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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,097
Posted By rv8ch
Picked up a used wheelchair that works fine. ...

Picked up a used wheelchair that works fine. Stripped off the unneeded stuff to just see if it has the power to move the beast that's between me and the taxiway.

I used Keith's idea to capture the...
Forum: International Today, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By rv8ch
Dan - I've seen these at Birrfeld for about 20...

Dan - I've seen these at Birrfeld for about 20 years but I've never seen one in action - I didn't realize that you don't have to move the aircraft under you - that's really cool! Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By rv8ch
True - can't recall too many hot start problems...

True - can't recall too many hot start problems with a carb.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By rv8ch
Sweep

DanH's "sweep" post was very helpful to me to understand how to start an aircraft piston engine. After reading this, I've never had a...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By rv8ch
Here is how I did it. 10209 A couple of more...

Here is how I did it.

10209

A couple of more pictures here: http://www.rv8.ch/fire-extinguisher-installation/
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By rv8ch
I do the purge/prime with my electric fuel pump...

I do the purge/prime with my electric fuel pump and the AFP purge valve depending on the engine temp. I don't run the electric fuel pump at startup - just the mechanical fuel pump.

I don't have an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By rv8ch
Looks good - I'd say you are very close. Just...

Looks good - I'd say you are very close. Just need to trim as needed. If it touches something, cut it and put a patch on it. There are parts that you can't easily change, like the angle of the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By rv8ch
Another +1 on the SafeFly2020 with the Trig to...

Another +1 on the SafeFly2020 with the Trig to get ADS-B out. The safefly2020 was easy to install and wire, and is a very solid piece of equipment.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 756
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly as Carl on my RV-8/IO-360/AFP200/Dual...

Exactly as Carl on my RV-8/IO-360/AFP200/Dual Pmags:

Master/Alt on
L and R Pmags on
Start button
Fly :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By rv8ch
wet playground sand

During my flight test phase I used many small ziplock freezer bags of wet kid's playground sand - total was about 100kg (220 freedom units) spread between the forward baggage area, rear baggage area,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By rv8ch
Your W&B shows 35 lbs in the forward baggage...

Your W&B shows 35 lbs in the forward baggage compartment - I'd move that to the back if flying solo.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By rv8ch
Same for me, but they have decided that a metal...

Same for me, but they have decided that a metal lock nut is adequate now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By rv8ch
I'm told that a Mann 940/4 filter is a good...

I'm told that a Mann 940/4 filter is a good alternative - I just bought 3 from Amazon.fr and will have a look at the dimensions. All the youtube videos I've seen seem to show that Mann filters are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,531
Posted By rv8ch
Well said, Bob!

Well said, Bob!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 29,433
Posted By rv8ch
GRT

Thanks Gents. I've sent a mail to GRT to see if they already have a datastream that will work. Hopefully they will just get in touch with you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,005
Posted By rv8ch
There is some concern about vapor lock when a...

There is some concern about vapor lock when a fuel servo is installed on the low pressure side, which is why many say that the best place is right before the fuel spider (assuming fuel injection). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By rv8ch
Look at "Memphis's" CV - he's probably forgotten...

Look at "Memphis's" CV - he's probably forgotten more about flying than I'll ever know, and he went for transition training and learned something.

I also heard this from Alex D when I got...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By rv8ch
Antenna echo?

Anything strange about your antenna placement? Reflection off those nice gear legs?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 29,433
Posted By rv8ch
GRT?

Just curious about GRT - I think I sent them a link to the https://www.flyonspeed.org website a while back and encouraged them to talk to you, but I have not heard anything back. Are you guys...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By rv8ch
outlier

I might be an outlier, but I think this is one of the major advantages of ADS-B - if you are about to do something dumb, and ATC has a bit of bandwidth, they can let you know.

The technology exists...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By rv8ch
Which fuel flow sensor do you have? Red cube or...

Which fuel flow sensor do you have? Red cube or the grey one? Perhaps some air in the line making it spin faster? Also, you can remove the fuel line just before the servo and pump it into a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By rv8ch
headset clicking/crackling

I got this sound in the headset a while back, and it was a bad spark plug cable. How much of a zig-zag are you seeing on the EGT?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool - please keep us posted. Those of us...

