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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By rv8ch
I used to use topsiders and then I bought some...

I used to use topsiders and then I bought some cheap full leather "driving shoes" from China and they work really well.

This helps with the feel, but also is just part of a flying ritual I have so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By rv8ch
If you are not convinced by what Larry said about...

If you are not convinced by what Larry said about the seriousness of this, please check this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=210507
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By rv8ch
That's for sure. There are two places to invest...

That's for sure. There are two places to invest - making sure that this never happens, and making sure if it does you have a much fire resistant material between you and the fire.

These photos of...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed Yesterday, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By rv8ch
Final report N800PB

https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?ProjectID=102005

https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102005/pdf

Inflight fire, possibly due to engine failure. Seems like...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed Yesterday, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By rv8ch
RV-8 engine failure on takeoff

Not sure if this is allowed here, since there is no real investigation. Thankfully the pilot got the nose down and landed without any injuries. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv8ch
Bryan, that is an excellent idea, and looks like...

Bryan, that is an excellent idea, and looks like a lot of fun! We need more people on our team to help keep airports open around the world. This is why I love skydiving - it's more people to help...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2022, 12:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
Bill, I have not done a good analysis of the...

Bill, I have not done a good analysis of the power used by the G5 at different settings, but looking at my recent flight in Savvy, I see about 5 amps at 12v. The battery pack is supposed to last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
Steve, I have not yet mounted it - I just leave...

Steve, I have not yet mounted it - I just leave it to the right where the passenger's knee would be. I've thought about bolting it to the seat back, but have not yet done that. If there were a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv8ch
161kts TAS on 6.6gph - those are some great...

161kts TAS on 6.6gph - those are some great numbers!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-03-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,480
Posted By rv8ch
Dare I suggest a torx screw, and a washer? :D

Dare I suggest a torx screw, and a washer? :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,191
Posted By rv8ch
To steal Paul's quote with a slight...

To steal Paul's quote with a slight modification:

"I wish I had more weight on the nose!" ...said no RV-8 pilot, ever!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2022, 01:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
Used my G5 just this morning - quick flight over...

Used my G5 just this morning - quick flight over the mountains to about 14k indicated, and checked my SpO2 a couple of times and it was around 97%. I think I was on 4, but forgot to look. I just...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,196
Posted By rv8ch
Amazingly on this month's "ask the A&Ps" podcast...

Amazingly on this month's "ask the A&Ps" podcast Mike Busch did recommend MMO for noisy lifters - perhaps it will help for stuck valves?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,196
Posted By rv8ch
Also, oil type, additives, and CHTs could be...

Also, oil type, additives, and CHTs could be factors.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By rv8ch
Some pics of how I did it...

Some pics of how I did it here:

http://www.rv8.ch/cowl-hinge-pin-covers/

I don't seem to have any more pictures of the finished cover, but can take some tomorrow if you like. I think it turned out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-02-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By rv8ch
"Bubble rock" took me a while but after staring...

"Bubble rock" took me a while but after staring at the photo I figured it out - very clever, Dan!
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ernst, thanks for the writeup - good to know...

Hi Ernst, thanks for the writeup - good to know about the need for the vacuum adapter - I would not have thought of that requirement.

You wrote that you use 19 amps in cruise w/o the strobes - just...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-02-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,724
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats on getting such a sweet hangar! Don't...

Congrats on getting such a sweet hangar!

Don't forget the loudspeakers and the disco ball for those late night jam sessions! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-01-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Paul, I guess Mike Busch and the...

Hi Paul, I guess Mike Busch and the SavvyAviation.com team have data about the sticking valve event. You may want to see if you can collaborate with them. I think the value of their info would be...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2022, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By rv8ch
Makes sense to me. I'm looking forward to that...

Makes sense to me. I'm looking forward to that .0001" of MP boost with the thinner oil! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,522
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Clay, I've got a couple of pictures here that...

Hi Clay, I've got a couple of pictures here that might help.

http://www.rv8.ch/brake-lines-at-top-of-landing-gear-legs/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By rv8ch
The K&N air filter keeps the insects out, at...

The K&N air filter keeps the insects out, at least.

My experience with K&N air filters on motocross bikes many years ago was horrible - engines that literally had sand sitting inside the carb. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like they have different kinds of cleaning...

