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Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Kevin Horton
I've been using XM WX for several years, as I was...

I've been using XM WX for several years, as I was flying in Canada, until recently, thus ADS-B wasn't a good option. I used both XM WX and ADS-B during the trip from Ottawa, ON to Moses Lake, WA,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 838
Posted By Kevin Horton
Check the torque chart published in AC 43.13-1B...

Check the torque chart published in AC 43.13-1B (http://www.marvgolden.com/downloads/dl/file/id/81/ac_43_13_1b_2b_acceptable_methods_book_excerpt.pdf), as it has a Maximum Allowabled Tightening...
Forum: Canada 06-29-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Kevin Horton
I did some testing with a Stratux before leaving...

I did some testing with a Stratux before leaving Ottawa, comparing it to my XM WX system. My testing showed the following:


Reception range is very variable, depending on atmospheric conditions. ...
Forum: Northwest 06-26-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks Carl - I was aware that Big Bend had a...

Thanks Carl - I was aware that Big Bend had a large fleet of training aircraft, so I knew they must have A&Ps on staff. I wasn't aware of their Aviation Maintenance Program. If I don't get any...
Forum: Northwest 06-26-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Kevin Horton
Looking for a good engine guy in Moses Lake, WA

We're recently moved to Moses Lake, WA. Now I need to find a good engine guy or gal to help me remove, inspect and repair the #4 cylinder, which has low compression with significant blow...
Forum: Northwest 06-26-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kevin Horton
I got a ride to KGEG late this morning, by a...

I got a ride to KGEG late this morning, by a coworker heading home to MT for a few days in his C210. The RV-8 flight from KGEG to KMWH was uneventful. Now I need to track down a good, local A&P to...
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kevin Horton
I spent the day at KGEG today, working with an...

I spent the day at KGEG today, working with an experienced A&P to check things out. His diagnosis was that while #4 cylinder had quite low compression, the borescope saw nothing that lead him to...
Forum: Northwest 06-25-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks! I wasnít aware of this group. Iíve asked...

Thanks! I wasnít aware of this group. Iíve asked to join it.
Forum: Northwest 06-24-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Kevin Horton
Hangar space at at GEG?

Update - 06/26 - The aircraft is now in a T-hangar at it's new home, KMWH.

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Short version: does anyone have a line on hangar space for a few days at Spokane, KGEG...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 6,811
Posted By Kevin Horton
The link in Ariel's post got truncated somehow. ...

The link in Ariel's post got truncated somehow. His POH is available here (https://www.kilohotel.com/rv8/ariel/RV-8A_4X-OAA_POH_Rev_C5_01-01-16.doc).
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-17-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,806
Posted By Kevin Horton
Please tell us that the sheep are not afraid.:eek:

Please tell us that the sheep are not afraid.:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,387
Posted By Kevin Horton
Up here in Canada, generally speaking, the owner...

Up here in Canada, generally speaking, the owner of an amateur-built aircraft can legally make all logbook sign offs for that aircraft. It doesn't matter whether he built the aircraft or not. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-04-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kevin Horton
It is only larger if you leave on the accessory...

It is only larger if you leave on the accessory mounting tabs that stick down below the starter body. The installation info makes it clear that you can cut those tabs off if required. Once you cut...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,357
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks Charlie. I've greatly enjoyed meeting a...

Thanks Charlie. I've greatly enjoyed meeting a long list of RV-8/8A builders and owners over the years. The first few times I went to OSH, it was all about seeing all the aircraft, talking to...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Kevin Horton
There are quite a few RVs at Brampton. Even if...

There are quite a few RVs at Brampton.

Even if none of the Brampton guys contact you, it is worth the drive to Brampton to visit the Great War Flying Museum (https://greatwarflyingmuseum.org). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,357
Posted By Kevin Horton
Need an organizer for RV-8 gathering at OSH

We've had a gathering of RV-8/8A builders and owners at OSH for many years. I've organized the last several of these, but I won't make OSH this year due to a hard scheduling conflict (house sale...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,270
Posted By Kevin Horton
Also keep in mind that the loads on the landing...

Also keep in mind that the loads on the landing gear and associated structure will increase with gross weight. As I understand it, RV-4s are known for buckled firewalls around where the engine mount...
Forum: Safety 06-25-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,467
Posted By Kevin Horton
The current version of FAR 23.951(b)...

The current version of FAR 23.951(b) states:



These provisions would prohibit fitting an RV with a fuel selector with a BOTH position, if it were a type-certificated aircraft, or a header tank was...
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,295
Posted By Kevin Horton
Great news! I'm happy to send more money to help...

Great news!

I'm happy to send more money to help ensure your share of the cost isn't too outrageous. How much more do you need per board to make the numbers work out?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kevin Horton
Bill - I certainly agree the static system...

