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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By Northernliving
The Euro is trading at 1.04 right now to the USD...

The Euro is trading at 1.04 right now to the USD and it's been as low as .80. In 2008 it peaked at nearly 1.60. The USD is on a tear right now against the G10 and some other large currencies like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,271
Posted By Northernliving
I did the same thing - went to a pad mount for my...

I did the same thing - went to a pad mount for my day vfr RV8. No regrets at all.

Bill, this looks really nice! At what RPM will this start generating power? The B&C pad mount pics up around...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Northernliving
George, when I was visiting Alaska several years...

George, when I was visiting Alaska several years ago, one of the A&P's I met at Talkeetna(ATK) had a really nice lime green RV-4 she built. Her name is Dotty Danial. At the time, I was looking at...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,545
Posted By Northernliving
Indeed....

Indeed.
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/95386/pdf
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By Northernliving
FS: Plane Power AL12-EI60/B

For sale: Plane Power AL12-EI60/B alternator.

Removed Jan of 2021 in working order from a Lycoming O-360 A4A in a VFR RV8 at approximately 350 hours during a prop and engine upgrade

The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Northernliving
Have you removed the three bolts/springs from the...

Have you removed the three bolts/springs from the ball joint flange and are they still frozen? Is so, apply the mouse milk and let it sit overnight and it should fee them up. Mine have never been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Northernliving
That's pretty creative! I also use two...

That's pretty creative! I also use two heat-muffs. I have a 4 into 2 Vettermans crossover exhaust on my RV8, and I put one muff on each of the two exhausts just aft the ball joint. My second muff...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,293
Posted By Northernliving
Deka EXT20L

Has anyone tried the Deka EXT20L. OíReilly sells the same battery under part number BTX20L. Weight is similar to the PC680 at 15.5lbs. The dimensions are close at 6.88wide x 3.44deep x 6.13tall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,293
Posted By Northernliving
Here is the image

Here is the image.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Northernliving
I found California Push-Pull...

I found California Push-Pull (https://push-pull.com/cablecraft/) very helpful when I purchased my cables. Don't know if they are similar to McFarlane, but they have the same CableCraft cables that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,117
Posted By Northernliving
There are several ways to skin this cat. The...

There are several ways to skin this cat. The manual is a good resource and is pretty straightforward. S9 or "AUX1" is connected to the IGN switch on the ExBus2 version that comes with the switch...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,117
Posted By Northernliving
I just installed a new engine with dual p-mags...

I just installed a new engine with dual p-mags with an EXP 2. I used the "ignition" circuit(and switch) to two 2amp breakers. Very simple and works as expected. If you want to call me, send me a...
Forum: Reviews 04-22-2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By Northernliving
Beautiful looking airplane, Bill. Thanks for...

Beautiful looking airplane, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Northernliving
Yes, Ross made the covers (they are magnificent,...

Yes, Ross made the covers (they are magnificent, and no more leaking valve covers!). Tim Hess who owns Unlimited Aero Engines built my engine and he used 12-point hardware on everything. The valve...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Northernliving
That review was one of the factors that pushed me...

That review was one of the factors that pushed me over the fence to buy the Hartzell Composite CS prop. I found it very helpful since at the time I purchased mine, it was hard to find any reviews or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By Northernliving
Hey, Nice valve covers, Mickey! I added a...

Hey, Nice valve covers, Mickey!

I added a doubler to the outside baffel and the bracket on the inside over the #4 cylinder. I honestly think the 45-degree bracket on the inside is the most...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By Northernliving
My RV8 came with a Prince Carbon FP prop and I...

My RV8 came with a Prince Carbon FP prop and I now have the Hartzell 2 blade composite. I've also flown two other RV8s with the Hartzell BA metal CS props, and I would take the 2 blade composite in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By Northernliving
I've been flying behind a Skyview Touch for 5...

I've been flying behind a Skyview Touch for 5 years now, and I just cut a new panel to add a second 7in the display, certified navigator, AND the knobs. They aren't required, but I find myself...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By Northernliving
I have the Skyview touch and wouldnít be without...

I have the Skyview touch and wouldnít be without it. Iíve used the same in the non touch variant and my strong preference is the touch. Well worth the extra $.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By Northernliving
I believe you need a Letter of Deviation...

I believe you need a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from your FSDO to use an experimental for instruction. This is even required if the instruction is "free" since technically the instructor...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,144
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks Bill. Building two units is indeed an...

Thanks Bill. Building two units is indeed an option, but I'm concerned about mounting space for the 2 tanks in an RV8. I'll evaluate options. I appreciate your PIREP.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,594
Posted By Northernliving
If anyone has a photo of a "D" size O2 bottle on...

