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Forum: ADS-B 09-27-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,019
Posted By wera710
Turbo, I have a Bendix King KT-76A Transponder. I...

Turbo, I have a Bendix King KT-76A Transponder. I did not upgrade anything. No need to with the Echo. besides, as I keep telling my RV friends, its Sport Aviation, not Mini Airliners. LOL. Yeah, I am...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,800
Posted By wera710
If you want to go simple but like a different...

If you want to go simple but like a different look, use the Vans quadrant and modify it. Paint the mixture knob red and the prop knob blue. You can also engrave M on the mixture knob and fill with...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 16,019
Posted By wera710
Lot of good options out there now. More every...

Lot of good options out there now. More every year. Or month. My recent install of the Uavionix EchoUAT and SKyfix was about as idiot proof and simple as one could ask. Couple of wires. Drill some...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,601
Posted By wera710
Old School

Jeff, I just got back my PAPR report and the numbers were outstanding when you consider I am using a god-knows-how-old old KT-76A transponder and a Mode C encoder to talk to my Uavionix EchoUAT ADS-B...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,776
Posted By wera710
No photos yet. I'll get some today. I mounting...

No photos yet. I'll get some today. I mounting both the Echo and the Skyfix boxes low on the cockpit side of the baggage compartment wall. That way if you bend over or are outside the cockpit, you...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,776
Posted By wera710
You are correct on both counts. Shortly after I...

You are correct on both counts. Shortly after I posted this and you replied, Uavionix contacted me. 4000 is the ticket. It comes defaulted to a different port. Avare does not have a drop down to...
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,776
Posted By wera710
EchoUAT and Avare. Help Please!

Just finished installing the EchoUAT and Skyfix. Simple installation with few wires! Could not be easier...
BUT...man, there is always a but...I cannot get weather or traffic to show on Avare. I know...
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,853
Posted By wera710
By all means, reinforce this area. My wing tip...

By all means, reinforce this area. My wing tip top is cracked from someone leaning on it at an airshows. Its gotten worse once started, by flight loads. Been waiting for warmer weather to fix. My...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,963
Posted By wera710
I have a O-360 180HP with a Hartzell CS prop. My...

I have a O-360 180HP with a Hartzell CS prop. My battery is aft of the rear baggage. Under normal conditions the nose isn't overly heavy in pitch but the 8 definitely likes a little weight in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,920
Posted By wera710
The scariest thing about this post is that I...

The scariest thing about this post is that I before I knew who psoted it, I recognized Dave's long ***ed legs before I recognized his panel. LOL
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-22-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,963
Posted By wera710
Location

Not to hijack...ok, yes, to hijack...lol...but where are you all mounting the tank? I have had mine in the front baggage for years now and other than it being easy to service, remove as needed and...
Forum: ADS-B 12-02-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,858
Posted By wera710
Doug, please clarify something. "No traffic...

Doug, please clarify something. "No traffic unless you have Out." Does this apply to ANY stand alone IN receiver, be in FlightBox, XGPS190s, Garmin etc? I thought the point of these was to allow one...
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2016, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,858
Posted By wera710
Jim, thanks! It looks like FlightBox works with...

Jim, thanks! It looks like FlightBox works with Avare. At that price it actually makes sense. Cracks me up: $35 for WAAS GPS? Almost makes my spare XGPS160 redundant!

This is why I got into the EAA...
Forum: ADS-B 12-01-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,858
Posted By wera710
lol. Yeah, I saw that article. Avare rocks. The...

lol. Yeah, I saw that article. Avare rocks. The only reason I'd like IN is that if I am being forced to fork over money I have no need to spend, I might as well get something out of it. My Samsung...
Forum: ADS-B 11-30-2016, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,858
Posted By wera710
ADS-B advice needed

With Navworx more or less off the table for me -- they hiked the price yet again, to $1399, not including all the required peripherals -- and with the FAA B.S. hanging over them like the sword of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-30-2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,167
Posted By wera710
Whine, whine, whine. You guys want cold? Fly a...

Whine, whine, whine. You guys want cold? Fly a Luscombe. LOL:D

Does anyone have photos on where they are locating the foam tape? I've tried a few spots but am not getting the effect you have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Frank, I think you summed it up best of all. The...

Frank, I think you summed it up best of all. The size of the PTs, I like, but the hanger issue is definitely problematic. I cannot afford a bigger hanger and a PT would give me inches to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Mike S...LOL...you remind me of the guy who went...

Mike S...LOL...you remind me of the guy who went by me on Summit Point Main last year. Tiny little 914 with a big fat driver in the saddle., Idles by me on the long straight doing about 130 mph. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Yeah, I am a Punisher, not a polisher, so that...

Yeah, I am a Punisher, not a polisher, so that glass top would be lost on me. But it does look pretty awesome! Can't tell, is that a Chevy small block wedged in there...or something from a Vette? If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
:D

See now...you said the Magic Word: BT-13. This is what I actually WANT. Not sure I want to FEED it. But as much as the T-6 attracts, the BT seems like the more sane aircraft to own, if one was insane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Talking Mike S: HA!!! Yup. See, this is why I posted. I...

