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Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-19-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thank you VAFers

I love the wisdom of the crowd!

Much thanks for the suggestions. I have the last 10 day of September reserved for this trip. Will report back upon return.

Best,
MD
Forum: West (and Southwest) 08-17-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By drill_and_buck
Suggested Routes KCNM to KPGA & Monument Valley

I am currently planning a trip which includes a segment from Carlsbad to Page Arizona, inclusive of touring Monument Valley and other point of interests.

For pilots who have flown in that area...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-24-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,443
Posted By drill_and_buck
Left unresolved, a broken hanger can cause bigger...

Left unresolved, a broken hanger can cause bigger problems. A good reminder to give each pipe a wiggle test as part of your preflight procedures.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By drill_and_buck
i got mine from Van's. Give them a call and they...

i got mine from Van's. Give them a call and they will take care of you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,435
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 what Scott said! Find some Aerobatic...

+1 what Scott said!

Find some Aerobatic training, take the basic course (at least 10 hours). Tons of fun! It will take the mystery out of stalls, spins, and unusual attitudes. A good...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By drill_and_buck
For me personally I find that information density...

For me personally I find that information density impacts situational awareness. I.E. The more information there is on a screen, the less I see. I have an RV-8 with 3 screens, each with a dedicated...
Forum: Safety 04-23-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,948
Posted By drill_and_buck
This is an excellent video and good reason why...

This is an excellent video and good reason why RVers should get some training in basic aerobatics and unusual recovery. Note the difference in recovery procedures. The instructor smoothly rolled...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 35,890
Posted By drill_and_buck
This is an excellent video and good reason why...

This is an excellent video and good reason why RVers should get some training in basic aerobatics and unusual recovery. Note the difference in recovery procedures. The instructor smoothly rolled...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By drill_and_buck
Charles, I have a similar setup with the...

Charles,
I have a similar setup with the exception of the prop (Hartzell). Here are my observations.

On a cold day, if I climb with a high angle of attack, my fuel pressure (not fuel flow) will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By drill_and_buck
I relocated the heater valve to the right hand...

I relocated the heater valve to the right hand side of the firewall, in line with a large eyeball vent on the aft wall of the front baggage area.
This provides a bit more control on where you want to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,157
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1 ... What Andy said. I originally installed...

+1 ... What Andy said. I originally installed two heater valves to two different heat muffs. One was right of center on the floor abd the other was plumbed to an eyeball vent attached the baggage...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By drill_and_buck
FWIW below is my experience in addressing a heavy...

FWIW below is my experience in addressing a heavy wing in two different instances:

When I was in Phase 1 testing I had a heavy left wing. My aileron was not warped, was aligned with the flap, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By drill_and_buck
Get an annual condition checklist and use that as...

Get an annual condition checklist and use that as your guide. For example in the engine compartment you will be removing and reinstalling your spark plugs. You will need new copper washers. If you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,041
Posted By drill_and_buck
http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/rv4-rv8 did...

http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/rv4-rv8 did my heated seats. The front seat comes with an additional wedge that can easily included/excluded.

Still loving them.

MD
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By drill_and_buck
Welcome to the neighborhood Peter! CJ and share...

Welcome to the neighborhood Peter!

CJ and share a hangar, at KPYM. Let us know how we can assist!

Best,
MD
Forum: Northeast 01-17-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By drill_and_buck
Welcome to Beantown Roger, I built and own the...

Welcome to Beantown Roger,

I built and own the RV-8 behind the picture of the Jeep. Happy to share my knowledge and experience. Drop by KPYM when you get situated.

As noted, on a scale of 1 to...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-14-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,881
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hmmmm, interesting puzzle Given: 1. No reading...

Hmmmm, interesting puzzle

Given:
1. No reading from the OP gauge
2. Low oil pressure light never went off
You have two separate sensors, that share the Oil Pressure port on the manifold, telling...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-09-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 24,238
Posted By drill_and_buck
Dual P-Mags, 6 years, 650+ hours

A few data points and opinions. I was an early adopter of dual P-mags and have been running them for 6 years and over 600 hours. I had a few teething issues in 2011 during my phase 1 testing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,619
Posted By drill_and_buck
Bring an air...

Bring an air...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,464
Posted By drill_and_buck
FWIW I have seen a few unusual screen behaviours...

FWIW I have seen a few unusual screen behaviours on the D-100 series that were caused by bad grounds to EMS sensors. However, they were isolated to specific section of the screen. What you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,305
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Mike, I have an RV-8 with a Bell tailwheel...

