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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Actually, if you google it there are several...

Actually, if you google it there are several places called Concrete (ID, ND, TX).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-14-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Concrete Fly-In

Concrete 2018 was a good time as usual. A laid back affair with no real set structure, but a lot of airplanes. A bit too warm for my taste, but otherwise quite pleasant. This was the first year...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Carl, The editing software is Serif MoviePlus. ...

Carl,

The editing software is Serif MoviePlus. It is relatively easy and intuitive, but is no longer supported by the manufacturer.

The camera on the wing is a Drift Ghost S on a FlightFlix mount...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Alan, Here are some pictures of the airplane. I...

Alan,

Here are some pictures of the airplane. I had nothing to do with the paint scheme, I bought this way.

https://steverush.smugmug.com/My-New-RV-8/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-01-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Grand Coulee Dam

Unlike this weekend, last Sunday was a pretty nice day here in the Northwet (spelling intentional). I was able to sally forth over the mountains to see some of the sights and it looked a lot like...
Forum: Reviews 06-16-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,409
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Mitch, Thanks for posting this. I bought the...

Mitch,

Thanks for posting this. I bought the Icaro 2000 Nerv also and use it with a Clarity Aloft and I really like it. As you mentioned, it is very light and very comfortable.

I bought mine on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I was planning to do that, but forgot. It was...

I was planning to do that, but forgot. It was getting late. But, since you just did it...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Glad the Plane's Fixed Flight

With all of my recent maintenance issues resolved, it was time to just go out and have fun. Fortunately Sunday was a great day for it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoKUILHNZpY&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By ArlingtonRV
My Mechanical Fuel Pump Saga

I had been suspecting my engine driven fuel pump of being on its last legs, mostly because it had been installed for 12 years and 1,500 hrs. I asked a couple of questions here in the past weeks and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Just Like It Is Supposed to Be

I went straight to the top and sent a message to Lycoming Tech. Support and got a response pretty quickly. The tech guy assured me that it was supposed to be this way. Good to know.

I just keep...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I know it doesn't move very much and I would be...

I know it doesn't move very much and I would be willing to accept that it can't be moved by hand, except that the one I removed can be. It was working just fine, the only problem appears to be a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Think I Got a Bad Fuel Pump - Nope I was Wrong

I bought a new mechanical fuel pump (new Lycoming part, hi pressure for injected engine) from Aircraft Spruce last week. While swapping the fittings with the old pump I found that the actuating arm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Thanks for the confirmation, new pump on order.

Thanks for the confirmation, new pump on order.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 778
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Another Fuel (pump?) Issue

I have a 2001 RV-8 with an O-360 that was sent to Lycon for upgrade before installation to include high compression ceramic coated pistons, fuel injection, CS prop and an angle valve sump. I have...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-08-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 728
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Turn Around Cape Flattery

Sunday (5/6/18) saw some better weather around the Northwest, so I got a trip out to the coast in. The airframe mounted camera is still pretty shaky (better on some says than others), but the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By ArlingtonRV
It's actually Progressive Air that does the LASAR...

It's actually Progressive Air that does the LASAR mags. They are somehow part of AeroSport, but at a different location. They just did my mags a couple of weeks ago. You can contact AeroSport and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,946
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Another Data Point

The Glasair Glastar and Sportsman both have the Matco clear reservoir mounted high on the cool side of the firewall. Granted, the Sportsman is not designed to fly upside down, but that part could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 127,190
Posted By ArlingtonRV
+1 For the GoPro fairing. I have the camera...

+1 For the GoPro fairing. I have the camera mounted with a PlaneAround mount using Wing Tip screws. Works OK, but I think a Fairing, particularly if it were isolated from airframe (and aerodynamic)...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Yes, we don't get a lot of days like this, but...

Yes, we don't get a lot of days like this, but when we do...

I was going to start my condition inspection on this particular day, but a friend convinced me to put it off a day.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Clear Day

Saturday, 3/10/18, was a rare clear day in both Western and Eastern Washington allowing for easy travel over the big pile of rocks separating the two. Awesome visibility and only a little bumpiness...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Three RV-8's in the Puget Sound area? There were...

