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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By PhatRV
Some of the rod end bearing from Vans have thick...

Some of the rod end bearing from Vans have thick lubrication inside. Looks like petroleum jelly substance. Not sure using lacquer thinner will wash it off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By PhatRV
I am not buying the proposed limited use of 36...

I am not buying the proposed limited use of 36 times a year. Once the area is set as restricted airspace, it will become more restrictive, never less.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By PhatRV
Since they are going to issue a TFR for the 2...

Since they are going to issue a TFR for the 2 hour period when the R2511 is active, why don't they just use the TFR instead of permanently lock out the airspace by the use of the restricted airspace....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By PhatRV
I predrilled all the holes early on. I installed...

I predrilled all the holes early on. I installed the gear after my bottom forward skin was riveted. I found it was easier to rivet without the gear legs in the way.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-18-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,728
Posted By PhatRV
This is why HUD pilot flies with helmet. :)

This is why HUD pilot flies with helmet. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By PhatRV
When I purchased my engine last year, there...

When I purchased my engine last year, there should be at least 1 impulse mag, and you can have a choice on the right side.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-12-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By PhatRV
Welcome back to the build Mike. Phat

Welcome back to the build Mike.

Phat
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By PhatRV
I did not use a band-saw. I was able to cut all...

I did not use a band-saw. I was able to cut all the heavy gauge aluminum angles with a good quality hacksaw and fresh saw blade. One of the main reason for not purchasing a band-saw is the limited...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By PhatRV
I like to request for the RV8 model in the MS...

I like to request for the RV8 model in the MS Flightsim 2020. The aftermarket model does not look very realistic and is very buggy to operate and buggy install as well. Also request for the models...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By PhatRV
This is the picture that you need. As I...

This is the picture that you need. As I remembered it, some trimming was required after I finished building the trim tab. You will make more builder judgment as you progress in your build because...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By PhatRV
GPS denied environment isn't the same as turning...

GPS denied environment isn't the same as turning off GPS. The GPS signals are still available but access to GPS guidance is intermittent and you can't simulated by turning off the GPS. In the west...
Forum: Safety 10-08-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By PhatRV
GPS Outage And Jamming

For those of you who are planning "GPS only" IFR panels in your new RVs, this article reports the increased used of GPS jamming by the US military for training in the GPS denied environment. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By PhatRV
I bought the Vans foam blanks and I found that...

I bought the Vans foam blanks and I found that the car seat covers I bought from Walmart will fit the blanks just fine. Once I put sheepskin on top of the seat, nobody will know about the $60 seat...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-06-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 993
Posted By PhatRV
There is one builder in Socal who mounted the...

There is one builder in Socal who mounted the wings in the driveway but was able to push the whole plane inside his garage by positioning the wing diagonally to the corners. I have a small garage so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-05-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By PhatRV
Another thing I learned is when you rivet the...

Another thing I learned is when you rivet the piano hinges, the steel hinge rod rod should stay inserted to keep the hinge straight, all the eyes stay inline, and to keep them from accidentally...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By PhatRV
I have a small garage too. I built 4 small...

I have a small garage too. I built 4 small tables, 2' x 4' each, with rolling wheels so they can be arranged easily in the small shop as I moved the planes around. When I need a longer table, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,268
Posted By PhatRV
Pilot Killed on Maiden Flight

Just don't be this guy. He had no PPL, his Sonex was never signed of by DAR. The airplane stalled and spun on maiden flight and thus the sad result. Unfortunately, this accident will be counted as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,559
Posted By PhatRV
coarse thread. It could be from the firewall...

coarse thread. It could be from the firewall forward. What is the size of the screw?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,016
Posted By PhatRV
AOPA webinar: GAMI STC non-lead aviation...

AOPA webinar: GAMI STC non-lead aviation fuel.

This is a lot more discussed in the webinar than the short video at Oshkosh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhMKTe3tkv0
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-16-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,792
Posted By PhatRV
Just push an awl through the hole and it will...

Just push an awl through the hole and it will squeeze open the hole just a tiny bit for the rivet to fit through. If you can tap the rivets through the holes with the bucking bar, you should be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By PhatRV
I used the cherry max rivets in this area. It is...

I used the cherry max rivets in this area. It is the only option when rivet by a single person
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By PhatRV
The cowling hinges comprise of stainless and...

