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Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By lluciani
I am glad your plane still made it unharmed. I...

I am glad your plane still made it unharmed. I lucked out in that I had a really knowledgeable and careful tow truck driver, and the route to the airport allowed us to avoid freeways. He had 3 inch...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By lluciani
Thank you. Credit is really to the Garmin camera....

Thank you. Credit is really to the Garmin camera. It even records intercom and radio through BlueTooth. No wires. It is amazing how far these things have progressed. I bought mine on eBay.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By lluciani
Tom, I am pretty sure I saw you very recently. I...

Tom, I am pretty sure I saw you very recently. I drove by and saw a really cool looking RV14A with its engine running in the hanger row which I think was G. I look forward to meeting you.
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By lluciani
I didn't and thank you. I painted it myself. It...

I didn't and thank you. I painted it myself. It managed to do an OK job but not as nice as professionally painted. I did it in stages since I did not have very much space. The wings were painted many...
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By lluciani
Transporting RV14A to Airport

I mounted a Garmin VIRB camera behind my RV14A's roll bar and filmed its ride to the airport yesterday on the back of a flat bed tow truck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L95Esyfo9M. It was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,200
Posted By lluciani
Exhaust?

I had the same problem on my RV8. It was very pronounced. After some experimenting I found that it was exhaust pulses pounding on the floor. I re-configured the exhaust pipes so that they pointed as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,941
Posted By lluciani
Imperial units as applied to aircraft comes...

Imperial units as applied to aircraft comes closest to measurement Nirvana. The denominator on all bolt and rivet sizes is binary (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, etc). This is beautiful. I feel like crying every...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,838
Posted By lluciani
I see roughly 165-170 KTAS near gross at 8000...

I see roughly 165-170 KTAS near gross at 8000 with my fixed pitch at 2700 RPM. Density altitude where I fly is almost aways well above MSL. I can't go to full throttle because 2700 is red line. My...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 46,668
Posted By lluciani
Cool Not seeing the glare problem reported by others

I have about 20 hours of flying x-country with an iPad strapped to my inexpensive kneeboard. Some was at night but most in broad daylight in my RV8. Cloudy and clear.

The iPad screen is polarized....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,773
Posted By lluciani
Showers

More and better showers in HBC.
Forum: GPS 08-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,568
Posted By lluciani
Wink Ditto on a 496

I have the same problem on my 496. I had a NEXRAD dropout that lasted 30 minutes on the way back from KOSH.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,755
Posted By lluciani
I know that yapping on a cell phone in flight is...

I know that yapping on a cell phone in flight is not allowed. Does this apply to 3G? Does is apply to leaving 3G on so that AGPS will work on an iPad 2? I am not talking about streaming Lady Gaga...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,712
Posted By lluciani
Absolutely beautiful pictures. I took my RV8 up...

Absolutely beautiful pictures.

I took my RV8 up the other night during a new moon and flew to Huntsville. It was pitch black and very clear. I noticed stars on the horizon. I looked up and couldn't...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-26-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By lluciani
Thanks Bill. Does anyone know of a good...

Thanks Bill.

Does anyone know of a good technique for picking the right time to start the pivot? I have been using my airspeed indicator (30kts) but this is hard to do while looking at the wing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,485
Posted By lluciani
Spycams and Hammerheads

I bought a MD80 "Spycam" on eBay for $12 and mounted it on my RV8's wing tip. I made a small aluminum mount and screwed it in to the existing plate nuts. Here's a short movie I made a couple of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,597
Posted By lluciani
Inverted will score better but who cares

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Aeros_fig_revhalfcuban8.svg/181px-Aeros_fig_revhalfcuban8.svg.png
The reverse 1/2 cuban in this year's Sportsman requires that you climb at 45...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,718
Posted By lluciani
Mine are exactly 2" from the flange. The only...

Mine are exactly 2" from the flange. The only installation variables I can think of are the distance from the flange and the hole size. I am pretty sure both are right.

I just ordered new ones of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,868
Posted By lluciani
Aerobatics in an RV

I am in IAC chapter 25 (Brenham, TX). The chapter is thinking about hosting an Intro to Aerobatics for RVs day in the fall. If we do it, we will have experts on hand, loaner parachutes, safety...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-11-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 27,718
Posted By lluciani
I am almost in the same situation. The ceramic...

I am almost in the same situation. The ceramic (???) is almost all gone on 3 of my Dynon EGT probes. I run my engine rich of peak and also rarely have them indicate more than 1400 deg F. I keep my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,687
Posted By lluciani
"Snipes Rule the Underworld"

Not to offend the airdales on this thread ...

Surface Fleet: DDG-12 and DDG-7 from 1981-1987. (here's a picture of DDG-12: http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/05011216.jpg)
RV: RV8 with about 230...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-08-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,918
Posted By lluciani
Installing the servo was a piece of cake. I...

