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Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,953
Posted By jamiller
I installed mine on the right. Works great.

I installed mine on the right. Works great.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2009, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,964
Posted By jamiller
And while you're at it beef up the ramp. It...

And while you're at it beef up the ramp. It vibrates like **** (exhaust pulses ?) and is subject to cracking. I recommend connecting the stiffener in the center of the ramp to the angles on each...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-08-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,491
Posted By jamiller
Mine: Stock O-360A1A, carb, mags peaks at 1510...

Mine: Stock O-360A1A, carb, mags peaks at 1510 +/- depending on OAT, alt., power setting, phase of the moon, etc.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,503
Posted By jamiller
On my installation (8A, O-360A1A, carb, Van's...

On my installation (8A, O-360A1A, carb, Van's standard quadrant) I could get full travel on the throttle, but not on the mixture. It was close, but I couldn't get enough adjustment out of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,159
Posted By jamiller
How about pressurizing the case?

I read about another technique to find oil leaks. Pressurize the case using a (clean) shop vac on blow (have to come up with some method of plumbing the vac hose to the breather outlet). Then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2007, 12:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,691
Posted By jamiller
My EGT probes are mounted 2" from the exhaust...

My EGT probes are mounted 2" from the exhaust flange, per recommendations in the GRT 4000 installation instructions. I generally see peak EGT's of about 1460 -1480. Have seen almost 1500 a couple of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,235
Posted By jamiller
I had to modify my factory new O-360-A1A to allow...

I had to modify my factory new O-360-A1A to allow the use of a fixed pitch. Mine came ready to run constant speed (after removing the front plug). I followed the Lycoming service instruction (can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,691
Posted By jamiller
All this discussion about LOP, ROP, etc. usually...

All this discussion about LOP, ROP, etc. usually doesn't address one factor that has always confused the devil out of me. Lean WHAT to LOP, ROP, etc. I have a carb and, watching the GRT monitor...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,454
Posted By jamiller
I recently bought a bottle of the Auburn spark...

I recently bought a bottle of the Auburn spark plug lubricant/anti-seize. And just noticed it carries the warning "DO NOT FREEZE COMPOUND". Well, before I noticed this warning, I did allow the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By jamiller
I was in exactly the same position. Decided to...

I was in exactly the same position. Decided to install the three lever quadrant and the cables initially - and just left the prop cable sitting out there in the engine compartment until time to hook...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,406
Posted By jamiller
I'd appreciate the benefit of the knowledge or...

I'd appreciate the benefit of the knowledge or experience of any of you in answering these two questions:

1. Say you make an appointment with an AME. Tell him you want a physical of the same scope...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,477
Posted By jamiller
FWIW. I have the "standard" Van's Firewall...

FWIW. I have the "standard" Van's Firewall Forward Kit cooler (which I guess is an Aero Classic?). My engine is a normally aspirated O-360-A1A and I have the stock cowl. The only problem I've had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,580
Posted By jamiller
Another way to do it, on an 8 at least, is get...

Another way to do it, on an 8 at least, is get plastic conduit clamps with "sticky back" on the mounting tab (Lowes, HD, lots of places). The conduit clamps fit nicely around the front canopy bow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,678
Posted By jamiller
Here's another data point: I have a "stock" FW...

Here's another data point: I have a "stock" FW fwd: O-360-A1A, carb, mags, stock Van's oil cooler located per plans behind #4. My experience was pretty much the same as "hevansrv7a", above -...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 11-26-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By jamiller
On several cross country trips I've attempted to...

On several cross country trips I've attempted to use the AOPA Airport Directory to find places to camp with my plane. My experience has been that when they say "camping on field" it can range from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By jamiller
On my 8 (lots of canopy) I didn't have very good...

On my 8 (lots of canopy) I didn't have very good luck with the static cling type of sun shades (the ones I got were from Sporty's). I found them hard to get to stick and tending somewhat to unstick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-21-2006, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By jamiller
Here's a suggestion: somehow beef up the area...

