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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By rv8ch
access when fully assembled

Philip, I'm sure you know this, but I would be very careful about doing the install with the side skin off to make sure that you can maintain it when you are flying. I didn't have any choice since I...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Today, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rv8ch
purge valve

When you open the valve the engine dies immediately.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks

Thanks Dan.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By rv8ch
fuel valve installation

No matter what you do, it will not be easy to get access to the valve. I was literally down there today, trying to track down a small whiff of fuel smell. I think I found it.

Here are some old...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By rv8ch
Airflow Performance fuel injection with purge valve

I have the Airflow Performance fuel injection (FM-200) with purge valve and was wondering about what fuel pressure I should see with the purge valve open (flowing). With the engine stopped, mixture...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By rv8ch
Snubber

Never knew what they were called - thanks!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2020, 01:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By rv8ch
Another source

There is another source for these types of mufflers in Germany. The guy does great work, but he's extremely slow. I've had my order in since May 2018 and have not received it, even though I do get...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,807
Posted By rv8ch
sad news

Really sorry to hear this sad news Allan.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,374
Posted By rv8ch
vibration probe

Anyone know if there is a vibration probe that we could include with our engine monitoring? Seems like it would be an easy development. Vern?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-19-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By rv8ch
manifold pressure hose

I got some model airplane T fittings, some rubber hose, a connection to a bit of braided -3 hose to cylinder #3.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/IMG_1694-768x1024.jpeg

Couple more...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-19-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 277
Posted By rv8ch
works for now

this works for me, for now, until you delete your account with smugmug or they change their Ts and Cs or you delete the file or they change the URL or... :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,984
Posted By rv8ch
DCS config

I think there is a business opportunity for someone to write a decent config tool for DCS - this was/is the most frustrating part of using this software.
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By rv8ch
advice

My advice is to avoid the round aluminum ones, and go with the screw-on steel model.

http://www.doubleteeproducts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/USE-TTPS-COLOR-300x291.png
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By rv8ch
chemtrails?

Did you fly under one of our brothers spraying chemtrails? :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,797
Posted By rv8ch
evil thieves

Both clever and evil. I would have never though of this. I guess it makes sense to always run serial numbers on anything you buy to find out who the last owner was, and then contact them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,984
Posted By rv8ch
DCS

Nice rig! I recommend giving VR goggles a try. I'm using DCS World with Oculus Rift and it's impressive. You need a really powerful everything, but with the right equipment it's so close to real...
Forum: Safety 02-13-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,061
Posted By rv8ch
Know thy aircraft

Could not agree more - and with the rest of your post.

Coarse rules like "never turn back" are good for many situations, and if you had to choose between "always turn back" and "never turn back" of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,630
Posted By rv8ch
nice cowl!

All I can say is "wow!" That's a really nice looking cowl!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 829
Posted By rv8ch
pmag screw terminals

Pmags have something similar, I believe that they are ok.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/img_1592-1024x1024.jpg

These guys also use screw...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2020, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 370
Posted By rv8ch
Call the factory

I recommend calling Van's in a few hours and seeing what they say. You might want to take some photos and send it to the support@ address first, so that they can follow along with your verbal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 04:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,414
Posted By rv8ch
sawzall?

An electric saw might work. Not sure if it would trigger sparks that could ignite fuel - would be something to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-31-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,243
Posted By rv8ch
sniffle valve

Glad you found the root cause and a solution. Don't forget to install a sniffle valve! :)

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=178538
Forum: Tools 01-31-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,024
Posted By rv8ch
plastidip?

I've only used the pliers that came with the old avery kit, and they seem ok, probably because I wear gloves 99% of the time.

I recall that some would cover the handles with plastidip - if that's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 930
Posted By rv8ch
12v or 24v?

Did he jump you with a 24v power cart accidentally?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-30-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By rv8ch
pixelworker

I now understand your screen name - impressive video! If it's not a trade secret, how much time did it take to create this, both during and post? Very nice!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,558
Posted By rv8ch
error in diagram

Amazing - you are right - my diagram is wrong. Fixed. Thanks for catching this.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-27-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,558
Posted By rv8ch
pmag wiring

Here's how I did it.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/PMAG-Wiring-2-1024x580.png

The "source" for my wiring diagrams is here:

http://www.rv8.ch/files/RV-8-HB-YMM-Wiring.drawio

You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By rv8ch
Torx

If you are ok with stainless, these guys have some available in small quantities. Can't comment on the price, but I think they are worth it.

https://www.microfasteners.com/home.php?cat=620
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,088
Posted By rv8ch
slotted v. phillips

I have the slotted and I like them better than the phillips. Of course, if they could make a torx version, it would be even better.