Bill - I certainly agree the static system position errors are important for IFR operations due to the potential effect on indicated altitude. But, from a regulatory point of view, there is nothing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kevin Horton
I'm Kevin, Dan's long lost brother he didn't know...

I'm Kevin, Dan's long lost brother he didn't know he had ;)

I ran those cases at 4000 ft, and came up with similar results:


71 ft error for the 6 mph TAS error at 170 mph TAS.
107 ft error for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2017, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Kevin Horton
I ran the following cases through the Python...

I ran the following cases through the Python standard atmosphere and airspeed calculation routines (https://github.com/khorton/AeroCalc_Package) I created many years ago:


pressure altitude = 8000...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,360
Posted By Kevin Horton
Congrats! Good luck with the flight test...

Congrats! Good luck with the flight test program. Fly safe, and have fun.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-18-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By Kevin Horton
Offset mixture control arm source?

I'm in the midst of replacing a Sky-Tec LS starter with their inline one, and the longer inline starter interferes with my mixture control arm. I need to source an offset control arm, like this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,745
Posted By Kevin Horton
Keep in mind that each aircraft has its own...

Keep in mind that each aircraft has its own individual airspeed errors, as does each ASI. Two RVs in close formation, at the exact same airspeed could easily have ASI indications that differ by 5...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,200
Posted By Kevin Horton
You aren't going to hurt anything by pulling the...

You aren't going to hurt anything by pulling the mixture too far, even if you do it quickly. You know you are lean of peak when you feel the power decrease. If you accidentally pull it too far aft,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,597
Posted By Kevin Horton
The restaurant at Edenvale has changed ownership,...

The restaurant at Edenvale has changed ownership, but the new incarnation is even better than the previous one in my opinion. It was quite busy with local non-aviation lunch folks when we were there...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,951
Posted By Kevin Horton
You'd be fine with cables and springs on each...

You'd be fine with cables and springs on each side, as everything will be symmetrical. The problem is only present with control links on one side, if the linkage geometry isn't right (most of them...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,951
Posted By Kevin Horton
Is the geometry of the control arm designed such...

Is the geometry of the control arm designed such that the tailwheel doesn't unlock at full left rudder? This is an issue with many of the control links on the market. It could be avoided if the arm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,891
Posted By Kevin Horton
You don't have the pull the cylinder yourself. ...

You don't have the pull the cylinder yourself. Hire an experienced A&P to do the work, with you as his assistant.
Forum: Midwest 05-06-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks for the info guys. We'll be doing an...

Thanks for the info guys. We'll be doing an initial recce of the area in June, but won't be making any firm plans until my Green Card comes out the end of the sausage machine (likely sometime in...
Forum: Midwest 05-06-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Kevin Horton
RV friendly airports in Green Bay, WI area?

We hope to move to the Green Bay, WI area in 2018. We would ideally live somewhere in the area between Green Bay and Appleton. How do KGRB and KATW compare as bases for an RV? What other airports...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,607
Posted By Kevin Horton
Yes. Extra words to keep forum SW happy.

Yes.

Extra words to keep forum SW happy.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,584
Posted By Kevin Horton
Fantastic! Congratulations!! Good luck in the...

Fantastic! Congratulations!!

Good luck in the flight testing.

Fly safe. Have fun.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,607
Posted By Kevin Horton
I emailed Andair asking for size and material...

I emailed Andair asking for size and material specs for the O-rings for the GAS375 Gascolator. Jenny at Andair replied: "The ORO375's are made from Viton 75, the dimensions are 39mm diameter x 2mm...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,915
Posted By Kevin Horton
My RV-8 also has the horizontal induction, and I...

My RV-8 also has the horizontal induction, and I got some water in there once after sitting out in rain overnight. I now make it a practice to pull the prop through at least two complete revolutions...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,191
Posted By Kevin Horton
I gave up on Odyssey batteries, as the newer ones...

I gave up on Odyssey batteries, as the newer ones aren't nearly as long lasting as my first one. I was running out of room in the basement to store the dead ones.

I'm currently using a Full River...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,170
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks for the info Tom. I made a pile of...

Thanks for the info Tom. I made a pile of measurements on my steering link installation on Friday, and so I could analyze various mods to address the issue. I was thinking that the easiest fix...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2016, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,414
Posted By Kevin Horton
If you just want something that looks good, then...

If you just want something that looks good, then slit hose is great. But, if the aircraft is ever involved in an accident, and someone's head hits the edge of the glare shield, the thin edge of the...
Forum: Propellers 09-20-2016, 05:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,069
Posted By Kevin Horton
Wow - I wouldn't have predicted that 3250 rpm...

