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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By Saville
Hi Rocky, You sent me pictures of the crack...

Hi Rocky,

You sent me pictures of the crack near the aileron and the above picture which I take to be the tip?

Does the crack run all the way from the tip to the aileron?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,717
Posted By Saville
My RV-8 has an EFIS set for MPH and had an MPH...

My RV-8 has an EFIS set for MPH and had an MPH steam gauge airspeed indicator, and the Garmin 496 was set in knots.

So I had to decide to normalize to one scale. I selected knots because of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,806
Posted By Saville
PM sent thanks

PM sent thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,806
Posted By Saville
Can someone order these pieces? Are they...

Can someone order these pieces? Are they available for sale?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-27-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,923
Posted By Saville
Perhaps it would be better to say quick and large...

Perhaps it would be better to say quick and large throttle movements are never a good idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 106,035
Posted By Saville
"The experiential ones are often alike with long...

"The experiential ones are often alike with long lists of flights flown and battles fought."

I find that the books don't cover what I want to know...what training and tactics were they exposed to?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By Saville
there is now

there is now
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,937
Posted By Saville
I heard a squeal and then a pop when I moved the...

I heard a squeal and then a pop when I moved the ailerons. I kept looking (and not flying) until I found it:

The left flap hinge pin had slid outboard just enough to engage the inboard side of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Saville
I think the one in the OP looks better than the...

I think the one in the OP looks better than the Contrary Mary version. The CM version is too long in my opinion. YMMV
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-22-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Saville
Are you saying that the rest of the bubble - the...

Are you saying that the rest of the bubble - the slider - is the standard Vans canopy?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Saville
Beautiful canpy. Changes the whole look and...

Beautiful canpy. Changes the whole look and looks to be slicker in the air.
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,977
Posted By Saville
I've been wanting something like this for quite...

I've been wanting something like this for quite some time. Hadn't thought of a design but as an interim, I bought one of those low beach chairs with the adjustable back. The chair itself start 8"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 387
Views: 86,499
Posted By Saville
My vote would be a set of tapered wing kits for...

My vote would be a set of tapered wing kits for late model RV's
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,592
Posted By Saville
Lots of threads on this topic. To the spare fuel...

Lots of threads on this topic.

To the spare fuel tank filler caps I'd add spare quick drains and o rings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,112
Posted By Saville
I thought that, in general, Mark I wings on an -8...

I thought that, in general, Mark I wings on an -8 meant an aerobatic load of 1550lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Saville
Welcome Jim. Lot's of RV'ers in Ma. More than I...

Welcome Jim. Lot's of RV'ers in Ma. More than I knew when I first bought my plane.

Lots of lore and knowledge, here, about -4 vs -8 and buying either one of them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By Saville
I noted buffet speed and then the speed at which...

I noted buffet speed and then the speed at which the stall broke.

I wanted to know both. But to be conservative I will think buffet speed.

From Vans "Stall Testing":

"Allow the speed to bleed off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By Saville
Just this week I went up to establish the power...

Just this week I went up to establish the power off stalls - flaps up and flaps down - as a prelude to working on short field landings.

I took buffet onset as the stall speed.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-01-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 39
POH
Views: 7,312
Posted By Saville
Roman, If you go...

Roman,

If you go here:

https://kilohotel.com/rv8/

Then click on "Downloads" you'll see a selection for POHs. Not sure if the POH you want is there but it's a way to get around whatever is wrong...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,007
Posted By Saville
I have a GoPro Hero 4. I also bought a cable...

I have a GoPro Hero 4. I also bought a cable adapter that does two things:

1) Provides a plug into a USB port for power

2) Provides the plug and jack to patch in your headset earphones and capture...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Saville
We need to talk. I can measure the distance from...

We need to talk. I can measure the distance from the fuselage to the fitting on the tank. Not sure about other dimensions.

By "120*" do you mean 120 degrees?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Saville
Hi Tom, Yes an Andair. I've been thinking how to...