Here's a suggestion: somehow beef up the area between the exhaust ramp stiffeners and the sides of the ramp. This area is subject to a lot of "drumming" from the exhaust pulses. I diveloped cracks...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By jamiller
The baggage door skin is pretty stiff - it's .032...

The baggage door skin is pretty stiff - it's .032 as I recall. I had a heck of a time getting it to fit nicely regardless of all the tape, ratchet straps, etc. So I took mine, along with the ribs,...
Forum: Interiors 08-29-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,905
Posted By jamiller
Add another to the pile - I have their seats and...

Add another to the pile - I have their seats and have been very pleased. They fit, they look really good and they are quite comfortable - even on long trips. I also found Luke good to deal with. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-25-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,759
Posted By jamiller
Hey, same problem (or is it a problem?). My...

Hey, same problem (or is it a problem?). My EGT's have always peaked at around 1460, but after a recent change of plugs they are now peaking over 1500. All other indications of engine health are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2006, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By jamiller
I've been running a mixture of 100LL and autogas...

I've been running a mixture of 100LL and autogas in my low compression IO-320-A2B for years. I usually mix it about 4:1 auto to avgas. The only color difference I've noted is that the mixture is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,187
Posted By jamiller
I have a Grand Rapids EIS 4000 with optional carb...

I have a Grand Rapids EIS 4000 with optional carb temp. I'm not sure at what temp to get worried and use carb heat. Is it safe to assume that if the carb temp, as measured by the probe and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2006, 12:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,324
Posted By jamiller
I've tried numerous different types and brands of...

I've tried numerous different types and brands of gloves to protect myself from MEK, but haven't found any that will hold up to it for very long. All the gloves I've tried swell and disintegrate...
Forum: Steam Gauges 06-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,407
Posted By jamiller
I have one. It does have an adjustment screw at...

I have one. It does have an adjustment screw at 7:00. Seems to work OK.
Forum: RV-4 06-10-2006, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,833
Posted By jamiller
I have the same setup and agonized over this...

I have the same setup and agonized over this question. Talked to folks at both Catto and Van's. They convinced me that no matter how you mount it it will always look the same when it stops. I've...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By jamiller
I decided to try it without first and see if...

I decided to try it without first and see if there was any appreciable shimmy - then install the stiffener(s) if necessary. I do have a slight shimmy at about 15 mph - sometimes. I haven't figured...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,334
Posted By jamiller
I have the PSE 1200 in an 8A. I am quite pleased...

I have the PSE 1200 in an 8A. I am quite pleased with its performance.

John Miller
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2006, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,249
Posted By jamiller
That's the way I did it. So far no regrets. ...

That's the way I did it. So far no regrets. Removing all the screws is a bit tedious, but still easier than taking off the wheel, in my opinion. A further advantage is you don't need the two big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By jamiller
Thanks fellas. Lots of good ideas. Guess I'll...

Thanks fellas. Lots of good ideas. Guess I'll put together some kind of a book and go for it.

John Miller
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2006, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,721
Posted By jamiller
Submitting your RV for judging

I'm planning to fly to Sun-N-Fun in my recently completed and newly painted RV and am considering whether to offer it for judging. I read the EAA Airventure judging manual (got it on the EAA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,500
Posted By jamiller
I'm 5' 9", 160. I have the Classic Aero seats in...

I'm 5' 9", 160. I have the Classic Aero seats in my 8A. Very well made, good looking and comfortable - even on very long flights. Classic Aero people are very good to work with and delivered...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2006, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,621
Posted By jamiller
FWIW. The longer bellcrank mounts for mounting...

FWIW.

The longer bellcrank mounts for mounting the servo came in my kit from Trutrak. You don't need to make your own. I suspect you could buy just them if that's all you need right now.

John...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,835
Posted By jamiller
I put in two heat muffs - one on each exhaust...

