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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By N546RV
As others have mentioned - band saw with a...

As others have mentioned - band saw with a fine-toothed blade. Rough cut outside of the final size, remove tooling marks and fine-tune the shape with a vixen file, then final smooth the edges with a...
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By N546RV
My super uneducated opinion is that the Vertical...

My super uneducated opinion is that the Vertical Power products are popular enough that I dunno about them ending up on the chopping block, unless Astronics really wanted to put an end to this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,157
Posted By N546RV
One guy I know once got a serious case of...

One guy I know once got a serious case of get-there-itis, which culminated in the decision to push fuel margins, with part of the "plan" including intentionally running one tank dry. When that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By N546RV
Plus the hinge setup looks super slick! (at least...

Plus the hinge setup looks super slick! (at least to my eyes)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2020, 10:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By N546RV
Interesting to see it show up in a trailer...

Interesting to see it show up in a trailer painted with Factory Five Racing - a slightly different kind of kit company!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 651,707
Posted By N546RV
I really like the folding wingtips. :p

I really like the folding wingtips. :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,159
Posted By N546RV
I agree with this point; I think I'd summarize it...

I agree with this point; I think I'd summarize it by saying that the primary purpose of the G5 is to be looked at, not interacted with, and as such I think it's reasonable to position it for best...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By N546RV
Good stuff. I'll wait to hear from Scott; Chris,...

Good stuff. I'll wait to hear from Scott; Chris, you're next in line if Scott falls through. I'll get with you in a day or two if I haven't heard anything.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,987
Posted By N546RV
Cleaned all around it. In the three years we've...

Cleaned all around it. In the three years we've been in our hangar home, we've let the hangar area get out of control. Been chipping away at this on the weekends for a while now, building new...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-08-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By N546RV
Free to good home: Greyling-type wing stands (Houston/Fort Worth, TX)

These are the stands I used to build my wings, which I got for free from another builder, on the condition that I pass them on when I was done. These stands are built from steel posts, and are...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By N546RV
More information on the lack of support can be...

More information on the lack of support can be found here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=179921

It seemed like something worth spinning off into its own conversation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By N546RV
Whether it's a crate or otherwise, some kind of...

Whether it's a crate or otherwise, some kind of restraint is definitely in order. Getting the restraint right may take some trial and error. I was flying a husky for Pilots and Paws a couple weeks...
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By N546RV
FlightAware receives ADS-B data from a network of...

FlightAware receives ADS-B data from a network of ground stations hosted by individuals. These ground stations receive transponder emissions, decode the data, and send them to FlightAware for further...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,159
Posted By N546RV
This is more of an architectural issue than a...

This is more of an architectural issue than a panel design thing, but I see you have a three-position switch for your alternators. Have you considered an architecture where both alternators are...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-02-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,091
Posted By N546RV
Potentially dumb question about glassing elevator tips

Disclaimer: I am a fiberglass neophyte, like many here, so I've been drinking from the information firehose the last couple months. Still need to get some practical experience at some point.

Anyway,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By N546RV
Prop CG location?

Hoping maybe some of you folks with completed aircraft can help me out here. I'm attempting to be somewhat analytical with my FWF choices. To that end, I've collected a few data points with empty...
Forum: Propellers 02-26-2020, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By N546RV
I don't believe Hartzell has given any sort of...

I don't believe Hartzell has given any sort of opinion, though this is based on what I've read while doing generic WW vs Hartzell research and is far from extensive. I had the same thought about...
Forum: Propellers 02-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By N546RV
Whirl Wind compatibility with IO-370/375

So this is just an informational post for anyone who might be interested in this information now or in the future.

In another post about the HRT props and James cowl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,440
Posted By N546RV
https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Notice/N...

https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Notice/N_8900.420.pdf

From page 3:



Long story short, sounds like it boils down to saying that you're on BasicMed and sounding like you know what you're...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-24-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By N546RV
That's pretty similar to the setup I had JB quote...

That's pretty similar to the setup I had JB quote last summer. Only real difference is that I'm going with SDS CPI2 for the ignition. And that's about the same HP figures I expected to get out of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By N546RV
Good feedback as always. My intent is to optimize...

Good feedback as always. My intent is to optimize towards utility, though I want to be careful of putting too much weight on the nose since I'm a big dude (6'4" and well over 200#, but working on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,473
Posted By N546RV
IO-390 options?

