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Forum: Electrical Systems 04-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Leo, That's exactly what I'm looking for. ...

Hi Leo,

That's exactly what I'm looking for. Additional details would be great!
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-13-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Rallylancer122
Custom illuminated panels

I'm considering adding some custom illuminated panels to my plane. Are there any kits out there? Or companies that will make these up for a reasonable price? Google turns up a lot of diy solutions...
Forum: Autopilots 04-13-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Rallylancer122
Trutrak servos

I have a trutrak dfc 250 autopilot left over from a previous upgrade. We got the bright idea to install it in my coworkers Velocity, however the servos are still in my plane. Do we need to use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Rallylancer122
I think I know the answer but I'll ask anyway. ...

I think I know the answer but I'll ask anyway. Has anyone successfully removed crazing with thus method?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By Rallylancer122
We tried it on our 8. I wouldn't recommend it....

We tried it on our 8. I wouldn't recommend it. Our 8 seems to lose a lot of rudder effectiveness when the tail comes down, forcing you onto the brakes. That's all fine and dandy until you lose a...
Forum: Tools 03-18-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rallylancer122
You might want to to look at Miller or Lincoln...

You might want to to look at Miller or Lincoln factory refurbs as well. The Miller guy told me most of theirs spent 1 year at a trade school and are then run through the refurb program. I bought a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-16-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Rallylancer122
Then ENPL is the actual part number for the...

Then ENPL is the actual part number for the engine. O-320-E2A is the model number. To some this is semantics. Within an FAA approved production facility (such as Lycoming) it is not.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Rallylancer122
I seem to recall that you have to sign up at the...

I seem to recall that you have to sign up at the show, and that it fills up fast.
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-23-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By Rallylancer122
With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost...

With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost non existent. If I were you I'd strongly consider parting that system out and putting the money towards a more modern system, or an upgrade to an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By Rallylancer122
How does that work? Do you just flatten and...

How does that work? Do you just flatten and feed heat shrink tube in instead of the label tape?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,243
Posted By Rallylancer122
A few things you can try: 1. Spend some time...

A few things you can try:

1. Spend some time developing a relationship with the manager. Listen a lot. Talk about his problems. See if there is a way to help. Be someone that the manager wants...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,296
Posted By Rallylancer122
Every once in awhile a RR250 series turboshaft...

Every once in awhile a RR250 series turboshaft shows up on ebay. Usually out of a helicopter but you might find one with the prop gearbox. They are actually relatively straightforward to work on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,344
Posted By Rallylancer122
My Dad's 8 has done over 2000 hours off of grass...

My Dad's 8 has done over 2000 hours off of grass with a solid tailwheel. Works fine.

Skybolt camlocs on the cowl are really nice!
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Rallylancer122
If either of you guys has a better manual or...

If either of you guys has a better manual or pilots guide for the trutrak efis ap I would love to see it. The one you can download from the website leaves a little to be desired.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fixing and flipping is pretty hard. Just look at...

Fixing and flipping is pretty hard. Just look at what most "tired" planes sell for, then add in the cost of an o/h, new avionics, paint, etc..., and finally compare the total to what cream puffs of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Rallylancer122
My 170B was a delightfully flying airplane. ...

My 170B was a delightfully flying airplane. Good balance between stability and responsiveness, light on the controls, and very well balanced. It wasn't better or worse than my rv8, just...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,462
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would reskin it. I reskinned my rv8 rudder and...

I would reskin it. I reskinned my rv8 rudder and it wasn't a big job. The skin only was about a quarter of a rudder kit cost wise and it was faster as I didn't have to refit the fairings and such....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By Rallylancer122
It isn't really something you go somewhere to...

It isn't really something you go somewhere to learn. You just sort of do it. Generally I only land where cars have recently driven. Do a low pass and check for ruts and ice ridges. Watch for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,220
Posted By Rallylancer122
The pilot could have simply said "unable" when...

The pilot could have simply said "unable" when told to descend.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,579
Posted By Rallylancer122
There's a theory out there that a cause of cam or...

There's a theory out there that a cause of cam or lifter spalling is improperly hardened metal. Parts that have run through an overhaul or two and then been reground have "proven" they were...
Forum: Tools 01-04-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,028
Posted By Rallylancer122
You've pulled the long through studs, correct? ...

You've pulled the long through studs, correct? They come out easily with a slide hammer and usually the case will pop apart with a few dead blow taps. Keave them in and it can be nearly impossible...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Rallylancer122
We notice a few percent difference in performance...

We notice a few percent difference in performance when we tape helicopter blades at work. You experience doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,706
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not sure what overhaul costs are currently but I...

