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Forum: RV-15 08-11-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,111
Posted By N208ET
except

The 170 isn't a 4 place airplane. I mean it has 4 seats, but come on. I'd expect 4 clowns to pop out of a 170 clone. My little BMW has 4 seats, no way 4 adults riding in that thing. Jay said it. ...
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,162
Posted By N208ET
threeeep

Good chance I'll be putting in a deposit when the time comes.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,170
Posted By N208ET
Well

I built my last RV before the 12 came out, so pulled rivets weren't an option. I'm not even a fan of pulled rivets, but the reality is making something that easy to build attracts more customers. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By N208ET
is somebody else ever going to fly your plane

If other pilots will be taking your plane up, changing the pedals is a PIA.
I'm 6'6" so went with the ground adjustable route. On long flights I was able to put my feet underneath the pedals and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-04-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
Follow up

It took a few months, but I pulled the trigger on a EarthX 900 series battery. Problem is solved, big time! That thing spins the lyc over so dang fast it?s a little scary. With summer in full...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,326
Posted By N208ET
Right

I?m all set for my strobe?s, but thanks
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,326
Posted By N208ET
Still confused

I understand the differences between the tailbeacon and TailbeaconX. The wiring is straightforward, my question is does the Nav Lights power source have to be on for the transponder and adsb portion...
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,326
Posted By N208ET
TailbeaconX with AV-20E operation

I just ordered a TailbeaconX and a AV-20E that I will be installing on my 8A soon. I?ve been flying without ADS-B out and as I was looking for which solution to go with, my KT76A quit working. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
I changed to a B&C

The B&C made a world of difference. So much so that after I put it on, it started it right up. But it was warm out, so I went out the next morning, didn?t have it plugged in, to try and turn it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
I got the wire from Vans

Wire looks to be in great shape. The plane sat for 3 years between engine overhauls, so the wiring and connections was the first thing I checked, next was replacing the starter and master solenoids,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
Ha

Best idea I?ve heard yet!

The starter solenoid was the first thing I tried replacing, cause I figured it?s only $20. No effect. I had a bad ground experience on the Sky-Tec a long time ago, I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
It?s a new battery too

Should have mentioned that. I?ve checked all the connections and they are in great shape. I could do a load test on the battery but figured after 2 batteries doing the same thing, the new starter...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,116
Posted By N208ET
I just can?t do it captain, I need more power

Originally when I built my 0-360 up, she had dual Bendix Mags and a standard compression ratio. I used a Sky-Tec LS starter and a PC680 to supply the juice. This worked flawlessly for 500 hrs. ...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 287,030
Posted By N208ET
What has the highest market share

While I admit that if Van?s developed a Cessna 180 clone, I?d probably be one of the first getting a tail kit. But what kind of airplane is going to tap into the biggest market share?

Look at the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 45,129
Posted By N208ET
So

They touch down going to fast and end up flying again, and once they are in the air again, the effort is made to try and force it down. The result is a flat landing and the outcome ensues. Maybe if...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-28-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 287,030
Posted By N208ET
Well

I didn?t state it so my bad, but I was thinking 2 place aircraft. Any 2 place all aluminum bush variants out there?

As stated many times throughout the post, the 2 place bush plane market has a ton...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,255
Posted By N208ET
Wow

Discontinued? That surprises me, my 796 is the best gps I?ve ever owned, hands down.
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,532
Posted By N208ET
Well

As stated, the pre oiler won?t do anything to stop corrosion, but after sitting that long it isn?t a bad idea to pre lube before starting. I built a cheap preoiler out of pvc using 1 1/2? of 2?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,976
Posted By N208ET
Good timing

As I plan to into Canada this weekend, I just learned that there is a airshow at the airport in Abbotsford where I was going to clear customs. The airport isn?t officially closed till 1030, and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By N208ET
Check you pm?s

Check your pm?s
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,000
Posted By N208ET
I prelubed mine

It was easy. I pulled a plug out of the top front of the engine, and fabricated a prelube system consisting of 3? pvc with a screw cap on the back. The bottom was plumbed to the engine, hung the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-23-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 784
Posted By N208ET
Lower than desired static rpm

