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Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
It's been addressed. From the AOPA...

It's been addressed. From the AOPA (https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/july/18/new-rule-sets-safety-exceptions-to-always-on-ads-b):
"The FAA has published a new rule that allows air...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By RV8JD
And speaking of Diversity transponders ...

"Garmin Announces Approval of the GTX 335D and GTX 345D Diversity Transponders by FAA, EASA and...
Forum: RV-4 12-13-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By RV8JD
As others have pointed out, cracking of the...

As others have pointed out, cracking of the baffle behind #4 cylinder with the oil cooler mounted there is pretty common. I purchased my first RV-8 with about 122 hours on it. The baffle cracked...
Forum: Propellers 12-13-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By RV8JD
No, you don't want to do that with the...

No, you don't want to do that with the Hartzell's. From the Hartzell Propeller Owner's Manual (https://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/115N-0000-R23-WA.pdf), page 6-9:

"(7) A label (Hartzell...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By RV8JD
Check out this thread started by Leah from...

Check out this thread started by Leah from Gallagher Aviation:

"DID YOU KNOW older pilots need to take extra precautions when comes to insurance?...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By RV8JD
This doesn't answer your question, but I found...

This doesn't answer your question, but I found the potential Nav Canada requirements...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By RV8JD
I didn't think anyone would believe me/us if I...

I didn't think anyone would believe me/us if I mentioned the groundspeed that was indicated on my ForeFlight and AERA 660 when I first noticed him. I hardly believed it! As you know, initially I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By RV8JD
Funny you mention that. On Thursday Feb 25,...

Funny you mention that. On Thursday Feb 25, 2016, flying my previous RV-8, I flew around the Olympic Peninsula counterclockwise, with a stop at Hoquiam to walk the shorebird trail and have a snack. ...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,242
Posted By RV8JD
"Military to Have 2,936 Aircraft with ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1"

Published August 19, 2019:

https://www.aviationtoday.com/2019/08/19/military-2936-aircraft-ads-b-jan-1-air-force-says/

"Military to Have 2,936 Aircraft with ADS-B (Out) by Jan. 1, Air Force...
Forum: Propellers 12-07-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By RV8JD
For the popular RV props: - The K and R flange...

For the popular RV props:

- The K and R flange hubs use 3/4".

- The L flange hubs uses 5/8".

As in -C2YK, -C2YR, -C2YL

So 3/4" for prop hubs for the O-360s (-C2YK, -C2YR)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By RV8JD
Below is a link to the "Airworthiness...

Below is a link to the "Airworthiness Certification (AWC) Applicant Registration Guide" which describes how to get started using the Airworthiness Application...
Forum: Northwest 12-05-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RV8JD
Van's has some info on Transition Training also,...

Van's has some info on Transition Training also, in case you haven't seen it:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-flight-training/

Some articles by Van himself on flying RVs:

"How to Fly an...
Forum: Northwest 12-02-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RV8JD
Wild Blue Aviation...

Wild Blue Aviation (http://www.flywba.com/home-1.html) at Arlington (KAWO) offers TW instruction in a C-170A. Also, Snohomish Flying Service (https://www.snohomishflying.com) at Harvey Field (S43)...
Forum: Northwest 12-02-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, "Experimental - Crew Training & Market...

Yup, "Experimental - Crew Training & Market Survey".
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-01-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By RV8JD
I thought I'd add this picture to Steve's thread,...

I thought I'd add this picture to Steve's thread, taken while we were at Forks. Our RV-8s, with the Forks Timber Museum in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-01-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By RV8JD
I agree with Steve's diagnosis, although my fix...

I agree with Steve's diagnosis, although my fix was different. My previous RV-8 has the Lasar system and I had the same issue and used the same "pull the Lasar CB for a couple of blades and then...
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
Blade Cutout Template for the BA Props

And speaking of the spinner cutout were the root of the prop blade passes through, below is the blade cutout template for the BA props (-7496 & -7497):

(Click for larger...
Forum: Propellers 11-29-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
Except for the RV-8. Van's recommends both the...

Except for the RV-8. Van's recommends both the 72" and 74" diameter props for the RV-8. See post #14.
Forum: Safety 11-29-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,949
Posted By RV8JD
Re: "Tailwheel training for Seniors." Walt, I...

Re: "Tailwheel training for Seniors."

Walt, I got a chuckle out of the title of your thread. I wonder if you could get a Senior discount? :D

Anyway, give it a whirl (no pun intended) and have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,748
Posted By RV8JD
It doesn't appear that you can connect a Skyview...

