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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By chepburn
Thanks for the input. So far the vote is...

Thanks for the input. So far the vote is electrical. I'd like to hear from some of the engine gurus on this site before we commit to another test flight.

From feedback here and knowledgeable...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By chepburn
Exclamation Need Help diagnosing Oil Pressure Issue

Hello,

This is a long post..... but PLEASE read it, and if you have some ideas on what might be happening ...we would appreciate the feedback

We have been trying to diagnose an oil pressure issue...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By chepburn
Hi Don, Check out this thread if you haven't...

Hi Don,

Check out this thread if you haven't already....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=12787&highlight=exhaust+floor+vibration
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,033
Posted By chepburn
isolate rear grip

One mode to consider in your design...

If you have flap control switches on front and rear grips, make sure that you include an isolation switch to disable the rear stick.

If you use up-off-(down)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,352
Posted By chepburn
Check your exhaust hangars as well. They can...

Check your exhaust hangars as well.

They can come loose and that will create the vibration you are describing.

(It happened to me... your description matched my aircraft's symptoms)
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,614
Posted By chepburn
Fantastic Don ! Congratulations ! Hope to see...

Fantastic Don !

Congratulations ! Hope to see you up at CYRP when you have flown off your phase 1

Chris
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 945,111
Posted By chepburn
Nice RV8 Don!

Plane looks fantastic! Looking forward to that first flight video... I'll have to stop by for a peek next time I'm down at CYOO.
Forum: Safety 11-17-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 19,368
Posted By chepburn
Weather windows.....

Hi All,
I have flown in to the show only twice in the last seven years, so take that into consideration in my comments....
It's hard to put my thoughts into words, so take this as a debrief of what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 668
Posted By chepburn
Yessir ! Thanks to Jerry and Rich and all of the...

Yessir !

Thanks to Jerry and Rich and all of the hard working volunteers who made the stay fantastic at HBC !!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By chepburn
Thanks for the reference. I just checked that...

Thanks for the reference. I just checked that sump drawing and it shows the thick oring part 77569. The orings on my intake pipes are only 1/8 in diameter, so the 77569 will not fit.

With...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-04-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By chepburn
Intake Pipe ORing Part #?

Hi All,

Been scouring through my parts manuals, A/C Spruce etc trying to find the part number for my intake pipe oring on an IO360A1B. The induction tubes push right into the intake sump and are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By chepburn
Oshkosh NOTAM Go Around Procedure?

Hi All,

I've read the NOTAM....A few times.

Is the go around procedure to all runways to try to inject yourself back into the pattern? The runway depictions all show 'DO NOT FLY' on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,281
Posted By chepburn
I have a different AHRS, so this may not apply...

I have a different AHRS, so this may not apply to the Dynon, but mine is mounted on a rail directly under the pilots seat just aft of the spar.

This is an optimal location for an AHRS to be as...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,168
Posted By chepburn
Sorry Ron.... Its not my intent to minimize how...

Sorry Ron....

Its not my intent to minimize how awful it is. I -think- I was trying to vocalize that we don't know what the root cause is.

I wish we did so we could prevent it from happening to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-21-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,168
Posted By chepburn
Interesting... I have never heard my canopy...

Interesting... I have never heard my canopy click in frigid temperatures..I am assuming that is because the hangar is unheated, so things happen at a much slower rate. (or I'm not in the hangar...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-10-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,168
Posted By chepburn
I have fixed the results in the first post. It...

I have fixed the results in the first post. It changes things.

A LOT.

Thanks for the correction Alex.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,168
Posted By chepburn
A lot of insightful comments so far..now...

I'm glad (although that really isn't the correct word here) there has been a lot of comments on possible causes for cracking of a canopy. I'm sure if we perused some soaring web boards, we would...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-07-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,168
Posted By chepburn
Pondering if thermal expansion can break a canopy

There has been some discussion lately on cracked canopies and some speculation on the cold weather being the culprit.

I thought I would start a new thread based on Danny Kings...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,847
Posted By chepburn
We don't have much choice here if we wish to stay...

We don't have much choice here if we wish to stay airborne in winter...-25C here this morning and a forecast today like this:

TAF CYOW 061138Z 0612/0712 28015G25KT P6SM BKN100 TEMPO 0612/0616 5SM...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By chepburn
Just another datapoint for you for the 149NL on...

Just another datapoint for you for the 149NL on an IO360 with a 7 year old PC625 battery.

Winter temps here are closer to what you have (-22C -6F) today. Started last week at -5F and the NL can...
Forum: Job Board 11-30-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
Posted By chepburn
Post graduate job seeker

Hi All,

This is a post for my VAF son. See : http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=94627 This is a shout out to my VAF family for leads for a self starter who has just completed...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
Posted By chepburn
I placed two 30 lb sand bags in the aft...

