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Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,600
Posted By springer
I like the presentation in my old D-180 than the...

I like the presentation in my old D-180 than the newer Dynon so will not change but then I am VFR only.
Forum: RV-3 11-24-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,233
Posted By springer
Smile Wait a minute Rob. I bought my -8 from Dick and...

Wait a minute Rob. I bought my -8 from Dick and your -3 is next on my list!:-)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,228
Posted By springer
+1 Very little wicking w/o painting. Marked...

+1

Very little wicking w/o painting. Marked with a Sharpie in 2 gal increments.

Dipped before each flight and am amazed how accurate it is comparing to my D-180 fuel counter. Limit boost pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By springer
Great pic Tom! I suspect the "Tweets" you flew...

Great pic Tom! I suspect the "Tweets" you flew were painted (if at all) differently when you went thru UPT.
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By springer
ADS-B uAvionix Ping EFB/iFly GPS Altitude Fix

Many of us are using iFly GPS with the small uAvionix Ping EFB attached for our ADS-B IN. For several months the target aircraft altitudes have been off by thousands of feet.

I brought this to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,488
Posted By springer
On my -8 I mounted the GDL-82 in the pax...

On my -8 I mounted the GDL-82 in the pax compartment inside the right side panel covering the flap control rods. Mounted the antenna in the same place as depicted the above photo cept I put a wedge...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By springer
Actually there is another screw at the very back...

Actually there is another screw at the very back of the of the tray that secures the 180 as well. He will need to go behind the panel/tray for access.

I did not build my plane and I found out the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,596
Posted By springer
Tom, I wrote this on another thread. Below is a...

Tom, I wrote this on another thread. Below is a response from several people at Odyssey. Basically the two batteries are the same. I replaced the SBS J-6 after 2.5 yrs.

Thank you for using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By springer
I have a 5 pt Hooker in light gray about 9 yrs...

I have a 5 pt Hooker in light gray about 9 yrs old. Can't remember if it has black trim...don't think it does. Your blue would go with my blue/white scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,726
Posted By springer
Flew local sending a message to my bride via...

Flew local sending a message to my bride via Flight Aware:

http://halie.com/o5N.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,797
Posted By springer
Good luck Rob. I said exactly the same thing a...

Good luck Rob. I said exactly the same thing a couple of years ago and still do, "My Last Hoorah." Purchased an -8 that was perfect for me.

"74-07?" Is that your UPT class number? Mine was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,454
Posted By springer
Mark, Garmin ADS-B IN does not support iFly 740. ...

Mark, Garmin ADS-B IN does not support iFly 740. The uAvionix ADS-B IN/Out does thru wifi. I am happy with my uAvionix PingEFB but it is giving off wrong altitudes of target aircraft and they no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,454
Posted By springer
PingEFB

To piggyback on this thread.....

I also have a 740 mounted vertically using the suction mount in my RV-8. For ADS-B IN I have the small format uAvionix PingEFB that plugs into my 740 USB port. The...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,381
Posted By springer
Interesting as my AME in TUS is a former AF F-4...

Interesting as my AME in TUS is a former AF F-4 driver.
Forum: RV-3 08-15-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,214
Posted By springer
Smile I am still partial to your, errrr mine now,...

I am still partial to your, errrr mine now, -8.:)

Have fun Dick. Let me know when you are ready to sell the -3.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,341
Posted By springer
I have done exactly what you have except after...

I have done exactly what you have except after landing I finished draining the tank into a marked container and compare the results. I refilled the tank two gallons at a time, dip and mark it on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,195
Posted By springer
I looked at all the tire brands and like you have...

I looked at all the tire brands and like you have stayed with Air Hawks/leakguard tubes because the wear has been great and even. I use 45-50# for tire pressure though.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By springer
I don't understand how your -8 is tail heavy in...

