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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-08-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,308
Posted By gear1
P-Mag with ElectroAir ignitions

Our RV8 has an IO360 M1A with 9.0:1 pistons and an ElecrtoAir ignition on the right, and a P-mag on the left. The combination has been working very well. The engine originally had a Slick magneto on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By gear1
fuel pump failure mode followup

Gentlemen,

Thank you all for your most useful comments on problems with and changing out Lycoming fuel pumps.

I used the technique of safety wire to hold up the plunger, and setting the #1 cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,614
Posted By gear1
Good experience with NGK plugs

I originally had extended nose Tempest plugs in my IO 360, so I searched for an extended nose auto plug when I converted the bottom plugs to automotive. The plugs I found were for a Porsche 911, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By gear1
Thanks!

Thanks all, for the great explanations, and the Tempest video. Good stuff. Now on to the replacement.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By gear1
Fuel pump failure mode

Our RV8 has IO360M1A and a Tempest Fuel Pump #L15473. When cleaning up the aircraft yesterday after a long cross country I found a trail of gasoline dye behind the fuel pump drain tube. As a check,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 848
Posted By gear1
varying fuel flow

If the red cube is upstream of the pump it would be normal to have fluctuating fuel flow. The engine driven fuel pump has an intermittent draw, in that the cam operated lever is pushed against the...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,299
Posted By gear1
Creating Electrical diagam

I was not aware of the neat programs available when I did my new Dynon HDX based panel, including ADSB in and out. However I do know how to use spreadsheets, so I used ExCel to create a plan.

On...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By gear1
Thanks!

Thanks everyone for your kind replies! I have a better idea of what I am up against now.

For those who have converted from the Van's steel legs to the Grove gear, are there any mechanical issues...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By gear1
Help -Grove landing gear on RV8

A question for those who have gone before:

Will the standard Van's gear leg fairings fit over the non-airfoil Grove aluminum gear legs? I am replacing the standard van's steel gear legs with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,810
Posted By gear1
Flying song

"Zero to 60 in 5" by Pablo Cruise the original 5 minute version.

Nice gentle taxi, take off and cruise around the clouds, building up to acrobatics. How about a snap roll culminating in a spin at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,031
Posted By gear1
P-mag sparkplugs

I replaced the extended nose Tempest plugs with auto plugs when I installed the P-mag; at first I used the standard NGK plug used by everyone else, but then I discovered an extended nose plug used in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By gear1
#4 cylinder warm

Thanks, Dan, Larry and Mark, for your suggestions. I have daydreamed up some air directors to put more air on the exhaust side of #4. I'll report the results.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By gear1
#4 cylinder cooling

I recently completed an oil cooler airflow control door on my RV8, and immediately noted a reduction in #4 cylinder head temperature when the door is closed in flight. The oil cooler is mounted in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,951
Posted By gear1
Timken seal #473237

An update to my post 2014:

I have been using the Timken Wheel Bearing Seal #473237 in place of my felt seals for over a year now, and 200 hours of flight time. No problems to this point with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,871
Posted By gear1
Round Engine Lament

Supposedly written by a Navy Corsair or Hellcat Pilot on transition to Jet aircraft:

DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO
FLEW BEHIND ROUND ENGINES

We gotta get rid of those turbines, they're ruining...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,814
Posted By gear1
LOP operation

David,

Thank you for republishing the "Red Box" table. It is a valuable tool to stay out of trouble. LOP operation in my RV8 increases range by about 25% and only costs 5-7 KTAS at 11,000 to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 106,495
Posted By gear1
Cool Made the 200 KT club

On a recent trip from Pagosa Springs, CO to McKinney TX we showed 222 KTS ground speed. Mixture was 40 degrees LOP, 6.7 GPH, 2400 rpm and airspeed was 162 KTAS. The 566 NM trip took 3 hours 33...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,178
Posted By gear1
Nice Touch

Especially nice are the "T-28" exhaust stripes! (But was that not VT5 at Saufley?)
Congratulations on completing the task!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,182
Posted By gear1
RVs at Reno

Jason Rovey (SARL race 76) won two heats at 234+ mph. It appears that this makes him the fastest RV8, supplanting John Huft.:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,875
Posted By gear1
Oops