I?m trying to figure out if my engine is producing full power. When I originally installed my engine (I bought it off of eBay, was said to be rebuilt and was confirmed upon tearing the engine down)...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By N208ET
0-360 build, what kind of horsepower will it end up with

I?m in the process of rebuilding my 0-360 and made a few improvements along the way. I installed new Superior cylinders, had them port and polished, and put in 9.5 to 1 pistons. I was already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2019, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,566
Posted By N208ET
It?s an RV 6

If you watched the news clip you can see the tail number. Based in Camas and been airworthy since 1990. Very sad news indeed.
Forum: Propellers 04-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By N208ET
Thanks

Thanks for the reply?s guys!!!
Forum: Propellers 04-01-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By N208ET
Used 3 Blade Catto with nickel edge, what?s it worth

I?m considering going with a CS prop, what?s a used Catto going for these days? It came off my 180HP 8A set up for cruise.

Randy
8A 0-360
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,474
Posted By N208ET
They are both good

The 14 wasn?t an option when I started, had it been I would have went through this decision making process myself. I?m 6?6? making the 8 the only choice for me at the time. Yes I can squeeze into...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-30-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 287,030
Posted By N208ET
I agree

While there are a lot of bush planes that are servicing this mission, to my knowledge there are no all aluminum kits. In my opinion this is a untapped market. Design something that will slow way...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By N208ET
I was lucky, but not that lucky

I had no signs of metal in the filter from the last change. But a low oil pressure alarm on rollout at my home field made me start investigating. Turns out there was so much metal in the oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By N208ET
Time to buy new cylinders

I had a piston pin plug disintegrate 4 years ago in my 0-360. The result was a complete tear down and overhaul. It?s time for me to pick which cylinders to put on. I?m located in the northwest,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,406
Posted By N208ET
Forgot to mention

With the ground adjustable pedals, there is room to slip your feet under the pedals and rest your feet on the firewall. This is great and requires no modification. Works well on long cross...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,406
Posted By N208ET
I'm 6'6"

And I fit just fine, but I have an 8A, which provides a little more side to side room for your legs cause the gear towers aren't in the way. Also making the back cushion real thin or taking it out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By N208ET
I'm not sure how you could install these wrong

Short of putting the plug in backwards, and if you do that I doubt the piston would slide into the cylinder. Lack of lube is a possibility, I guess. Who knows, I am going to investigate better...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-21-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,467
Posted By N208ET
I'm with Kurt on this

Diesel makes too much sense not to try and develop. Just cause the technology isn't there doesn't mean we should just give up on it. It makes way to much sense. My opinion.

Randy
8A
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By N208ET
Bret

It looks to me that the oil ring let go after the damage got that far, then the secondary ring got wore off. This left only the top ring to do the work and started letting chamber activity go by and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By N208ET
Oh it didn't fall out

There were bits and pieces of it left in the piston socket, and in the piston pin itself. What wasn't there was in the engine with the debris from the piston and a little from the rings that were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By N208ET
More pics

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,139
Posted By N208ET
Lycoming Piston Pin Plug Failure

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Anybody see anything like this happen before? It had the bronze plug installed which wore...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,899
Posted By N208ET
Insurance through global going up 21%! Why

I don't get it, my insurance has went down every year I've flew my RV, about 100 hours a year. I fly 60 hours this year and it goes up 21%. I thought I was doing good with $950 for 65K Hull. What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,952
Posted By N208ET
Definately

The exit space on an 8A is much tighter than that of the 8 or 4 due to the extra engine mount bracing for the nosewheel, forcing the pipes even closer to the ramp. Put the tips on and be done with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,202
Posted By N208ET
Same

Well, kinda the same, I built a slow build fuse did everything I could do including the finishing kit, engine, what have you, then took it to the airport, bought quickbuild wings and was into final...
Forum: Oregon 06-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,247
Posted By N208ET
No answer to your question