I put in two heat muffs - one on each exhaust pipe. Outlet of the right muff goes to the inlet of the left. The combined heat goes to one heat box on the firewall above & left of my left rudder...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,846
Posted By jamiller
Never heard of different gaps for the top &...

Never heard of different gaps for the top & bottom plugs.

Howcum?

Thanks,

John Miller
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By jamiller
FWIW. Trutrak's instructions used to show the...

FWIW. Trutrak's instructions used to show the roll servo mounted on the left longitutinal floor bulkhead aft of the center section. If you have installed the aileron trim, the bracket for the servo...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-10-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,020
Posted By jamiller
Vibration from, I presume exhaust pulses drumming...

Vibration from, I presume exhaust pulses drumming on the ramp, is indeed an issue with RV-8's. I built my 8-A exactly as shown in the plans and have noted two problems. First, there is a very...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 811,838
Posted By jamiller
Tony: Sorry I don't have any more pictures. No,...

Tony:

Sorry I don't have any more pictures. No, it is not hinged. Note that if you have a more-or-less standard depth radio tray located anywhere other than the extreme bottom of your panel, a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2006, 11:35 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 811,838
Posted By jamiller
Here's a shot of my pretty basic VFR panel. Lots...

Here's a shot of my pretty basic VFR panel. Lots of real estate left for future add-ons.

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9769/64644247fu.jpg

Note that everything on the panel is connected to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By jamiller
One problem I had here was the fuselage ended up...

One problem I had here was the fuselage ended up a bit too wide at the fuselage location of the roll over bar. This width is determined by the center section (the top of the 804's). I assumed that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,191
Posted By jamiller
You might consider this as well: What I presume...

You might consider this as well: What I presume you're after is access to the back side of panel mounted instruments and to 866 bulkhead mounted terminal blocks, transponder, etc. You can achieve...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By jamiller
I torqued some AN-3's with my brand new,...

I torqued some AN-3's with my brand new, calibrated Mac torque wrench. I too was amazed at how the "correct" torque value seemed awfully loose. Couldn't stand it, so tightened em a fair amount...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By jamiller
I used the large Unibit. You have to take one...

I used the large Unibit. You have to take one side out to 1", which will result in the other side (since there's two pieces of Al there separated by a small space) being slightly less. So then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2006, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By jamiller
First, draw the outlines of the hole exactly...

First, draw the outlines of the hole exactly where you want it to end up with a very fine tipped marker (Avery sells the best ones I've found) and a plastic hole template. It even helps to draw it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-28-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,481
Posted By jamiller
In my 8A, with the throttle, mixture, etc. on the...

In my 8A, with the throttle, mixture, etc. on the left and assuming you don't want to have to take your right hand off the stick any more than necessary, I put the radio and transponder on the left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By jamiller
Can't give you a comparison, but I have Classic...

Can't give you a comparison, but I have Classic Aero seats and am very satisfied with them. They are very comfortable on long flights. They are very well made, durable and quite attractive.

John...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-26-2006, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,728
Posted By jamiller
I have Classic Aero's seats. Highly recommended....

I have Classic Aero's seats. Highly recommended. Very comfortable - especially on longer flights.

I used Medium Neutral cloth on the "inserts" and Medium Neutral vinyl for the "trim". My interior...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-23-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,814
Posted By jamiller
I can offer a tip on what NOT to rely on. I made...

I can offer a tip on what NOT to rely on. I made some extensive cross-country trips last fall with the intention of camping when possible. I relied on AOPA's Airport Directory which lists the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,474
Posted By jamiller
My experience has been that the "stock" Van's...

My experience has been that the "stock" Van's cooler, which is apparently a clone of the "real" Stewart Warner cooler, if anything works too well. I've actually had problems getting oil temperatures...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2006, 12:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,739
Posted By jamiller
I have a Falcon mag. compass in my panel. It's...

