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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By Robert Anglin
Nice.

Good choice. They are rear, but I was just talking to A.F.P. and was told they are still being made now by Contie. We have one and sorry, it is just like our Prince we would not give it up. I flew a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Robert Anglin
If it helps.

If it helps, we use both the G3X and a Hobbs. As has been said above the GDU can be configured to do what you wish, but we like to have a Hobbs on a presser switch to keep track of our oil changes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,312
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

I can still remember D.R. coming to the Beacon with his camera before he quit his day job and eating a burger wanting to get started on an RV. Us too for that matter, as we would drive up from...
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,676
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

I agree with Mell on this one. We have a Prince and love it, but it was one of the older carbon over wood props. It had the older legging edge protectors and found a few good sized stones a couple of...
Forum: Propellers 12-05-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Robert Anglin
Glen, when you put a 3 1/2'" thick wood prop, a...

Glen, when you put a 3 1/2'" thick wood prop, a 3/4" crush-plate, spinner bulkheads, and washers into the stack-up, the bolts or long as you ask.
I would have to size them again after all these...
Forum: Propellers 12-04-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By Robert Anglin
No problem.

We have found no problem in getting parts. We use a 2 1/4" spacer for a Prince prop. We did buy the spacer and bolts from Saber for both the spacer to engine and the prop to spacer make-up. Van's had...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-03-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,505
Posted By Robert Anglin
+1 for 305-307.

We like having the controller as it makes things go so much better to set up before take-off and in flight. As the soft wear has been updated the 305 does as good as the 307 now with the Alt. inputs...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-01-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

I do not remember off hand the date of the change but it would have been in the early 2,000's 2-3-4 or 5. I would have to look at my build log. I flew with John in number two just a few weeks before...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Robert Anglin
Same here.

We did the testing with cases of oil and cases of drinks so we would be able to use it up and not have sand or corrosives in the plain. As best I can remember we loaded to 50 lbs. over gross, 15 Lbs....
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto.

We have found the same thing here, as we have a 10" G3X to the right of center in ours. With the Safe Air 1 connectors on the ADHAR and nice plugs for some of the wires, the panel come out with in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes

If you are Infer-Red the gloves do not have to be touch, they can be standard Mil. spec.. The regular tough screens will sometimes work a little with the none touch screen gloves, but the touch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep, that is true, That is why I put the close in...

Yep, that is true, That is why I put the close in there some where. You have a good point and it is one that is not right for everyone. And I do not recommend it to anyone. And if I am VFR, I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,282
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

We have test flown up to class A, but not above with our little 8. The aircraft has very good handling and is comfortable to fly with a good reserve of power and climb at that D.A. and level. In one...
Forum: Propellers 11-10-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 1

This is a common problem. I talked to the guys from Dynavibe up at KOSH this year and asked the question of we can't seem to find a person out in the field that knows or seems to know how to do a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,281
Posted By Robert Anglin
As you see it.

A long time ago, Van's used the first set in the format to be the model number, but some where down the line they started using the full number as your SN. Example when I started building my SN #...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes and No.

Yes there are specs for everything. There not much pressure on a drain plug or finger screen plug. 3 to 4" of oil in the pan is not a lot of weight. If you use a good seal "washer, gasket, what ever"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By Robert Anglin
Some change.

We had put the factory ports and tubing in to start with, but did not like the way the pop-rivets made-up to the tubing. Once we had chosen a Garmin pitot with AOA in it we went back and changed the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 1 here.

Yep we have seen the same thing. I had put a fill of epoxy in the bend at the bottom curve on the gear leg to help hold it in place at the bend. In the first 15-20 hours that spot just above the fill...
Forum: Canada 10-20-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,001
Posted By Robert Anglin
Two points here.

I do not have a dog in this fight. As we have an 8, but you answer your own question by asking for two things. Travel and cost to operate. Both the 12 and the 9 are very good aircraft, I have friends...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-20-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes and No.

We run the E.C.I. tapered cylinders and the "X" seats and guides. I do not know for sure but E.C.I. I think from 10-15 yeas ago said that the air flow was improved by, I don't recall exactly maybe...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-18-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,936
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mel has it.

