VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 105
Search took 0.12 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: RV8JD
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By RV8JD
I'm not a gamer, and the last flight sim I had...

I'm not a gamer, and the last flight sim I had was F/A-18 Hornet probably 20 years ago. Seeing this post on the RV-8 spurred me on to trying the free X-Plane demo to see how it would work on my new...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-17-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,588
Posted By RV8JD
Hans, In case you haven't seen these, here are...

Hans,

In case you haven't seen these, here are three good articles. The first is "An Aerobatic Epistle" (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mpxta1WPUfM2CQL_c_3MHq_nic7_xd8r) by Van himself.

Another...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,385
Posted By RV8JD
Prop Governor Drive Ratios

Here is a post from Mahlon Russell on prop governor drive ratios that may helpful:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=127637&postcount=2
"The internal drive ratio of the governor...
Forum: RV-3 05-14-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By RV8JD
RV-3 Spar History & Mod Info

Randy Lervold has an excellent webpage with information on the RV-3's wing spar background and the RV-3 wing types and modifications. Included are links to Van's original...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,970
Posted By RV8JD
This video shows how it is done. No other...

This video shows how it is done. No other aircraft needed.

https://youtu.be/_Fq33dHNSfI
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By RV8JD
I was able to post the pic below using my iPad...

I was able to post the pic below using my iPad mini 5:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f9p5rpK/0/25431788/L/i-f9p5rpK-L.png

When you get to step 3 in post #6 to copy the code, tap the code...
Forum: Safety 05-13-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,182
Posted By RV8JD
You may want to leave the pip-pins in. Check out...

You may want to leave the pip-pins in. Check out this post by Ron:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1336814&postcount=17

Ron states:

"I can tell you that a RV-8 slider can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By RV8JD
A picture is worth a thousand words. Although...

A picture is worth a thousand words. Although this is using an iMac, maybe it will be of some help with an iPad.

SmugMug:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-SgGmRNn/1/0503ec2a/L/i-SgGmRNn-L.jpg
Forum: Safety 05-12-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,182
Posted By RV8JD
Pip-pins

So far in this thread I haven't seen the use of pip-pins (quick release pins) mentioned, instead of cutting the canopy rails. Many folks, including myself, have replaced the the two bolts that hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By RV8JD
In case you haven't seen these, here are three...

In case you haven't seen these, here are three good articles. The first is "An Aerobatic Epistle" (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Mpxta1WPUfM2CQL_c_3MHq_nic7_xd8r) by Van himself.

Another...
Forum: ADS-B 05-08-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By RV8JD
From Appareo's FAQs...

From Appareo's FAQs (https://www.appareo.com/aviation/support/stratus-transponder-support/):
"Can I use Stratus ESG’s WAAS GPS signal to feed other avionics such as a navigator or emergency...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,093
Posted By RV8JD
How about the flap control system loads?

How about the flap control system loads?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By RV8JD
One comment about composite structures in...

One comment about composite structures in general: There can be internal damage (e.g., delams) with no evidence of exterior damage. Not saying that your Sensenich prop is damaged, but no visible...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,433
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the great list. Appreciate it. A...

Thanks for the great list. Appreciate it.

A comment on the prop O/H periods. I don't see 7 years (84 months) in Hartzell's documentation.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the Hartzell 2...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By RV8JD
Steve, It looks like you have the YIO-360-M1B. ...

Steve,

It looks like you have the YIO-360-M1B. In addition to the slower speed mentioned above (because of no wheel pants), your pic shows 25 Squared (81% Power) and only 12 GPH, if the Fuel Flow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,619
Posted By RV8JD
There is a chance that the exhaust valve may be...

There is a chance that the exhaust valve may be sticking in Cylinder #1. I could not find any reference in this thread to a compression check being done (maybe I missed it), which would help...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-05-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By RV8JD
This link...

This link works:

https://blakebogar.smugmug.com/Rv7-wings-and-tail/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,163
Posted By RV8JD
I have a couple of these, including one in the...

I have a couple of these, including one in the hangar, and like them. Includes a remote control and "... Expanded connections include a USB port for playing MP3/WMA files from USB drive...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-03-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By RV8JD
"Pontious" (1CL2) is on the iPhone version and on...

"Pontious" (1CL2) is on the iPhone version and on ForeFlight Web, but you have to zoom in pretty close for it to show up.
Forum: California 05-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,777
Posted By RV8JD
Airport in the Sky Reopens May 3!