The cowling hinges comprise of stainless and aluminum hinges. The hinge pins are larger than the aluminum hinge pins you used on the seat and flaps.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By PhatRV
https://www.thedrive.com/news/42203/leaded-gasolin...

https://www.thedrive.com/news/42203/leaded-gasoline-finally-banned-worldwide-after-last-country-uses-up-its-supply

The last country banned the use of lead gasoline. The clock is ticking for the FAA...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By PhatRV
I think the reason for the RV10 is the additional...

I think the reason for the RV10 is the additional space for passengers which is one of the goals of her project. Her Ercoupe has only two seats and it is limiting her outreach mission.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-16-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By PhatRV
My IO-360 M1B from Lycoming has the nitride lined...

My IO-360 M1B from Lycoming has the nitride lined cylinder (blue paint on the fins). Mike Busch was saying the nitride lined cylinders breaks in the fastest, in a 1 or 2 hours. My engine from...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,989
Posted By PhatRV
This was my observation from the simulator too.

This was my observation from the simulator too.
Forum: Safety 08-16-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,989
Posted By PhatRV
First of all, I don't have a personal airplane...

First of all, I don't have a personal airplane that I can try out the impossible turn. Secondly, I don't have the skill to test out in a real airplane, maybe except at a high altitude. The best...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,989
Posted By PhatRV
The sight picture was the thing that caught me by...

The sight picture was the thing that caught me by surprise when I first tried it. The low altitude and the steep 45 deg bank in a GA airplane are not something we do everyday.
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,989
Posted By PhatRV
I went and try the impossible turn on the...

I went and try the impossible turn on the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 using the Cessna C172 Skyhawk that has the o360 engine.

I tried the turn back at three altitudes: 500ft, 700ft, and 1000ft. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-11-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,465
Posted By PhatRV
My iPad got hot in direct sunlight and shut...

My iPad got hot in direct sunlight and shut itself down. I won't use it for my primary instrument.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,300
Posted By PhatRV
I riveted the L-servo brackets as seen in the...

I riveted the L-servo brackets as seen in the various pictures posted in this thread. I was concerned with the interference too but it wasn't the case. Some have said to use flush rivets. I used...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-09-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,267
Posted By PhatRV
One advice is to find a local aircraft metal and...

One advice is to find a local aircraft metal and hardware supply in your country and order your supplies there. As you go through your build, you will invariably run out of rivets, nutplates, etc. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,292
Posted By PhatRV
Link to the video about the Q&A with the FAA head...

Link to the video about the Q&A with the FAA head honcho at 2021 Airventure

The conversation about MOSAIC starts at the 35:40 mark

https://youtu.be/J1LkxNA4T3c?t=2138

From my impression, the FAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By PhatRV
Checkout this thread for...

Checkout this thread for substitute:
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=15790

I ordered a bunch from Aircraft Spruce just so I have them on hand. AS has office in the East Coast so...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By PhatRV
I use this method too to keep the nutplate tight...

I use this method too to keep the nutplate tight to the sheet metal. I also put a cleco on the open rivet hole to keep on the pressure and to keep the nutplate from rotating.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2021, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,884
Posted By PhatRV
I bought some old aluminum sheets with the older...

I bought some old aluminum sheets with the older clear vinyl covering. It doesn't take much more effort than the fresh blue vinyl. The old sheet was easier to get ripped up when you remove it hence...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By PhatRV
I mounted mine at the rear-battery location. ...

I mounted mine at the rear-battery location. Since the location is close to the pitch servo and the rear baggage compartment, it ADHARS magnetic deviation will be affected by metals around it. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,016
Posted By PhatRV
I just watched the AOPA weekly broadcast and GAMI...

I just watched the AOPA weekly broadcast and GAMI initial goal is to STC its fuel for all the GA training fleet, and that includes all the C172s and other smaller trainers. I guess the twins with...
Forum: Autopilots 07-30-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By PhatRV
Have you determined the ADHARS unit is working...

Have you determined the ADHARS unit is working okay?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,016
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for the link. Also quote from article...

Thanks for the link. Also quote from article regarding turbo engine testing

"What was the compression ratio, manifold pressure and the highest horsepower achieved during detonation testing that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By PhatRV
I am 5'6" and the rudder pedals on the RV8 are a...

I am 5'6" and the rudder pedals on the RV8 are a bit of a stretch for me at the nearest setting to the pilot. I haven't flown it yet but I am anticipating of adding extra back cushion to move myself...
Forum: Safety 07-29-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,533
Posted By PhatRV
It was chilling seeing the flight path before the...