Mel has it and Catto is one of the best going on RV's these days. I might mention White House OH. however as the prop that come out of Prince for our RV's are also a good choice. They have been at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,270
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes this is a concern. However it has been done...

Yes this is a concern. However it has been done for many years that if you have an engine that is torn down to inspect or needs a jug taken off for some reason. There are tools to clean the ring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-16-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,270
Posted By Robert Anglin
You are correct. This comes from the old days...

You are correct. This comes from the old days when we had to ridge ream a cylinder before removing a piston on a well worn engine. If we did not we risked damaging a ring by catching it on the ridge...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,588
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure Thing.

The only thing we have to fear is ----------------. Step off the curb and start taking steps. You are in good company and we have all gone through it.
Welcome to the fun and frustration of such...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Robert Anglin
Moh. has it here. +1

This is one of those little adjustments you will be making every annual or two. You will get used to it. As Moh. has set out, pulling back nice and smooth to see where it starts to die you will find...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 623
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your fine.

As has been said above a light wood prop does need a little more RPM at idle set to be smooth and stay running better. A nice heavy metal prop is kind of like a fly-wheel and can stay smooth with...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,703
Posted By Robert Anglin
cost,time, fun and usage.

We went through this for a long term gain over what we were used to setting behind. As an old steam gage driver, I had to think long and hard about teaching an old dog new tricks. After a lot of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,575
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not much to add.

As all the good advice above has it. I will just tell you we run an IO-360 with 9:1 ratio pistons in it. We use 100LL and 92-93 UL with no "E" in it and mix them about 50/50 for the most part. In...
Forum: Safety 10-07-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Robert Anglin
Another spot to look.

It has been posted on this sight quite a few times that one of the issues that happens with the Matco cylinders is that they don't return all the way to the top of the travel so the poppet valve will...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 979
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep

We had a cold day in the hangar many years back and needed to stay busy with out handling cold meatal, so we counted rivets for a little fun. Just rivets in the 8 came out to around 15,000. We...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just an idea.

I know we all want to save the cost where we can, but just an idea here.
If you are in the meddle of a rebuild, order a new adjustable valve an be done with it so you don't have to ever mess with the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-03-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,124
Posted By Robert Anglin
No change.

We have them and they are the same other than the bigger pocket for the landing lights in the newer type. We put the RV- style landing lights in the smaller pocket and it work well that way with them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

There are a number of lights you can put in place of the ones you have installed now. The ones you have are the style that is used in the RV-10 light kit from Van's. We Have them in our RV-8 wing...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-02-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Robert Anglin
2 penneys.

Our two cents would be just like above. I have a set of 25 foot jumper cables made up with a Cessna plug on one end and a set of car type spring clamps on the other end. Those are made with #4...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Robert Anglin
Any thing is can be done..

This has been done a couple of times if I remember and in both cases it was said that they would not do it again if they had known it was going to be so hard and take so long and cost so much. It is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,913
Posted By Robert Anglin
Us too.

We took ours back off before the aircraft even had its first flight. The job took time, but knowing that it is done and we have it in the log book we feel a lot safer with the extra spar...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,314
Posted By Robert Anglin
Cessna plug.

Just make a bracket to bolt onto the engine mount just behind the oil filler hole. mount the PMA Cessna type plug there and take the ground to the engine or motor mount. Then the positive to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,900
Posted By Robert Anglin
If you have?

If you have the Matco cylinders as we use on the two seat'ers, we have just been using the repair kits from Van's. They have a new spring in them along with all the new seals. I take the old springs...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,495
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

You have a good sage answer. A lot of things go into where the oil level likes to stabilize and not throw off any more to crank-case venting. How old is it, that pistons does it have, how hard to you...
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,053
Posted By Robert Anglin
Translation

The old rule of thumb is with privet aircraft and pilots you service engines and log time by the oil switch that turns the hobbs on at start up and shuts it off at shut-down. It is when you get into...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-21-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,019
Posted By Robert Anglin
Fuel, water, waist.

