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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By olyolson
Trim

Ok never mind......
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By olyolson
Ray Allen trim Indicators

Bevan,

If you have the older style trim indicators they are prone to failing and intermittent operation. The newer RP4 color LED indicators are a totally new design. See my post below to another VAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By olyolson
Trim indication

Dale,

I don't know what trim indicator you have in the RV-12. It may be internal to an EFIS or maybe the older individual Ray Allen trim indicators like I had for the elevator & aileron trim. My...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,715
Posted By olyolson
Very sad to hear, I just talked to him this past...

Very sad to hear, I just talked to him this past Weds about my panel. He was very gracious with his time and gave me some good insight and made some great recommendations. I saw him perform once,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By olyolson
Audio Panel

Thanks Jon,

I don't plan on putting the cameras on the wings. I have some Go Pro tube rollbar type mounts that fit perfect on the RV-8 rollbar and the VIRB mounts allow some pretty good flexibility....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By olyolson
Garmin 245

Well that's all good news indeed, thanks for the replies. It was suggested to use a small Bluetooth receiver to plug into the headset jack but I don't want to have to charge it all the time. I put...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By olyolson
WTB Garmin 245 Audio Panel

I have a Garmin 240 audio panel in my RV-8. I am updating the panel and am considering replacing the 240 with a 245 so I can have Bluetooth music in the intercom. Would I have to replace the rack or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 647,241
Posted By olyolson
Carbon panel

Jon,

Starting to remove the center panel on my -8 to do a carbon fiber layup. Was going to send to Stein to have them use real carbon fiber ($$$). When I did the carbon fiber tape wrap on the RV-4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By olyolson
Flap tape

Warren,

If I do that is there still enough room to get underneath the rear skin to put the flap tape underneath?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By olyolson
Flap tape

Thanks for the great replies. That eraser is exactly what I was looking for, heard great results.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 786
Posted By olyolson
Removing flap tape

The flap tape on my-8 was installed on the top of the flap many years ago and needs to be removed as it has turned yellow and brittle with age. I plan on taking the flaps off and doing it on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-07-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By olyolson
Containers

Larry,

If the ones in the back with the green lids are plastic Iíll take the lot.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-06-2018, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By olyolson
Oil dipstick

Looking for a 75736 oil dipstick with the oil quantity markings stamped on the stick. PM sent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By olyolson
Oil dipstick

Good info but where can I get a dipstick?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By olyolson
Oil dipstick tube

I have a Lycoming IO-360 B1B that has no valid marking stamps on the dipstick to indicate oil quantity. The only stamp is towards the bottom with an "8" and obviously this won't work. I bought the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,626
Posted By olyolson
Garmin 430W

Very first post on the forum and selling an expensive item, hmmm... Don't think anyone will be interested unless someone can vouch for this seller.

BUYER BEWARE...... But if legit that's not a bad...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 275
Posted By olyolson
FS- Trutrak Gemini PFD

Gemini PFD removed from panel & sent to Trutrak for refurbishment prior to selling. Want to make sure all updates are good & great shape before selling. Moving in another direction on the panel and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By olyolson
Fuel cap engraving

These guys do fuel cap engraving:

http://www.engravers.net/index.html
Forum: ADS-B 08-22-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By olyolson
GTX 335

If you happen to have a Garmin G5 you donít need an encoder, you can pull the altitude off the G5 with an RS232 output to the GTX 335 RS 232 input.
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By olyolson
RV-4

Yes you should make sure itís registered with Vanís if you ever want to buy any RV specific parts that only Vanís sells. I donít think you can buy RV parts until Vanís has your plane in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By olyolson
Contact info

Perfect, thanks Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 ďSmokeyĒ

Canít find any contact info for Don MacNamara. I probably misspelled his name. He built a beautiful RV-8 that looked like an F-14 on the outside and an F-16 cockpit on the inside. I need help trying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,213
Posted By olyolson
Portland

Absolutely visit the Evergeen Air Museum, this is one of the best. And Powell’s book store, Pittock Mansion and since you are in Portland YOU HAVE TO GO TO Deschutes brewery downtown. Good food, good...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-13-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By olyolson
Correct- the round Aluminum inlets are mounted on...