Bob, you are right! Serves me right for posting when I should be sleeping...:o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,875
Posted By gear1
Fixed pitch can be faster

The reason that a FP prop can be faster than a CS is that it will allow the engine to overspeed at top end. This is not necessarily a good thing, as most Lycoming O/IO 360 engines are designed to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By gear1
Nice to have rear rudder pedals

My wife Marcie and I do quite a bit of cross country together visiting grandkids. Marcie decided to take a "Pinch Hitter" course in case the old guy in the front has a problem. Having the rear pedals...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By gear1
Aircraft

Don,

I was flying my favorite aircraft of all - RV8!
Forum: Safety 07-31-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By gear1
Filed NASA report

We departed OSH IFR from Runway 27 on Wednesday 22 July. We were cleared to 3000' and directed to contact Milwaukee Departure. Just as we were passed to Milwaukee departure and passing 1800' guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,783
Posted By gear1
We're in

John Vander Horck (RV12 under construction) and I will be there! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,747
Posted By gear1
Thumbs up Ameri-King Service pirep

This thread has caused me to become concerned about Ameri-King service; our airplane is fitted with an AK-451-23. Then the unit failed the "g" switch test during the condition inspection last month....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 95,597
Posted By gear1
RV annual condition checklist

Hello, Brian,

Could you also send a copy to me at dogring@verizon.net?

Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By gear1
Thanks

Thanks, Jesse! :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,286
Posted By gear1
Approachfaststack vs vertical power

What is the difference between the Vertical power system and the approachfastack? I've just begun the design of a new Skyview based panel to replace my current FD180 based panel, and looking for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,926
Posted By gear1
Rear Rudder Pedals

Ron and Steve,

I have not discovered how to post the drawings with sufficient size to be readable on VAF. So what I have done is created PDF files of the individual parts and assemblies that can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By gear1
Help with purchasing an RV-6

We need some advice from RV6 builders/owners. A friend of mine is considering the purchase of an RV6. Could any of you provide a list of things to look for as both plusses and minuses and gotchas...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,926
Posted By gear1
Rudder peda pivot

Glenn,

The rudder pedal pivots are 1/4" nylon snap grommets which accept the 1/4" studs projecting from thr bottom tube of the rudder pedal. The outboard pivots are mounted in an aluminum plug that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,926
Posted By gear1
Rear Rudder Pedal Photos

Here are some photos of the pedals that I built for our...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,926
Posted By gear1
Rear rudder pedals

James,

I just realized that I have not taken photos of the rear rudder pedals that CookieMonster mentioned above. :( I will take photos tomorrow and post them for you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,053
Posted By gear1
O2 bottle mount

Michael,

Search keyword "oxygen" and poster "gear1" and you will see how I mounted mine in the baggage compartment. I set the mounting cradles adjacent to the baggage floor stiffeners so that no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By gear1
Build on!

I am pleased for you that Van's told you to "build on!" It is wonderful to have the resources of both Van's Aircraft and Van's Airforce.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,779
Posted By gear1
Holes too near notch

I marked all of the holes locations before drilling and found that the two holes adjacent to the notches had insufficient edge distance. I called Van's, and they advised not to drill and rivet these...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,856
Posted By gear1
Red face Thoughts and clarifications

Van's Air Force is a great resource! Just reading all of the posts on this thread is a huge learning experience. Just to clarify a few points:
Al: I will try 60 degrees of bank on my next test;...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,856
Posted By gear1
Exclamation Impossible Turn Test

After reading all of the posts here on VAF, and other sources of information on the “Impossible Turn” it was time to go out and see what my RV8 minimum turn back altitude would be. Practicing at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,951
Posted By gear1
Rubber VS felt wheel bearing seals

Has anyone experimented with rubber type wheel bearing seals? Cleveland supposedly came out with a new rubber seal about a year ago, but so far no one has them in stock. Finally in frustration, I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By gear1
Question Rubber wheel bearing seals to replace felt

Has anyone experimented with rubber wheel bearing seals? I am tired of the ball of dust and oil that builds up on my wheel nuts and on the inside of brake rotor cylindrical part where the small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear1
Cool Replies to great comments

This thread has generated some interesting comments and questions.

