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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
I flew the v1.1 Beta update of the RV-8 sim a...

I flew the v1.1 Beta update of the RV-8 sim a little. It flies more like the real airplane in flight with the reduced pitch and roll rates. The original version rolled like a fighter.

Below are...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By RV8JD
Drill down to the .jpg file and your pics will...

Drill down to the .jpg file and your pics will display in the post. Here is your first pic:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47844701352_f80b1836fb_z.jpg
Forum: ADS-B Yesterday, 04:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,286
Posted By RV8JD
"ArlingtonRV" did it a little differently, and it...

"ArlingtonRV" did it a little differently, and it is working just fine. He used the GDL 82 and the GTX 327. Described in this post:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167777
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
Takeoffs

Here is low-res video of a takeoff with over controlling. You can see the rudder and tailwheel movement. I'm not quite used to using joystick rotation for rudder control yet, and it's harder to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
I have been using the joystick's rotation about...

I have been using the joystick's rotation about its vertical axis for yaw control, not rudder pedals. It is sensitive, but when I first got it I was able to taxi around my airport without much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
RV-8 Sim User Guide

BTW, here is a link to the RV-8 Sim User Guide (https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ALsKX55Dxwrjw7U_qpt6jfLtRtkJFjK/view?usp=sharing). This is provided with the permission of AOA Simulations, the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By RV8JD
Robert, Thank you for the response. And I...

Robert,

Thank you for the response. And I appreciate Dynon's and AFS' support here on the Forum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By RV8JD
I've used this one for many years and it seems to...

I've used this one for many years and it seems to work well. Small and light.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/co300.php?clickkey=3059703

Spec sheet:...
Forum: Propellers 05-20-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 734
Posted By RV8JD
They indeed do. The Hartzell 2 bladed props with...

They indeed do.

The Hartzell 2 bladed props with AL hubs that have been manufactured after 4/1997 (i.e., "B" hubs) have recommended O/H periods of 2400 flight hours/72 months.

Those manufactured...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By RV8JD
I hope Dynon isn't suffering from management...

I hope Dynon isn't suffering from management issues. Randy Lervold just moved to Glasair Aviation as CEO (http://flash.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Randy-Lervold-Joins-Glasair-Aviation-232797-1.html)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2019, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
That's great! I was mistaken about your 21.5"...

That's great! I was mistaken about your 21.5" iMac then, since not all of the 21.5" iMacs are upgradeable. It was dead nuts simple on the 27" iMac.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
I don't know, but I would definitely give it a...

I don't know, but I would definitely give it a shot by downloading the free demo (https://www.x-plane.com/desktop/try-it/) and use the mouse and the keyboard if you don't have a joystick yet. The...
Forum: GPS 05-19-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By RV8JD
SPOT GPS Satellite Messenger Interference with GPS Position Information

Haven't seen this posted to VAF yet:

FAA InFO 19006, Date:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By RV8JD
BTW, your second pic came out huge. Here is how...

BTW, your second pic came out huge. Here is how to scale "imgur" photos when posting them (note: I scaled your photo to "Large" below in this post, i.e., ".../mnTPP7il.jpg"):

Scaling "imgur"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By RV8JD
Dave, You're quite welcome. Happy building!

Dave,

You're quite welcome. Happy building!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 881
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not a gamer, and the last flight sim I had...

I'm not a gamer, and the last flight sim I had was F/A-18 Hornet probably 20 years ago. Seeing this post on the RV-8 spurred me on to trying the free X-Plane demo to see how it would work on my new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,734
Posted By RV8JD
Hans, In case you haven't seen these, here are...

Hans,

In case you haven't seen these, here are three good articles. The first is "An Aerobatic Epistle" (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mpxta1WPUfM2CQL_c_3MHq_nic7_xd8r) by Van himself.

Another...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,430
Posted By RV8JD
Prop Governor Drive Ratios

Here is a post from Mahlon Russell on prop governor drive ratios that may helpful:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=127637&postcount=2
"The internal drive ratio of the governor...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By RV8JD
RV-3 Spar History & Mod Info

Randy Lervold has an excellent webpage with information on the RV-3's wing spar background and the RV-3 wing types and modifications. Included are links to Van's original...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,008
Posted By RV8JD
This video shows how it is done. No other...

This video shows how it is done. No other aircraft needed.

https://youtu.be/_Fq33dHNSfI
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By RV8JD
I was able to post the pic below using my iPad...