It doesn't appear that you can connect a Skyview Classic or Touch to an HDX display.

https://www.dynonavionics.com/skyview-hdx.php

"SkyView HDX displays can only connect to other SkyView HDX...
Forum: Reviews 11-26-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
Unfortunately, the shimmy event I posted about...

Unfortunately, the shimmy event I posted about earlier was not a fluke. I had a second event today. I think I will remove the steering chains and install the steering arm I have.

As I mentioned in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By RV8JD
Yup, and all those escort boats have guns! :eek:

Yup, and all those escort boats have guns! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,092
Posted By RV8JD
Not quite the weekend, but ...

A Ballistic Missile sub (and its entourage) returning to Naval Base Kitsap today:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9BRCLR7/0/98d303f6/XL/i-9BRCLR7-XL.jpg...
Forum: Reviews 11-25-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
That's true. The stinger/rod spring on my RV-8...

That's true. The stinger/rod spring on my RV-8 is not bent.



Just using the JDAir (and others) nomenclature (https://www.jdair.com/content/TW%20YOKE%20ASSM.PDF). And that's why I included the...
Forum: Reviews 11-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info. Appreciate it.

Thanks for the info. Appreciate it.
Forum: Reviews 11-24-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
Shimmy is a stability phenomena, like flutter is....

Shimmy is a stability phenomena, like flutter is. Some designs have more shimmy margin and some have less. The geometry you linked above is a strong determinant of whether shimmy occurs or not. ...
Forum: Reviews 11-24-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
By yoke, I mean the part that is bolted to the TW...

By yoke, I mean the part that is bolted to the TW stinger coming out of the fuselage, not the Condor2 fork that the pneumatic tailwheel bolts to. Can I assume you have the Van's yoke then, and not...
Forum: Reviews 11-24-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
Mark, Which TW yoke do you have (i.e, original...

Mark,

Which TW yoke do you have (i.e, original Van's or the JDAir bearing yoke)? And do you have chains or a steering arm?


Rob (74-07),

Which TW yoke do you have?

Thx.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2019, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,958
Posted By RV8JD
The additive in the Aeroshell Plus oils and its...

The additive in the Aeroshell Plus oils and its W15W-50 multi-vis oil is the Lycoming LW-16702 anti-scuff package...
Forum: Reviews 11-23-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,002
Posted By RV8JD
Shimmy

I installed the Condor2 fork, hub, and pneumatic tire onto my existing JDAir bearing tailwheel yoke several days ago on my RV-8. I am using chains. Today, on the fourth-ever landing with it, it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By RV8JD
The Rainbow Screen of Death!

It may be the same problem I had on my SkyView Touch, as did others. And it is not isolated to the Touch model. See my two posts ("RV8JD" #6 & #7), and the other posts, in the "Colored vertical...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By RV8JD
I think it is information that did not get fully...

I think it is information that did not get fully transferred correctly to the new website.

For example, the current website text states that Van's recommends only the 74" diameter props for the "A"...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By RV8JD
A slight correction: That appears to be the...

A slight correction: That appears to be the Gemini ADI. The Gemini PFD version adds airspeed and altitude tapes.

Here is a pic of the Gemini...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By RV8JD
The other option is the one designed and built by...

The other option is the one designed and built by Ken Krueger:

https://www.skydesigns.aero/rv-8-alum-airfoil-landing-gear
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By RV8JD
Not sure if you have the plans or not, but you...

Not sure if you have the plans or not, but you can purchase plans for the RV-8/8A on a USB drive from Van's using this...
Forum: Safety 11-17-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,534
Posted By RV8JD
Skylor, thanks for the data. Appreciate it. As...

Skylor, thanks for the data. Appreciate it.

As for the negative replies, remember - no good deed goes unpunished. Certain people just like to hear themselves type!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By RV8JD
I think that should fix it. Your post and...

I think that should fix it.

Your post and picture got me curious about deformation of the wingtip in-flight since the wingtip skins are fairly flexible in places. I have the same wingtip with no...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By RV8JD
Given your picture of the collapsed inboard aft...

Given your picture of the collapsed inboard aft portion of the tip (which I've included below), I cannot see how the rib can actually there. I must be misinterpreting your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,473
Posted By RV8JD
HAL Pilot, I also signed your petition. You may...

HAL Pilot, I also signed your petition. You may want to display the link a little more prominently in your post, as it is buried in your sig file with no clear label.

HAL Pilot's link:

"change dot...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By RV8JD
For the RV-8 (not -8A): (Click for larger...

For the RV-8 (not -8A):

(Click for larger image)

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-WFZ5c4J/0/292805f1/XL/i-WFZ5c4J-XL.jpg (https://carln.smugmug.com/VAF/n-64ZFsZ/i-WFZ5c4J/A)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a good resource. See pages 11 & 12 for...