Just get a really good screwdriver with the exact size of the...
Forum: Tools 01-26-2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By rv8ch
i like ike

Looks nice, no experience with one. Would also be interested in any feedback.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49441347596_023a1ce351_c.jpg

Not cheap at almost...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,515
Posted By rv8ch
Swiss Army Knife rescue tool

Another interesting...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,658
Posted By rv8ch
dates

Very tragic accident, no matter what the cause. The fact that the logbook didn't have entries does not mean that the maintenance didn't get done, or that it had any influence on the accident. Of...
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,706
Posted By rv8ch
prop tip speed

Try this site: https://warpdriveprops.com/propspd2.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,413
Posted By rv8ch
GRT synthetic AOA

Vac, great info, as usual. Have you or any of your comrades had any experience with the GRT synthetic AOA? Paul Dye seemed to feel it was pretty good for pattern/landing back in the day, but not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-23-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By rv8ch
cheaper

Probably all other options are lower cost than the IBBS, if you feel comfortable rolling your own. Scott offered one option. There's not much magic here - just need to supply about 12v to the EFIS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,836
Posted By rv8ch
wings

keep in mind that the wings slide on, and if this is sticking up in their path, then you will have trouble. I recommend doing the trial fit of the wings while in the garage/workshop - will be less...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,836
Posted By rv8ch
metal shaping

Can't see the photo since I'm at work and they are blocking smugmug, but if you watch a few of this guy's videos you will feel that you can do anything with sheet metal. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,193
Posted By rv8ch
do not underestimate scammers

Don't underestimate the scammers - many are very smart and getting smarter by the day. Yes, some are dumb, but not all. I've seen some things...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-22-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By rv8ch
new motor

If you enjoy tinkering and building, then surf the forums for a while to see what others have suggested, pull together the best components. It will take some time, and some effort to make it all...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-21-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,011
Posted By rv8ch
very nice!

Ron, those do look nice! I will file this tip away for "next time". :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-21-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By rv8ch
brown out

Either a backup battery or stabilizer will keep the EFIS from rebooting when you start the engine. I like this since I have oil pressure in the EIS 4000 and EFIS, and have both connected to the...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-21-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,011
Posted By rv8ch
removable

Was planning on removable, but then with the hole at each end, it's pretty easy to get full access. I couldn't quite recall the motivation for making it removable so I used blind rivets.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-20-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By rv8ch
Depends on why

Hi John, depends on why you feel you need a backup battery. In case the main dies? So it does not "brown out" when starting? For me it was the latter, but I bought the IBBS referenced above. If I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-18-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By rv8ch
no worries

I agree. It seems the battery contactor orientation requirement has been debunked as an OWT. Mount it any way that you like.
Forum: Rocket 01-18-2020, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,813
Posted By rv8ch
gopro

Would have loved to see the gopro footage of this - doubt it exists unfortunately. Amazing.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By rv8ch
shear

Assuming that it is fully in shear, then an anchor nut should be fine - the goal of the nut is to hold the bolt in place. As you may know, Van's calls for a castle nut so pretty clear that it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,867
Posted By rv8ch
sniffle

I agree - it would be interesting to know that number - it's almost certain that the percentage will get closer and closer to 100%.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks

Thanks for the feedback. This is a kind of old picture but the best one I had of these sensors.

I did decide to not purge the air as suggested, and it seems to work fine.

The tip on the sharp...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,607
Posted By rv8ch
quad

a four wheel motorbike like this:https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61hsouHIZwL._SL1200_.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,607
Posted By rv8ch
little quad?

It seems if you have the space, a small quad would be a good solution - they are not expensive. No idea why small gas and electric tow bars are $1500 when a little quad is only $500. I guess you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,413
Posted By rv8ch
oil filler 3d printed

This worked perfectly, screwed right on all the way. Here's the dipstick and the plug side by side.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_5fe2-1024x1024.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-12-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By rv8ch
Sniffle Valve

Might also consider adding a "sniffle valve" - any liquid in the sump will drip out - water, oil, or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,270
Posted By rv8ch
Safety wire pressure sensors?

My build advisor flagged that there is no safety wire on my fuel and oil pressure sensors.

http://www.rv8.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/img_2124-1024x1024.jpg

It does seem like a reasonable thing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-11-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 857
Posted By rv8ch
something's wrong

Same here - just did this, and also can't see the pictures. My guess is that something is wrong, and/or you need to re-make those angles. Mine fit flush.
Forum: Northeast 01-11-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By rv8ch
Bruce Bohannon

Look up Bruce Bohannon - he comes highly recommended and does training in an RV-8.
Forum: Fiberglass 01-10-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By rv8ch
respirator

You know this already, but as a reminder, you really don't want to breath that stuff (or anything else like it). Anyone that's seen a loved one with lung problems won't have any trouble finding the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,413
Posted By rv8ch
oil filler plug

I got my plug from Shapeways, looks ok. Have not yet tried it or measured it as my airplane and tools are in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By rv8ch
Easy!

You really make it look easy! Great video. I made several sets myself but none turned out decently. I ordered the fairings etc and they look awesome. All credit to Fairings-Etc and my painter - I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,413
Posted By rv8ch
oil filler plug

Hej Magnus, I ordered this one to be printed by Shapeways, and they tell me it's on it's way. I'll know in a few days I guess if it works.

BTW, I'm using the Black Max...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 01-06-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,949
Posted By rv8ch
Starting vs. Endurance

The other thing to think about is for your starter battery you need a fat cable (#2). Having that tiny lifepo4 near the starter is convenient. For an endurance battery, you can get by with smaller...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By rv8ch
Baggage compartment?

Good suggestion on removing the stick and putting some planks down there.
Also, an old camping mattress or foam can help.

On mine, I can access this area via the baggage compartment once I've...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By rv8ch
good material

I used this stuff from Stein and it works great. All these products are very solid.

https://www.steinair.com/product-category/pitot-static/
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