Wow - I wouldn't have predicted that 3250 rpm would lead to a failure in the valve train.
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,069
Posted By Kevin Horton
Ouch. What rpm did it hit during the overspeed,...

Ouch. What rpm did it hit during the overspeed, and how long was it up there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,304
Posted By Kevin Horton
Thanks for starting this thread Steve. It...

Thanks for starting this thread Steve. It prompted me to take a closer look at my tailwheel, with a steering arm on the left side.

I discovered that full left rudder causes the tailwheel to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-17-2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,289
Posted By Kevin Horton
Hank is airborne, about 60% of the way through...

Hank is airborne, about 60% of the way through the leg between Hawaii and California. Wishing him good luck.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-16-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,289
Posted By Kevin Horton
I can attest that if you do make it to Israel...

I can attest that if you do make it to Israel that Ariel will take very good care of you. I had the pleasure of visiting with Ariel and his wife in 1999 (too many years ago!). But, there are many...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-28-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 117,778
Posted By Kevin Horton
What's up for next year? Alert (CYLT...

What's up for next year? Alert (CYLT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alert_Airport))? It is at 82.5įN, and is the northern-most airport in the world.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,638
Posted By Kevin Horton
Congrats Ron. I'm looking forward to coming by...

Congrats Ron. I'm looking forward to coming by for a visit sometime.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 260,166
Posted By Kevin Horton
I have experience with tufts changing the...

I have experience with tufts changing the condition you are trying to see. We had a problem with what felt like it might be vortex shedding from a large cylindrical radome under the forward fuselage...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-19-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,184
Posted By Kevin Horton
You can get 3g in some good turbulence, if you...

You can get 3g in some good turbulence, if you are going fast. If it can't handle 3g, it doesn't belong in a light aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2016, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By Kevin Horton
My plans CD for the early kits shows the info you...

My plans CD for the early kits shows the info you need on plans drawing 41. I recall that there was also a drawing in the construction manual, but that may have changed over the years.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,272
Posted By Kevin Horton
There are thousands of RVs flying with acceptable...

There are thousands of RVs flying with acceptable temperatures without modifying the cowling exit. There must be some reason your engine is running hotter than normal, and it would be very wise to...
Forum: Midwest 08-14-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By Kevin Horton
We certainly won't be moving this year, as there...

We certainly won't be moving this year, as there are a lot of things to sort out first. Maybe in the second half of next year, or in 2018.

I'd be happy to help out with your flight testing, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 6,811
Posted By Kevin Horton
Ariel - perhaps you should also edit your post at...

Ariel - perhaps you should also edit your post at the start of this thread to include the link to the POH.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 6,811
Posted By Kevin Horton
Ariel's RV-8A POH is now available for download...

Ariel's RV-8A POH is now available for download from my web server:

www.kilohotel.com/rv8/ariel/RV-8A_4X-OAA_POH_Rev_C5_01-01-16.doc
Forum: Midwest 08-11-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kevin Horton
Looking at the various towns and neighbourhoods...

Looking at the various towns and neighbourhoods we want to check out, C29 is the airport that makes the most sense geographically. I'll contact them.
Forum: Midwest 08-10-2016, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kevin Horton
This sounds interesting. Thanks.

This sounds interesting. Thanks.
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By Kevin Horton
I really appreciate all the suggestions. We've...

I really appreciate all the suggestions. We've got some research to do :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-09-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 6,811
Posted By Kevin Horton
Ariel, I've got a web server with lots of room. ...

Ariel,

I've got a web server with lots of room. I could host your POH there and provide a link where it could be downloaded by anyone who wanted it. That would save your time (and possibly...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By Kevin Horton
Lacrosse is a bit further west than we are...

Lacrosse is a bit further west than we are initially thinking of, but it isn't completely out of the question. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By Kevin Horton
Lake Geneva Aire Estates and Waunakee are both...

Lake Geneva Aire Estates and Waunakee are both already on our radar. Thanks for the suggestions though.
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,832
Posted By Kevin Horton
Airport communities in southern WI?

My wife and I are pondering a possible relocation to southern WI. My wife grew up in Green Bay, but has been following me around Canada for almost 30 years. It may be time to move closer to her...
Forum: Midwest 08-09-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By Kevin Horton
Airport in Madison, WI area for two weeks?

My wife and I are planning to fly to southern WI for a couple of weeks, arriving around Sept 17 or 18. We'll rent a car, and do some touring around.

I'm looking for recommendations for a good...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 25,069
Posted By Kevin Horton
Also consider the prop. Hartzell and MT both...

Also consider the prop. Hartzell and MT both publish inspection requirements as a function of the max rpm. They also publish rpm values at which the prop should be scrapped, and that rpm could have...
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