Hi Tom,

Yes an Andair. I've been thinking how to use one of your flex fuel lines in this application. It would make things very simple. But I don't know about the right angle bend off the Andair...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By Saville
Fuel Selector Tank Connection in Tandems

If you have a tandem seat airplane - or a side by side with the fuel selector to one side of the cabin - How do you manage the connection from the selector to the nearest tank?

In my RV-8 it's a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,007
Posted By Saville
I have that setup. But I get some low...

I have that setup. But I get some low volume-yet-noticable background noise...a buzz and a "tapping" sound until I or the radio talks. Then it goes away.

Not sure what causes that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Saville
I always wheel my -8 on. Once the mains are on I...

I always wheel my -8 on. Once the mains are on I keep the tail up and let it settle on it's own. I get far less zig zagging that way.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Saville
The -8 mostly. I experienced it with the Super D...

The -8 mostly. I experienced it with the Super D as well but it's mostly an artifact of the -8


Add a little throttle at the flare or keep it on and you'll be fine.

Once you settle the mains on -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,239
Posted By Saville
I got my tailwheel endorsement after about 9...

I got my tailwheel endorsement after about 9 hours in the back seat of a L-4 (J-3 Cub with more windows).

Then I got about 80 hours in a Super Decathlon (acro and formation instruction as well as...
Forum: Northeast 05-25-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By Saville
I've flown to/from the Carolinas (from Eastern...

I've flown to/from the Carolinas (from Eastern Massachusetts) a few times. My preferred route is West past Bradley in Ct, then angle SouthWest leaving NYC way to my left. I fly over Philly, down the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,154
Posted By Saville
Is there a height limit?

Is there a height limit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,966
Posted By Saville
Here in Massachusetts we have huge squadrons of...

Here in Massachusetts we have huge squadrons of Canadian geese and we are also on a migrant bird flyway so one has to keep a sharp lookout. Geese are not 5 pound birds. Ducks can do a number on you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,966
Posted By Saville
A few years ago I saw a picture of an RV-8 with a...

A few years ago I saw a picture of an RV-8 with a combination flat front screen and curved front sides - very much like a P-51.

I thought it looked much nicer than our curved windshield and it would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,966
Posted By Saville
One could wear goggles.

One could wear goggles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,677
Posted By Saville
I don't have the answer to your question - I am...

I don't have the answer to your question - I am working out the same thing and having the same issues though I tend to dish out at the 180 to 270 degrees of roll mark.

But one technique an aerobatic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,710
Posted By Saville
Can you supply any particulars on the "roll of...

Can you supply any particulars on the "roll of blue vinyl"? A brand name?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
Anyone happen to know the thickness of the T-703_R rib material?

This post of yours has been sticking in my mind ever since I read it.

Today I removed the access plate and then removed the AN833. Mine was loose - you could turn it slightly.

Your post suggests...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By Saville
I'm sticking with the full set of wires in the...

I'm sticking with the full set of wires in the bundle - no combining of ground wires to thin the cable. I was talking with the seller of the grips (his name escapes me at the moment) and he pointed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
BTW I got the AN spacers yesterday. They are...

BTW I got the AN spacers yesterday. They are "potato-chipped". Not extensively but quite noticeable if you lay one on a flat surface and press on the edges.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
When I pulled the access plate off a couple years...

When I pulled the access plate off a couple years ago, it had the cork and I re-installed it with just the sealant. Never leaked a drop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
I don't think you are nitpicking. You (and I) are...

I don't think you are nitpicking. You (and I) are trying to think things through given that we don't have years of experience with these things. When people on the forum give us help with our...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
I also intend to put Proseal between the spacer...

I also intend to put Proseal between the spacer and the rib. That might help to hold things together.

Knowing how far to "scrunk" is an art. I tend to under-scrunk because I'm afraid to strip out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
A good question and one I've been mulling over...

A good question and one I've been mulling over myself. Did the nut come loose because there is no locking?

If you put the bowed side of the spacer against the rib, will tightening the nut put a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
Right I understand the OD isn't critical - now....

Right I understand the OD isn't critical - now. When I first asked the question I didn't know all of that.