I was able to post the pic below using my iPad mini 5:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f9p5rpK/0/25431788/L/i-f9p5rpK-L.png

When you get to step 3 in post #6 to copy the code, tap the code...
Forum: Safety 05-13-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,257
Posted By RV8JD
You may want to leave the pip-pins in. Check out...

You may want to leave the pip-pins in. Check out this post by Ron:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1336814&postcount=17

Ron states:

"I can tell you that a RV-8 slider can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By RV8JD
A picture is worth a thousand words. Although...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Although this is using an iMac, maybe it will be of some help with an iPad.

SmugMug:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SgGmRNn/1/0503ec2a/L/i-SgGmRNn-L.jpg
Forum: Safety 05-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,257
Posted By RV8JD
Pip-pins

So far in this thread I haven't seen the use of pip-pins (quick release pins) mentioned, instead of cutting the canopy rails. Many folks, including myself, have replaced the the two bolts that hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By RV8JD
In case you haven't seen these, here are three...

In case you haven't seen these, here are three good articles. The first is "An Aerobatic Epistle" (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mpxta1WPUfM2CQL_c_3MHq_nic7_xd8r) by Van himself.

Another...
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By RV8JD
From Appareo's FAQs...

From Appareo's FAQs (https://www.appareo.com/aviation/support/stratus-transponder-support/):
"Can I use Stratus ESG’s WAAS GPS signal to feed other avionics such as a navigator or emergency...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,211
Posted By RV8JD
How about the flap control system loads?

How about the flap control system loads?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By RV8JD
One comment about composite structures in...

One comment about composite structures in general: There can be internal damage (e.g., delams) with no evidence of exterior damage. Not saying that your Sensenich prop is damaged, but no visible...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,487
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the great list. Appreciate it. A...

Thanks for the great list. Appreciate it.

A comment on the prop O/H periods. I don't see 7 years (84 months) in Hartzell's documentation.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Hartzell 2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, It looks like you have the YIO-360-M1B. ...

Steve,

It looks like you have the YIO-360-M1B. In addition to the slower speed mentioned above (because of no wheel pants), your pic shows 25 Squared (81% Power) and only 12 GPH, if the Fuel Flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,645
Posted By RV8JD
There is a chance that the exhaust valve may be...

There is a chance that the exhaust valve may be sticking in Cylinder #1. I could not find any reference in this thread to a compression check being done (maybe I missed it), which would help...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By RV8JD
This link...

This link works:

https://blakebogar.smugmug.com/Rv7-wings-and-tail/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,454
Posted By RV8JD
I have a couple of these, including one in the...

I have a couple of these, including one in the hangar, and like them. Includes a remote control and "... Expanded connections include a USB port for playing MP3/WMA files from USB drive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By RV8JD
"Pontious" (1CL2) is on the iPhone version and on...

"Pontious" (1CL2) is on the iPhone version and on ForeFlight Web, but you have to zoom in pretty close for it to show up.
Forum: California 05-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,813
Posted By RV8JD
Airport in the Sky Reopens May 3!

"The Catalina Island Conservancy, elected officials, and military leaders will gather on May 3, 2019, to celebrate the reopening of the Airport in the Sky.

The first plane to land on the newly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,230
Posted By RV8JD
I use it for your #1 & #2. But in 2500 hours in...

I use it for your #1 & #2. But in 2500 hours in two different RV-8s (both injected), have not found it necessary while changing tanks (your #3), but it doesn't hurt if you want to. And I try not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,890
Posted By RV8JD
As pointed out previously in this thread, earlier...

As pointed out previously in this thread, earlier Ops Lims have that proviso and later Ops Lims do not.

Also pointed out in an earlier post, it doesn't matter what one's Ops Lims say, since the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,405
Posted By RV8JD
They are here: http://tailwheelventures.com/RV8/

They are here:

http://tailwheelventures.com/RV8/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,890
Posted By RV8JD
You obviously missed the point of my post.

You obviously missed the point of my post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,077
Posted By RV8JD
RIP

https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/apr/29/downed-plane-located-south-of-la-center/

https://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/2019/04/plane-crash-kills-two-north-of-vancouver.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,890
Posted By RV8JD
As someone pointed out earlier, it doesn't matter...

As someone pointed out earlier, it doesn't matter what one's Ops Lims say, since the requirement is codified in CFR 91.319(d)(3) (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.319).
Forum: Safety 04-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,598
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for that info. I'll be sending mine in a...