Correct- the round Aluminum inlets are mounted on the cowl and funnels the air into the front of the engine. The baffle seals are pretty tight and careful sealing of any other small areas with black...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By olyolson
Sam James Cowl & Standard baffles

Pictures requested by dwranda, below shots of the standard Vans baffle kit in a Sam James Cowl- no issues, normal temps all...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By olyolson
Plenum

F1R,

I used to have a plenum on my IO-360 under a Sam James Cowl. Like you I always disliked doing the annual beacause it took forever to remove the bizillion screws on the plenum. And I’m not even...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,339
Posted By olyolson
Starter/battery/solenoids

I had similar issues when I bought my RV-4. It has an AEIO-360 and a Hartzell constant speed prop. It was woefully inadequate during start and sometimes it would barely go past a compression stroke....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By olyolson
Bearings

David,

Just confirming that Gil is correct. The upper rod end bearings are the standard looking ones and attach into the flap actuators in the cockpit. The lower rod end bearings do have a stud...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Vents

Jordie,

I am out of town for about a week but I think I have some in the hangar. No guarantees cause I haven’t looked at them in a while and don’t know how many I have or what kind of condition they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 wheelpant bolts

Oops guess I should have clarified. Mine are the two piece pressure recovery wheelpants. The bolt is the outside one that goes through the bracket and attaches the wheelpant bracket to the threaded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By olyolson
Pressure Recovery Wheelpant Bolt

My RV-4 wheelpants are mounted to the wheels with undrilled bolts. Even though I have lock washers on them, these I understand are supposed to be drilled bolts safety wired to the wheel pant bracket....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By olyolson
EarthX

Kathy,

Outstanding news and a pre congratulations indeed! I have the ETX 900 and have been nothing but pleased with the battery. It stays charged all the time in the hangar and I have never had my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By olyolson
Audio cable

Bill,

Contact Pilot Communications USA and talk to a guy named Par Akradi. You can e-mail him directly at info@pilot-usa.com. You can also visit his website below for more...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By olyolson
VIRB 360

I use the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 to take inflight video and am able to use a patch cord from Pilot Communications to plug into the aircraft audio and power from a portable usb battery simultaneously....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-13-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,539
Posted By olyolson
Electronic ignition

Wow thanks for the great replies guys. Thinking about putting something on one side of a new Angle valve IO-360. I hesitant to say this but the Emag seems to be the easiest to install but having only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-13-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,539
Posted By olyolson
Electronic ignition

Lots of products to choose from- SDS, Electroair, Lightspeed, Lasar, Plasma, Emag and probably lots more I haven't heard of. Been using mags forever and they seem to work just fine. Granted they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,676
Posted By olyolson
Congrats

Nice job, love the paint scheme
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,089
Posted By olyolson
RV-7A

Jim,

I think you know the answer to this riddle. "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". Yes tail wheel flying is challenging and fun but if your wife is uncomfortable and wants a nose wheel then...
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By olyolson
50 gallons of AVGAS

Amir,

Please solve the mystery, where did the 50 gallons go? If someone did the "five finger discount" did you ever figure out who stole it and how they got in your hangar?
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,878
Posted By olyolson
Preflight

I agree with both Axel and David. Let's not jump the gun and criticize unless we know all the facts but if someone wants to act like an idiot who am I to stop them, "whatever melts your butter".......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,908
Posted By olyolson
Video camera

My two cents:

I've used the Go Pro up to the Hero 3 model and agree with comments about the battery life. It really does eat batteries and a full charge usually lasted me only one flight of 30-45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,688
Posted By olyolson
Clarity Aloft vs QT Halo