I placed two 30 lb sand bags in the aft compartment. So ten lbs over.

The rest of the weight was added incrementally in 30 lb bags to the rear seat. I put the sand bags inside of pillow cases to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 657
Posted By chepburn
Don't know if this will help, but check this...

Don't know if this will help, but check this thread out...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=56174

I had issues trying to figure out how to mount the bracket and cable.... ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-21-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,112
Posted By chepburn
I wish I could have found a shop that would do...

I wish I could have found a shop that would do IRAN/reseal....

I had my Hartzell prop overhauled at 12 years... but, it only had 800 hours on it...no nicks, no leaking, pretty much in new condition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 05:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,150
Posted By chepburn
I did transition training with Mike in 2011, and...

I did transition training with Mike in 2011, and his pattern procedure is still the one I -generally- use to approach and land my CS RV8.

However, as other posters have mentioned, speeds and MAP...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,519
Posted By chepburn
Is it just me or...

Yes, its a cool -looking- feature.

However, other than giving you situational awareness of whether an airport is close to your ring while everything is ticking along without problems , shouldn't...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-13-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By chepburn
Thanks for all the suggestions.... Just to be...

Thanks for all the suggestions....

Just to be clearer, the engine starts well using the procedure I have outlined (BTW Its always usually 5-10 deg F when I am flying in the winter, sometimes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By chepburn
I prime WOT and full rich as well... forgot to...

I prime WOT and full rich as well... forgot to add that. When I crank it's at ICO until it catches.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,961
Posted By chepburn
Wierd IO360 start behavior

Good Morning...

My IO360A1B has exhibited a strange start behavior this winter. I haven't been as active this year, so have only managed to get flying one or twice a month.
I preheat the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-12-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 108,080
Posted By chepburn
Received my pi on Friday,, waiting for the...

Received my pi on Friday,, waiting for the SDRadio stick next week.

I'm planning to add a USB serial out to the go code to feed my Odyssey's ADSB in...looking forward to integrating this.

Once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,389
Posted By chepburn
Being a fellow Ottawa builder, I thought I would...

Being a fellow Ottawa builder, I thought I would pipe up...

My garage has a family room above it, and, my garage door is a poorly insulated one. I installed some seals above the door, but, they are...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-13-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 26,474
Posted By chepburn
A pointer to a past thread

Hi,

I was a totally clueless on how to determine the correct flare on my fuel lines, and a fellow VAF member posted this reply to my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,998
Posted By chepburn
Fantastic work Guy! Now, there's somebody with...

Fantastic work Guy!

Now, there's somebody with almost enough clamps ! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,736
Posted By chepburn
All I can think of is OUCH!

Hmm.

Cool idea... but I think the ergonomics of our RVs would have to be altered a bit so that our legs wouldn't remain on board after activation......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,998
Posted By chepburn
What's in your shop when the RV's done?

Along the lines of 'What's your Day job' I thought I'd start a thread on what your shop has in it after the RV left... I know, I know...some of you are going to say 'ANOTHER RV...' (Some of you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-22-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,186
Posted By chepburn
Hi Jeremy There has been a few threads on...

Hi Jeremy

There has been a few threads on related topics (if you haven't already read them)... do a search for 'impossible turn' that had a lot of discussion on the return to runway on engine...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-19-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,276
Posted By chepburn
Hi Ryan, I noticed that you stated 'symmetrical...

Hi Ryan,

I noticed that you stated 'symmetrical airfoil'... Is that your intent? Adding an exposed airfoil under your fuse will alter the aerodynamic characteristics more than you probably want for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,268
Posted By chepburn
If it's cold outside, the grease on the pin can...

If it's cold outside, the grease on the pin can make it stick in the slot.
Mark is correct... but in winter operations (I notice you are in New Jersey)the grease can get pretty tacky, so do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By chepburn
Most likely electrical

An update...

I pulled the recording file off of the Odyssey at lunchtime, and when I plot Oil Pressure and oil temperature, both plots have erratic readings for about 6 minutes until I throttled...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By chepburn
Question: Diagnosing a low oil pressure warning

Hi all,

Today I had a low oil pressure warning go off about 10 minutes into my flight while doing light airwork. I performed the annual at the end of September and the oil filter and screen were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,090
Posted By chepburn
I replaced my stock chains with Tail Lynx after a...

I replaced my stock chains with Tail Lynx after a year. The Lynx give a nice positive feedback to the tailwheel (for me at least). I've been very happy with mine. Of course, my answer is just one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,057
Posted By chepburn
Mini with a fold over simple case protector. ...

Mini with a fold over simple case protector. Added a 2 belt velcro web, and its my new kneeboard. Room is limited in the front of the 8.
BTW, I got the non-retina model with WiFi and cellular. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By chepburn
A little Oshkosh inspiration

Oshkosh! YAY!