Hi Mike,
I have an RV-8 with a Bell tailwheel fork and the lightweight tailwheel replacement sold by Vans. I've been using a Tailwheel Transporter II for over 3 years and love it. Both my hangar...
Forum: Northeast 05-21-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By drill_and_buck
Brian, I use to fly into Marlboro (9b1)...

Brian,
I use to fly into Marlboro (9b1) frequently in my PA-11 when I worked in the area. This is not your typical 1600 x 40 runway. It is absolutely doable in an RV but you need to bring your A...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-15-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By drill_and_buck
204 inch pounds. Don't forget to replace the...

204 inch pounds. Don't forget to replace the star lock washer with a new one
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
AOA
Views: 2,691
Posted By drill_and_buck
+1, I have the AOA sport version mounted on th...

+1, I have the AOA sport version mounted on th top of my RV-8 glareshield. It too has been running great for 5+ years. I would consider an AOA to be a must have instrument for any RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By drill_and_buck
Interesting observation.. This doesn't answer...

Interesting observation..

This doesn't answer your question but here is another data point to consider. At KOSH I was speaking to the IFlygps folks about how they render their radar images. I was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,145
Posted By drill_and_buck
What David and others said. I too have a Todd's...

What David and others said.

I too have a Todd's canopy and used Sikaflex to bond the canopy to the frame. The aft end of the skirt took some surgery to get a good fit.

I recall getting a tip...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-31-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By drill_and_buck
Pierre, IFR plans were a requirement for entry...

Pierre,
IFR plans were a requirement for entry into Cuba.
MD
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-30-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,420
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thumbs up +1 on recommending Jim Parker. I flew with the...

+1 on recommending Jim Parker. I flew with the COPA group to Havana two weeks ago on a trip that Jim planned. Jim's attention to detail in the planning and execution of the trip made it a very...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,214
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thanks Steve, Nice to know that there are some...

Thanks Steve,

Nice to know that there are some anti-seize applications that can cause corrosion and embrittlement! The next time I go to the hangar I'll look up the MSDS of the anti-seize I bought...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,214
Posted By drill_and_buck
I like that idea. I am thinking that is why the...

I like that idea. I am thinking that is why the flange failed. Any pics of an RV-8 with hangers attached to the engine case? The original instructions I received called for the setup I installed.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,214
Posted By drill_and_buck
I asked myself the same question. Cause and...

I asked myself the same question. Cause and effect or coincidence? The flange would have had to fail in order for it to slip over the flare.

Yes I am sure that the joint was properly assembled. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,214
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Brad, Yes, this is really a head scratcher. ...

Hi Brad,
Yes, this is really a head scratcher. No distortion of the bolt holes on the remaining flange. The flange would have had to fail in order to slip over the flare. What I can't understand...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,214
Posted By drill_and_buck
RV-8 Exhaust System Failure

Today I had an inexplicable failure on my Vetterman exhaust system. Up until today I have had 460 trouble free hours. I bought this from Larry around 2007. First flight was in November 2011. At...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By drill_and_buck
What Bruce said! I would highly recommend that...

What Bruce said!

I would highly recommend that you either build or buy a rotisserie jig for your RV-8 fuse. Rotating the fuse 90 degrees from the upright position provides easy access to floors,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By drill_and_buck
Ha, thanks Vlad. I love your route to W....

Ha, thanks Vlad. I love your route to W. Virginia.

Way to warm last year for Alton Bay. Hope to see you there this year or at Rangely with CJ and the gang!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thumbs up Thanks John! I feel fortunate our paths...

Thanks John!

I feel fortunate our paths crossed and that we own that little piece of RV heaven in the NE corner of PYM.

One of the benefits of building and flying RVs is meeting like minded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By drill_and_buck
RV-8 5 year Pirep

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/922/EmPcWH.jpg

5 years ago today N468RV had its first flight. When I was building the 8 it would have been impossible for me to predict the experience,...
Forum: Safety 11-07-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,339
Posted By drill_and_buck
Dan, Great post! Glad to hear that it ended...

Dan,
Great post! Glad to hear that it ended well.

It is experiences like the one you described that helps us fly with a degree of humility. I don't always enjoy eating a serving of humble pie but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By drill_and_buck
Thank you Arnie!

Thank you Arnie!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2016, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By drill_and_buck
Van's caps & toques

Last month there was a vendor on advertising VAF Richardson River Caps and Toques for sale. The post has been deleted. For those who ordered a cap, can you post the contact information?
Tks!
MD
Forum: Safety 10-01-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,139
Posted By drill_and_buck
Vlad, Fascinating! You have one smoking hot...

Vlad,
Fascinating!

You have one smoking hot airplane! You'll just have to fly inverted to avoid additional burn marks while in cruise. :D
Forum: Propellers 08-28-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 29,835
Posted By drill_and_buck
I was not aware of this. Is this true for...

