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Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By Ron RV8
I used a couple of these I had without the...

I used a couple of these I had without the set-screw... I reversed the nut and added fire-sleeve. Used for wiring and engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,312
Posted By Ron RV8
I will jack one wheel on my -8 without weight,...

I will jack one wheel on my -8 without weight, but if I jack both wheels I attach a rather large old tractor weight to the tail tie down.

I jack at the wing tie down points, which lightens the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By Ron RV8
Sorry - no pic of the diffuser... I just walked...

Sorry - no pic of the diffuser...

I just walked through the lumber-yards and found about a 2" aluminum vent, I believe it was meant to join a few hundred friends in someone's soffit. The vent has...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By Ron RV8
RV-8 heat

resolve draft sources, particularly forward moving air from behind back seat
-loop velcro under canopy skirt all around
-sheet in canopy frame behind back seat (like a hat shelf)
-D weatherstrip...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-02-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ron RV8
Mufflers if you actually want heat. Common...

Mufflers if you actually want heat. Common complaint from GIB is to "turn it down...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Ron RV8
Check voltage to radio. Similar problem traced...

Check voltage to radio. Similar problem traced to high resistance breaker switch...
Forum: COMM 12-26-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By Ron RV8
Check voltage to radio. Had similar problem...

Check voltage to radio. Had similar problem traced to high resistance in breaker switch.
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,557
Posted By Ron RV8
I have a Catto 3 blade 70x74 powered by an O-375...

I have a Catto 3 blade 70x74 powered by an O-375 on my -8...

Biased for cruise, I see about 2200 rpm static and about 2500 at WOT and 10,500' giving a true airspeed of about 170 kts...

Take-off and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Ron RV8
Perhaps blocking off the blast tube would have...

Perhaps blocking off the blast tube would have more effect by passing more air through the engine fins and oil cooler....?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,110
Posted By Ron RV8
Would this upgrade work on an RV-8?

Would this upgrade work on an RV-8?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,308
Posted By Ron RV8
I use a keyed master with mag switches and push...

I use a keyed master with mag switches and push button start...

For locking I use a slider lock, based on one I cobbled up but currently being machined and sold by a friend who likes making aluminum...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Ron RV8
I have a ~3" stop and a halfway stop. The 3"...

I have a ~3" stop and a halfway stop. The 3" stop is fine for run-ups.

I have done run-ups at the halfway stop but the canopy rattles around a lot and has occasionally slid right back making it...
Forum: COMM 05-06-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Ron RV8
My poor to non existent TX was tracked back to a...

My poor to non existent TX was tracked back to a high resistance breaker switch which was only passing 10.5 volts... Swapped it out, TX normal... Hope it's this simple...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,871
Posted By Ron RV8
Are there any restrictions on Catto props?

Are there any restrictions on Catto props?
Forum: Tools 04-18-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,148
Posted By Ron RV8
I have one of the early Numatix and would not...

I have one of the early Numatix and would not trade. Worth every penny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Ron RV8
I got one from a marina meant for a personal...

I got one from a marina meant for a personal watercraft (SeaDoo or similar). Sorry no part number. It was much more robust than one I ordered online and came with a water resistant cover which I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Ron RV8
No brakes on mine, would be possible but an...

No brakes on mine, would be possible but an interesting challenge to do neatly... Under the floor might work...

Front seat is also in very close proximity...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,434
Posted By Ron RV8
https://copanational.org/en/flyingtocanada/

https://copanational.org/en/flyingtocanada/
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,481
Posted By Ron RV8
Are you planning to fly formation? Like doing so...

Are you planning to fly formation? Like doing so looking cross-cockpit?

Another point to consider...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-16-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 988
Posted By Ron RV8
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=121744&highlight=rear+rudder+pedals&page=2

Check post 12. I did something similar on my -8 and they worked out very well...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-09-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,325
Posted By Ron RV8
Have an O-375 from AeroSport currently with 500...

Have an O-375 from AeroSport currently with 500 hrs in my -8. So far so good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ron RV8
I carry a strap (tie down strap with a hook but...

I carry a strap (tie down strap with a hook but without the cam) in the plane for when I'm away from home. Light and rolls up nice and compact.