Oh ya.... I have to work this year, so no trip for me. My first trip with C-GOGO was last year, and it was a blast.

For those of you who don't have to work this July, and are on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,405
Posted By chepburn
You probably have thought of this already.... but...

You probably have thought of this already.... but did you look for an unknown object floating around in your tail area that came loose?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 22,386
Posted By chepburn
A little bit north of New York...

Not NYC, but maybe this one is a little younger (1898) than the Brooklyn...

https://sites.google.com/site/hepburnchris/home/misc-photos/bridge.jpg

(Marchand Bridge. Village of Fort Coulonge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,046
Posted By chepburn
Try browsing around http://www.worldofmaps.com/

Try browsing around


http://www.worldofmaps.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,299
Posted By chepburn
It's actually not too bad. I was worried about...

It's actually not too bad. I was worried about that as well, but after the wing fairings are removed, it's not a big problem to get at the screws and resafety. Of course, that may also depend on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-18-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,299
Posted By chepburn
In Canada, we dont have a choice. We have to...

In Canada, we dont have a choice. We have to install a gascolator. In my case, the gascolator is installed in the port wing root just ahead of the fuel selector... the drain as low as I can get it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 44,690
Posted By chepburn
Service bulletin ALERT

Hi all,

Canada just issued a service bulletin for MS21042-6 nuts.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/media/documents/ca-opssvs/casa-2013-04.pdf

Although this isn't the preferred nut here in Steve's study, some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 460,971
Posted By chepburn
Oshkosh 2013

First morning for C-GOGO at Oshkosh (ever) :)

https://sites.google.com/site/hepburnchris/Oshphoto1.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,524
Posted By chepburn
That's fantastic Fred! Glad to see you are in...

That's fantastic Fred!

Glad to see you are in the air! Enjoy phase I !
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-23-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 717
Posted By chepburn
Erratic Tach reading help

Hi all,
I need some opinions on an issue with my tach sensor.
On x-country last weekend, after about 40 minutes of flight, my EFIS reported an erratic RPM (2800-4500) I have a constant speed prop,...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,750
Posted By chepburn
Try looking for a "Duralast/SAE ratcheting wrench...

Try looking for a "Duralast/SAE ratcheting wrench adapter" set at Autozone or equivalent. They are adaptors to fit ratchet wrenches. I use this set all the time for tough to reach areas with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,870
Posted By chepburn
The answer to your question is dependent on the...

The answer to your question is dependent on the airfoil section. Some sections have a 'weak' laminar boundary layer that 'holds on' too long, then, at a particular angle of attack, will form a large...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,697
Posted By chepburn
Hmm. Not so nice here :( ... maybe next...

Hmm. Not so nice here :(
...
maybe next weekend

TAF CYOW 131138Z 1312/1412 20005KT 5SM BR BKN006 OVC020 TEMPO 1312/1314 P6SM NSW SCT006 OVC025 FM131400 22012KT P6SM -SHRA OVC012 TEMPO 1314/1318...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By chepburn
Hi Cory, I fly an RV8, and its not too far a hop...

Hi Cory,
I fly an RV8, and its not too far a hop for me to Sudbury from Ottawa. I'll private message you my contact info.

By the way, welcome to VansAirforce!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,118
Posted By chepburn
My switch is also mounted so up (top) is nose UP....

My switch is also mounted so up (top) is nose UP. That being said....I still hit the wrong side a few times in my first few flights.... (as long as the trim governor is turned down, its not a big...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,675
Posted By chepburn
Brant, I have an RV8 with an IO360A1B up front. ...

Brant,
I have an RV8 with an IO360A1B up front. I am using a Van's snorkel, and a Skytec 149NL. One of the tabs on the starter interfered with the snorkel, so I glassed in a dimple into the snorkel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-07-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,352
Posted By chepburn
Bill, I agree....I have the same issue as you. ...

Bill,
I agree....I have the same issue as you. I tried making my own restrictor with a #80 drill hole, but it is not enough....soooo I hopped on the link you provided and promptly ordered a 004...
Forum: Propellers 01-28-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,122
Posted By chepburn
Joe, I had a similar concern with my Hartzell...

Joe,
I had a similar concern with my Hartzell governor during installation. I had the following email exchange with Hartzell support:

I asked:

I am installing the throttle quadrant in my RV-8, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,234
Posted By chepburn
Scott, Here is a link thread to a google database...

Scott,
Here is a link thread to a google database started by Dan Checkoway .

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=83462&highlight=database+weight
Forum: Safety 01-06-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,919
Posted By chepburn
Hmmm. I was thinking exactly this when I started...

Hmmm. I was thinking exactly this when I started reading this thread....except, I was thinking the opposite. I was a glider pilot/instructor for many years, and have had to do a few emergency turns...
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