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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-10-2017, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By rv8ch
Rate of Descent

An easy ROD calculation is to divide the change in altitude needed by the time in minutes to get there.

For example, you are 20 minutes out, and you need to lose 8000 feet, then you should descend...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 12-09-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - no photo

Same here - no photo. I think some can see it but I have not yet figured out why some see it and some don't. I suspect if you have a google account you can't see it, but this is just a guess, since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,403
Posted By rv8ch
3 position switch

Bill, are you still happy with this configuration for your p-mags, the 3 position switch? Seems good to me, but wanted to confirm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2017, 04:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By rv8ch
Idler gear mismarked

That's kind of scary. Another thing to check.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By rv8ch
A Prank?

A buddy playing a prank on you? I have "a friend" that used to do this from time to time with various mechanical devices of mine. It was really funny! :(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,424
Posted By rv8ch
Feature request

Not sure if this is the right place, but I'm wondering if you have a database of frequencies, and if so, if you could have a feature that shows you what frequency you should or could be talking on -...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By rv8ch
FF

Hi Robin,

I'll take the FF and red cube.

Regards,
Mickey
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,875
Posted By rv8ch
forest of tabs

The avionics ground is a good idea - I'm going to do it like the Aeroelectric connection recommends and use a DB-25 for that.

For the tabs, your location near the fuel pump seems like it will not be...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,500
Posted By rv8ch
Very clever!

Mike, Just looking at this now - the way you use the wingtip flange to both provide the rivet layout and spacing of the hinge is really clever. BTW, you may want to update the link to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,940
Posted By rv8ch
Talking Cash!

I agree that VAF is an outstanding resource, and nothing says "thanks" like cold, hard, cash! :D

Here's what I did to put my (wife's) money where my mouth...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2017, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By rv8ch
ACF-50 or equivalent?

Wouldn't ACF-50 or an equivalent be ok? I was worried that whatever paint I used would cause the gear attach hardware to come loose.
Forum: Safety 12-02-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By rv8ch
Battery choice

I plan to put a lifepo4 battery in my aircraft, leaning towards the earthx. I have a mechanical fuel pump and 2x pmags, so I'm not electrically dependent, like you are.

I agree with Carl and Dan...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-26-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By rv8ch
trim the baffle

I think you could do either, but I trimmed the baffle to match the cowl. Much faster and easier to trim aluminum with snips than to keep re-working fiberglass, in my opinion.
Forum: Reviews 11-25-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,933
Posted By rv8ch
knobs

Just curious what you don't like about them - the feel or the look? The knobs seem like the same as the Dynon. The buttons look different, feel pretty good to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By rv8ch
extra material

Not 100% sure exactly what you are talking about, but yes, there is some extra material. If you need to remove it to fit things, then I would proceed, but if not, just leave it and you can always...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-25-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By rv8ch
Why not both?

Why not both? It would also solve the problem of needing a resister. BTW, when I tested my alternators I used a rat shack 12v LED and it worked fine - I assume it has a resister in there to allow...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By rv8ch
power twist

Or try one of these - kind of expensive, but others have said that they worked. I have not used one, but might try just in case I get a belt that breaks in the...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,662
Posted By rv8ch
yep

Indeed - working in the oil patch did that for me. Heck of a motivator!

Any time a package arrives intact, I'm delighted, as I expect them to be damaged in some way. I buy a lot of stuff from...
Forum: Safety 11-18-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,280
Posted By rv8ch
PP alternator

BTW, I just tested my Plane Power AL12-EI60/B alternator like I did the other one, and got the same results.

http://www.rv8.ch/plane-power-alternator/

My drill only goes up to 3000 RPM, so it's...
Forum: COMM 11-18-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By rv8ch
F or C?

Is that -40 in degrees F or C? :D
Forum: Safety 11-17-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,280
Posted By rv8ch
IG can power it off

I did this on one alternator a long time ago, and could get it to shut down when I removed 12v from the IG. No idea if this would still work on an alternator with a failed VR, tho, and of course...
Forum: Texas (South) 11-15-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By rv8ch
Best BBQ

Hey Mark, you're going to need to be a bit more specific - are you saying that all the BBQ places in Taylor are better than everyone else's, or is there a specific one? You might get into a bit of a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-14-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By rv8ch
Confirm with Don

I'd confirm with Don, but this came up recently and there were a lot of good ideas from dry, to vaseline, to other gasket sealers. It's a low pressure area so there shouldn't be a need for much to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By rv8ch
same here

looking for something similar as well. If you have a manifold pressure sensor and dual pmags you need either two Ts or a 4-way adapter, and I've only been able to find plastic ones so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By rv8ch
send

sent it to your email address - found it via some sleuthing, let me know if that was not the correct one.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,233
Posted By rv8ch
mind meld

This one - you on the left, us on the right. Then we know all the stuff you do. :D

http://www.21stcentech.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Vulcan-Mind-Meld.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,233
Posted By rv8ch
date ---> insight

Leave it to Dan to extract some interesting insights from data that we mostly overlook - well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By rv8ch
exhaust

I also use the exhaust, and have so far, thankfully, in almost 40 years of flying, not forgotten to disconnect it - knock on wood!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By rv8ch
I doubt it will be much different - the main...

I doubt it will be much different - the main thing I noticed is that the grove gear is thicker - I believe that the holes are in the same place.

I'll bet you a nickel you won't change them out once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,502
Posted By rv8ch
Build from stock

An RV-4 not far from me was built from stock aluminum using only the plans - the guy claimed he didn't buy any prefab parts at all. It was his 2nd RV-4, the first was built using parts from Van's. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-07-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By rv8ch
running wires through glareshield

I expect that I will need to run some wires up to my glare shield - perhaps a HUD one day or at least an AOA - and I know some put their GPS puck there.