Thanks for that info. I'll be sending mine in a few weeks from now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,890
Posted By RV8JD
Neat story. Dick is an avid sailplane pilot, so...

Neat story. Dick is an avid sailplane pilot, so not surprising some sailplane pilots know of his background.

Here is Dick landing one of his sailplanes (an Antares) a few years ago at the Region 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,890
Posted By RV8JD
My previous RV-8's Ops Lims (Issued in 2001) has...

My previous RV-8's Ops Lims (Issued in 2001) has this proviso which applies to both Phase 1 and Phase 2 ops:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9dHVtJT/0/e9aa2d12/M/i-9dHVtJT-M.jpg

However, my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By RV8JD
Scaling imgur Pics

https://i.imgur.com/0xrjBGVl.jpg

Larry, your pic came out huge. Here is how to scale imgur photos when posting them (note: I scaled your photo to "Large" in this post, i.e.,...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,090
Posted By RV8JD
As you saw in the video, they were surprised it...

As you saw in the video, they were surprised it worked too, after the spring-loaded punch sold for auto glass didn't do anything to the plexiglass.

Even if one doesn't fly over water, it's a good...
Forum: GPS 04-27-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,279
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a screenshot from a recent flight from my...

Here is a screenshot from a recent flight from my AERA 660 in landscape mode, showing attitude and the roll arc. It's being fed by a GDL 50. I was playing with the round dial format to see what it...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,090
Posted By RV8JD
Yep, it works. Check out this video of a canopy...

Yep, it works. Check out this video of a canopy breaking tool in action on an RV-7 canopy:

https://youtu.be/63eMVRQkM6c

Another view of the same test:

https://youtu.be/fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By RV8JD
"imgur" Photo Scaling

Nice photo. Here is how to scale imgur photos (note: I scaled your photo to "l" in this post, i.e., ".../YOUdGI6l.jpg"):

"You can specify a different size of the image by appending a modifier to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By RV8JD
I can too now. Looks like he changed the links.

I can too now. Looks like he changed the links.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,725
Posted By RV8JD
The pics for Cyl #1 don't show, due to Google...

The pics for Cyl #1 don't show, due to Google oddities.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-24-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By RV8JD
RIP

From one of the reports (https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/04/23/local-church-ids-pilot-in-plane-crash-as-parishioner/):

"Pete Wentz, an NTSB investigator, said the plane was an experimental,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 460,971
Posted By RV8JD
You need to drill down for the actual pic address...

You need to drill down for the actual pic address (ending with .jpg, .png, etc).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By RV8JD
See TCDS P-920...

See TCDS P-920 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/27ff8cafc55ce39f8625827300605b3c/$FILE/P920_Rev_38.pdf), Page 9 "Special Limits". Locate you prop hub, blade,...
Forum: GPS 04-23-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 257,399
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info. It's interesting that it...

Thanks for the info. It's interesting that it only affects certain units. I have a fairly early unit, purchased shortly after they were available for purchase.
Forum: GPS 04-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 257,399
Posted By RV8JD
Hmmm ... I have an AERA 660 sitting on my desk...

Hmmm ... I have an AERA 660 sitting on my desk connected to my home Wi-Fi, and I am seeing "internet weather", i.e., METARS, Forecast, Radar. I do seem to be missing Winds Aloft (which I do get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 460,971
Posted By RV8JD
Here's your pic. Alvord Desert by any...

Here's your pic. Alvord Desert by any chance?

https://i.postimg.cc/fyR1jr8b/IMG-5056.jpg
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By RV8JD
Recently covered in this...

Recently covered in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169521&highlight=fan+covers
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By RV8JD
Also try a FORM-A-FUNNEL...

Also try a FORM-A-FUNNEL (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/faf-aviation.php?clickkey=65093). They come is a couple of different sizes. Works...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,999
Posted By RV8JD
Regarding "snopercod" Lancair, count me as a...

Regarding "snopercod" Lancair, count me as a non-believer. I'm not sure what your best glide speed is, but for argument's sake, lets assume 120 MPH. If I did the math right, a best glide speed of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 90,228
Posted By RV8JD
I should also mention that on the SkyView Touch...

I should also mention that on the SkyView Touch if you're on the ground and there is no current altimeter setting, pushing the setting knob (joystick) to the left or right for two seconds when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By RV8JD
See Post #6 from the 'Man' himself. :D

See Post #6 from the 'Man' himself. :D
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