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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By N804RV
By the way, I mean no disrespect to Alan, or his...

By the way, I mean no disrespect to Alan, or his products. Its just hard not to respond. I've seen and heard so much from friends and acquaintances about supposed miracle cures for and conspiracy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By N804RV
Even small decreases in your baseline O2...

Even small decreases in your baseline O2 saturation can affect visual accuity, particularly night vision. But, here's what the published data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By N804RV
In my work as a CT/Xray technologist, I often saw...

In my work as a CT/Xray technologist, I often saw people who's O2 saturation were low due to illness, or medication. I've also seen quite a few people with lung infections - CT is the gold standard...
Forum: RV-10 03-31-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By N804RV
I consider the Bench grinder, drill press and...

I consider the Bench grinder, drill press and band saw to all be indispensable. The 3m deburring wheel on the bench grinder is probably my most used bench tool, followed by the bandsaw.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-24-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By N804RV
I bought some. Haven't gotten to the point of...

I bought some. Haven't gotten to the point of installing them yet. Doing a slow-build fuselage.

But, they look great, come with a complete hardware package and installation instructions. Ken &...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,991
Posted By N804RV
What a shame. GA flying is the ultimate social...

What a shame. GA flying is the ultimate social distancing technique.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-17-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By N804RV
In addition to the most recent "Direct Drive...

In addition to the most recent "Direct Drive Overhaul Manual", you'll also need access to all the Service Bulletins, Service Instructions, and Service Letters applicable to your engine.

The PDF...
Forum: COMM 02-16-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By N804RV
Another thing too: on some radios its easy to get...

Another thing too: on some radios its easy to get the box a little off when reinstalling it in the rack. Especially if you're not very familiar with how the latching mechanism works.

If you had...
Forum: COMM 02-16-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By N804RV
The fact that you can receive just fine. But,...

The fact that you can receive just fine. But, transmit is "1/5", makes me think its more than likely VSWR problem. When was the last time that radio transmitted good? And, did it ever work ok...
Forum: COMM 02-14-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By N804RV
I have since tried this gizmo...

I have since tried this gizmo (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075JBLGLB/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) and found it worked great as long as my radio was turned off. So, its just not really...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,086
Posted By N804RV
until they make everything that leaves the ground...

until they make everything that leaves the ground (birds included) squawk ADS-B out, there’s no way in heck I’ll be looking at the fish finder while entering, leaving or going around the traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By N804RV
Outside the mode C, no ADS-B required. Don't...

Outside the mode C, no ADS-B required. Don't even need to talk on the radio.
Forum: COMM 02-11-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By N804RV
I believe the PM1000 is just an intercom. It...

I believe the PM1000 is just an intercom. It doesn't interface multiple radios.

You're gonna want the functionality of an audio panel. The PMA 245 is a nice panel and it comes with a 6 place...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-10-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By N804RV
My friend bought his IO-360 from Wentworth. He...

My friend bought his IO-360 from Wentworth. He swears by them. He's had really good luck with that engine.

He said he bought it after looking at pics and copies of the log book.

I think the B1E...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-09-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,084
Posted By N804RV
I'm using a Dymo Rhino 5200. It takes several...

I'm using a Dymo Rhino 5200. It takes several sized of heat shrink.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By N804RV
That definitely adds a little more to the story. ...

That definitely adds a little more to the story. A new battery is an easy, if a little spendy, fix.

Sulfation is a killer of AGM batteries.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
I'm no expert. But, wouldn't that require a...

I'm no expert. But, wouldn't that require a MAJOR rework of the fuselage center section? How would -1 wings be mated to a non -1 center section spar box?
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
Here's a pic I made from non -1 and -1 wing...

Here's a pic I made from non -1 and -1 wing drawings. Compare this to the quoted description of differences in spar cap strip above.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49497893361_27f4930769_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
This is from an old post from CHASKUSS...

This is from an old post from CHASKUSS

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=855157#post855157
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
Yep, you're right. Given those facts though,...

Yep, you're right. Given those facts though, does pulling the wing to read the serial number tell you what the builder did to it?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By N804RV
First step would be to go and remove/reinstall...

First step would be to go and remove/reinstall all of the D-sub connectors (especially on the hub and the back of your primary display, since it has happened with both ADAHARS and EMS). Make sure...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,851
Posted By N804RV
I'm pretty sure the wing part numbers follow the...

