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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,113
Posted By Champ
Local AME said I would not go up in a home built...

Local AME said I would not go up in a home built but I would go up in yours and even let my kids and grand kids go.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-04-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By Champ
I not sure what the plans call for on the spring...

I not sure what the plans call for on the spring location but mine is on the other side. The latch works perfectly. Note the paint worn off on the canopy bow is from the latch hitting in the over...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-31-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,792
Posted By Champ
Congratulations Don! Youíll no doubt love the 8....

Congratulations Don! Youíll no doubt love the 8. Happy & safe flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By Champ
ForeFlight Flight Service Crosscheck

Checked Forflight for Notams on an airport I was flying to yesterday. It indicated one runway was closed to winter operation and the other closed at night. I called Flight Service for weather and a...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By Champ
My right wing was also slightly heavy but within...

My right wing was also slightly heavy but within trim range. Used my caliper to measure the aileron thickness half an inch from the trailing edge at each rib and found the left wing to be 34 thou...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 121,661
Posted By Champ
Me To

Did the 200+ knot thing. Straight and level at 5500ft, WOT, full rich, with a pretty good tail wind - parking brake not engaged...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-24-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 922,517
Posted By Champ
Don - Great looking plane. Your going to love it....

Don - Great looking plane. Your going to love it. If you stop by CLM2 some day we could do some side by side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By Champ
Might be good if the KOSH Notam included a list...

Might be good if the KOSH Notam included a list of alternates.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-27-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By Champ
The Dynon roll servo is in the right wing at the...

The Dynon roll servo is in the right wing at the aileron bell crank. Pitch servo is in the fuselage behind the baggage compartment at the pushrod to pushrod crank. I expect other AP arrangements for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By Champ
I connected air to the prop oil line after the...

I connected air to the prop oil line after the governor. Itís been a while but I donít think it took much air pressure to rotate the prop (25psi maybe). Start low & crank up the pressure til the prop...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,453
Posted By Champ
If my memory is right I think Vans recommends to...

If my memory is right I think Vans recommends to balance the L & R elevator halves individually. My counterweights are bolted in per plans but this should have been done with nutplates to make them...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By Champ
Max Weight Pax RV-8

Saw the tread on the max passenger weight in a 4 after my flight today with a 245lb passenger in the back. Iím 155 lb and we had approximately 10 gal of fuel per side. CofG was 85.3 with a gross of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,899
Posted By Champ
I have Infinity grips front & back with switches...

I have Infinity grips front & back with switches as shown on the cockpit placards...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 32,910
Posted By Champ
First one on my list is only 15 min away (RV...

First one on my list is only 15 min away (RV time). In case you can't make out the sign its Pelee Island (in Lake Erie), Ontario - CYPT. Canada's Southern Most Airport. Next time i'll add some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Champ
+1 on Carl's points. I did put in a trap door for...

+1 on Carl's points. I did put in a trap door for easier access to battery, strobe power pack and ELT. Also ran the Odyssey charge cable thru a grommeted hole for quick plug in if I ever need it.

...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 900
Posted By Champ
Itís been a while but used a trick I probably got...

Itís been a while but used a trick I probably got on VAF. I Applied a thin film of oil on the canopy frame then set the canopy on the frame. Oil showed a perfect line at the tangent point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By Champ
Used the RV-10 firewall mount and a Niagara...

Used the RV-10 firewall mount and a Niagara 20006A 13 row cooler on my RV-8. 3 1/2" scat off cyl 3 baffle to a 3 1/2' to 4" DIY transition/elbow to a 4" B-fly on top of the cooler mount. May have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By Champ
Family camped at Camp Scholler with a pop up and...

Family camped at Camp Scholler with a pop up and then a trailer before taking the RV-8 there last year. Never a problem getting in and they seem to be always expanding. Generators can be used...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,283
Posted By Champ
Nice. Ground sure is a lot more lumpy than where...

Nice. Ground sure is a lot more lumpy than where Iím from. Curious about the wing vortex generators. Benifits? How were they located? Vans input?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,801
Posted By Champ
OP Note

Thanks for all the input. The what if the engine quit especially got my attention. Neutral trim makes a lot of sense. Iíll have to test whatís best for aft c of gís. Compared to my Champ out of trim...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,801
Posted By Champ
Take Off Trim?

Wonder what others do with elevator trim setting on take off? I generally take off with no flap and with trim left where it was on last final. With this it seems to fly off when ready and only slight...
Forum: Tools 05-16-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,836
Posted By Champ
Only times (that I remember) using a die was on...