Installing the servo was a piece of cake. I already had conduit in the wing so running the wires was easy too. The only painful part was under the panel finding and hooking up the DSAB bus wires....
Forum: Safety 11-14-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,786
Posted By lluciani
Ditto on The Gentex

There is nothing more satisfying than putting on a parachute, a real fighter helmet and going up for a session of yank and bank in an RV8. I love it.

The safety, comfort, great noise attenuation,...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-08-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By lluciani
Thanks and I really appreciate the offer for a...

Thanks and I really appreciate the offer for a permission slip. I have been to Hilltop Lakes recently but I didn't know you can fish there. The folks there were really nice. A lady there who I think...
Forum: Texas (South) 09-07-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,458
Posted By lluciani
Fishing Place?

I have an 9 year old daughter who loves to fish. We would like to go somewhere in our RV8 where we can land, walk a reasonable distance and then fish. Does anyone know of such a place within an hour...
Forum: Texas (South) 08-22-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,217
Posted By lluciani
If that Bixby guy gives you a hard time I also...

If that Bixby guy gives you a hard time I also have an RV8 at Hooks and would be happy to show it to you.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,154
Posted By lluciani
I have about 200 hours on my Van's valve. It...

I have about 200 hours on my Van's valve. It works just fine. It looks kind of industrial but that doesn't bother me because I hardly ever look at it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By lluciani
XM Nexrad Outage Yesterday?

I flew back to Houston from OSH yesterday. As I was circumnavigating around an area of storms in Oklahoma and NE Texas, XM Nexrad on my 496 did not update for 55 minutes. It did however continue to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By lluciani
John, I just bought a 12x12x.125 piece from Vans...

John, I just bought a 12x12x.125 piece from Vans for about $30. I didn't know I could order pieces from Wicks.

Webb, I haven't had my prop balanced but thanks for the suggestion. I am seriously...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-27-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,061
Posted By lluciani
Something to look for at Condition Inspection

A couple of days ago I noticed that the plate on top of the air box had what seemed to be a small crack. When I took it off I noticed that all for corners were cracked. There seems to be plenty of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,276
Posted By lluciani
My daughter and I flew to Kissimmee from Houston...

My daughter and I flew to Kissimmee from Houston last week for the launch in our RV8. Needless to say we were bummed out the launch didn't happen but are glad Nasa's being safe. We consoled ourselves...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,396
Posted By lluciani
I received and installed a Dynon roll servo about...

I received and installed a Dynon roll servo about a month ago. I did not notice any fit problems. I was actually impressed with the quality and cleverness of the installation kit.

Luis Luciani
RV8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,745
Posted By lluciani
Frank, thanks for the post and allowing others to...

Frank, thanks for the post and allowing others to learn from your experience. I am glad things turned out OK.

Luis Luciani
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,712
Posted By lluciani
I don't think grease has anything to do with it -...

I don't think grease has anything to do with it - at least not in my case.

My flap motor has been on the blink a couple of times but it has been a while since I have seen a recurrence. What seems to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By lluciani
Dynon's EFIS output from their serial port is...

Dynon's EFIS output from their serial port is proprietary but documented and easy to parse. See their manual at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By lluciani
For me the cracks were from the outer rivet holes...

For me the cracks were from the outer rivet holes over the rib that is between the hinge and firewall.

My ramp used to vibrate a lot. I could feel it through the floor. I could make it stop by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,458
Posted By lluciani
Thanks

Folks, I really appreciate these suggestions.

-Luis
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,127
Posted By lluciani
Back Seat = Great Place for a Siesta

It's weird but both of my daughters fall asleep almost immediately when riding in the back of my RV8. You'd think they would be excited or terrified or something other than sleepy. At first I thought...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,458
Posted By lluciani
Tire Wear - Too Much Toe In?

I was hoping someone could help me reduce my tire bill. The outsides of my tires wear out after only about 40 hours. I don't think I am dragging the brakes and I keep the tires at around 30 PSI....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-09-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,837
Posted By lluciani
I have a Superior IO-360. It is an absolutely...

I have a Superior IO-360. It is an absolutely beautiful and strong engine. My warranty expired without there ever being a hint of trouble.

Superior going out of business would be easier to take if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By lluciani
For my repairman certificate the Houston FSDO...

For my repairman certificate the Houston FSDO wanted to see pictures of me working major components. First I was asked me to produce a picture of me working on the horizontal stabilizer, then a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-03-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,074
Posted By lluciani
I agree with Rick but my rationale was that I...

I agree with Rick but my rationale was that I could never get mine to work accurately from the tail cone. I bought a mounting kit and moved it to the wing tip and now it works perfectly. Because of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By lluciani
Thanks Jeremy. I will probably end up doing it...

Thanks Jeremy. I will probably end up doing it this way but I was hoping to find a spot for the hard points that are more down than behind. With my Vans harness as tight as I can get it I still slide...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By lluciani
Second Seat Belt Advice

Has anyone installed a second seat belt for the pilot in an RV8? It seems to be highly recommended and even required in some cases for aerobatic competition. I suppose the requirement can be met...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,588
Posted By lluciani
You're very welcome Kirk. I hope you get the...