I'm pretty sure the wing part numbers follow the convention in the rest of the kit. original part has no -1. Modified design of same part has the -1. (ie. W-715, W715-1)

If its not recorded...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-05-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By N804RV
I used mineral spirits on painted fiberglass and...

I used mineral spirits on painted fiberglass and fabric with good results.

But, the absolute best I found is Aerocosmetics Belly Soap. Spray it on, rub it in with your fingers (gloved or bare). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-02-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By N804RV
Cabin Heat

I don't want to hijack the other thread on RV-6 cabin temp. Hope its ok to start another.
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I'm wondering how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,232
Posted By N804RV
Homemade gust locks like these are what we used...

Homemade gust locks like these are what we used on Navy flying club aircraft for years. Cheap, easy to make and spreads stress loads from sudden big gusts over larger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By N804RV
Dang! The Bee Gees helped you unload your kit? ...

Dang! The Bee Gees helped you unload your kit? That's awsome!:D:D:D:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,352
Posted By N804RV
Exactly what we did. RV-8 slow-build fuselage...

Exactly what we did. RV-8 slow-build fuselage crate. No problems!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,848
Posted By N804RV
I got one of these. Its lighter than the hatchet,...

I got one of these. Its lighter than the hatchet, and just slightly larger than some of the so-called "escape-tools" that are for sale. I figure its pretty easy to **** it (net nanny is so funny!) ,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-23-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 650,470
Posted By N804RV
I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first...

I got the fuselage cleco'd together for the first time. Now adjusting/fitting upper longerons. Proving not to be as difficult as I'd...
Forum: GPS 01-18-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,163
Posted By N804RV
As far as GNS 400/500 series holding their value,...

As far as GNS 400/500 series holding their value, a ~$6k WAAS GPS/NAV/COM is an outstanding value right now. At twice the price for new GTNs, a good used GNS is a great deal.

I keep hearing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By N804RV
Trying to bench check a radio without the kind of...

Trying to bench check a radio without the kind of gear the avionic shop has is asking for trouble. If you do get power on it ok, don't key up the transmitter without having the correct antenna or...
Forum: Florida (North) 01-15-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By N804RV
Good luck Eric! I got a demo ride from Ken Scott...

Good luck Eric! I got a demo ride from Ken Scott in the RV-6 about 20 years ago.

One of these days, I'll finish my RV-8 :D
Forum: Reviews 01-13-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,771
Posted By N804RV
Thanks for the thread. I'll have to take a look...

Thanks for the thread. I'll have to take a look at the CQ1!

I've tried QT Halo and Clarity Aloft. I like the sound from the QT a little better than the CA. But, since the QT suddenly developed an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-11-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,837
Posted By N804RV
If you can deal with something just a little less...

If you can deal with something just a little less fancy than an iPad running Foreflight, there's an Android tablet out there designed for warehousers and delivery drivers. It has a true 1,000 nit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By N804RV
That'd be great. Thanks!

That'd be great. Thanks!
Forum: ADS-B 01-07-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By N804RV
Just a little anecdotal evidence: I bought a...

Just a little anecdotal evidence: I bought a tube and fabric airplane with a "bent-whip" com antenna installed horizontally inside the aft fuselage. It picked up so much RF interference, it was...
Forum: Propellers 01-06-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By N804RV
Email: ed_sterba@excite.com ("ed_sterba" - the...

Email: ed_sterba@excite.com ("ed_sterba" - the underscore doesn't show up with the hyperlink in some fonts.)

He usually responds within a day.
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-06-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 897
Posted By N804RV
There are several threads on this topic. Someone...

There are several threads on this topic. Someone just recently gave away a pair. I've been trying to find these for a couple of years, -no luck. I'll just make myself some. Since I have no plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,604
Posted By N804RV
Its a French thing!:D

Its a French thing!:D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By N804RV
The process is called "fay-sealing" and is used...

The process is called "fay-sealing" and is used on big boys to help with water intrusion, particularly in wheel wells and manufactured splices, where major sections of the fuselage are joined.

For a...
Forum: COMM 11-20-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By N804RV
I've been planning to try this gizmo...

I've been planning to try this gizmo (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075JBLGLB/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) with my Clarity Aloft. I didn't get the Bluetooth enabled model. But, it has a...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By N804RV
I keep trying to give my friend his engine stand...

I keep trying to give my friend his engine stand back. He says that's ok, to just hang onto it. I think he likes the free storage and extra floor space in his jam packed hangar (1 of 3).
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By N804RV
Yard sales, hangar clean outs and Harbor Freight...