It was chilling seeing the flight path before the in flight break up. This another sad result of a VFR pilot venturing into IMC
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,016
Posted By PhatRV
I think we in the EAB fleet can fill up with any...

I think we in the EAB fleet can fill up with any type of high octane UL fuel we like. The certified world can only use the STC fuel if 100LL is no longer available. Every parallel valve engine from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,016
Posted By PhatRV
STC for Non-leaded AvGas

Latest GAMI news from AOPA

https://aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/july/27/gami-receives-unleaded-avgas-stc
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,826
Posted By PhatRV
Speaking of the FAA expanded LSA from its current...

Speaking of the FAA expanded LSA from its current light-weight into a heavier weight Personal Aircraft class matching the performance of the current Cessna training fleet, the next RV15 can be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By PhatRV
I am planning to make mine. It's going to be a...

I am planning to make mine. It's going to be a bit messy but not worse than Proseal the tank.
Forum: RV-15 07-28-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,826
Posted By PhatRV
Light weight is always preferred. Airplane can be...

Light weight is always preferred. Airplane can be designed around a light engine. Now if they can bring the price down to Lycoming level. The lack of power at sea level is a problem unless you have...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,826
Posted By PhatRV
Here are my top three choices for the future...

Here are my top three choices for the future RV15

Replacement for the C180, Glastar, or the Bearhawk

I prefer the C180 size aircraft.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By PhatRV
I've heard of MFD but not...

I've heard of MFD but not multi-functional-switches before. It's experimental so if you have the electronic skill, go for it. Make it fool-proof because confusing between AP-Disconnect to Smoke_ON...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
We don't know the size of the RV15 yet. It could...

We don't know the size of the RV15 yet. It could be as large as the Bearhawk or the Glasstar
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
Have you price a comparable UL lately? Even...

Have you price a comparable UL lately? Even before the Lycoming price increase? Plus there are no used UL, but a lot of used Lycoming
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
I suspect the small tandem configuration of the...

I suspect the small tandem configuration of the Cub clone is saturated. There are also plenty of smaller Rotax powered from Rans and Kitfox. The market for the 4 or 5-seat Bearhawk, or similar sized...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
Rocket F1?

Rocket F1?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
Probability of Repeated Offender Goes Up

I was contemplating a SuperCub clone build after my RV8 but the thought of dealing with incomplete plans and lack of strong builder support put a damper into that long term planning.

Now there is a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-23-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 68,672
Posted By PhatRV
I think one of the main reason for SpaceX success...

I think one of the main reason for SpaceX success is Elon's tolerance for failures in order to get ahead. Large entrenched companies are risk adverse, filled with managers who are not willing to...
Forum: Reviews 07-23-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 878
Posted By PhatRV
Adding Website

https://www.certifiedslings.com/product-category/wire-rope-products/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By PhatRV
I don't know about the main spar but the inboard...

I don't know about the main spar but the inboard of the rear spar is different between the two models.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By PhatRV
The mixture cable supplied in the Vans firewall...

The mixture cable supplied in the Vans firewall forward kit is on the longer side but I was able to fit it. I had to take up some of the slack so it can fit into the mounting plate that was bolted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-22-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By PhatRV
This is where I said why I didn't think of it. ...

This is where I said why I didn't think of it. Great idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,854
Posted By PhatRV
What I meant is the CFI can perform transition...

What I meant is the CFI can perform transition training in the owner's RVs instead of the CFI furninishing his own aircraft, the "old" LODA, and insurance. The aircraft owner can hire CFI for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,854
Posted By PhatRV
New LODA = Better Transition Training.

In a way, this new LODA process is a boon to CFIs who are willing to do transition training, in their own RVs, or in the customer RVs. Before there is a problem of people finding transition training...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,011
Posted By PhatRV
The Onspeed device works for our EAB, Vans, but...

The Onspeed device works for our EAB, Vans, but for most of the training fleet comprised of older 172 and Cherokee, the OnSpeed device and precise AoA measurement aren't available. So the GA fleet...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-20-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,446
Posted By PhatRV
I don't see stickers for the RV8 or RV7 of all...

I don't see stickers for the RV8 or RV7 of all stripes. But Vans is bringing the RV6A back to the market. Hmm.
Forum: Safety 07-20-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,011
Posted By PhatRV
Thanks for posting your test result. 1050ft AGL...

Thanks for posting your test result. 1050ft AGL is at pattern altitude so it's not low at all. Do you recall the density altitude for your test? I wonder if it has a role in the turn back altitude
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