You're very welcome Kirk. I hope you get the competition bug and I hope to see you at an aerobatics contest.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-25-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,588
Posted By lluciani
RV-8 Aerobatics Video

I went up this weekend and filmed myself doing the Primary aerobatic sequence a couple of times. I hope you enjoy it.

http://www.cchwear.com/rv8/fun/09202008.htm

Luis Luciani
RV8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,535
Posted By lluciani
About 2 months ago my neighbor Jim 2 hangers down...

About 2 months ago my neighbor Jim 2 hangers down at Hooks suggested that I have some angle iron welded to the inside of the top rail of my hanger. I heeded his very good advice. Ike blew both doors...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By lluciani
Trip Report Gulf Coast Regional Aerobatics Contest

I thought maybe some of you would be interested in a beginner?s perspective on competing at an IAC aerobatics contest in an RV8.

The event was this last weekend at Brenham, TX. hosted by the IAC...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 08-18-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,498
Posted By lluciani
Thanks Paul. This is certainly good to know. On...

Thanks Paul. This is certainly good to know.

On a related topic, there is an aerobatics competition in Brenham, TX at the end of this month. Details are at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By lluciani
Larry, I recommend that you do not try this. To...

Larry, I recommend that you do not try this. To prevent detonation, lower octane fuel may require that timing be retarded - not advanced.

I have a Superior XP-360. The manual requires timing to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 565,406
Posted By lluciani
My 7 year old daughter Caroline on a milk shake...

My 7 year old daughter Caroline on a milk shake run to Brenham:
http://www.cchwear.com/rv8/fun/picts/HPIM4619_small.JPG
Forum: Safety 07-15-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,276
Posted By lluciani
The white and green from the light signal gun...

The white and green from the light signal gun look very much like the white and green from a rotating beacon. Go stare at one for a while and see if you can identify which color is which. Of course,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,379
Posted By lluciani
Talking RV Basic Aerobatics

The IAC has a new category called RV Basic. The only maneuver in it for this year that results in sustained negative Gs is 1/2 of the down side of a half cuban 8. If you did it perfectly it would be...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-21-2008, 08:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 40,121
Posted By lluciani
Galveston

My wife and I went to Galveston today. After we landed one of the folks at the FBO came out in a golf cart and offered us bottled water and a snack. We were then given a ride to the Moody Gardens...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,643
Posted By lluciani
Landing Gear Boxes

Those *$&%^ landing gear boxes - not building them but having to squeeze my arms in them to tighten bolts, route wires and tubes or whatever.

Luis Luciani
Houston, TX
RV8, 70 hours
Forum: Texas (South) 05-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,158
Posted By lluciani
Hello Robert, I was the other RV8 guy. It was a...

Hello Robert,

I was the other RV8 guy. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Luis Luciani
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By lluciani
Check the spark plug nuts. They are probably...

Check the spark plug nuts. They are probably stamped with the cylinder number and top or bottom (e.g. "2T").

Luis Luciani
RV8
Forum: Safety 05-10-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,277
Posted By lluciani
IMC in Turbulence in an RV8

I have 65 hours in my RV8 and I am one of those who has always found it difficult to stay current IFR. I did zero IFR while building the plane and just recently had an IPC. I thought today would be a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-04-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,203
Posted By lluciani
Newbie Acro

Here is a short video of yours truely doing a couple of loops and a roll on the way back from Brenham today. I filmed it with a digital camera in video mode perched on the glare...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2008, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,330
Posted By lluciani
Homemade Upholstery

I made mine from thick Cordura and used a thin foam as a backing on the surfaces where I wanted stitched pleats. I used spray can contact cement to hold the thin foam to the fabric while stitching. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By lluciani
Opinion on compressor/gun option

I used a gravity fed HVLP gun from Harbor Freight with automotive paint (PPG Concept). This gun/paint combination works OK if you use the maximum recommended pressure at the tip. I think Concept is a...
Forum: GPS 04-27-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,461
Posted By lluciani
A Rant About Jeppesen's Trip Kit

I called Jeppesen last week and found out a one time Nav data update for my Garmin 430 costs $110. They call it a "trip kit" and it is good for 28 days. I rarely fly for-real IFR. I love my 430 but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,591
Posted By lluciani
Here are few pictures of what worked for me: ...

Here are few pictures of what worked for me:
http://www.cchwear.com/rv8/paint/06052005.htm

Luis Luciani
RV8, N188LC
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 951
Views: 752,407
Posted By lluciani
Finished With Phase 1

This is a few weeks after the fact but N188LC is out of phase 1. Yippee! Oshkosh 2008 here I come.

Luis Luciani

http://www.cchwear.com/rv8/images/hpim4096.jpg
Forum: GPS 03-17-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,971
Posted By lluciani
Hooking up brown/orange from my 496 to my PS Eng...

Hooking up brown/orange from my 496 to my PS Eng audio panel did not work for me. For what it is worth, it didn't hurt anything either.

Luis Luciani
RV8 - N188LC
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