I built a tow bar for the hangar, much easier and...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,549
Posted By Ron RV8
is there any chance the trailing edge was...

is there any chance the trailing edge was installed backwards?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,044
Posted By Ron RV8
Yes although it took a while to track down air...

Yes although it took a while to track down air leaks around the skirt. I ended up sticking a band of fuzzy velcro near the bottom of the skirt and no leaks since...

If you have a lot of air coming...
Forum: Tools 01-22-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By Ron RV8
Something like this? I have a similar device and...

Something like this? I have a similar device and it works great...

https://www.amazon.com/Malco-HC1-2-Inch-12-Inch-Accessory/dp/B000289542
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ron RV8
Joe says that he has just finished another batch...

Joe says that he has just finished another batch of locks for anyone interested.

Please contact him directly at 250 768 3384 or joedalb2@gmail.com. Note the email has changed...

He is asking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 737
Posted By Ron RV8
Check out the canopy lock made by a friend of...

Check out the canopy lock made by a friend of mine Joe D'Albertanson. He evolved a hand hewn one I had cobbled together from junk in my garage into a pretty nice piece of kit.

If you would like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,048
Posted By Ron RV8
https://copanational.org/en/flyingtocanada/

https://copanational.org/en/flyingtocanada/
Forum: Tools 11-14-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,398
Posted By Ron RV8
Thanks Perry, I'd just like one to give me a...

Thanks Perry, I'd just like one to give me a picture. I wonder if there is some basic "turn on" switch I am missing or if the unit is defective?
Forum: Tools 11-14-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 23,398
Posted By Ron RV8
No picture on Samsung phone

Just received an Ablescope 400 but am unable to get a picture. I took off the lens cover, leds light up but no pic. I've tried several apps including airbox, OTG view, camera fi and usb camera. ...
Forum: Tools 11-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By Ron RV8
Interesting, I just looked at the new manual and...

Interesting, I just looked at the new manual and others comments are correct regarding adjusting rivet height by regulating air pressure.

Mine was one of the early models purchased through...
Forum: Tools 11-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By Ron RV8
I have one and love it. A friend has an air...

I have one and love it. A friend has an air squeezer and it's big, heavy and a PITA if the rivet is a little long. Mine has an adjustable ram, so I just run it at max pressure. Full power for the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,090
Posted By Ron RV8
Originally Posted by wirejock View Post I'm...

Originally Posted by wirejock View Post
I'm using these. They have a screen built in. Gain a knot or two as well. Probably not but the look cool.
https://www.jdair.com/categories/Fuel-Vents/



I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,413
Posted By Ron RV8
I would replace the skin, no...

I would replace the skin, no question...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec-eWnCr7cQ
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,538
Posted By Ron RV8
I keyed the Master with a nice "jet ski" switch,...

I keyed the Master with a nice "jet ski" switch, and toggled the e-mags. Push button start. I like it so far...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,484
Posted By Ron RV8
Watch that you order the "tie" which is available...

Watch that you order the "tie" which is available for between the shoulder straps, mine fall off if I do not cross them in the back... edit... Hmmm, looking again, these might not coming from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,684
Posted By Ron RV8
450 hrs on my -8 with rear pedals and they have...

450 hrs on my -8 with rear pedals and they have never felt "gritty""
... I would double check routing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By Ron RV8
ZTron

My ZTron landing lights failed at about 1 year / 100 hrs and I got no response in my efforts to contact them. I replaced them with AeroLEDs Microsun which appear to be a much higher quality product...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-03-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,180
Posted By Ron RV8
Pretty easy to do in aluminum. Do a card stock...

Pretty easy to do in aluminum. Do a card stock stretch-out first... I took out the drink holder, too much chance of water bottle interference with the stick... Water bottle now lays forward of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,936
Posted By Ron RV8
My RV-8 with an Aero Sport O-375 does the same...

My RV-8 with an Aero Sport O-375 does the same thing every flight or two, right from the first taxi test. The fuel pressure will at some point show a drop to 0.5 or 0 then will either recover on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 316,037
Posted By Ron RV8
For what it's worth...

my model is does not include all of the brake features and adding half round up the sides would be difficult because of interference issues....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 316,037
Posted By Ron RV8
For what it's worth... Full length plus half the...