But I'm floating ****'s canyon next month. I didn't know about the airstrip at Pittsburg or that the Oxbow strip was closed. Interesting. I've floated the Middle Fork of the Salmon and wondered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,716
Posted By N208ET
Mogas in one tank

In an effort to make flying more affordable, I've been running mogas in my right tank and when doing so, I climb out on 100LL, then when I've reduced the power switch over to Mogas, and leave it...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,145
Posted By N208ET
It doesn't

I said it wants to, I didn't say it rolls on its side. Just because the mains are on the ground doesn't mean they are both putting equal pressure on the runway, that's what starting out with right...
Forum: Safety 05-09-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,145
Posted By N208ET
Yup

I use right rudder to keep it straight but also start with right aileron to counteract it's tendency to want to roll left, it's done that since day one.
Maybe the 8A being narrower has something to...
Forum: Safety 05-08-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,145
Posted By N208ET
oh

I'm sorry, I kinda gave up on this thread.
Forum: Safety 05-07-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,145
Posted By N208ET
Good question

And I tried to remember that myself. I am in the habit of rolling the stick around before takeoff but to be honost, I'm not sure that I did that. My preflight was a little less than ideal since it...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,145
Posted By N208ET
Takeoff Roll Got My Attention

I had a, hummm, interesting situation yesterday. I flew to a local airport, landed, was out of the plane for about 15 minutes doing my thing. I get back in and fire up, taxi out to the runway, all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,991
Posted By N208ET
I would

Put in full power, get off the ground, then start bringing up the flaps.

One thing that is a little off topic but you might try if you don't already, land without flaps. Only do this when you are...
Forum: Safety 04-25-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,950
Posted By N208ET
Just got off the GC myself

Our put in was March 18, and Horn gave us the most trouble, no flips and no emergencies thankfully. Thanks for sharing, I usually take my handheld and my Spot but didn't take the handheld this time...
Forum: RV-3 03-04-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,123
Posted By N208ET
If I were doing a 3

I would seriously look into a 180hp with a fixed pitch Catto. The climb performance would be pretty close to a 160 with a constant speed, without the extra money or complexity. I like the idea of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,578
Posted By N208ET
hypothetically

in the event of a crash, I would think you would want some serious head rest protection. Seems like the neck getting thrown backwards could do some serious damage in a fairly minor event. Then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,736
Posted By N208ET
second that

I have to ball bearing mod in my 8A. Tremendous difference. I would recommend this to anybody with a nosewheel RV.

Randy
8A
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,026
Posted By N208ET
second this

Agree 100%, definitely the lightest way to quite things down.

Randy

8A
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,955
Posted By N208ET
Wow

Cool factor-way flippin up there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-09-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,973
Posted By N208ET
Me too, as I use the lean function on my D180...

Me too, as I use the lean function on my D180 from time to time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
I couldn't agree more, I like your logic.

I couldn't agree more, I like your logic.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,241
Posted By N208ET
my buddy just put one in his 9A and it was...

my buddy just put one in his 9A and it was amazing how good it was, as Rocketbob said, better than the EFIS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
That's why its Experimental. We all do whatever...

That's why its Experimental. We all do whatever we feel comfortable doing and that's the great thing about it. But even the most educated pilot can become distracted. How you choose to stack your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-05-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
If lower compression allows you to save money on...

If lower compression allows you to save money on fuel costs, at a penalty for some efficiency, cost wise, wouldn't it be cheaper to fly. "Less efficient no matter what" I can get 87 octane...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
Me too, wait, WHAT

Me too, wait, WHAT
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
8 lbs to have the ability to run fuel that could...

8 lbs to have the ability to run fuel that could potentially cost $1.50 a gallon less. In my eyes, an 8 lb penalty for that is "little." I don't know if the 340 is capable of running mogas though,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,207
Posted By N208ET
I disagree with that last line. Better is to be...

I disagree with that last line. Better is to be defined by the builder/pilot. Not everyone's mission is the same.

About the 340. I know very little about it but I would not go with that if I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-03-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 377,081
Posted By N208ET
oh yes

Very well built!!!!!
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