Three RV-8's in the Puget Sound area? There were three just on the ramp at Chehalis while we were there. It was almost a fly in.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-05-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I Didn't

I didn't install the VG's, they were there when I bought it. In fact, they were there when the guy I bought it from bought it. For the kind of flying I do I don't think they really help, in fact...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-04-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Alternate Plan

Saturday (3/3/18) was a slightly better day on the wet side of the mountains in Washington State. We had planned a trip to the dry side, but lots of clouds over the mountains made that seem unwise. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Page 4-6 also mentions not to use glass beads on...

Page 4-6 also mentions not to use glass beads on massives either.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-19-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I think it is the best place in the world to fly,...

I think it is the best place in the world to fly, and I've lived all over, but it does rain a lot (not to mention all the cloudy days with no rain) and weather sometimes changes your plans for you. ...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 02-19-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,486
Posted By ArlingtonRV
No Prime

On the IO-375 in my Sportsman with the AFP system (no purge valve) I never primed it hot. Hot procedure was:

Throttle cracked open
Mixture Idle Cutoff (ICO)
Key to Start
When engine fires slowly...
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By ArlingtonRV
St. Helens

I did my training back in 2012. I made non-standard lodging arrangements. Instead of staying in Vernonia, which is a very small and secluded town, I stayed in St. Helens which is about a 45 minute...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-17-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 to Lunch

Last Monday (2/12/18) was also a nice day in the top left corner. A friend and I headed to Bremerton for lunch, then on out to the coast for some sight seeing. Bremerton is a nice lunch place, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,235
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I use the CRC Dry Graphite Lube spray from...

I use the CRC Dry Graphite Lube spray from Aircraft Spruce (ACS P/N 09-02427).
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-13-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Mountains

Sunday was another nice flying day in the Northwet, though windier and bumpier than I would have cared for. I flew around the mountains East and North of Arlington and this was the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-10-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the First Second Flight

I bought a new (to me) RV-8 back in December and the weather has been so lousy this year today was only the second time I have flown it since. It was a nice day and fun was had by all.

It went...
Forum: RV-4 01-26-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,281
Posted By ArlingtonRV
It Depends. Are you referring to videos taken OF...

It Depends. Are you referring to videos taken OF RV-4s, or video taken FROM RV-4s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,162
Posted By ArlingtonRV
We should have some empirical data in the near...

We should have some empirical data in the near future. Since Glasair is planning to certify the Sportsman, all we have to do is look at what is difference between the kit built Sportsman and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,640
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I know there are still a number of people who...

I know there are still a number of people who would like to see an all metal high wing bush-type plane from Van's (myself included). With the Sportsman headed for certification and Glasair having...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-08-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By ArlingtonRV
They also offer AAA and veterans discounts,...

They also offer AAA and veterans discounts, though you can't use both.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,884
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Simplificate and add lightness. I think that was...

Simplificate and add lightness.

I think that was Tony Bingelis.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,226
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I had a similar encounter in my RV-12 with a 747...

I had a similar encounter in my RV-12 with a 747 going into Paine Field. I crossed at a right angle at what I thought was safe distance. I was wrong. I hit the wake also with a very abrupt up/down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,522
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I have bought 3 Experimental Amateur Built...

I have bought 3 Experimental Amateur Built aircraft built by other people. None of them had any W&B paperwork done sine the original airworthiness paperwork. Two of them were bought essentially for...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,423
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Of course, when I had my -12 it had the D180, so...

Of course, when I had my -12 it had the D180, so Six Pack wasn't even an option. I have a Skyview in the Sportsman and thought the concept was cool, but so far I have not even turned it on.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,106
Posted By ArlingtonRV
To Canadian Joy's point, I have had a similar...

To Canadian Joy's point, I have had a similar occurrence. While in Tech. School at Sheppard AFB learning to be a Crew Chief, I found my first defect and grounded my first plane, on our first day in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,106
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I was fortunate as I was able to qualify for my...

I was fortunate as I was able to qualify for my A&P as a result of work I did in the Air Force. I worked in the inspection dock doing all manner of inspections on F-15's. I also had authorization...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Steve Knopp does a lot of the work for Glasair...

Steve Knopp does a lot of the work for Glasair and I have heard good things about him.