Mike S: HA!!! Yup. See, this is why I posted. I really am torn about it. I would love to be partners in a PT-26 but this one is an outright buy. Which would land me 20k in the bank after its all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Vlad the Sage

Vlad, you always cut right to the chase. LOL. But if it came down to quitting the track or quitting flying, I gotta say this. I have been flying since I was 15, and cannot imagine not being able to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,673
Posted By wera710
Intervention needed? Might sell RV-8

So I have a rare opportunity to own a 1942 PT-26 WWII Trainer. Always wanted a PT-19 and having a 26 with a canopy, while less sexy, would be more useful in our PA winters. BUT...it would require me...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-21-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 75,377
Posted By wera710
...sooo...this would have been a typical SPRING...

...sooo...this would have been a typical SPRING day for Vlad in his former homeland. :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,037
Posted By wera710
Yup. CDU-Mk1. For dispensing rubber chickens,...

Yup. CDU-Mk1. For dispensing rubber chickens, flour "bombs", or TP. Got tired of not being able to compete in various fly-in competitions due to the inability to open the canopy in flight. Well, you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-23-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,037
Posted By wera710
Sunrise over the Bay

Sunrise over Easton MD. RedStar Formation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,697
Posted By wera710
Been reading this with interest. Even though fire...

Been reading this with interest. Even though fire seems to be driving the conversation here, there are certainly other factors where one might want to part company with his beloved 8. Sadly the RV...
Forum: Formation Flying 09-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,672
Posted By wera710
RPA Clinic on Sept 26-28

If you are on the East Coast and want to help out with a good cause while getting in some good practice, the RPA Formation Clinic is Sept 26-28. They are happy to have RVs and warbirds of all types....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
Paul no one has said anything about anyone being...

Paul no one has said anything about anyone being a better this or that. We are just talking about how the -8 can, in fact, be three pointed. There is apparently a lot of misconception out there that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,645
Posted By wera710
oh man, is that for sale? I am in LUST!

oh man, is that for sale? I am in LUST!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
HA! Dude, you don't know lazy till you look at...

HA! Dude, you don't know lazy till you look at your rusted, 60 year old quad-fold hanger door and think screw it, its just too much trouble to force open today!!! :eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
LOL. Yeah, that extra few inches of stick...

LOL. Yeah, that extra few inches of stick movement is killer! Thats funny right there! :D

My own obersvations in the tail dragger world have been the opposite. Most tail dragger guys (outside of RV...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By wera710
Pretty much. Good video! For the new to TD guys:...

Pretty much. Good video! For the new to TD guys: Even if you get a little float in ground effect it still works. Looks like he pulled power right at touch down and transitioned right onto all three...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
Yes. They have.

Yes. They have.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,645
Posted By wera710
Hmm...the floor IS Getting kinda dirty again....

Hmm...the floor IS Getting kinda dirty again. Might be time to don the goggles and remove the canopy for a spin around the pattern... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
LOL! I think the most adamant and/or mostly false...

LOL! I think the most adamant and/or mostly false insistance that the 8 cannot three point/full stall land comes from low time pilots transitioning to the tail draggers. Or high time pilots...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,645
Posted By wera710
That was my thought as well. Was wondering if a...

That was my thought as well. Was wondering if a Hump behind the head, ala P-26 Peashooter would be the answer. Anyway, was a thought. Hate to sell the thing. But when I see a dozen open cockpit...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
Talking LOL. A monster is landing a Cub at night in a 25...

LOL. A monster is landing a Cub at night in a 25 mph cross wind. Never...Ever...AGAIN. HA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,815
Posted By wera710
IF this were MY airport, I would be looking...

IF this were MY airport, I would be looking around at my fellow pilots to see who looked the most guilty. Seriously, the B*s***ds have been known to pour oil under an aircraft just for fun...

As far...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,645
Posted By wera710
Whacky Question: Open Cockpit Conversion?

Ok, call me crazy, but my entire aviation career has been spent in closed cockpits, yet since I was oh, five, I have wanted an open cockpit aircraft. But I keep ending up with the more winter...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By wera710
Just remember, if you try the slightly high...

Just remember, if you try the slightly high approach, do not let speed get away from you when the power is off. In EITHER direction. You are trading one form of energy for another. When you release...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,086
Posted By wera710
Don't give up on the three pointers. Its just an...

Don't give up on the three pointers. Its just an experience thing. The more you do, the better you get. The better you get, the more your muscle memory will start to kick in so it becomes automatic....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,416
Posted By wera710
send me a six pack and I will go pull mine and...

send me a six pack and I will go pull mine and weight it for you...LOL. Guinness. :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By wera710
Dave, on the three point landing...lets try an...

