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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,675
Posted By Berchmans
Highway

There are lots of paved strips and the majority of village strips (generally gravel) are just fine with wheel pants. Off airport or very small villages can be another story. When taxiing use minimum...
Forum: RV-4 02-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Berchmans
Shutter and more

It's cold in Alaska...in order to get my oil heat to an acceptable range I have installed the shutter system on the front of the oil cooler and a aluminum plate on the back.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,693
Posted By Berchmans
My real reason

I didn't want the scoop on the bottom of the cowl...I think it looks better without...drove me the M1B...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-03-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,426
Posted By Berchmans
Original

Doug,
Per your original question I assume that you are comparing the cost of a 320 ready to rock and roll verse a 360 that can be re-built for approximately the same price. I have been on both ends...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Berchmans
Holiday free time and maintenance lessons learn

Whenever undertaking a maintenance issue be sure and check the simple things first. By way of example I will talk about a fuel leak on one of my aircraft. Now this leak was on my Citabria on floats...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-26-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Berchmans
Plugs and or wires

I had this happen before. Everything normal but flying along in cruise just felt a slight stumble of the engine. Passenger couldn't feel it but I know my plane. Since I was headed to a remote place...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,693
Posted By Berchmans
I have a Lycoming YIO360M1B, Hartzell C/S...

I have a Lycoming YIO360M1B, Hartzell C/S prop...LOP operation puts it below 8 GPH...great engine.
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,632
Posted By Berchmans
Inverted

I fly aerobatics in my RV8 and do not spend a lot of time at negative G. I originally build the aircraft without an inverted oil system. I did learn however that seconds at negative G can lead to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-19-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,588
Posted By Berchmans
One rivet! leave it and build on. Some may...

One rivet! leave it and build on. Some may disagree...just sayin.
Forum: ADS-B 12-15-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,387
Posted By Berchmans
Compatibility

Is this unit compatible with a Bendix King KT76C transponder?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By Berchmans
wing mods

I installed wing tip lights when I built my RV8 but I think next time I would consider installation of the in wing duck works mounting kit. This kit gives a larger area for installation of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,982
Posted By Berchmans
Good on you

We will all reach that point in our flying when it is time to hang it up. There are so many neglected aircraft around my home airport because people just can't seem to let go. Only you can decide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,795
Posted By Berchmans
Break in

This can be like the debate between tail wheel v. nose wheel, but here goes. My YIO360M1B was purchased new from Lycoming and came "Broken In", it was run in the factory and ready for use on recept....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,473
Posted By Berchmans
Seat heat

I also used the product sold by flyboy accessories, sent them to Abby at Flightline Interiors and she installed when my interior was made. They should be easy to install under existing seat fabric if...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
Posted By Berchmans
Manual

I have manual trim...works great. Only need to tweak it for fuel burn, not much movement really. Would use it again.
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,959
Posted By Berchmans
Aircraft lift

The jack screw system on my lift wore out as well. I noticed metal shavings on the screw when operating the lift. Fortunately I did not suffer a complete failure of the ACME nut causing the lift to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By Berchmans
Time

I began building my RV8 in October of 2010, slow build on everything. Wife helped drive rivets...completed in September 2013, 1,350 hours start to finish. Worked only winter months...figure the next...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,357
Posted By Berchmans
conversion

Sell the 8A fuselage and buy a 8 fuselage...cost difference would be less than the conversion effort and much easier.
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,767
Posted By Berchmans
Well, I am glad to see that I am above average in...

Well, I am glad to see that I am above average in one category anyway...working of that though
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By Berchmans
throttle Quad

Be sure and sit in the plane before you locate your vernier cables. Some of us have shorter arms than others and you might find the need to loosen your shoulder harness to reach the knobs...ask me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,116
Posted By Berchmans
Fun

When I first started flying my training was in the venerable Cessna 150 and it was fun. I then purchased a 1958 172 with 145 hp Continental …took it everywhere in Alaska, actually a quite good off...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,744
Posted By Berchmans
Engine Stumble

I had a problem with engine stumbling that did not show up during any run ups or such...turned out I had a couple intermittent bad plug wires...might not be a carb problem. Only showed up in cruise...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,906
Posted By Berchmans
fun

You will find this easier than an Airfix model as the vast majority of the parts are bigger.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,237
Posted By Berchmans
Elevators?

Are the elevators in alignment? I once had a yaw problem on my float plane ( I know not related) turned out that when retracted the water rudders were out of alignment. Elevators could cause a roll...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,339
Posted By Berchmans
Tank Repair

I had a couple leaks develop as well. Used my Mark 1 Finger with disposable gloves...You can feel the application and check with mirror. No leaks and really no mess. You can get like 300 gloves for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-23-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,937
Posted By Berchmans
throttle Quad

I went with a rounded version of the van's unit. Looks great and works perfectly. I would go this route again. But personal preference is just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 707
Posted By Berchmans
Bigger tires for rougher airports

Has anyone out there put RV10 main gear tires and wheel pants on an RV8?
Forum: Photography 07-19-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,026
Posted By Berchmans
Photo site

What photo site are folks using, Photobucket now wants money to share photos...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-13-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By Berchmans
Differences

The M1B has horizontal induction...I believe that the B1B does not...I think the B1B requires the chin scope where the M1B does not have a chin scope on the cowl.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,258
Posted By Berchmans
Hinges

I used a dremel tool to remove a couple of the hinge eyelets on both hinges so no need to actually install two separate pieces...worked great. Then there is no need to use the Cherry Max here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 97,363
Posted By Berchmans
Dis-similar metals

Why not use a piece of Aluminium tubing?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,978
Posted By Berchmans
Pitot lines

As you are running the Pitot lines be sure that they do not run directly over the center of the bolts that hold the fuel tank brackets in place. If you ever need t remove the tanks this can be a...
Forum: ADS-B 04-03-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,957
Posted By Berchmans
my turn

My current transponder is a King KT76C with a Dynon FlightDEK 180 Installed. will this fit the panel cutout for the 76C and what else do I need to be compliant for out?