Only times (that I remember) using a die was on the SS baffle tie rods I used under the cylinders instead of wire. Even with a HSS quality die had to take it real easy on the SS with lots of back &...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 05-15-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,200
Posted By Champ
Used a couple of Mike Zeller canopy latches on my...

Used a couple of Mike Zeller canopy latches on my 8. One at a couple inches open and one at half open. Donít know if these would also work on a 7 slider.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,630
Posted By Champ
Not on a RV-7 but also used the RV10 firewall...

Not on a RV-7 but also used the RV10 firewall mount and a Niagara 20006A 13 row cooler. 3 1/2" scat off Cyl 3 baffle to a 3 1/2" to 4" DIY fiberglass transition/elbow to a 4" B-fly on top of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Champ
Two pipes get combined on one hanger by way of...

Two pipes get combined on one hanger by way of flat bar clamps (provided by Vetterman) - so two hangers.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,938
Posted By Champ
I used Vetterman's 4 pipe on my IO375. Here is a...

I used Vetterman's 4 pipe on my IO375. Here is a during construction photo of the exit. Its hard to tell in the picture but there is plenty of clearance to the cooling ramp and lots to the cowl as...
Forum: Safety 04-16-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,681
Posted By Champ
This thread got me thinking. My battery and...

This thread got me thinking.

My battery and master solenoid are rear mounted with a #2 wire to the engine side of the firewall where it connects to the starter solenoid and ANL fused #8 line back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By Champ
Airpath Compass Correction Card

Needed a compass correction card.Instead of buying blanks I came across this on line. If you go down to the attachment ccard.xls you can download an excel spreadsheet to enter compass deviations and...
Forum: Tools 03-24-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By Champ
Used a dial indicator mounted to a step ladder to...

Used a dial indicator mounted to a step ladder to check the run out on my spinner. This was in addition to the pointer at the tip of the spinner. Wanted to make sure I had 0+- wobble on the spinner...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,349
Posted By Champ
Martin - Iím travelling now so sorry I canít post...

Martin - Iím travelling now so sorry I canít post a picture. Iíll PM you one when I get back wk after next. My Garmin GPS antenna is on centerline about half way between the edge of the instrument...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,349
Posted By Champ
Put mine on the glare shield. Worked fine but...

Put mine on the glare shield. Worked fine but covered it with a black tape (instead of flat paint) so it wouldnít glare on the windscreen. I think I located it after the windscreen was in place.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,619
Posted By Champ
Thanks all. My main problem was having the...

Thanks all. My main problem was having the orifice test valve open on the first run and not finding exact TDC on the second run and having to really HOLD the prop. Iíll do it again at the completion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,619
Posted By Champ
Just realized that I had the orifice test port...

Just realized that I had the orifice test port open during first round of tests. Closed this on the second round with all plugs in and got good readings. Point taken re plugs in would slow down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,619
Posted By Champ
Procedures I’ve read say to remove a plug from...

Procedures I’ve read say to remove a plug from each cylinder when doing differential pressure tests - did this and got unusually low differential pressure readings. Put plugs back in (except for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,215
Posted By Champ
Checked a lot of posts and it seemed that the...

Checked a lot of posts and it seemed that the Vans rivet static port worked well and people had a lot of trouble with other systems so I decided to stay with it and just change the internal tube...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By Champ
Thanks guys. I guess the PC680 doesnít owe me...

Thanks guys. I guess the PC680 doesnít owe me much so Iíll replace it - lawn tractor needs a new battery anyway. Iíll also go thru the whole system at annual and make sure nothing else is causing a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-13-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,373
Posted By Champ
Like others I slit the trailing edges, lined them...

Like others I slit the trailing edges, lined them up and reglassed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By Champ
Time to Replace my PC680?

My PC680 let me down twice in the last two days. Engine usually starts fine with a couple blades. Now if it dosen't start after a couple blades the battery seems to give up. I charge it and then I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Champ
Steve - I sculpted a piece of foam, layed up...

Steve - I sculpted a piece of foam, layed up glass on it, then dug and melted out the foam.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-03-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By Champ
Used Vans 20006a 13 row cooler with the RV-10...

Used Vans 20006a 13 row cooler with the RV-10 firewall mount on my RV-8/IO375. 3 1/2" scat to get thru the engine mount then a 3 1/2 to 4" transition to a 4" butterfly damper on top of the mount. No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By Champ
Mil H-5606A, H or G Brake Fluid?