We put our little 8 together with economy in mind. I find that most people get in to big a hurry on long flights. That's OK, they want to get there fast, but the time it takes to stop and refuel...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,773
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

Have used the McGuires #8 plastic clean and shine with a soft blue shop roll towel to clean the canopy. Every couple of months, I will use the McGuires clean and wax to coat the wind-screen and...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,995
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too

Cases of oil, 25lbs., 24 packs of soft drinks, 12 packs of soft drinks and ice tea 12 packs and so on. You can load what you want for the testing then stack it up next to the beer frig in the hangar...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,814
Posted By Robert Anglin
Van's web page.

If you go to Van's home page and dig though the that to find their two or three page "Heavy wing" Q&A work sheet, then use that as you guide you will find it will tell you most everything you would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Robert Anglin
PL-4A

Or the PL-4A from Pazmany, it has push rod construction. The wings can be folded or removed as you wish at the 8 foot width for trailering. We have one but I don't do pictures well here. Yours,...
Forum: RV-14 09-07-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just saing.

Always trying to help you guys. We found another way of doing this that looks and stays good for a long time as well as can be reused. We went to a trophy shop and had thin vinyl strips with what we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,736
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 100%

The travel the rudder has to go in-order to contact the trailing edge of the El's is over 4" if it is adjusted and built well. Please consider replacing your rudder with a new one, once it has been...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mice.

We train our Mice to be quite Quiet. So we teach them to only speak into the microphone when spoken to.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,699
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

We are using an GUH-68P without ANR. In our 8A if you push the throttle up full the sound will overload the mice and the audio. What we did was get the Hush kits from Gibson & Barns and install them...
Forum: Job Board 09-03-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes very much.

The answer is Yes. As KINT was the place that it was started with the founders there are many of them still there. I don't know what you are getting at , but the credit union is still across the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks.

Thanks for the reply. It was nice to see a good flight come to visit. I will send you a P.M. Now that I know it was not the Gold hill guys. Looking forward to seeing you in October as well.
Yours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By Robert Anglin
Wake Forest foot ball?

We just got home from a Wake foot ball game and had a nice thing happen at the beginning of the Game. A flight of about 6 RV's and one Yack opened the game with a fly by and a break-left to circle...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-31-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,574
Posted By Robert Anglin
What you like is what you like.

We have looked at this with a few aircraft we have flown down through the years. I think this is mostly subjective. Personally it came down to two choices for us in the case of our 8. The Van's stock...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,921
Posted By Robert Anglin
No you are not.

No, we went through this a long time ago, with Burt's planes, Beed's planes, and a couple others. It is part of the history of HB aircraft. Taking a trip up to Van's is one of the things that we did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hooker.

We went with Hooker with the Sport 5 point standard latches. I had Jack to make the front and back seats colors to match my wife's school colors in the back and my choice in the front. We found that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2017, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By Robert Anglin
Mel as always.

Mel has it here. We set them up at dead center of range or one size down so they can wear and all the parts can settle over time and yes the range is so wide if you get close to the middle you will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,019
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

Yep, it can be done. You may need to figure some things out and how to adapt to getting them done and yes you will need a little help from time to time. The new pre-punched units are far easier to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,512
Posted By Robert Anglin
ADS-B

This year our little 8 went to KOSH and had to face a lot of weather, headed down to the south east on Thursday to get home. The refresh rate was about every five minutes and was very correct all the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-03-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep you got it.

We see the same thing. We have a Prince two blade "P" tip that has been pitched to give us the 2300 + or - 50 that the books recommend. This poor little RV only weighing 1,008 Lbs. has run down a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-03-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Robert Anglin
Portland

If you can, you should go up to Portland, take a tour of Van's and get a ride in a couple of their models. This has helped many to make up their mind what RV works best for them and get a feel for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,329
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks

Thanks guys. It was fun to make our first OSKH with a year old airplane and get together with you. We hope to do it again in a couple three years as OSKH seems to work out best for us along that time...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,841
Posted By Robert Anglin
Good job.

Good work, we misted you, but there were so many there it was hard to see them all, the show, the venders, the food, wow it was fun to walk 50 miles in five days. Our 8 made it for the first time, so...
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