OK, so I'm looking into options for a ~200-horse engine application for my RV-8. I'd been planning on a Titan IO-370, but last week I learned that the Whirl Wind no longer "supports" their props with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,801
Posted By N546RV
Here's how I mounted mine. Basically, I ran two...

Here's how I mounted mine. Basically, I ran two pieces of angle between the aux longeron and mid-cabin brace; those two pieces are in turn tied together with a piece of sheet aluminum that the valve...
Forum: Propellers 02-20-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By N546RV
Hmm...well, that's good to know. Really...

Hmm...well, that's good to know. Really interesting to see the change of heart, just last August in an email they told me that the 74HRT would "certainly be a perfect match" for my IOX-370-equipped...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By N546RV
Yup, that's the spot. Though the mesh-bag ideas...

Yup, that's the spot. Though the mesh-bag ideas have been interesting as well.

I may go ahead and work on fabbing up a bin. Worst case, it's not useful and I just buy a new cover plate to replace it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By N546RV
Mid-cabin cover storage

Wondering if anyone can share photos/descriptions of storage solutions they created in the mid-cabin area of an -8. I've been thinking about making a covered storage bin out of the right-hand cover,...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-18-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By N546RV
Mid-cabin cover storage

ed: this isn't where this post was supposed to go...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By N546RV
Not sure about the -14 but the only thing on my...

Not sure about the -14 but the only thing on my -8 that's going to require pro seal beyond the tanks, to my knowledge, will be the edges of the cooling ramp. The plans call for pro seal where the...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (February 2020)

The time cometh again. Aviator's Grill at DWH, this Saturday (15th), 11:30.

Last month we had a pretty good turnout - let's keep it going!

https://i.imgur.com/PHWLJ8Jl.jpg
Forum: Interiors 02-11-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,973
Posted By N546RV
Not sure if there's a product that does exactly...

Not sure if there's a product that does exactly that. However, you could try:


Replace the OFF/LOW/HIGH switch with a SPST that only allows LOW
Replace the included switch/relay with a PWM module...
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By N546RV
This is kind of alluding to what I was wondering....

This is kind of alluding to what I was wondering. I know that the concern is that the wide-chord blades will interfere with the cowl, but I wasn't sure if it was the cooling inlets, the air inlet, or...
Forum: Propellers 02-10-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,311
Posted By N546RV
Whirl Wind HRT + James cowl

It's midnight, which means it's time for my brain to form a burning question that must be submitted to the masses.

I'm planning on a WW 74HRT for my RV-8. I've long intended to just use the Van's...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-08-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By N546RV
I'm not familiar enough with the Austin area to...

I'm not familiar enough with the Austin area to give specific recommendations, but you might try looking at residential air parks in the area. Someone might have room in a hangar they'd rent out....
Forum: Interiors 02-08-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,973
Posted By N546RV
Interesting - how does the cooling work? The...

Interesting - how does the cooling work? The air-conditioned seats in my truck are one of those features that I never knew I needed until I tried it, but don't seem like something feasible for an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By N546RV
Here's an interesting solution from a while back...

Here's an interesting solution from a while back that I have bookmarked: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=75144

Basically he used a bicycle pump and a small fabric-wrapped...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By N546RV
Yup, there it is, right in plain sight. It'd...

Yup, there it is, right in plain sight. It'd probably be depressing to find out how many questions I've asked here whose answer was right in front of my face...

Thanks! All my fiberglass supplies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By N546RV
Since this thread is going and it's pretty...

Since this thread is going and it's pretty relevant to my question, I'm going to glom on a bit here.

How are people dealing with the tip flange in the area of the counterweight? There's not enough...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,533
Posted By N546RV
I better start building faster... Seriously, I...

I better start building faster...

Seriously, I really wish mine would be done in time for this year, but realistically, end of the year is about the best I can hope for. Probably won't make OSH this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By N546RV
Some rudder system questions

A few weeks back I strung the rudder cables on my -8, and this past week I got the rudder travel set correctly and finally hooked everything up tonight. Which of course meant it was time to climb in,...
Forum: COMM 02-02-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By N546RV
Yeah, on the spectrum of "lessons learned" from...

Yeah, on the spectrum of "lessons learned" from buying used equipment, this is definitely on the nicer end of the scale.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By N546RV
All the fittings on my Andair selector are...

All the fittings on my Andair selector are oriented straight down. The tube for the left tank is shaped sort of like your sink's P-trap, except that the plane of the P-trap-shaped piece is angled...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-28-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,114
Posted By N546RV
I only pull on the prop while the engine is...