Mike Starkey wondered how the filter would be supported. My solution is rather like the supports under a Roman Aquaduct, except...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear1
Airtex Pump part number

Eric,

The pump that I removed is the same part number as the new one: E2315. I hope that you found one quickly.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear1
New pump plumbing

Eric,

No it is not a direct drop in, as the inlet to outlet distance on the new pump is longer than the new one. So the return line is eliminated, and the suction line is shortened somewhat. I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear1
Thumbs up Filter support

Good eye, Mike and Mehrdad,

I did not put in place the soft rubber cradles that will be used to support and damp the vibration of the filter. The cradles will support each end of the filter.

As I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear1
Installation of new AF Perf fuel pump

After nearly 1800 hours of operation of our RV8, the original Airflow Performance boost pump has become increasingly noisy. It has finally gotten loud enough to cause concern, so rather than waiting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 46,578
Posted By gear1
Hanger Use Comment

I added a bit to Don Hull's comment:

“I completely agree that using limited hangar space at airports to store cars or boats or motorcycles (or anything else non-aviation-related) is not an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By gear1
Pagosa

Clay, check your e-mail
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,677
Posted By gear1
Cool Quick disconnect source

Try: www.pegasusautoracing.com
Search on "quick disconnect"
They have a wide selection of QDs, valved and unvalved, with AN, pipe thread and other styles of ends in virtually any size needed. Prices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,203
Posted By gear1
Comm Service Indicator

Gill,

The "Comm requires Service" warning was intermittent also. I reinstalled the unit today, and the service warning is out. Will it stay out? Who knows....:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,203
Posted By gear1
Unhappy A word of caution about Garmin's out-of-warranty pricing

A word of caution for those of you considering the equipment needed for your instrument panel.

My GNS 430W was just returned from Garmin. It was sent in for the repair of an intermittent VHF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,471
Posted By gear1
Gotcha!

Chris,
When I bought my flying RV8, I read all the checklists, checked the paperwork, and had an experienced RV shop do the prebuy inspection. The pink certificate was there. Check! Flew the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By gear1
Cool CHT, Timing and FF divergence

Dave Brown: Thank you for catching the high CHT and its possible relationship to timing. When I received my rebuilt engine from Aerosport Power, they suggested an initial ElectroAir timing point of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By gear1
Red face Fuel distribution instability

Thanks everyone for your thoughts. For the record 1) all readings have been at WOT, 2) the gami spread is .2 Gph and 3) when the imbalance occurs, the problem can usually be corrected by going full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By gear1
Question IO360 fuel distribution instability

Some fuel distribution issues have been bothering me lately. After matching the injector nozzles, I have been operating lean-of-peak for a number of years with no problems. However, lately I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,418
Posted By gear1
Cool Congratulations!

Bob,
Congratulations! I hope that by this time you have gotten airborne again with your fresh new medical. Unfortunately as you have found help is needed in navigating the FAA maze; I found it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Vent on home made smoke system

I used a standard Van's fuel cap. Inside the big "O" ring and between the cap halves is a small chamber. By drilling a 1/16" hole in the upper and lower halves, a surge chamber was created. We the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Thanks

Thanks, Kahuna and Bryan,

I appreciate the feedback from you, and everyone else who has contributed to this thread.

Bryan - I am working with a local oil distributor to try to find some of that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Regulator oriface as a nozzle

RocketBob,
Your idea intrigues me, Bob. I may try to machine up some parts to substitute the nozzles with orifices directly injecting into the exhaust pipe. I need to sketch up some ideas....

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Inflight smoke photo

Kahuna,
This photo was taken in flight this morning. We were out doing a bit of tail chase. Do I need to add more smoke...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Smoke oil

Thanks, Bill and Kahuna
This is exactly what I needed!:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,931
Posted By gear1
Flow Rate Testing

Kahuna,

Good question. Yes we did test the flow rate through the injectors as you describe. At about 1 turn on the McMaster Carr needle valve we were getting more than 1 GPM flow from the exhaust...
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