Yard sales, hangar clean outs and Harbor Freight "bargain bins". --That is the answer!

When I get so old, I can't remember anything, and my kids have to sell off all my airplane junk, it will be a...
Forum: Northwest 11-14-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By N804RV
If you wanna come up to Mt. Vernon, I could use...

If you wanna come up to Mt. Vernon, I could use some help from someone who's done it to help me figure out why I'm still having trouble getting my RV-8 aft fuselage bottom skin and aft bulkheads to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,646
Posted By N804RV
That was kinda my point. I verified the buss...

That was kinda my point. I verified the buss voltage inflight with an independant meter. (Not the component I'm trying to rule out).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,646
Posted By N804RV
I had a problem with another homebuilt and needed...

I had a problem with another homebuilt and needed to figure out whether it was the idiot light or the voltage regulator. I rigged up a temporary digital voltmeter and went flying. I was looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By N804RV
I copied those pics off a google search from...

I copied those pics off a google search from someone's online build log several years ago. So far, the only lead I've gotten is someone supposedly had the molds as was making them for Van's years...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By N804RV
What I want, and what I think the OP is looking...

What I want, and what I think the OP is looking for is these:

https://live.staticflickr.com/585/32115243180_77a1300cd8_b.jpg
Forum: Safety 10-28-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,116
Posted By N804RV
Those escape tools and spring loaded punches all...

Those escape tools and spring loaded punches all work great on automotive safety glass. That glass will shatter with a sharp blow to keep it from splintering. But, I really have some doubts those...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By N804RV
Works ok. Had to do some rigamarole with a...

Works ok. Had to do some rigamarole with a factory reset and firmware upgrade when I first got it brand new from Sporty's. Its worked fine for awhile. But, now the CO detector has gone off a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By N804RV
B&C's over voltage warning kit has their gizmo...

B&C's over voltage warning kit has their gizmo preset for 15.2Vdc. The failure I saw was an occasional flicker of the over-volts warning lamp, gradually progressing nearly full time. Buss voltage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By N804RV
Here's what I'd try: Get a 2" and a 2 1/4"...

Here's what I'd try:

Get a 2" and a 2 1/4" Milwaukee "Hole Dozer" hole saw that will fit the same pilot bit. With the 2", cut a plug out of a stack of plywood scrap that is taller than the inner...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,852
Posted By N804RV
A free and easy way to get a better understanding...

A free and easy way to get a better understanding of components and how they work together is to go to the vendor sites (G-word, D-word, and maybe that MG something or other) and download their free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By N804RV
Had to go back and check my class notes to be...

Had to go back and check my class notes to be sure. But, it is possible the bearings could move or get "cocked" slightly.


Wonder if, in your case, you could put washers over the through studs to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,653
Posted By N804RV
I agree. Its been flying fine. And, unless...

I agree. Its been flying fine. And, unless you're going to do some big upgrade, its probably best to try and tidy it up with a few zip ties in such a way to provide strain relief on some of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,653
Posted By N804RV
I've seen this kind of rats nest on plenty of...

I've seen this kind of rats nest on plenty of 50-60 year old Cessnas and Pipers, not on an RV.
Forum: Tools 10-10-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,575
Posted By N804RV
This one is made with 2X4s, some 3/8" plywood...

This one is made with 2X4s, some 3/8" plywood from the scrap pile, and some black laminate I had left over from another project. The joinery is pocket-hole screws using the Kreg pocket hole jig. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-29-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,084
Posted By N804RV
I was under the impression that with the newer...

I was under the impression that with the newer 40-78B 5.00X5 wheel kits (Van's RV-3 through RV-9) the felts were replaced with molded seals.

Digging through Cleveland's catalog, it shows a molded...
Forum: Tools 09-23-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By N804RV
I bought the 9 inch Ryobi bench top. ...

I bought the 9 inch Ryobi bench top.

https://www.cpooutlets.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-cpo-master-catalog/default/dw1b08f0ab/product_media/ryo/ryorzrbs904g/images/xlarge/ryorzrbs904g.jpg

It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By N804RV
How about $61.00 per 150gr...

How about $61.00 per 150gr...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,699
Posted By N804RV
That just sounds shady. I'd make sure I had a...

That just sounds shady. I'd make sure I had a good lawyer that specializes in LLCs.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 733,578
Posted By N804RV
I'm a little curious. Do you guys putting radios...

I'm a little curious. Do you guys putting radios on the bottom of the panel have any problems with them clearing the cross-member thats just a few inches behind the panel?
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