I have an AKG AV100 ANR headset that I really like. Iíve been considering one of the really lightweight headsets. Since my music is hard wired into the GTR 200, these lighter headset versions should...
Forum: GPS 05-29-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,510
Posted By olyolson
Aera 660 Screenshots

Is there a way to have the photo screenshot enabled all the time with the micro SD card installed? I keep having to go into the setup pages and enable it every time I power up the 660.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Ferry pilot

You might want to contact the Bulldog RV Formation guys, they are in the Little Rock area.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,299
Posted By olyolson
Starter

I have an AEIO-360 & C/S on my -4 and had a Skytec lightweight 149 on it. After 3 starters barely cranking and frying themselves I switched to a 149NL high torque starter with no issues since. No...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-08-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By olyolson
Turbine

Terry,

Great concept and exciting for the homebuilt market for sure. BUT- they have a contract with the military so I don't think us homebuilt guys are gonna have the deep pockets the government...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,877
Posted By olyolson
Avio LEDs

Looks promising at $330 a pair (+$50 shipping), donít know if US residents pay VAT as well. Even so, thatís less than half the price of the Whelen Orion 600 Iíve been considering for an upgrade for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,068
Posted By olyolson
LED Hangar lights

I picked up some LED lights from Sam’s Club for the hangar and have been very happy with them. No noise, bright light, easy to install and you can link them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,305
Posted By olyolson
Brake reservoir Cap

Firewall for all the reasons in above posts. When servicing I don't think you'd want to clean up any spills in the cockpit. As previously stated, firewall is easier to wipe down. The reservoir cap as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By olyolson
GT-50 Flight Data Systems

- If anyone is using a GT-50, how do you like it?

- Is the case threaded for screws or does it require separate mounting hardware?

- If you’re not using yours let me know, thinking about installing...
Forum: RV-4 02-23-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Rollbar

I checked out the Showplanes website but I’m out of town this weekend so I can’t measure my rollbar to compare. Just looking at the picture it looks like I could cut my rollbar off just above the...
Forum: RV-4 02-22-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Rollbar

My Rollbar is getting a bit chipped so I decided to take it off and repaint it. Then I thought, what the heck why don't I have it powdercoated. Then I remembered seeing some guys with a really nice...
Forum: Autopilots 02-12-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,927
Posted By olyolson
G5 & Trio

Andy,

You will like the G5 setup and you can even get a single or dual flush mount to make the panel look really nice. I have a magnetometer for my single G5 (with backup battery) and have ditched...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By olyolson
Oil

My engine is similar, anything over 6 on the dipstick just dumps out. So I just check that I have no more than 6 and never have any oil on the belly.
Forum: RV-10 02-01-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,229
Posted By olyolson
Oil filter drain tool

I know it's a little thread drift but since it's already sidetracked- I saw an oil filter drain tool on Acft Spruce, anybody ever used this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,099
Posted By olyolson
Cracks

Also hit the wrong button. Sikalex, no cracks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,143
Posted By olyolson
Cargo pods

There is a company I saw on the web that makes them for ultralights. They are mounted backwards from the way we would mount them on an RV (up vs down). You could probably contact the company to make...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-13-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,997
Posted By olyolson
Engine heater

I have an engine heater I turn on with the identical Switchbox discussed above. I got it used here on the Forum for $200. Yes you have to get a T-mobile account but it only costs $3/mo to use it....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,282
Posted By olyolson
Nicely said Snowflake and JonJay

Nicely said Snowflake and JonJay
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By olyolson
G5

Hi Doug,

Ref your post above, I too started with a steam gauge panel with all round instruments. I liked the look but eventually eliminated all the vacuum stuff saving some considerable weight....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By olyolson
G5

You know they fit in a standard 3 1/8" instrument hole right?
Forum: COMM 12-30-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,460
Posted By olyolson
Headset

Larry,

Get the gel seal ear ups and do yourself a favor and install the LEMO plugs in the airplane. I have LEMO plugs in the front and back and don't have to worry about batteries anymore. Granted I...
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