Very cool - please keep us posted. Those of us with sikaflex-bonded canopies who have recently been slapped out of our slumber can go back to sleep knowing that there is a fix in case it happens. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly, you need to define your mission for the...

Exactly, you need to define your mission for the aircraft, and that will help guide you on the features needed.

VFR only?
Autopilot?
Traffic?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By rv8ch
Table of Limits

You want this document: https://www.lycoming.com/special-service-publication-no-1776-5

Here's what I got from it:

9940
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By rv8ch
I don't recall the exact details, but the key is...

I don't recall the exact details, but the key is that the metal frame needs to hold the filter and fit in the snorkel. Those are the critical sizes. Once that's done, make sure that it fits up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By rv8ch
roller lifters

I have roller lifters on my TMX IO-360, built by Mahlon's guys at Mattituck a while back. Perhaps he could chime in with his view on if there is extra oil flow up there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By rv8ch
There used to be speculation that this was caused...

There used to be speculation that this was caused by drilling holes in the canopy, but not that long ago someone had a crack in a canopy glued on with sika, which was pretty surprising. Perhaps that...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,457
Posted By rv8ch
Well said, Michael.

Well said, Michael.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By rv8ch
Hold my beer while I go do some hammerheads...

Hold my beer while I go do some hammerheads followed by some LomcovŠks - works fine with DCS World and the Christen Eagle II, should be fine in my RV-8! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By rv8ch
# of tabs

Just a suggestion - don't underestimate the number of ground tabs you will need. I recently had to add some, much to my surprise. "The best-laid plans of mice and men ..."
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-30-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 994
Posted By rv8ch
I did it like Bob recommended - grounded the...

I did it like Bob recommended - grounded the forest to the airframe behind the panel. The engine and the battery are grounded FWF together and also to the airframe. No ground loops that I'm aware...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,015
Posted By rv8ch
This might be something we discuss with the...

This might be something we discuss with the providers of our EFIS/autopilot combos. I've read about several cases where APs throw in the towel right when you need them the most. Seems like they...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 05:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,457
Posted By rv8ch
True - I confess I have found myself a bit slow...

True - I confess I have found myself a bit slow in the pattern from time to time, and I can see how this can happen, particularly when a distraction pops up.

I have not yet gotten so slow that I...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,015
Posted By rv8ch
AOPA there I was material

Definitely one for Richard McSpadden to put on his AOPA There I Was podcast.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/podcasts/podcasts/there-i-was

Another VAF member Doug Rozendaal was on recently with...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-29-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By rv8ch
I guess he forgot to give you ear protection. ...

I guess he forgot to give you ear protection. That must have been worth a couple of AC/DC concerts for your long term hearing loss! :eek:
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-29-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By rv8ch
I can see how that might work - cool tip!

I can see how that might work - cool tip!
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By rv8ch
Never even thought of that - you are plugging it...

Never even thought of that - you are plugging it into the consumer side of the battery contactor and it powers everything up. Great tip, Pete!
Forum: Rocket 03-28-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By rv8ch
alclad

Mine's alclad, nice and shiny, and I can't see it when flying. I could have painted it pink with green polka dots and wouldn't know it. Might be different on other models.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,062
Posted By rv8ch
Now I need to clean the coffee off my keyboard! ...

Now I need to clean the coffee off my keyboard! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,371
Posted By rv8ch
Mystery

Here's a true mystery about marvel mystery oil which caused an engine failure:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20020916X01610&ntsbno=NYC02LA181&akey=1

I think we need...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 483
Posted By rv8ch
Right attitude

George, congrats on getting this far, and best of luck with the last bits. It seems like you have the right attitude which will make your aircraft better and safer.

Getting extra eyes on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-28-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly what I was thinking - getting this...

Exactly what I was thinking - getting this grommet over the nut is the easy part. Getting it into the baffle nicely I found was next to impossible. I ended up using some of my silicone baffle...
Forum: RV-4 03-27-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By rv8ch
Here's my bell tailwheel with a steering link in...