Does anyone have a clever way to do this? ...
Forum: Tools 11-04-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By rv8ch
Tape

This made a world of difference for me. With simple clear plastic packing tape over the rivet, it ends up looking great. I can use the same square of tape about 4 or 5 times, then just grab a new...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,759
Posted By rv8ch
avoid changes

Almost every builder I spoke to encouraged me to avoid changes to the plans. I tried to keep this good advice in mind as much as possible. Changes often take much longer to implement than expected.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,040
Posted By rv8ch
google

gotta share the photo publicly - we can't see it otherwise.
Forum: Web Site Development 10-30-2017, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By rv8ch
Do you really want to know?

I've used two different blogging packages for my build, and neither tracked hours. I'm on wordpress now, and it's ok. I usually make a note in a paper notebook about my time in the shop, but I...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By rv8ch
One of the excuses I use to explain why I've been...

One of the excuses I use to explain why I've been building for almost 15 years! Now, it's "get 'er done!"
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,049
Posted By rv8ch
Great news!

It's threads like this that really add a lot of value to this site - I'll bet that almost everyone that's read it has learned something new. I know that I have! Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,499
Posted By rv8ch
Offset Rivet set

I bought a bunch of cherry max rivets in both -4 and -5 in anticipation of doing this work, with the same fear. I ended up using all -4 normal rivets that Van's supplied with the SB kit.
What I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,802
Posted By rv8ch
Embarrassing!

Well, I have to confess some of you guys have been describing me, and I apologize!

One of the places I rent has their aircraft as shown in this photo, and everyone starts up while still in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,802
Posted By rv8ch
Sarcasm

You guys should be honored to receive my jet blast or prop wash! /s
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-26-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By rv8ch
vibration sensors

Another thread mentioned that vibration might be causing a specific problem with a component that shall remain unnamed to avoid thread drift. I'm curious if anyone has any experience adding...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,280
Posted By rv8ch
internal regulation

This scenario is batted around regularly on the aeroelectric mailing list, and it does seem like a reasonable concern, since the thing that you are asking to regulate the voltage has now gone Tango...
Forum: Safety 10-25-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,280
Posted By rv8ch
will it work?

Also, do you trust the internally regulated alternator to actually respond to this if it's in a massive failure mode? An external contactor would be more certain.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2017, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By rv8ch
Security

Looks like a really cool project! As someone involved in security for food and shelter, I'd recommend caution mixing any kind of remote access and your airplane's flight controls. The bad guys out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,488
Posted By rv8ch
in tank pumps

indeed - would love to see one of the entrepreneurs on this forum come up with a sexy in-tank kit that does it like cars - with the fuel filter sock and in-tank pumps. That's the right place for the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By rv8ch
cherry max F-821PP

Hi Daida,

I only had to do 8 on each side, just the ones that were not accessible due to the gear tower. I can send pics if that will help, but not much to it.

The rest I pulled with a "normal"...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-21-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,419
Posted By rv8ch
Raise the bar!

Wow John, talk about raising the bar! Impressive set of documentation.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By rv8ch
ACS

I used this: http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconecowlseals2.php

Looks kind of cool, much more flexible than the Van's supplied seal. Can't tell you if it will cool better, since...
Forum: Safety 10-20-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,280
Posted By rv8ch
alternator control

I've tested internally regulated alternators and they do turn off and on with the "control" wire under normal circumstances. The question that I've read posed by those much more expert on this than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2017, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,630
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for sharing!

Vince, thanks for sharing the story, really happy to hear it turned out ok. It's good to know I'm building a tank! :D
Forum: Tools 10-18-2017, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,345
Posted By rv8ch
articulation

The advantage of the va-400 is that it articulates to make it easier to see the valves.
Forum: Safety 10-18-2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,835
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks!

Thanks for the writeup, Bill. Very informative.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By rv8ch
cheap syringes

Here's one for $3 shipped to your house.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150ml-Large-Big-Plastic-Hydroponics-Nutrient-Disposable-Measuring-Syringe-/112458148542
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,081
Posted By rv8ch
Electric

I predict that the next Lycoming replacement will be an electric engine, not a better Subaru package.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By rv8ch
good info

Thanks Charlie, this is good news. I thought I'd have to either wait until final assembly to do the tips, which would have caused issues with the paint shop, or have to put the wings on again just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,598
Posted By rv8ch
wingtip alignment

If I install the wingtips to the wings with the ailerons in "neutral", but the wings are not on the aircraft, can I assume that all will be fine when the wings are installed? I noticed that Frank...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-13-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,159
Posted By rv8ch
fault testing

Seems like some bench testing would not take too much time and effort. I'd do it on one of mine but I'm in "get 'er done" mode, and I don't want to fry one of my p-mags. Anyone have any pull with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,081
Posted By rv8ch
Agreed!

Dat's me. Totally not a cost issue for me, I ended up wasting much more on mine than I spent replacing it with a Lycoming - I just thought I was getting something cooked, more modern, more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 12:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,081
Posted By rv8ch
swap out

I removed a subaru and installed a lycoming. No issues that I can recall, just had to rip out all the wiring to it, and patch up some unused firewall penetrations. The most painful part was the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2017, 02:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,159
Posted By rv8ch
NASA form

Perhaps we need a NASA form for suppliers. :D
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By rv8ch
transition training

Cool - I had no idea this was an option!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-06-2017, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,555
Posted By rv8ch
Alcohol

Hi Michael, just make sure it's not Super Plus E10, which contains alcohol. You can theoretically use that too, but you need to confirm you have the right kind of rubber in your entire fuel system. ...
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