I have a Falcon mag. compass in my panel. It's always right on the money - as long as I'm heading 210 degrees.

Never did work.

Don't really care

John Miller
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-16-2006, 11:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,264
Posted By jamiller
Wow! Thanks, George. I much better understand...

Wow! Thanks, George. I much better understand now and will always turn on and off, Master and Alt. Fld., at the same time.

John Miller
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2006, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,435
Posted By jamiller
I have an RV-8A. I only used one heat box on the...

I have an RV-8A. I only used one heat box on the firewall, but used two heat muffs. I plumbed the heat muffs so the outlet of the right heat muff goes to the inlet of the left. Works fine down to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-15-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,264
Posted By jamiller
This brings up a question. I have an RV wired...

This brings up a question. I have an RV wired pretty much according to Van's plans - thus a seperate switch for the alternator field. I've been starting the engine and THEN switching on the alt...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2006, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By jamiller
I built an 8A. Got transition "training" in a 6....

I built an 8A. Got transition "training" in a 6. Had 2000 hrs. in Supercubs so was not unfamiliar with taildraggers. I found the 6 to be pretty "squirrelly", in comparison to the Cub, but I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By jamiller
I also have one of Van's electric primers. I...

I also have one of Van's electric primers. I have always been a little nervous about the "pump the throttle" method of priming because of the potential for getting excess fuel in the intake and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By jamiller
Yes, and it works GREAT! John Miller

Yes, and it works GREAT!

John Miller
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2005, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,941
Posted By jamiller
I ran into the "guy from Florida" - sorry I can't...

I ran into the "guy from Florida" - sorry I can't remember his name - at Sun-N-Fun a couple of years ago and bought one of his plunger style canopy stops for my 8A. The reason I bought it was I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By jamiller
Just so the rest of you don't feel so...

Just so the rest of you don't feel so bad......

I just insured my 8A. I live in Alaska. After going to 7 different sources only one would even give me a quote. "Homebuilt" and/or "Alaska" = the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,380
Posted By jamiller
I used the seats from Classic Aero in my 8A and I...

I used the seats from Classic Aero in my 8A and I highly recommend them. Materials, fit and finish are absolutely first rate. They are so comfortable it's like sitting in your easy chair. A little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2005, 12:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By jamiller
I put the Classic Aero Desighns seats in my RV8-A...

I put the Classic Aero Desighns seats in my RV8-A and couldn't be more pleased. Fit and finish were absolutely first rate. They are VERY comfortable.

John Miller
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2005, 01:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,161
Posted By jamiller
I did what you are considering. Just used some...

I did what you are considering. Just used some "rattle can" flat black paint - Rustoleum brand I think, but it probably doesn't matter. Worked great. Seemed to me mixing the black pigment in the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-12-2005, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,065
Posted By jamiller
In my 8A the AuxSF is 30 and the AuxOff is 85. ...

In my 8A the AuxSF is 30 and the AuxOff is 85. Still fine tuning, but this seems to be fairly accurate. The EIS shows 16 when the tanks (21 gal) are full so approx. 5 gal. will be used before you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By jamiller
Canopy Noise - suggestions please

Hey Team:

Just got my 8A flying and trying to work out the bugs. One of which is a loud, annoying, high frequency buzz/hum/rattle coming from somewhere behind me - from the canopy or skirt, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
Posted By jamiller
First Flight, Farthest North (?) RV-8A

N528AK, S/N 81517, slow build, flew for the first time Sat., July 9, 2005. It is set up for day/night VFR with a Garmin SL40 comm., GTX 320 Transponder, EIS 4000, Garmin 296 linked to a Trutrak...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 988
Posted By jamiller
Portable GPS in Panel

http://img286.echo.cx/img286/6664/64644151hj.jpg http://img282.echo.cx/img282/2789/64644249xp.jpg

I?m sure the portable GPS mount recently offered is quite nice. And it probably would be fairly...
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