Here's my bell tailwheel with a steering link in action. The steering link is pretty twitchy. I've gotten used to it, and it's probably good that it requires real focus since you should never relax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By rv8ch
14A is quite a load. I don't know the 12 that...

14A is quite a load. I don't know the 12 that well, what do you have running that requires that much power? You will of course have intermittent loads like fuel pump and flaps, but are your other...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By rv8ch
I think the main concern is when someone hooks up...

I think the main concern is when someone hooks up a battery charger to run their electronics, since they do some interesting things to de-sulfate and charge the battery.

If I planned to run my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By rv8ch
3 pos switch

I'm using the honeywell 3 position switches which work great, and are very high quality. One for each pmag.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1403570&postcount=55

Up is normal -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By rv8ch
I used a switch to deal with the dreaded runaway...

I used a switch to deal with the dreaded runaway trim problem. I doubt I will be able to react to a real runaway in time to make any difference, but I ran out of things to put on my switches. You...
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 04:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,125
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for flagging this, Lyle - I can see how...

Thanks for flagging this, Lyle - I can see how that happened. I'll check mine before the next flight.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,904
Posted By rv8ch
Mike, great info. I have a couple of questions if...

Mike, great info. I have a couple of questions if you will indulge me.

Do you have a recommended d-sub shell? I found one that was a dream - easy to install the wire holder, long thumb screws...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
Do you have good hot air flow into the cabin? I...

Do you have good hot air flow into the cabin?

I have the same TG-10, and the same heating problem in my RV-8. My problem is that the air coming in is not very hot. When I remove my exhaust next I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,153
Posted By rv8ch
That's a heck of a crack. I have no suggestions...

That's a heck of a crack. I have no suggestions but will be following this thread in case it happens to mine.
Forum: Texas (South) 03-21-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
Take care - they have closed the beach due to...

Take care - they have closed the beach due to some "non-flight testing". Send pics!

https://www.cameroncounty.us/order-closing-boca-chica-beach-and-state-hwy-4-march-22-2021/
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,904
Posted By rv8ch
I see them - copied here in case that helps. ...

I see them - copied here in case that helps. Buck, let me know if you are not ok with that.

9479

9480

9481
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By rv8ch
It's been a while, and I did it with the canoe...

It's been a while, and I did it with the canoe flipped on its back, but I don't recall this being that tricky.

Since you will be upside down (you are used to that being in Oz), wear goggles,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-19-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,904
Posted By rv8ch
DO-160

Wouldn't just designing and building to DO-160 solve these issues?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DO-160
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By rv8ch
Very good article! And excellent material for...

Very good article! And excellent material for future articles - like how to fix each one of those! :)

About cleaning the engine...
One tip which might be common knowledge to everyone is that if...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,098
Posted By rv8ch
impulse coupling issue?

Sounds like a problem with the impulse coupling, assuming your mag has one.

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2021/january/pilot/savvy-maintenance-mags

What happens if you only start on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,012
Posted By rv8ch
Yes, but you have to go out to the end of the...

Yes, but you have to go out to the end of the wing to turn them on - you are paying the aviation vendors for the convenience of staying in the cockpit on final...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By rv8ch
I did something similar. I bolted a GBX-25A to...

I did something similar. I bolted a GBX-25A to the back of the instrument panel, double grounded to my forest of tabs. This gets 25 nice ground points on the panel. I've used a bunch of...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By rv8ch
i have the same kind of filter mount, and i just...

i have the same kind of filter mount, and i just put a plastic bag under it or just a rag, spin it off, and might get a few drops in the bag or on the rag. The oil does not freely flow out. It's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,560
Posted By rv8ch
If you can, get a prebuy inspection done by...

If you can, get a prebuy inspection done by someone like baselegaviation.com. They will help you identify potential "big" issues that may not be obvious to a first-time RV buyer.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-17-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,603
Posted By rv8ch
I have one based on your previous recommendation,...

I have one based on your previous recommendation, but I have not yet tried to twist it 180 degrees to look back at the valves.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-17-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,143
Posted By rv8ch
Not Larry, but after a "zoom and enhance" it...

Not Larry, but after a "zoom and enhance" it looks like a manifold pressure sensor.
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