If anyone has a photo of a "D" size O2 bottle on the front seatback of an RV8, I would appreciate seeing how it fits with stick clearance, etc.

Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By Northernliving
Pesky Physics

Thanks for providing an objective reason for running these engines at the "desired" temperature. I know some very respected engine builders who suggest we target 200F for this very reason.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,144
Posted By Northernliving
Bill, How does the Drive CHADģ Evolution™...

Bill,

How does the Drive CHADģ Evolution™ Electronic Oxygen Conserver compare (conserving oxygen) to something like the Mountain High EDS system? Are you able to use the Drive CHAD system with two...
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,057
Posted By Northernliving
If you have all the spray rust preventatives, you...

If you have all the spray rust preventatives, you may have this one, but I like Boeshield products (https://boeshield.com/products/)developed originally for the aviation industry by Boeing. Keeps my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By Northernliving
Options

You will need the angle at the bottom for structural integrity. If you are really "bent" on more room, a couple of options I can think of:

1) When I laid out my new panel, I was looking for MORE...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,934
Posted By Northernliving
Lycoming

Here are some references....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,353
Posted By Northernliving
KORH to KOFP Hanover County Municipal Airport

My wife and I flew from the Boston area to Quantico Virginia to see our son who recently finished USMC OCS and is currently in TBS. We landed at Hanover County Municipal Airport (brand new terminal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By Northernliving
Dan, that's a nice visual, and thanks for the App...

Dan, that's a nice visual, and thanks for the App reference. I've just downloaded it. Note: it seems to be available for the iPad only. I've just started flying with a new engine with a CS prop...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By Northernliving
I had the non gps variant, and it was a pain to...

I had the non gps variant, and it was a pain to connect to an external gps source. Doable, for sure, but it was one more link to brake. I have the GPS pro cell version now and would never get the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By Northernliving
Nice work Eric and thanks for quenching my...

Nice work Eric and thanks for quenching my curiosity! Beautiful exuahst system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,991
Posted By Northernliving
I've used FlyQ EFB from Seatle Avionics for many...

I've used FlyQ EFB from Seatle Avionics for many years. When I started using an EFB, I used the 1-month trial of FlyQ, Garmin Pilot, and Foreflight to compare. FlyQ was the winner for me. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,491
Posted By Northernliving
ACS Price Match

ACS does have a price match policy. Has anyone tried to use it?
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/terms.html#prPriceMatch

"PRICE MATCH POLICY: WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!
Aircraft Spruce works hard to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,248
Posted By Northernliving
Mod?

Hi Eric,

What is this mod on the F-851 forward lower skin?

Brian
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,596
Posted By Northernliving
If it's worth anything, engine guru Mike Busch...

If it's worth anything, engine guru Mike Busch seems to believe in Camguard. Here is his write up that is worth a read. It also includes a mention of MMO and lists the contents as pig fat, perfume,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Northernliving
Dan Horton wrote this nice article ...

Dan Horton wrote this nice article (https://www.kitplanes.com/to-bead-or-not-to-bead/)in Kit Plane called "To Bead or Not to Bead" that I have filed away. If your tubes aren't beaded, it would...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,282
Posted By Northernliving
I have an Ungar 9900 ESD variable heat soldering...

I have an Ungar 9900 ESD variable heat soldering station that Iíve had for years. Donít know if they are still available, but Iíve been very pleased with mine.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,027
Posted By Northernliving
It would sound and smell great, be amazingly...

It would sound and smell great, be amazingly smooth and be really cool. I've thought through it too and arrived at the same conclusion. My son designs turbines for GE, and I've picked his brain...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,709
Posted By Northernliving
I've been evaluating different plugs(14mm and...

I've been evaluating different plugs(14mm and 18mm) and adapters. I really wasn't thrilled with the idea of torquing the plug/adapter to 18fp (pursuant to pmag instructions), when standard aviation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Northernliving
Michael mounted his behind the panel. Scroll...

Michael mounted his behind the panel. Scroll down midway here (https://www.rv8-hangar.com/category/fuselage/wiring-fuselage/) for a picture.
Forum: Northeast 03-01-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By Northernliving
You aren't looking hard enough! #'s aren't like...

You aren't looking hard enough! #'s aren't like some parts of the country, but there are plenty around to keep company.
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased my RV8 with a tire O-360 A4A and a...

I purchased my RV8 with a tire O-360 A4A and a carbon Prince P-tip prop. It only weighed 12lbs, and it flew remarkable well. Take off and cruise performance was very good for a FP prop.

I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By Northernliving
I recently converted my vertical intake -8 FP...

I recently converted my vertical intake -8 FP prop to an injected CS prop. I didn't want to rework the cowl/intake, so I used a vertical intake sump along with the original FAB. Having now flown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By Northernliving
There have been companies doing this with 172s...