Sounds like they have different kinds of cleaning and oiling kits - mine is not red and not sticky. Perhaps in Europe they have different suppliers.

Here is the kit I have: ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-01-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By rv8ch
I have the official K&N cleaning and oiling kit,...

I have the official K&N cleaning and oiling kit, and the oil does not seem to be anything special, and in fact, it's not even red. And it's not sticky.

I recall the red oil was a bit sticky, but...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2022, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,646
Posted By rv8ch
This question comes up regularly. I think it's...

This question comes up regularly. I think it's respectful to the people that you take in your aircraft to be crystal clear about the risks they are taking by flying with you in your aircraft. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-30-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,480
Posted By rv8ch
I find that Torx (6lobe) are so much better than...

I find that Torx (6lobe) are so much better than Phillips head screws. If you put the tool in, and of course use the right size, it does not come out. Can't say the same with Phillips.

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
I got mine for about $1500 on a French website...

I got mine for about $1500 on a French website which is like ebay: https://www.leboncoin.fr/ It was new, never used. I was keeping an eye out for a G5 for a few months before I found this one, so...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By rv8ch
Mine is not a taper fit. Thanks for the tips on...

Mine is not a taper fit.

Thanks for the tips on tightening this nut.
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By rv8ch
Count me as another happy customer of Alex's...

Count me as another happy customer of Alex's training!
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-28-2022, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By rv8ch
Is there a trick to using an impact wrench to...

Is there a trick to using an impact wrench to tighten an alternator pulley nut like this?

My total impact wrench experience is with automobile wheel lug-nuts, and with removing the nut on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-27-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv8ch
Here's the guy that created Camguard explaining...

Here's the guy that created Camguard explaining why it's good. I enjoyed this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-zgGr2pKg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,706
Posted By rv8ch
I did all the work to put the battery in the...

I did all the work to put the battery in the tail, and then when the earthx super light batteries came out, I figured I could save about 20 pounds by installing their smallest battery on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2022, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,856
Posted By rv8ch
100 hour/yearly condition inspection

Having fun with the CI - so far found some loose nuts on the gear, slightly offset alternator (2mm), good-looking photos from my new Ralcam borescope, good compressions all around, easy oil change...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2022, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 902,577
Posted By rv8ch
As Scott, Max, and Ed said, beautiful aircraft! ...

As Scott, Max, and Ed said, beautiful aircraft! Interesting mods - the step, the access panel, the special yellow tape to hold on the rudder... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-27-2022, 12:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By rv8ch
Clay, my Grove gear came with longer bolts, so...

Clay, my Grove gear came with longer bolts, so perhaps you have them somewhere in your shop.

In the middle of my CI now, and having to tighten those nuts/bolts was not easy. I can only echo the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-27-2022, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By rv8ch
Ya gotta be quick! :D I actually thought...

Ya gotta be quick! :D

I actually thought about videoing it, but I needed all my hands. The trick is to have the hole in the oil container at the top, then you can get it at a pretty good angle...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By rv8ch
Phillips 66 oil spout

Where has this beautiful contraption been all my life? Just bought a case of Phillips 66 20w50 and the seller threw in one of these $1 oil spouts. It works...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,815
Posted By rv8ch
Not sure I'd do that - I'm as curious as everyone...

Not sure I'd do that - I'm as curious as everyone about what caused this, but this seems pretty risky. Perhaps check with your engine builder to see what they say, or Joe Godfrey of Savvy Aviation.
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,815
Posted By rv8ch
Herman, so happy you made it onto the ground...

Herman, so happy you made it onto the ground safely - that must have been a very exciting landing. Your MAP graph supports your theory of why the engine ran at a higher RPM - something was causing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By rv8ch
I had this and started using camguard and it...

I had this and started using camguard and it helped, not sure why. I still see a bit of oil on the inside of the ring gear from time to time, but often it's bone dry. Not 100% it's the nose seal,...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By rv8ch
If your car pulled left or right when you let go...

If your car pulled left or right when you let go of the wheel driving down the highway, you'd get it fixed. Same with trim on your aircraft - no idea why you'd want to fly it out of trim if there is...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By rv8ch
Is the question electric or manual trim? Or trim...