Not sure what overhaul costs are currently but I bet for not to much more money you can get an electronic ignition. It's pretty hard to justify mags anymore.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,244
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not sure on the sizes, but they do make clockable...

Not sure on the sizes, but they do make clockable 90 degree AN to pipe fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 106,737
Posted By Rallylancer122
My Dad was a big Meyers guy. He owned an OTW...

My Dad was a big Meyers guy. He owned an OTW since the 60's and had a 200 for about 20 years. He put thousands of hours on both and restored each. N233M was part of a block of numbers originally...
Forum: Autopilots 12-12-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By Rallylancer122
Trutrak servo motor loose

Hi Guys,

When I inherited my rv8 I was doing an inspection and found that on my trutrak pitch servo the motor was loose where it mounts to the servo gearbox. I tried tightening it and no joy. So I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Guys. I tried mouser and digikey but got...

Thanks Guys. I tried mouser and digikey but got lost in the myriad of options after a long day last night. I can try again.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 800
Posted By Rallylancer122
AMP Connector source

Hi Guys,

Are there any good sources out there for the 3 pin AMP connectors and pins (sometimes referred to as Molex connectors but really they are from AMP) used in the Whelen power supplies and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,138
Posted By Rallylancer122
My general experience has been that when you call...

My general experience has been that when you call or email, you get put on the list. If you show up and actually talk to the guys for more than 10 minutes, and they realize you are one of them,...
Forum: Propellers 11-24-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By Rallylancer122
I ran into the same thing earlier this year. The...

I ran into the same thing earlier this year. The parts no longer exist. I ended up wrapping the prop dome with some stout rubber (I want to say silicone baffle material) and fine tuning the fit...
Forum: GPS 11-17-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Rallylancer122
Cliff, are you sure it's worth the bother? Even...

Cliff, are you sure it's worth the bother? Even without the gps input the satellites can get a pretty good location. Mine went off in my garage once and when I asked the nice Air Force officer who...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,727
Posted By Rallylancer122
Mine is in the back of a standard fuselage. It's...

Mine is in the back of a standard fuselage. It's not hard to get to so a fastback would probably be easier. Keep in mind that that modern sealed batteries don't really require service like the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,163
Posted By Rallylancer122
I've done Lake Michigan a few times. Summer...

I've done Lake Michigan a few times. Summer only ( not that it matters, you still only have 20 minutes before hypothermia gets ya, but better odds of finding a boat), good weather, flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,916
Posted By Rallylancer122
Ok, both good units. But why one of each?

Ok, both good units. But why one of each?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,889
Posted By Rallylancer122
I bought a plane with 440 snew on the engine but...

I bought a plane with 440 snew on the engine but had been sitting and had a rusty cam. I assumed a full OH and was glad I did. When we opened it up nothing was worn out, but we found corrosion...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,954
Posted By Rallylancer122
I tried all the usual tricks to increase the heat...

I tried all the usual tricks to increase the heat output. Then one day I realized it's actually putting out plenty of heat. I think the biggest issue is lack of insulation. Put your hand on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Danny!

Thanks Danny!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Rallylancer122
Air Filter Housing ID

Hi Guys,

I'm wondering if someone can identify this air filter housing. It's pretty tricky, with a K&N filter and a direct center bypass for ram air. I'm having some trouble with it and was hoping...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,090
Posted By Rallylancer122
I wheel land my 8 all the time. Does nice tail...

I wheel land my 8 all the time. Does nice tail low wheel landings. Handles crosswinds fine but rudder tends to lose effectiveness when the tail comes down so don't screw around in the transition....
Forum: Autopilots 10-15-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,074
Posted By Rallylancer122
I have one. It's been on the shelf for a while...

I have one. It's been on the shelf for a while but I can power it up and check it out if you really need it.
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,379
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had a partial power loss in a PA12. You know...

I had a partial power loss in a PA12. You know all that slow flight stuff they teach you? Turns out it comes in pretty handy! Nursed it to an airport.

As pilots we talk a lot about the engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,118
Posted By Rallylancer122
Skybolts! They are top quality and the cowling...

Skybolts! They are top quality and the cowling goes on and off effortlessly. After fighting with other cowl fastener methods on other planes I smile every time I use the Skybolts. Ours have been...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-29-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,387
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hey man, if you want a turboprop, get a...

Hey man, if you want a turboprop, get a turboprop! A big reason to homebuild in the first place is to get what you want. Just make sure you do it for the right reasons. As others have pointed out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By Rallylancer122
I work for a helicopter manufacturer and we've...