"The Catalina Island Conservancy, elected officials, and military leaders will gather on May 3, 2019, to celebrate the reopening of the Airport in the Sky.

The first plane to land on the newly...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-02-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By RV8JD
I use it for your #1 & #2. But in 2500 hours in...

I use it for your #1 & #2. But in 2500 hours in two different RV-8s (both injected), have not found it necessary while changing tanks (your #3), but it doesn't hurt if you want to. And I try not to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By RV8JD
As pointed out previously in this thread, earlier...

As pointed out previously in this thread, earlier Ops Lims have that proviso and later Ops Lims do not.

Also pointed out in an earlier post, it doesn't matter what one's Ops Lims say, since the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,379
Posted By RV8JD
They are here: http://tailwheelventures.com/RV8/

They are here:

http://tailwheelventures.com/RV8/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By RV8JD
You obviously missed the point of my post.

You obviously missed the point of my post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,073
Posted By RV8JD
RIP

https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/apr/29/downed-plane-located-south-of-la-center/

https://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/2019/04/plane-crash-kills-two-north-of-vancouver.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By RV8JD
As someone pointed out earlier, it doesn't matter...

As someone pointed out earlier, it doesn't matter what one's Ops Lims say, since the requirement is codified in CFR 91.319(d)(3) (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.319).
Forum: Safety 04-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,540
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for that info. I'll be sending mine in a...

Thanks for that info. I'll be sending mine in a few weeks from now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By RV8JD
Neat story. Dick is an avid sailplane pilot, so...

Neat story. Dick is an avid sailplane pilot, so not surprising some sailplane pilots know of his background.

Here is Dick landing one of his sailplanes (an Antares) a few years ago at the Region 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,778
Posted By RV8JD
My previous RV-8's Ops Lims (Issued in 2001) has...

My previous RV-8's Ops Lims (Issued in 2001) has this proviso which applies to both Phase 1 and Phase 2 ops:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-9dHVtJT/0/e9aa2d12/M/i-9dHVtJT-M.jpg

However, my...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By RV8JD
Scaling imgur Pics

https://i.imgur.com/0xrjBGVl.jpg

Larry, your pic came out huge. Here is how to scale imgur photos when posting them (note: I scaled your photo to "Large" in this post, i.e.,...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,704
Posted By RV8JD
As you saw in the video, they were surprised it...

As you saw in the video, they were surprised it worked too, after the spring-loaded punch sold for auto glass didn't do anything to the plexiglass.

Even if one doesn't fly over water, it's a good...
Forum: GPS 04-27-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,130
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a screenshot from a recent flight from my...

Here is a screenshot from a recent flight from my AERA 660 in landscape mode, showing attitude and the roll arc. It's being fed by a GDL 50. I was playing with the round dial format to see what it...
Forum: Safety 04-26-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,704
Posted By RV8JD
Yep, it works. Check out this video of a canopy...

Yep, it works. Check out this video of a canopy breaking tool in action on an RV-7 canopy:

https://youtu.be/63eMVRQkM6c

Another view of the same test:

https://youtu.be/fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By RV8JD
"imgur" Photo Scaling

Nice photo. Here is how to scale imgur photos (note: I scaled your photo to "l" in this post, i.e., ".../YOUdGI6l.jpg"):

"You can specify a different size of the image by appending a modifier to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By RV8JD
I can too now. Looks like he changed the links.

I can too now. Looks like he changed the links.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,692
Posted By RV8JD
The pics for Cyl #1 don't show, due to Google...

The pics for Cyl #1 don't show, due to Google oddities.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-24-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By RV8JD
RIP

From one of the reports (https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/04/23/local-church-ids-pilot-in-plane-crash-as-parishioner/):

"Pete Wentz, an NTSB investigator, said the plane was an experimental,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 460,669
Posted By RV8JD
You need to drill down for the actual pic address...

You need to drill down for the actual pic address (ending with .jpg, .png, etc).
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-23-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By RV8JD
See TCDS P-920...

See TCDS P-920 (https://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgMakeModel.nsf/0/27ff8cafc55ce39f8625827300605b3c/$FILE/P920_Rev_38.pdf), Page 9 "Special Limits". Locate you prop hub, blade,...
Forum: GPS 04-23-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 257,037
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info. It's interesting that it...

Thanks for the info. It's interesting that it only affects certain units. I have a fairly early unit, purchased shortly after they were available for purchase.
Forum: GPS 04-23-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 623
Views: 257,037
Posted By RV8JD
Hmmm ... I have an AERA 660 sitting on my desk...