Is the question electric or manual trim? Or trim or no trim?

The RV is a very nimble aircraft, and aileron trim will be most welcome, and will increase safety. A bit out of trim, and you let go of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Eric, Dan doesn't need an excuse to eat...

Hey Eric, Dan doesn't need an excuse to eat popcorn! :D

I think Art is right - just change the oil frequently. And fly a lot!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By rv8ch
Just watched some youtube videos on how to do...

Just watched some youtube videos on how to do this cricut stuff - amazing! I'm glad I didn't know this when working on my panel labels, or I would have spent another few hundred moneys and hours on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Glenn, Apologies if you have already...

Hey Glenn, Apologies if you have already considered this, but if you install avionics and then the top skin, what will you do when you have to remove the avionics? Everything will come out again...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv8ch
Busch says...

Busch says "no."

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/articles_eaa/EAA_2011-02_slippery-stuff.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
I also use the G5 - works great. I bought it...

I also use the G5 - works great. I bought it second-hand but it had never been used, and I saved a mint. I was watching the markets for a while before this one popped up. Powered by the built-in...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By rv8ch
That turned out very nice, and probably a lot...

That turned out very nice, and probably a lot lighter than the original aluminum solution. I have a feeling we're going to see more and more clever uses of 3d printing like this one in the coming...
Forum: Reviews 09-19-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By rv8ch
I think it should be attached just under the...

I think it should be attached just under the grip, as shown in this video:

https://youtu.be/FFwk_RZVqV8?t=564

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,906
Posted By rv8ch
Same, works great, and runs forever on ship...

Same, works great, and runs forever on ship power. Very nice when flying over big rocks.

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I prefer photos without wings in them, but I know Dan57 loves them, so I try to ensure that I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bruce - are the units of speed miles/hour...

Thanks Bruce - are the units of speed miles/hour or knots? Impressive either way!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By rv8ch
Depending on the starter, it might be a good idea...

Depending on the starter, it might be a good idea to check with the manufacturer to see if they have some hints. I'd guess this is not the first time they have been presented with this problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By rv8ch
The switch shield is a very good idea.

The switch shield is a very good idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By rv8ch
Just be aware that at any moment Imgur could be...

Just be aware that at any moment Imgur could be bought, closed down, have a policy change, or just change the URL and all those images you posted to VAF will no longer be visible. We've seen this...
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,673
Posted By rv8ch
I think one of the advantages of Nord-Lock...

I think one of the advantages of Nord-Lock washers and one of the disadvantages of safety wire is that it's very easy to check to make sure a bolt is still torqued properly with the Nord-Lock.

I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,512
Posted By rv8ch
Seems surprising this would happen on such a low...

Seems surprising this would happen on such a low time engine.
Forum: Reviews 09-17-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,444
Posted By rv8ch
I have one and have used it a handful of times. ...

I have one and have used it a handful of times. When installed, it seems to work well at holding the control surfaces securely, which of course what it's designed to do.

I saw a mod on the VAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,291
Posted By rv8ch
I've got this Wheeler digital torque screwdriver...

I've got this Wheeler digital torque screwdriver which I mainly use for my 8-32 screws around my spinner, and other "important" places. It works well, and took about 30 seconds to set...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By rv8ch
Someone is going to get a deal - I've already got...

Someone is going to get a deal - I've already got one but this is an amazing price.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-14-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,197
Posted By rv8ch
May sound crazy, but I think what would be best...

May sound crazy, but I think what would be best would be a chute up front that suspends the aircraft from the engine mounts, and lets the aircraft land on the tail vertically. You'd need headrests...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By rv8ch
Did they leave off a leading "1" from the price? ...

Did they leave off a leading "1" from the price? I didn't realize you could touch anything in CA for less than a million, much less a nice home on a paved runway!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By rv8ch
If I recall correctly, these can also be obtained...

If I recall correctly, these can also be obtained from Mcmaster-Carr in a lot of different lengths. I bought some but didn't install them.

https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/128/3591
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,426
Posted By rv8ch
From...

From here:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ps890.php



Seems strange that proseal would not be able to handle auto fuel. Perhaps there is something else in there that's...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By rv8ch
Load it on youtube - which is free and easy - and...

Load it on youtube - which is free and easy - and paste in the link.
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