I don't understand how your -8 is tail heavy in the configuration as you describe. Mine is built light but with a metal Sensenich FP prop and Odessey battery on the firewall and I think it is too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,596
Posted By springer
More Odyssey Info

Here is more info I received from Odyssey about the PC680's life expectancy and battery "freshness" from online vendors:


Typical service-life expectation for both batteries is about two years. In...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,596
Posted By springer
Battery differences

Here are the differences per conversation with Odyssey:

Thank you for using EnerSys/Hawker aviation batteries.* Although both of these batteries have the same footprint and performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,579
Posted By springer
I go back to early '87 when I flew in a RV-4...

I go back to early '87 when I flew in a RV-4 backseat with a father/son team (name escapes me) near Van's headquarters in Oregon. Purchased wings built by Van's prototype builder Art Chard and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,596
Posted By springer
As we know, the PC680 is not recommended for...

As we know, the PC680 is not recommended for aircraft. I purchased the "aircraft rated" equivalent (Hawker SBS J16) 2.5 yrs ago from Battery Mart. So far so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,386
Posted By springer
Same thing happened to mine 4 yrs ago but not...

Same thing happened to mine 4 yrs ago but not near as bad as yours (sorry). None of the suggestions mentioned worked however I do believe the sun is having some effect as the stain is slowly fading....
Forum: Safety 06-30-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,489
Posted By springer
Is 74-07 your UPT class number? 74-01 here

Is 74-07 your UPT class number?

74-01 here
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 41,508
Posted By springer
Eddie, have you tried sitting lower. After...

Eddie, have you tried sitting lower. After flying a -4 for 20 years I have felt Van's never got the ergonomics right for the -8. Straight stick too low and too far forward. I kept lowering my seat...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,343
Posted By springer
I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand...

I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand works better.

I was "stuck" in Germany for 3.5 years while you were enjoying short 6 mth cruises on the Boat.:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,343
Posted By springer
Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand...

Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand or your right hand?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,343
Posted By springer
I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet...

I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet or a Talon?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,951
Posted By springer
Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear...

Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear (B-727) before Doug ever did while showing you pics of my '88 RV-4.:mad::D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,681
Posted By springer
My only electrical failure in my 40+ years of...

My only electrical failure in my 40+ years of flying was my $4.79 battery master switch on my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By springer
Rick, I have sat in on ChiefPilot's debriefings. ...

Rick, I have sat in on ChiefPilot's debriefings. Even though the group is made up of civilian pilots they have a thorough understanding of ACM/BFM and operate in a safe, professional manner. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,485
Posted By springer
Not bad for a guy whom I used to raise the gear. ...

Not bad for a guy whom I used to raise the gear. Congrats Frank, very nice!

Can't wait to add an RV-7A logo to the side of my -8. :-)

Ck 6
Forum: Virtual Hangar 01-11-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,172
Posted By springer
Not bad for a guy whose gear I used to raise in...

Not bad for a guy whose gear I used to raise in another life. Can't wait to paint an RV-7A kill on my -8.:D

Congrats Frank!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,306
Posted By springer
Had the same issue. Like gasman indicated, it...

Had the same issue. Like gasman indicated, it was my failing master battery switch.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,839
Posted By springer
Chris, if you still have issues with the new...

Chris, if you still have issues with the new master relay, check your master battery switch. I had a problem similar to yours and still had issues with a new master relay. Turned out to be my $4.75...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By springer
I had a PP Alt trip every time I took off...

I had a PP Alt trip every time I took off recently. Changed the master solenoid, no help. Changes the PP brush and VR assembly, no help. Changed the $4.95 battery master switch, Tada!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By springer
Stan, did you sell your RV-8?

Stan, did you sell your RV-8?
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 101,673
Posted By springer
Very nice Eric. I am always amazed at the...

Very nice Eric. I am always amazed at the quality of the European builds.
Forum: Midwest 09-30-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,736
Posted By springer
Pete, most of your MN RV brothers were at...

Pete, most of your MN RV brothers were at Brainerd for breakfast this morning.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 715,189
Posted By springer
More Switches?

I think I need more switches...

http://i66.tinypic.com/20ku3pd.jpg
Forum: Propellers 09-17-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,678
Posted By springer
Mark, does this mean your Sensenich GA is going...