I was not aware of this. Is this true for aircraft registered in the experimental category? Does this mean that if my alternator or my electronic ignition equipment fails in flight I am obligated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2016, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,446
Posted By drill_and_buck
I had a blue fuel streak on the bottom of my...

I had a blue fuel streak on the bottom of my wing. The only thing I found that would remove it was Lacquer Thinner. Didn't harm the paint at all (test first)
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,716
Posted By drill_and_buck
Will be a great weekend for this fly-in. A few...

Will be a great weekend for this fly-in. A few of us from the KPYM area will be attending.

Who else is going?
Forum: Northeast 08-19-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,398
Posted By drill_and_buck
Flight of 3 planning to attend from the KPYM...

Flight of 3 planning to attend from the KPYM area. Can you provide some info on suggested arrival times and any schedule of events?

Looking forward to it!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-13-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,860
Posted By drill_and_buck
I'm in, looking forward to it!

I'm in, looking forward to it!
Forum: Northeast 06-26-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,205
Posted By drill_and_buck
Talking One of funniest transmissions overheard at the KPYM RV gathering

One of the funniest transmissions I overheard on the frequency at the RV gathering occurred at the end of the day. Late afternoon Captain John suggested a flight to KAFN for ice cream at Kimball...
Forum: Northeast 06-02-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,681
Posted By drill_and_buck
Hi Mike, Saturday looks like a great day to fly...

Hi Mike,
Saturday looks like a great day to fly north, count me in!

Where on the field are you located?
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-25-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,167
Posted By drill_and_buck
Tom, I would second the recommendation of renting...

Tom,
I would second the recommendation of renting while training. The RV series are well performing, well behaved airplanes. However, they were not designed as a primary trainer. They are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,916
Posted By drill_and_buck
What Andy said. I have mine in the same...

What Andy said.

I have mine in the same location. Hand is on the throttle and with minimal motion you can adjust the trim. Any other location would be disruptive.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2016, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,099
Posted By drill_and_buck
Same as above, 74" with Grove gear. No issues...

Same as above, 74" with Grove gear. No issues other than hearing complaints from my fellow pilots about flying too fast :)
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2016, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,673
Posted By drill_and_buck
I use an RC model electric fuel pump to both suck...

I use an RC model electric fuel pump to both suck out the old fluid and pump in the new. To fill or extract connect the pump to the caliper.

I have a modified brake reservoir cap with a hose that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2016, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,583
Posted By drill_and_buck
Broken or cracked pushrod retainer spring?? ...

Broken or cracked pushrod retainer spring?? Common occurrence on 2006/8 vintage ECI cylinders.
Forum: Propellers 03-13-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By drill_and_buck
Clearly the state of confusion. :)

Clearly the state of confusion. :)
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-13-2016, 03:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,138
Posted By drill_and_buck
Easiest way to orient Pmag blast tube

Not my idea, copied from someone else on VAF. Simple to install, works great. Easiest way to keep a blast tube pointed to the neck of the Pmag is to use some safety wire. Run a loop of safety wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2016, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,733
Posted By drill_and_buck
I wouldn't consider that to be acceptable. On...

I wouldn't consider that to be acceptable.

On my TMXO360 install I just used a split ring lock washer. Try that and see if you can get some threads exposed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 951
Posted By drill_and_buck
I used them during my build, they make great...

I used them during my build, they make great rivet containers. Drill a hole in the lid and you can shake a few out at time. Knock the container over and you don't have to worry about scattering a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2016, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,790
Posted By drill_and_buck
Mike Busch has some good recommendations on the...

Mike Busch has some good recommendations on the best way to diagnose an engine problem.

Ignition Stress Test
Mixture Distribution Test
Induction Leak Test

Details can be found here...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-03-2016, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,485
Posted By drill_and_buck
Frustrating, watching a D-120 download data for...

Frustrating, watching a D-120 download data for two hours! I have a D-100 and D-120 and perform that function regularly. What about the other functions that you can perform when the PC is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2015, 03:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,253
Posted By drill_and_buck
Not really. If you try searching for "aero...

Not really. If you try searching for "aero shields" on VAF, you won't find much of anything.

I too am curious to hear about any 8s flying with Aero Shields. The Koeger sunshade for the 8 is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,174
Posted By drill_and_buck
It doesn't need to be glued, it is a friction...

It doesn't need to be glued, it is a friction fit. I believe the gap is called out in the plans. It does require some finesse to install, particularly around the leading edge. This is one of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,221
Posted By drill_and_buck
Best Christmas gift? CAVU, a day off and a full...

Best Christmas gift? CAVU, a day off and a full tank of gas!!
:)
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