Dave, on the three point landing...lets try an experiment. Put about 50 pounds of baggage in the aft compartment. Go try the three pointer again. Does it make any difference? Also, when you have a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,187
Posted By wera710
HA!! Better there than while she's DRIVING!!! :D

HA!! Better there than while she's DRIVING!!! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 24,169
Posted By wera710
Lance, I've known more than a few 8 pilots...

Lance, I've known more than a few 8 pilots running PSI down at 28. Nothing wrong with that other than that you will find youself having to add air more often. Handling is fine that low and on bumpy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,026
Posted By wera710
May have found part of the problem. The gap...

May have found part of the problem. The gap between the front baffle (prop and ring gear baffle) was pretty large and not sealed. It had actually shifted, probably as a result of multiple removal and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,187
Posted By wera710
PS: Keep in mind that if you are going to do...

PS: Keep in mind that if you are going to do checks, compound curves are going to require some creative taping. I posted the above photo mainly to give you an example of what you need to account for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,187
Posted By wera710
Bah...all your checks are on the WRONG end!...

Bah...all your checks are on the WRONG end! :D

http://www.snipercountrypx.com/images/Product/large/RVsight4.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,026
Posted By wera710
Sweet. Simple solution assuming no leak! Will try...

Sweet. Simple solution assuming no leak! Will try this next. Wish i had seen this over the weekend when I had the cowl off to check fittment!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,158
Posted By wera710
All I can say is you guys are totally hard core...

All I can say is you guys are totally hard core or have cast iron backsides...LOL. I am either bored/sore after an hour or two!
:eek:

But I AM loving that idea of ferrying cheap gas. My home field...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 24,169
Posted By wera710
I use 38 PSI but I like to fly into grass strips...

I use 38 PSI but I like to fly into grass strips and wanted a little more give to soften the roll out. Having said that, I think 50 PSI makes a lot of sense for most guys, especially ones never...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,026
Posted By wera710
Mike, thanks for the link. I'd read most of the...

Mike, thanks for the link. I'd read most of the various posts but missed that one.

Bugsy, my thoughts were the same. Why would #2 be hottest? I've heard others have had the same issue as well. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,026
Posted By wera710
Number 2 Cylinder hot across operating range. Ideas?

Need help on reducing CHT on the Number 2 cylinder (Front Left). I?ve read everything I could find on CHT issues on VAF but quite often the replies seem to gravitate to #3 Cyl or conversations about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,254
Posted By wera710
You want to leave the stick (with grip installed)...

You want to leave the stick (with grip installed) as long as you can. Going FROM a normal grip TO a military style grip, I noticed a loss (small) of leverage on the stick when menuevering.

The lower...
Forum: Safety 04-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,657
Posted By wera710
Emergency Goggles & Bird Strikes

Well, after three near bird strikes last few weeks (Vultures the size of C-180s and an Eagle that was looking as disconcerted as I was!), I finally broke down and dug out my 90’s era issue military...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 399,947
Posted By wera710
2006 RV-8 (Slow Build) 488 TT O-360 Hartzell CS...

2006 RV-8 (Slow Build)
488 TT
O-360
Hartzell CS Prop
Pavement and Grass
Light Acro
Tons of formation
No Notches
No Cracks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,452
Posted By wera710
A/C Type: RV-8 Engine type: O-360/180 HP Prop:...

A/C Type: RV-8
Engine type: O-360/180 HP
Prop: Hartzell CS
Empty Weight: 1080
Demonstrated 75% Cruise speed @ Alt: 163 knots @ 7500 ft
Vy: 100 kts
Vx: 83 kts
Vs Gross: 58 kts
Vs: Solo: 55 kts
Vso...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,452
Posted By wera710
V Speeds for RV-8 series

Was just bouncing around the forum and realized there was no threads (or more accurately, I cannot find specific, focused threads that stick to the topic) on V speeds for the RV-8/RV-8A series. I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-10-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,072
Posted By wera710
Except for panel space, I would make a case for...

Except for panel space, I would make a case for the RV-8 as being ?arguably? superior for truly long cross countries vs. the side by side RVs -- In terms of ergonomics and comfort. The -8 really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,317
Posted By wera710
HA! Thanks. I am probably the last hold-out on...

HA! Thanks. I am probably the last hold-out on the planet in the RV world. All my buddies have glass and sing its praises. That stuff, to me, just isn't required for the SPORTING side of aviation or...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,317
Posted By wera710
If anyone needs vinyl made, I've used this guy a...

If anyone needs vinyl made, I've used this guy a lot and he is very familiar with the RV airframe. http://woodwaysigns.com/
He even has templates for various WWII paint schemes for RVs if you need...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,259
Posted By wera710
I have one for you to add to your check list....

I have one for you to add to your check list. Check for left over items before closing. It sounds silly and obvious, but a friend closed his up, and as we were carrying the wing I heard a massive...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-12-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,317
Posted By wera710
Oh, forgot, you asked about the interior....

Oh, forgot, you asked about the interior. Currently it is the typical RV grey. I plan on repainting it in the proper chromate green and black someday. But thats a long way off as it would require me...
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