For what it's worth...

Full length plus half the upright tubes, suitably notched could not turn. Snap into position may be sufficient. Various extension lengths may then be possible without hazard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ron RV8
Further information on lock

Joe has had a few requests for further information on the locks so here is his response...

"The location of the pin is .500" (1/2") back from the front edge and .136" (about 9/64") to the right of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,340
Posted By Ron RV8
O-Rings and additional words///

O-Rings

and additional words///
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,829
Posted By Ron RV8
I have flown both and second Mark's comments...

I have flown both and second Mark's comments above..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ron RV8
There are two 1/8" (or #30) holes required, one...

There are two 1/8" (or #30) holes required, one for the closed position, and one for the "ventilation" position if desired. With a padlock in place, the vertical piece keeps the screw from turning...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-28-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By Ron RV8
Would it be even possible to open a slider canopy...

Would it be even possible to open a slider canopy while inverted in water? Takes a pretty good tug in air... Remember it has to lift to open - against ? water pressure...

I have pip pins on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ron RV8
I look at it as encouragement for a thief to move...

I look at it as encouragement for a thief to move on to the next airplane. A determined thief could probably pry it off more quietly than breaking the canopy but that's a risk we take...

At a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By Ron RV8
Sliding Canopy Lock

Shortly after completing our -8, I fabricated this canopy lock from bar stock. It has served me well for 3 years.

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p488/rwtownson/20180227_113517_zpsh3hvtony.jpg...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By Ron RV8
Did that once with a router bit to do some...

Did that once with a router bit to do some trimming on a piece of wood I was shaping. First touch and it ran right up the piece of wood and bit my thumb. Be careful, if it grabs itíll move real...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Ron RV8
http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p488/rwtownson...

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p488/rwtownson/Fuel%20Pump%20Test_zpsbo5wqbgl.jpg (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/rwtownson/media/Fuel%20Pump%20Test_zpsbo5wqbgl.jpg.html)
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,867
Posted By Ron RV8
If you like I can expand a bit on the...

If you like I can expand a bit on the characteristics of the Precise Flight brakes I had on the Mooney. YMMV on the -10...

They came with the plane and I quite liked them. When I looked at them...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,867
Posted By Ron RV8
Had a set of Precise Flight brakes in the Mooney....

Had a set of Precise Flight brakes in the Mooney. At cruise power, popping the brakes would give me 1500fpm down right now... I would reduce that to about 1000fpm with trim for ear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ron RV8
Annual soon, I will have a look at it...

Annual soon, I will have a look at it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By Ron RV8
After reading about loose bits getting sucked...

After reading about loose bits getting sucked into the engine, cracking etc I encapsulated a .040 aluminum ring on the bottom of the air box. The clevis is R/C model vintage. So far so good @ 370...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2017, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,259
Posted By Ron RV8
Mine also will not boot up below freezing and...

Mine also will not boot up below freezing and tells me it is too hot...:mad:
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,523
Posted By Ron RV8
Water containers... Whatever you own or can...

Water containers... Whatever you own or can borrow...

The idea of putting something abrasive or corrosive in my new airplane did not appeal to me...

This was an RV-8 @ max gross & rearward...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,587
Posted By Ron RV8
Scott, pls check your PMs

Scott, pls check your PMs
Forum: Safety 08-14-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,587
Posted By Ron RV8
Lets be nice guys, the objective here is to...

Lets be nice guys, the objective here is to figure out what happened and perhaps avoid someone having an accident...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,587
Posted By Ron RV8
Weighing method

Thanks to Jarvis (the owner) for entering the discussion as it is much better to have first hand answers to the questions this has raised. My apologies to the group for not responding more promptly...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,587
Posted By Ron RV8
Comment from owner

"There was no damage prior to the flight. I was stopped for ten minutes
total at Unity where I never left the airplane. The elevator trailing
edge was flawless up until this point. The auto pilot...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,587
Posted By Ron RV8
Re-post of photos

http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p488/rwtownson/IMG_0286_zpsvl8hyyzh.jpg...
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