Hmmm ... I have an AERA 660 sitting on my desk connected to my home Wi-Fi, and I am seeing "internet weather", i.e., METARS, Forecast, Radar. I do seem to be missing Winds Aloft (which I do get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 755
Views: 460,669
Posted By RV8JD
Here's your pic. Alvord Desert by any...

Here's your pic. Alvord Desert by any chance?

https://i.postimg.cc/fyR1jr8b/IMG-5056.jpg
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By RV8JD
Recently covered in this...

Recently covered in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169521&highlight=fan+covers
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By RV8JD
Also try a FORM-A-FUNNEL...

Also try a FORM-A-FUNNEL (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/faf-aviation.php?clickkey=65093). They come is a couple of different sizes. Works...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,958
Posted By RV8JD
Regarding "snopercod" Lancair, count me as a...

Regarding "snopercod" Lancair, count me as a non-believer. I'm not sure what your best glide speed is, but for argument's sake, lets assume 120 MPH. If I did the math right, a best glide speed of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 90,141
Posted By RV8JD
I should also mention that on the SkyView Touch...

I should also mention that on the SkyView Touch if you're on the ground and there is no current altimeter setting, pushing the setting knob (joystick) to the left or right for two seconds when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By RV8JD
See Post #6 from the 'Man' himself. :D

See Post #6 from the 'Man' himself. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 90,141
Posted By RV8JD
On the SkyView Touch with ADS-B IN, there is an...

On the SkyView Touch with ADS-B IN, there is an option to alert the pilot when the current BARO setting and the nearest METAR-based altimeter setting are more than 0.1 In Hg apart. This is handy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By RV8JD
Not directly comparable (RV-8, higher insured...

Not directly comparable (RV-8, higher insured value), but it might be useful since it shows all the details of coverage. These are the quotes I received for my RV-8 last September when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By RV8JD
Here is a list from the EAA. Not sure if itís up...

Here is a list from the EAA. Not sure if itís up to date.

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/pilots/letters-of-deviation-authority-holders-loda-holders
Forum: Safety 04-19-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,540
Posted By RV8JD
Directions are given on the last page of the...

Directions are given on the last page of the SB:

https://www.championaerospace.com/assets/technical/SB1-15A_20181112.pdf
"Affected magnetos must be returned to Champion for rework and returned at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,491
Posted By RV8JD
Sigh ... :rolleyes:

Sigh ... :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,491
Posted By RV8JD
Please, you are very new to RVs. Maybe listen...

Please, you are very new to RVs. Maybe listen and learn first (while pontificating less).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By RV8JD
The German Option

https://www.lemke-polsterei.com/interior-kits-for-vans-aircraft/

And see this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167582
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,548
Posted By RV8JD
You need to get the actual picture address, i.e.,...

You need to get the actual picture address, i.e., the one that has .jpg at the end. Click on "Quote" for my post above and you can see the addresses I found to use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By RV8JD
I believe it is "RUBBER CHANNEL X 12' - Wing Root...

I believe it is "RUBBER CHANNEL X 12' - Wing Root Channel" on this Van's Store page:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1555559547-68-21&browse=hardware&product=misc
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,548
Posted By RV8JD
Looks nice. Your...

Looks nice. Your pics:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32691107357_9e892064cd.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40667195653_58ac5496eb.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By RV8JD
Insurance...

Insurance threads:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/search.php?searchid=39901582

EDIT: And good info from Leah Ringeisen of Gallagher...
Forum: Safety 04-17-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,840
Posted By RV8JD
Agree!

When a pilot (especially a low-time pilot) asks on VAF: "I have less than 100 tailwheel hours, some even in a Super D, can I go directly to my new-to-me RV-8 (-4, -6, -7, -9)?" I cringe when I read...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By RV8JD
That's good news then for Dynon -262 Transponder...

That's good news then for Dynon -262 Transponder owners.

EDIT: You may want to post that info on the Dynon Forum (http://dynonavionics.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl), if you haven't already.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By RV8JD
The question is whether that offer by Trig...

The question is whether that offer by Trig extends to Dynon-branded version of the Trig Transponder.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-15-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By RV8JD
Someone posted this list of things to check when...

Someone posted this list of things to check when trying to identify a vibration cause. I apologize for not remembering who it was, to give them credit:

Vibration Checks:

Check prop spinner...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 105

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:31 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.