I only pull on the prop while the engine is running oversquare.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,360
Posted By N546RV
I've only taken one delivery at home, and that...

I've only taken one delivery at home, and that was the wing kit. As I recall, there was a liftgate even though I didn't request or anticipate one. A couple friends and I used a furniture dolly to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By N546RV
Not a whole lot. Friday I got the rudder hung and...

Not a whole lot. Friday I got the rudder hung and the stops adjusted for proper travel. About time now to pull the empennage off again so I can get the fuselage back in the rotisserie and be thinking...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 651,707
Posted By N546RV
You're fast approaching what was, for me, about...

You're fast approaching what was, for me, about the most demoralizing part of the build (so far). You go from "that's a big pile of parts" to "wow this looks like an AIRPLANE" and next thing you...
Forum: GPS 01-23-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By N546RV
Seeing as how the 175/375 haven't even been on...

Seeing as how the 175/375 haven't even been on the market for a year, I doubt we'll see "improved" models anytime soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,941
Posted By N546RV
Correct, it simply means "stop asking the wing to...

Correct, it simply means "stop asking the wing to make so much lift," aka relax whatever backpressure you're applying.
Forum: COMM 01-21-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By N546RV
From my recollection and a quick scan through the...

From my recollection and a quick scan through the Skyview install manual, in a Skyview system the display(s) act as the dimming controller (they have a photocell) for the entire system, and dimming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,941
Posted By N546RV
I'd love to have this, but unfortunately it's not...

I'd love to have this, but unfortunately it's not an option with the Dynon system I'm going with. I suspect I'll make out fine with the progressive aural warning, but having that visual cue would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,376
Posted By N546RV
For that matter, you can be there for the entire...

For that matter, you can be there for the entire week+ and still probably miss something.

I still remember my first OSH trip, I went over the program schedule like I was planning the D-day invasion,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By N546RV
With the Skyview radio's dual-watch feature, I've...

With the Skyview radio's dual-watch feature, I've pretty well convinced myself that I don't need a second radio, even for IFR. That, in turn, mitigated the same concerns being mentioned here as to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By N546RV
Oooh, a BT music speaker that'll break in with...

Oooh, a BT music speaker that'll break in with air transmissions? I like this. I've been meaning to get some kind of receiver for the hangar ever since we moved here like three years ago, but never...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N546RV
Most of us locals end up driving in. Sounds like...

Most of us locals end up driving in. Sounds like we should have at least 4-5 people, often there are some who don't respond here but still show up.
Forum: Texas (South) 01-16-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N546RV
Absolutely, the more new faces the better! Third...

Absolutely, the more new faces the better! Third Saturday of the month, every month. We used to alternate between Hooks and Weiser, but now that Weiser's gone I've just been doing Hooks. Next month...
Forum: Texas (South) 01-15-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By N546RV
Houston area monthly lunch (January 2020)

Time to start another year of BSing over lunch. Let's hit up the Aviator's Grill at Hooks again, this Saturday (18th) at 11:30.

I think somebody wanted to get a look at my Flyleds landing lights...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By N546RV
Just by way of updating the original question...

Just by way of updating the original question here - after doing some load analysis and rudimentary failure planning, I'm no longer fixated on the need to have a standby alternator that lives ahead...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By N546RV
Thanks, Ross, that sounds great. I've got to say,...

Thanks, Ross, that sounds great. I've got to say, your activity and willingness to help here on VAF is a big reason I decided to go with the CPI2 - it's definitely appreciated by me.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-08-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By N546RV
CPI2 current draw

Working on load planning and electrical system design, and I'm planning on dual CPI2 electronic ignition. However, there seems to be a discrepancy between sources as to what current draw to plan...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By N546RV
Interesting - I was about to ask you where this...

Interesting - I was about to ask you where this came from, but in the process of going to get my reference (the CPI2 installation manual (http://www.sdsefi.com/cpi2mannov19.pdf)), I found it on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-06-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By N546RV
Nuckolls Z-13, but with a real standby alt vs. SD-8?

My questions will continue until morale improves...

First, for reference, the aforementioned Z-13 schematic, since I'm sure few of us can recall these things on-demand (click for larger...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,409
Posted By N546RV
Now just imagine all these RV-14 builders who...

Now just imagine all these RV-14 builders who will never know the joy of match drilling...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,347
Posted By N546RV
Unfortunately, your image isn't showing up. Looks...

Unfortunately, your image isn't showing up. Looks like it's from Google Photos - you probably need to add it to a shared album for us to be able to see it.

I ended up making peace with the...
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