.com/VAF/n-64ZFsZ/i-gmHwW8N/A)
Forum: Propellers 03-09-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By RV8JD
The -M1B (and -M1A) is listed for the HC-C2YR...

The -M1B (and -M1A) is listed for the HC-C2YR hubs with F7666A blades and F8477 blades, but not the HC-C2YR-1BFP with F7497 blades. Not sure why that is, but the differences between the -M1A and -M1B...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-09-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,257
Posted By RV8JD
Justin, Is the Garmin estimated power...

Justin,

Is the Garmin estimated power calculation valid for LOP ops?

Thx,
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-08-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By RV8JD
The applicable parts depend on what variant of...

The applicable parts depend on what variant of the IO-390-A you have, e.g., -A1A6, -A3A6, -A1B6, or -A3B6. See the pics below from the IO-390-A Parts Catalog. But it still doesn't make total sense...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By RV8JD
There is one for the oil suction screen on the...

There is one for the oil suction screen on the IO-360-M1B, Item #14 below.

But note that the 1.00" I.D. Annular Gasket, Lycoming Part Number 06E19769­-1.00, is Item #14 for the IO-360-M1B and Item...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By RV8JD
Jack Points

Are these what you are looking for?

Bogert Aviation (These also include an adapter that fits on the jack):

https://bogertaviation.com/products/rv-jack-pads?_pos=10&_sid=83a4ac23a&_ss=r

Anti-Splat...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By RV8JD
That's my takeaway as well.

That's my takeaway as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By RV8JD
Sharing Aircraft Operating Expenses in Accordance with 14 CFR § 61.113(c)

Hot off the press: AC No. 61-142, Sharing Aircraft Operating Expenses in Accordance with 14 CFR § 61.113(c),...
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By RV8JD
The snippets below are from the Hartzell...

The snippets below are from the Hartzell Propeller FAA TCDS P-920 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/d7115816308185568625843f00661353/$FILE/P-920_Rev39.pdf), Page...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,275
Posted By RV8JD
This is the trim tab attached through the rear...

This is the trim tab attached through the rear position light/strobe on the rudder of my RV-8. It is set up for cruise and works...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 997
Posted By RV8JD
Check out this recent thread on keeping an RV-8...

Check out this recent thread on keeping an RV-8 outside. Some good stuff.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=179057
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,772
Posted By RV8JD
Nice! Here is your...

Nice! Here is your pic:

https://i.postimg.cc/DfcMRvrR/ROyxark.jpg
Forum: Safety 03-01-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,500
Posted By RV8JD
Bummer. Glad all are fine. One of the few with...

Bummer. Glad all are fine. One of the few with a BRS...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-29-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,070
Posted By RV8JD
The oil temp differences could explain the...

The oil temp differences could explain the difference in the oil pressures.
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