Mark, does this mean your Sensenich GA is going on the auction block?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By springer
Your previous -8 came out of a condition...

Your previous -8 came out of a condition inspection yesterday and the gear bolts did not need to be tighten. That's after an additional 220+ hours since you owned it and 200+ ham-fisted...
Forum: RV-4 07-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,856
Posted By springer
Hans I found keeping a little power to touchdown...

Hans I found keeping a little power to touchdown helped with pitch control. More airflow over the elevator. With a backseater, the -4 is a different airplane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By springer
$350 (OSH show price) with FDM (Factory Direct...

$350 (OSH show price) with FDM (Factory Direct Models). Brit company may have used the same Filipino model makers.


http://i64.tinypic.com/ztd8vq.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,908
Posted By springer
Who are you with Bill?

Who are you with Bill?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,436
Posted By springer
Keep you back up steam A/S indicator. I lost my...

Keep you back up steam A/S indicator. I lost my Dynon EFIS/EMS instruments at a nearby airport and returned home with just the back up A/S. No need for a back up altimeter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-30-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,128
Posted By springer
Well said Smokey!

Well said Smokey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,420
Posted By springer
Nigel I do exactly the same as you do and for the...

Nigel I do exactly the same as you do and for the same reasons in my -8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,156
Posted By springer
Can't help you there Mike but my early vintage...

Can't help you there Mike but my early vintage D-180 failed completely without warning with a blank screen at an out lying airport. I had back up steam gauge A/S and Alt and was able to fly it a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,280
Posted By springer
Brad, out of curiosity, how many hours does the...

Brad, out of curiosity, how many hours does the Navy contract for? When I was in AFROTC it was called Fight Instruction Program (FIP) and it covered 33 hours. To make it relevant, do you have any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,224
Posted By springer
Terrific write up Otis. I have always loved B&C...

Terrific write up Otis. I have always loved B&C starters. Do you think you could get away with just a blast tube vs a shroud?

How difficult is it to remove/re install your oil filter?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,726
Posted By springer
Lyle I just went through those same fuel pressure...

Lyle I just went through those same fuel pressure archives the other day as my O-360 powered RV-8 was experiencing the same thing you described with my pressure dropping 1.0-1.5 with the boost pump...
Forum: Reviews 04-02-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,137
Posted By springer
Just received a quote from AVEMCO. More than...

Just received a quote from AVEMCO. More than double what am currently paying.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-25-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By springer
That is great service. It's been over two weeks...

That is great service. It's been over two weeks since I sent my D-180 back to Dynon after the screen went blank.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,000
Posted By springer
Nelson, check your PM's.

Nelson, check your PM's.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-01-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By springer
What airport are you based at Keith? There are a...

What airport are you based at Keith? There are a few A&P's at Ryan. Marana you probably have to work with the FBO.
Forum: Propellers 02-24-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,912
Posted By springer
Mark, did you notice any change in your pitch...

Mark, did you notice any change in your pitch forces with the lighter GA prop? That would be my main reason for getting rid of my metal Sensenich and the 25lbs of sand I lug around in the aft...
Forum: Propellers 02-23-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,912
Posted By springer
Mark Dickens went from a Catto to Sensenich GA...

Mark Dickens went from a Catto to Sensenich GA with his RV-8. Perhaps he could provide an update.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 473,591
Posted By springer
Naw, more like a lowly Tweet (T-37):D

Naw, more like a lowly Tweet (T-37):D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-04-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,952
Posted By springer
Jeff, because of your G5 placement, do you find...

Jeff, because of your G5 placement, do you find yourself using it more for flight info (a/s,heading,attitude) than the G3?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,644
Posted By springer
For nav add an iFly 740 GPS. For another $130...

For nav add an iFly 740 GPS. For another $130 purchase a Ping Buddy that plugs into the iFly USB port and you have ADS-B IN. I would consider purchasing a used D-180.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By springer
I just about gave up on the Halo using the foam...

I just about gave up on the Halo using the foam inserts. By chance I tried the gray silicone ones that came with headset and bingo, that was the answer. I insert it by the outer edge of the...
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