My current Altitude Encoder...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-31-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,511
Posted By Berchmans
Second Seatbelt for Aerobatics

What have people done out there for installation of a second seatbelt for aerobatics that pass the IAC requirements of a separate attachment point?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,665
Posted By Berchmans
Interesting

Very interesting latch you have there. I am a little suspect that the latch as shown might not be robust enough for the air pressure that will be applied to the oil door in flight however. I had...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Berchmans
Good Enough

I would say that's good enough and unlikely to have any impact on how the plane flys. If your worried about how it looks parked remember your flaps will always be down when parked.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 47,043
Posted By Berchmans
Your choice

I land by 8 both ways...sometimes wheel, sometimes 3 point, depends on what I feel is appropriate to the situation. On the 3 point I actually like to have the tail wheel touch just a bit before the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,218
Posted By Berchmans
My Choice

I built an RV8 slow build kit. I plan on doing it again and would still go slow build. My reasoning is that I really enjoy the process and working with my hands. If you are a hands on kind of guy I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-30-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,798
Posted By Berchmans
Speeds

Here is a good start...180 HP XIO360 M1B with Hartzell C/S Prop
Speed – Solo Weight
Top Speed 204 MPH *____________________
Cruise 75% power @ 8000 ft: 195 MPH *____________________
Cruise 55%...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-28-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,428
Posted By Berchmans
W&B

Sent to the gents above...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 386,723
Posted By Berchmans
On the Ground in Talkeetna

http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh606/Berchmans/1ea8239c-6e8c-45af-94e2-a9b08c51829a_zps665ac2f5.jpg...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2016, 10:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,431
Posted By Berchmans
470

I have a very basic RV 8 and have tweaked the W&B to approximate the 470 engine, added 50 lb each to the main wheel weight and 9 lb to the tailwheel. My estimate is that with full fuel and a 200 lb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,970
Posted By Berchmans
I also strongly recommend purchasing the legal...

I also strongly recommend purchasing the legal services through AOPA...it's worth every dime.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,465
Posted By Berchmans
The Old Joke

The old joke about lycomings is that if they isn't a small leak somewhere you should check to be sure that the engine has oil.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,277
Posted By Berchmans
Nice

Nice show in what looked like breezy conditions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By Berchmans
Very cool

Just passed 2,500 myself and self funded...only 130 in RV8 however, rest in variety of aircraft. 670 on floats.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,272
Posted By Berchmans
Wow

Speechless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,272
Posted By Berchmans
Jonathan, Wow....wood in the fuel tank!...must be...

Jonathan, Wow....wood in the fuel tank!...must be really careful with assuming a partially completed project...has worked out so far anyway. Have fun building the new tank
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,272
Posted By Berchmans
Condition inspection find

I just completed the condition inspection on my RV8 and thought I would pass on an interesting find. Everything with the aircraft was found to be just fine during the inspection except for the aft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By Berchmans
AERA 660 and Dynon FlightDEK 180

Has anyone interfaced the AERA 660 with Dynon FlightDEK 180 yet? I have both and there are two data out and two data in lines from the AERA 660. The documentation on the Dynon indicates that it can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,154
Posted By Berchmans
Throttle Quadrant

I recommend using the round top version of the throttle quadrant rather than the flat top version. The flat top version sits a little low in the mounting hole and simply does not look as good. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Berchmans
Seatbelt Ratchet Attachment

I have an RV8 and am looking at installing seatbelt ratchet to get them nice and tight for inverted flight. I am sure this has already been done but would appreciate any advice or photos on...
Forum: Safety 08-15-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,338
Posted By Berchmans
Truckers Hitch

The Truckers hitch works great for tying down aircraft, I have used it for many years. It is very easy to get the lines nice and tight. Also works for tying a canoe on top of your car or external...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Berchmans
Full ? Kits

The kits offered are well worth the money and are a great starting point but like everyone else has said you will buy more tools throughout the build. Always get the correct tool and don't try and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,323
Posted By Berchmans
I am going to do this someday...wife is going to...

I am going to do this someday...wife is going to kill me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 862,069
Posted By Berchmans
Not much else to say...Sweet...

Not much else to say...Sweet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 95,661
Posted By Berchmans
SB complied with

Inspection completed last night...129 hours of operation, no anomalies found.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,508
Posted By Berchmans
After thought

I too assembled the front floor pan/foot wells as per the drawings and it does take a bit of flexing to get it in and out. If you have painted interior you will have be extra careful not to scratch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-20-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,683
Posted By Berchmans
Audio

Appendix D in the Dynon installation guide explains Audio settings.
Forum: Safety 05-11-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,374
Posted By Berchmans
Complied

I picked up my replace stick today...it's about 3/8ths of an inch longer than the original and the markings have been move that corresponding difference. Wow, this seems like a tempest in a teapot as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-09-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,111
Posted By Berchmans
Valdez Fly In

The annual Valdez Fly In was May 6th through the 8th this year. My wife and I flew our RV8 in for the big day, May 7th. It was a beautiful clear day for a flight through the Chugach Mountains and...
Forum: Safety 05-02-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,374
Posted By Berchmans
Just asking, why not recalibrate the non...

Just asking, why not recalibrate the non conforming stick?
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