I work for a helicopter manufacturer and we've found that things like canopy covers do more damage than good. Especially if they are at all loose fitting. They just end up rubbing the dust in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By Rallylancer122
Enstrom F28F helicopters use a cable to change...

Enstrom F28F helicopters use a cable to change the angle of the light up and down. The 480 series use a servo with a switch on the collective. It's a nifty feature that I rarely use. Usually...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-21-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rallylancer122
JPI theoretically supports the vm1000. I tried...

JPI theoretically supports the vm1000. I tried them once and they did try to help.

What happened to Reggie?

DEM
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,066
Posted By Rallylancer122
You might want to check the logs and review the...

You might want to check the logs and review the previous overhauls. For example, if the mains are already 6 under there isn't much room to grind them down further and could require a new crank. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,387
Posted By Rallylancer122
This is what I was going to say was well. While...

This is what I was going to say was well. While financially it makes a lot more sense to own for 90% and rent the other 10%, this assumes that:

1. That 10% plane is available locally to rent.
2....
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Rallylancer122
Paint time after alodine?

Hi Guys,

Is there a minimum amount of time I need to wait between applying alodine (600 RTU), and primer? I've looked up all the specs and instructions I can find but don't see anything about cure...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-08-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,161
Posted By Rallylancer122
We've had some customers use Scheme Designers at...

We've had some customers use Scheme Designers at work and they were great to deal with. They are true pros to work with and will stay with a project until the customer is happy. You won't be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,048
Posted By Rallylancer122
My airplane has a .250" shim. I believe stock is...

My airplane has a .250" shim. I believe stock is .125"? It's been that way for as long as I remember. I assume my Dad did it to reduce drag. I haven't noticed any real issues other than it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,213
Posted By Rallylancer122
I used plastiguage. Worked well. Just be sure...

I used plastiguage. Worked well. Just be sure you don't move the crank.

If you are building a Lycoming engine I would follow the Lycoming manual.

I had a reputable shop screw up machine work. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Scott, This sounds like what I was thinking...

Hi Scott,

This sounds like what I was thinking of doing. Is your wedge on the skin, or on the fiberglass cap? Don't suppose you have any pics?

Thanks,
Dennis
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rallylancer122
We dropped the original rudder while doing the...

We dropped the original rudder while doing the stab spar SB, and put a kink in the trailing edge. This led me to reskin it. Only afterwards, when I realized I needed trim, did I look at our...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks for the advice guys. I've tried springs...

Thanks for the advice guys. I've tried springs and they don't work on my plane. If they work for others, great. My plane is polished so a trim tab will stick out. My Dad had a wedge on there at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,181
Posted By Rallylancer122
Rudder Trim

Well, I've come to the inevitable conclusion that I need a trim tab on my rudder. I was really trying to avoid this as I recently built a new rudder for the plane (long story) and it looks great. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,939
Posted By Rallylancer122
Is it a new engine? I would be very surprised if...

Is it a new engine? I would be very surprised if the servo is that far off. You might want to look for other issues before messing with it. (How was fuel pressure? )

There is an art to setting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Brad. Dual power inputs likely covers the...

Thanks Brad. Dual power inputs likely covers the majority of potential failures. I was curious if Garmin had done something tricky like power each half the screen so that you didn't lose it all in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Lars, I had to do some reskinning on my Dad's...

Hi Lars,

I had to do some reskinning on my Dad's RV8 last year. What I found out afterwards was that I spent more time thinking about it, worrying about it, and planning it than actually repairing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,838
Posted By Rallylancer122
In Wisconsin we are allowed to leave the house...

In Wisconsin we are allowed to leave the house for "recreational activities " so long as they don't contradict social distancing guidelines. I would define going to the airport and flying as within...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,592
Posted By Rallylancer122
G3X Redundancy Question

Hi Folks,

First off, sorry if this has been gone over already. I searched it, but there is about one million threads on the G3x so I may not have seen it.

I've got a question regarding redundancy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,274
Posted By Rallylancer122
Don't agonize, just get one. And spend a little...

Don't agonize, just get one. And spend a little more to get a decent one. The cheap flux core models are will stick something together, but if you really want to weld something you'll want one with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,195
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would suspect the big insurance increases are...

I would suspect the big insurance increases are going to affect the market more than this. A lot of pilots can no longer get enough coverage to insure their net worth, and/or they are seeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks guys. I did hear back from James Cowls...

Thanks guys. I did hear back from James Cowls and they do not provide the spinners. It doesn't appear to be a stock Vans spinner as according to the rv8 drawings those use a back and a front plate....
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