I was helping a friend bleed the brakes on his Aztec today. He ran short of the 5606G he had left from an old can. I had some 5606H & 5606A (plastic screw tops) ordered from ACS for the RV. Both ACS...
Forum: RV-4 01-02-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By Champ
The RAA FEB 2013 cover page calls this a Rocket...

The RAA FEB 2013 cover page calls this a Rocket but the article gives a very detailed description of what became a highly modified RV-4.

http://halie.com/oTn.png
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 574,807
Posted By Champ
Looks great Don! Look forward to seeing your...

Looks great Don! Look forward to seeing your progress and the finished product.
Forum: Canada 12-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By Champ
I've been with Air1 for a number of years on the...

I've been with Air1 for a number of years on the Champ and usually get quotes from COPA/Magnes and EAA on renewal. Did the same when I insured the RV-8 in July 2016. Air1 covered the hull in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Champ
Thanks guys. I'll change my loading so as not to...

Thanks guys. I'll change my loading so as not to exceed the aft baggage compartment limit and put more weight in the rear seat, with the rear stick removed for added safety & piece of mind.

I'm...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Champ
I donít plan on doing any spins or other dynamic...

I donít plan on doing any spins or other dynamic manuevers with ballast for aft C of G just want to get the effect on landings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-29-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By Champ
C of G Trials

I haven't had a passenger since check pilot days so I am simulating aft C of Gs using next years lawn fertilizer before I do. To get it close to a rear passenger C of G I put two bags in the rear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 177,771
Posted By Champ
I accidentally broke off my transponder antenna...

I accidentally broke off my transponder antenna while cleaning the belly of my 8. How about a fairing over the elcheapo mast to make it look like one of the expensive streamlined ones and give it a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By Champ
Yep. Mine does that. It is a System OK code as...

Yep. Mine does that. It is a System OK code as far as I can tell from the manual.
Forum: Canada 10-15-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,496
Posted By Champ
Had my kits shipped progressively to a terminal...

Had my kits shipped progressively to a terminal in Detroit, loaded the crates in my truck and crossed the border, declared their value and paid the tax. Only paperwork I had was Van's invoice to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-14-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,564
Posted By Champ
Record for short pad life?

We've got 60 hrs on our RV-8 and around 140 landings. I didn't plan on checking the brake pads until annual but today the left brake went down. The pads were so worn that the left side o-ring started...
Forum: Propellers 10-12-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,861
Posted By Champ
Update on Posts 11 & 12

The gray Tempo A151 didn't match the gray on the rest of the prop and the white Tempo A152 I used on the tips pretty much came off on the way to Oskhosh. I emailed ACS about the difficulty I had with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 974
Posted By Champ
Airplane Building 102

Everything you need to know - more or less. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HioV-vQvqio&sns=em
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,880
Posted By Champ
Lawn needed fertilizer so that's what I used. 40...

Lawn needed fertilizer so that's what I used. 40 lb bags on a drop cloth.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,730
Posted By Champ
Maybe not significant but 60 flawless hours so...

Maybe not significant but 60 flawless hours so far. Have the V40 firmware.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-07-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Champ
Dave - what site did you use? I liked Photobucket...

Dave - what site did you use? I liked Photobucket til they came out with a big charge and have since tried Google Photo (to complicated) and just recently Halie (easy). Trouble with both of these is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 90,062
Posted By Champ
Happy Birthday Canada

A maize maze near Thamesville Ontario celebrating Canada's 150th. Its probably had some wear & tear from lost folk and the picture is not the greatest. But - with a good eye you might see, 2017...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By Champ
We were also having hot start problems with our...

We were also having hot start problems with our IO375, dual PMags, Precision Airmotive EX-5VA1 no return servo. Tried different procedures. Latest one that seems to be working is taken from Diamonds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Champ
We also vowed a new procedure - one key, stays in...

We also vowed a new procedure - one key, stays in the baggage lock when open and is also the ignition key.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By Champ
Baggage Door Lock

On a recent flight I had a bad feeling that I forgot to lock the front baggage compartment. Turned out I had locked it. Has anyone ever flown with it unlocked. What does an unlocked one do in flight?
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-08-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 627,744
Posted By Champ
Great looking plane Simon. Have fun with that...

Great looking plane Simon. Have fun with that first engine start. It's a thrill.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-03-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By Champ
Nice thing about fibreglass is no matter what you...

Nice thing about fibreglass is no matter what you screw up you can fix. Ask me how I know. Fiberglas reject bin - zero, aluminum - lots of stock for miscellaneous parts.
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