But I like to save as much time as I can so if I get one that's the right size to start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
I did order the part from Vans as I mentioned...

I did order the part from Vans as I mentioned above. And I know what it's there for. I just want the right part.

Plus I didn't understand the nomenclature on the plans - I like to understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
Perhaps for you. But you are completely unaware...

Perhaps for you. But you are completely unaware of my setup.

Bought my airplane built. It's in a hanger. I have no machine shop at the hangar.

I do have some tools in my home cellar - about 45...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
Yes that's the part I'm looking for. The plans...

Yes that's the part I'm looking for. The plans say
AN Spacer 4D (1/8" washer)

And I just ordered:

AN SPACER, 4D Washer 1/4 fitting


I hope that's it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
AN SPACER, 4D Washer 1/4 fitting ? I bought the...

AN SPACER, 4D Washer 1/4 fitting ?

I bought the airplane built.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,496
Posted By Saville
What is: "AN Spacer 4D (1/8" washer)???

On Drawing 16A of the RV 7,8 "Wing Fuel Tank (Left Shown) the fuel tank vent connections are shown.

To connect the vent line to the outside world one uses an

AN 833 -4D Bulkhead Ell

...which goes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,285
Posted By Saville
No - we don't have a sales tax, it's true. But...

No - we don't have a sales tax, it's true. But we do have a yearly "property tax" that we have to pay. It's done by weight. For an 1130lb RV-8 it's $100 a year.

You get to place a nice sticker...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,314
Posted By Saville
Can you tell whether or not it's aluminum by...

Can you tell whether or not it's aluminum by looking? If so, how so?

thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By Saville
In my skydiving days I used to jump out of...

In my skydiving days I used to jump out of Palatka. It looks like they still have a jump facility there so that's one consideration.

Back then, right across the street from the airport was a pulp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Saville
I was wondering the same thing because my...

I was wondering the same thing because my transducer is located above the fuel pump. I just hadn't made the calculation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,479
Posted By Saville
This is important and in places like the frozen...

This is important and in places like the frozen North, reduced heating costs can pay for the added cost of an insulated ceiling in no time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,948
Posted By Saville
Same here. First I changed the pressure...

Same here. First I changed the pressure transducer - no change.

Then I changed the engine driven fuel pump for a new one. No change.

Put a cooling shroud around the mech fuel pump. No change.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,479
Posted By Saville
Yep...a good reason that I did not see. Thanks!

Yep...a good reason that I did not see.

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,479
Posted By Saville
Beautiful hangar. I have a question: Why are...

Beautiful hangar.

I have a question:

Why are hangars so high? I've seen this a lot - not just yours.

Is it that the kits are general purpose buildings and they just come that high?

Or are they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
So you were talking about the one month starting...

So you were talking about the one month starting on March 1st - last year's signoff date

From your text I couldn't tell if that's what you meant or if you meant one month PREVIOUS to last year's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
Ok now we're getting somewhere. I take it you...

Ok now we're getting somewhere. I take it you mean "within a month's time of the condition inspection sign off". Perhaps that's not what you meant. if not, could you clarify?

Then:

How did you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
That was precisely my question.

That was precisely my question.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
Yes 3 days apart..an extreme example to make the...

Yes 3 days apart..an extreme example to make the point/question clear. I'm not making a statement I'm asking a question.

Again the point/question is:

1) I read an article that stated that one can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
I think there's a little more to it than...

I think there's a little more to it than that:

If on March 31st 2018 I complete my conditional inspection where (among other things) I inspected the "Oxometer", can I really say that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,585
Posted By Saville
If I'm not mistaken, in the latest Kitplanes,...

If I'm not mistaken, in the latest Kitplanes, Paul Dye wrote that one can shorten the inspection time if one inspects things as you go along, before the annual begins.

I don't know how *much* before...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-17-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,718
Posted By Saville
I put in a suggestion in the 3D printing...

I put in a suggestion in the 3D printing thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=147771&page=45

I've been looking for a box into which to place my Pat Hatch relay card....
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