Knopp , Steven L Phone: (360)629-4812 1212 N. Moore Road #2 Camano Island, WA 98282
Function 23, Limitation:...
Forum: Safety 07-20-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,865
Posted By ArlingtonRV
What is the FAA definition of a "sparsely...

What is the FAA definition of a "sparsely populated area"? Isn't it "other than congested areas"? What is the FAA definition of a congested area?
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,316
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I don't know any more than what I have seen in...

I don't know any more than what I have seen in YouTube videos, but it looks like a really impressive set up. It seems to have very similar specs to a Glastar. Were I in the market for an airplane...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,316
Posted By ArlingtonRV
My Dad and I built one of the first RV-12 kits...

My Dad and I built one of the first RV-12 kits (#18) mostly because he wanted something with pull rivets instead of solid rivets. We finished it in 2 years and 2 months, which included at least 6...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,814
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Have you used any of the competitors web sites? ...

Have you used any of the competitors web sites? Compared to the Glasair web site or, holy cow, the Murphy web site (I have experience with both), the Van's web site is absolutely fantastic. Try...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,765
Posted By ArlingtonRV
It makes them heavier. Faster? I hadn't heard...

It makes them heavier. Faster? I hadn't heard that one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By ArlingtonRV
As stated, it's pretty straight forward. The...

As stated, it's pretty straight forward. The fair grounds are IMMEDIATELY to the East of the field. If landing to the West you come in over the fairgrounds and it feels a little tight, but you do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,550
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Decades before I bought my first airplane, as a...

Decades before I bought my first airplane, as a kid hanging out at airports all over and seeing the derelict airplanes everywhere (and what happened to them as a result of weather and other...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I just had one break on me today. I think that...

I just had one break on me today. I think that they are very nice visors and I have been enjoying them for almost two years. On engine start today the thing fell in my lap.

Mine is installed in a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Just Lube It

The Bendix Drive is pretty easy to replace. A copy (pretty old, but still pretty good) of the Prestolite manual can be found...
Forum: Northwest 04-26-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By ArlingtonRV
You might also want to visit Arlington as well. ...

You might also want to visit Arlington as well. There are many, many RV's of all flavors there, though I only know of one, maybe two tens. You can stop by my hangar, but I don't have much more than...
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 25,571
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I can't offer a comparison of the two, but I have...

I can't offer a comparison of the two, but I have had a constant speed Whirl Wind on my Sportsman for a little over 100 hours. I live in the Pacific Northwest so while I don't intentionally fly in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,268
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Another "None of the Above". For the first...

Another "None of the Above". For the first flight of my RV-12, I had S/N 18, there was no transition training in an RV-12, so I got a couple of hours in a Tecnam Sierra and called it good. Perhaps...
Forum: RV-4 01-18-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,357
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I used P/N E-3322 and was able to get it all...

I used P/N E-3322 and was able to get it all together without the cutout.
Forum: RV-4 01-11-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,209
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I had a 160HP O-320 with a metal Sensenich prop...

I had a 160HP O-320 with a metal Sensenich prop in my -4. It was reasonably smooth, but could be better. I did not have it dynamically balanced. I ran a 3 blade Catto on it for a while and that...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,390
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Protectaclear

I started using Everbrite, the forerunner to Protectaclear, several years ago. I use it on the insides of skins and on mating surfaces. It is very easy to apply. I don't have any long term...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,390
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Protectaclear

There is a coating called Protectaclear that is VERY self leveling. It can be applied with a bristle brush, foam brush, foam applicator, etc. It can be sprayed, but would likely need to be thinned....
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,308
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Your point is well made, however, at my home...

Your point is well made, however, at my home drome we share a CTAF frequency with at least 6 airports in 2 countries and in the summertime it can be a daunting task, to say the least, to get a word...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,308
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The airport has done that. There is now a...

The airport has done that. There is now a designated calm wind runway. It is published in all the usual places. It has gotten better since that happened, but there are still people that do what...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,308
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Me Too

I have learned from similar occurrences that one can't rely solely on the radio. I had developed a rather lax approach to looking for traffic on the runway. No more.

At my home field there is...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,795
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Set Up

I discovered that before the weight and balance would work it had to be set up in the system setup section. Once I entered all of the parameters it magically showed up where the picture in the...
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