There have been companies doing this with 172s for many years. Don't know how sustainable it is over the long term. Jaun Brown showcased a 172 on the way to Alaska from the factory that was around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By Northernliving
I sold my running (tired) certified O-360-A4A...

I sold my running (tired) certified O-360-A4A that was at TBO for $8k a year ago. It had a solid crank, so probably wouldn't be a Pitts candidate, but that might give you a reference. The guy who...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,464
Posted By Northernliving
Martin Pauly Video

Martin Pauly does a terrific job explaining Lean of Peak engine operations in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bATVXMHQg&t=387s
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Northernliving
Do yourself a favor and get a ball valve type and...

Do yourself a favor and get a ball valve type and you won’t touch it again. No leaks.

The EZ-Drain or similar/equivalent Fumoto both work...
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,103
Posted By Northernliving
I thought the same thing. That's really light. ...

I thought the same thing. That's really light. The -8 I purchased was 1012lbs with a 12lb prince prop, lightweight grove gear, a basic VFR Skyview panel, 2.75lb EBC 502 ELT, primed only where...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 960,836
Posted By Northernliving
IMHO, I would put the primary display up as high...

IMHO, I would put the primary display up as high as possible, especially if you are tall.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By Northernliving
Around 800 rpm.

Around 800 rpm.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By Northernliving
I've only had one belt failure in several decades...

I've only had one belt failure in several decades of flying and only heard/read of a handful of others, so I agree belt failures aren't common.

I do my best to review posts here on a daily basis,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,951
Posted By Northernliving
Lots of good threads on stock pedals and modified...

Lots of good threads on stock pedals and modified (much improved) pedals retrofits. Search the forum, or if you want some drawings, send me a PM with your email and I'll send you what I have.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,646
Posted By Northernliving
I had the same question a while ago so looked it...

I had the same question a while ago so looked it up in the IO-360 Lycoming Operating Manual that states, "For maximum service life of the engine, maintain cylinder head temperature between 150įF and...
Forum: RV-4 01-25-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By Northernliving
I believe the pants on my -8 has what you are...

I believe the pants on my -8 has what you are referencing. I wasn't the builder, but I assumed they were pursuant to the plans. These wouldn't completely prevent snow/mud from entering, but would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-19-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,130
Posted By Northernliving
I have one standard heatmuff from Vans and one...

I have one standard heatmuff from Vans and one Turbo Heat in series. The welds on the turbo heat failed after about 2 years, and the guy who makes them (Dave Edwards in Nevada at...
Forum: RV-15 01-18-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 16,955
Posted By Northernliving
Smile They just don't sound like piston powered plane.

Probably the sound they make! I suspect the same thing was said when radials were being phased out. :)
Forum: Safety 01-10-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,545
Posted By Northernliving
I use a Ting hotspot that costs $3/month, but...

I use a Ting hotspot that costs $3/month, but ends up being around $9 with taxes and data during the winter months. I have my battery charger and preheater connected via cheap $5 wifi outlets and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,948
Posted By Northernliving
This is what I did

I recently installed a new engine/prop and ditched my belt driven alternator in my RV8. I opted for the b&c BC410-H. It doesnít charge at very low RPMs. Thatís the only negative that Iíve...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,856
Posted By Northernliving
I did the same

I also added the same Anderson type plug to my RV8 when I did my engine/prop upgrade this past year. I feared the learning curve of a FI engine and wanted a way to start the engine if I killed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,210
Posted By Northernliving
Can anyone compare the latest Microsoft flight...

Can anyone compare the latest Microsoft flight sim to X-Plane 11? A friend's son is starting out with flying lessons and asked for a recommendation on a sim. Seems like X-Pane 11 may still be the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-11-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,862
Posted By Northernliving
One for the good guy. Great to hear it ended...

One for the good guy. Great to hear it ended well. Too bad the world has these crooks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,843
Posted By Northernliving
Nice flight to KACK for the Christmas Stoll

I took my bride to rub shoulders with the billionaires out at Nantucket this weekend for the 47th annual Christmas Stroll. It was her first ride in the RV with the new engine and prop - she approved!...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,684
Posted By Northernliving
Putting a FP prop on a plane with a performance...

Putting a FP prop on a plane with a performance envelope like an RV Is like driving a corvette stuck in 3rd gear. Sort of fun, but you sure are missing a lot.
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By Northernliving
I just installed a new engine/prop in my -8. I...

I just installed a new engine/prop in my -8. I pulled out an A4A with a FP prop, and since I installed a CS prop, so Iím not using the spacers. If you are interested in used (350 hours) send me a...
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