Here is a good resource. See pages 11 & 12 for the answers to your questions.

http://www.championaerospace.com/assets/AV6-R-Nov2004.pdf
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By RV8JD
It's been addressed. From the AOPA...

It's been addressed. From the AOPA (https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/july/18/new-rule-sets-safety-exceptions-to-always-on-ads-b):
"The FAA has published a new rule that allows air...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By RV8JD
Yep ... 14 CFR 91.3 - "Responsibility and...

Yep ... 14 CFR 91.3 - "Responsibility and authority of the pilot in command."

"(a) The pilot in command of an aircraft is directly responsible for, and is the final authority as to, the operation...
Forum: ADS-B 11-15-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,331
Posted By RV8JD
91.225 "Automatic Dependent...

91.225 "Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out equipment and use."

"(f) Each person operating an aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out must operate this equipment in the transmit mode...
Forum: Propellers 11-15-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By RV8JD
It always helps to peruse the Hartzell Propeller...

It always helps to peruse the Hartzell Propeller Owner's Manual. Search for "balance weights".

https://hartzellprop.com/wp-content/uploads/115N-0000-R23-WA.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By RV8JD
What is the cost of an Alpha 2, if I may...

What is the cost of an Alpha 2, if I may ask?

Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,257
Posted By RV8JD
Enjoyed your video. Nice job on your -12iS!

Enjoyed your video. Nice job on your -12iS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,811
Posted By RV8JD
Found these Inogen Aviator units for pilot's use...

Found these Inogen Aviator units for pilot's use up to 15K' and 18K', depending on the unit. Single-user units. They claim they are "FAA approved".

http://www.inogenaviator.com/products.html
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
That solution would be fine for individuals like...

That solution would be fine for individuals like us, but not for businesses and corporations that want to keep their airplane's movements secret for security, business, and competitive reasons. Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By RV8JD
Bummer! Since you are a subscriber, log into the...

Bummer!

Since you are a subscriber, log into the Kitplanes website (https://www.kitplanes.com) and download a .pdf copy for your own use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By RV8JD
December 2019 issue, Page 54.

December 2019 issue, Page 54.
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
FAA Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) Program

Here are some details on the new ADS-B privacy program from the FAA's website, including an FAQ on the process:

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/equipadsb/privacy/

I hope the FAA does not allow anyone...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,029
Posted By RV8JD
This is incorrect. The RV-6/6A is stressed for...

This is incorrect. The RV-6/6A is stressed for +6g (Aerobatic Category limit) at 1375 pounds.

Note that the Max Gross Weight is 1600 pounds for the RV-6, and 1650 pounds for the RV-6A.

Refs:
RV-6:...
Forum: Autopilots 11-06-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By RV8JD
I have a 180 HP RV-8 with a SkyView Touch system...

I have a 180 HP RV-8 with a SkyView Touch system with Dynon SV-32 servos. The default pitch & roll autopilot settings work well for my RV-8. Once in awhile it will hunt just a little bit in smooth...
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
No problemo! Good luck on the prop decision!

No problemo!

Good luck on the prop decision!
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
I was responding to Steve's post where he...

I was responding to Steve's post where he indicated that the 74" prop was not recommended for the RV-8, and I wanted to correct that so other RV-8 folks would know that the 74" prop is indeed...
Forum: Propellers 11-06-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
That's not totally correct. Van's recommends...

That's not totally correct. Van's recommends both the 72" and 74" diameter props for the RV-8. But they only recommend the 72" prop for the other tailwheel models since they sit closer to the...
Forum: Propellers 11-05-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
Data!

Most of Randy Lervold's work is covered on his website (http://www.romeolima.com/rv8/Prop.htm) but does not include the Blended Airfoil prop.

However, the article "Props: How Much Difference is...
Forum: ADS-B 11-05-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,766
Posted By RV8JD
FAA Acts To Preserve ADS-B Data Privacy (1090 ES)

Not perfect, but it's a start:

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/faa-acts-to-preserve-ads-b-data-privacy/
"A side effect of the FAA’s move toward mandatory ADS-B position reporting next year is...
Forum: Propellers 11-05-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,858
Posted By RV8JD
Thumbs up From reading VAF posts over the years, I remember...

From reading VAF posts over the years, I remember someone changed from the earlier Hartzell to a Blended Airfoil Hartzell on his RV-8 and gained 2 to 3 kts in cruise. I think the props were the same...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-04-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By RV8JD
Check out this post for the new flap motor part...

Check out this post for the new flap motor part number:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1278686
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