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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-12-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Bastien
Instrumentation

Is your plane equipped with an engine monitor ( fuel flow, fuel pressure, 4 EGTs and CHTs)?
Since you haven't mentioned it, I guess not but if you do have one and have data, that may help...
Forum: Interiors 11-07-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,599
Posted By Bastien
Just as a data point I have a Classic Aero design...

Just as a data point I have a Classic Aero design Aviator black leather interior in my RV-8.
I have it since 2012 and still looks like new. Very happy with the quality of the product. I am ordering...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Bastien
Thumbs down Got both my fuel tanks manufactured Evan Jonhson....

Got both my fuel tanks manufactured Evan Jonhson. Had both leaking ruining an expensive paint job.
I contacted the company and only got for answer that I should have pressure tested the tanks. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,291
Posted By Bastien
I am on my third internally regulated PlanePower...

I am on my third internally regulated PlanePower 60amp on my RV-8 in approx 300h. I tried oversized blast tubes and different pickup location without success.

First one did approx 150h, 2nd did 100h...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bastien
Thanks for your advice, I indeed see that it is...

Thanks for your advice, I indeed see that it is tricky to get in there but I can probably make a tool to get it removed. However I find no PN on fig.1 of the SI, only on fig 2 but that's for an other...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bastien
Thanks a lot for your guidance Mahlon, I read...

Thanks a lot for your guidance Mahlon,
I read about it somewhere but never found a picture of it :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2021, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Bastien
Replacement of rear crankshaft plug -- fixed pitch conversion

Hello,

I am currently finishing an RV-8 project that I purchased partially built.
It came with a Sensenich fixed pitch propeller and as I already have an 0 SMOH Lycoming IO-360-B1B engine set for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,226
Posted By Bastien
I would not be able to say that I am pleased with...

I would not be able to say that I am pleased with the quality having that issue but as other stated, it depends of the level of quality each of us expects or accepts.

My tanks were not built by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By Bastien
As Keith stated, they seem to have major issue on...

As Keith stated, they seem to have major issue on the -390 or -580 cylinders both on Thunderbolt and regular Lycoming side.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,755
Posted By Bastien
Got my PC680 for 7 years now and only for a...

Got my PC680 for 7 years now and only for a couple of weeks it is starting to show signs of weakness.
In the company I work for we also use PC680 to crank AEIO-580 and we average 4-5 years of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,163
Posted By Bastien
From personal experience, be careful with...

From personal experience, be careful with overseas customer service.
Probably the most known US company assembling RV tanks built mine. Both of them were leaking - not at a single rivet but about a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 78,672
Posted By Bastien
My first plane power failed after 100 hours no...

My first plane power failed after 100 hours no additional cooling. It was replaced under warranty by an other one and I added a cooling hose. Failed after 150hours.
Replaced with an other unit last...
Forum: Reviews 02-25-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bastien
Smile Cloud Dancer Canopy Covers

As the flying season approaches I decided it was time for my RV-8 to get a new dress. I had a canopy cover before but after 6 years it started to show some wear and has always been difficult to fit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,199
Posted By Bastien
I had an issue with a partially blocked vent line...

I had an issue with a partially blocked vent line (not on the RV though) which I identified in flight by slow drop of my fuel pressure (from 25 to 16 psi) switching tank raised the pressure back to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-21-2016, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,394
Posted By Bastien
I have been lucky to speak with someone from...

I have been lucky to speak with someone from Siemens a couple of weeks ago. As you mentioned, the engines are light but batteries are still "one issue" to make this kind of installation suitable for...
Forum: Propellers 05-27-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,895
Posted By Bastien
Hi Nigel, I agree with what others said...

Hi Nigel,
I agree with what others said previously. I have the same governor as yours and a whirlwind 200RV (which I believe shares the same hub as the 74RV).
On mine, the prop will not cycle below...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 83,298
Posted By Bastien
Here is one of my favorite photo of the RV8. It...

Here is one of my favorite photo of the RV8. It was taken a few weeks ago by Jean Marie Urlacher, a nice aviation photograph. He is doing an awesome job and is a very nice guy. I really enjoyed how...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,560
Posted By Bastien
I do not have the experience with the smoking...

I do not have the experience with the smoking airplanes system so I can not compare.
I chose to install the smoke system helper from Marvin and everything went well.
-Fast e-mail response
-Fast...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By Bastien
Checked mine, I don't have these holes. I bought...

Checked mine, I don't have these holes. I bought my 200RV in 2011
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-04-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,482
Posted By Bastien
I had my fuel tanks made by a company specialized...

I had my fuel tanks made by a company specialized in RV fuel tank which I will not name in this thread.
I found the reverting quality really poor and when looking inside the tank itself I was able...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,223
Posted By Bastien
This might help...

This might help you:
http://preflight.dynonavionics.com/2014/02/did-you-know-percent-power-dynon-way.html

Somehow the Dynon does take your EGT determine the peak.
It is written on the left side of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bastien
The Helmet, is a MSA Gallet lh050. It has a visor...

The Helmet, is a MSA Gallet lh050. It has a visor (between liner and outside shell). I tried an HGU55 and if felt really uncomfortable to me (might be because it was an old one). The Lh050 is light...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-31-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,060
Posted By Bastien
RV-8 Acro with outside maneuvers

I was looking on the internet for some RV aerobatic videos today and I ended up on one I did. It was roughly one year ago and I completely forgot it was online so I was a bit surprise during the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-03-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 118,943
Posted By Bastien
I want it too

When you send the next batch, bastien.le-roux@wanadoo.fr
Thanks ;)
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,403
Posted By Bastien
I might be wrong but it should more deal with the...

I might be wrong but it should more deal with the CS-23 (Normal, Utility, Aerobatic and Commuter Aeroplanes) than the CS-25(Large Aeroplanes).
Looks like a lot of work to do it but very interesting....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-12-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,849
Posted By Bastien
Awesome video. Thank you very much for that :)

Awesome video. Thank you very much for that :)
Forum: RV-4 11-12-2013, 03:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,256
Posted By Bastien
I totally agree with Andy's post. I own an RV8...

I totally agree with Andy's post.
I own an RV8 and my instructor an RV4. I love the handling of the 4 compared to the 8. Lighter stick forces, slightly higher roll rate and you feel that the 4 is...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,641
Posted By Bastien
I would replace it otherwise I would always think...

I would replace it otherwise I would always think about it.
A rib is not very expensive. ;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-06-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bastien
I have almost no oil consumption. I am running...

I have almost no oil consumption. I am running LOP 90% of the time.
I'm glad to hear that others have the same thing. It should mean this is normal.
Still looking for other ideas :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bastien
What are these trails in the exhaust pipes ?

Hi everybody,
I am seeing more and more trails inside my exhaust pipes. I do not burn oil and it doesn't look like lead.
As I never saw that on other airplanes I am wondering if it is normal.
Any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Bastien
Question Low MAP/RPM efficiency

Hi,
I am looking for some input from the engine gurus out there. In an other thread, I mentioned my participation to a contest in which I will not be allowed to exceed 120kts.
Thus I am thinking of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,214
Posted By Bastien
Started to put the first stickers on the airplane...

Started to put the first stickers on the airplane today. A bit windy but it worked pretty well. no bubbles and almost as I wanted.
More to come by the end of the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-08-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,214
Posted By Bastien
OK, the event is really getting closer. I flew...

OK, the event is really getting closer. I flew the airplane yesterday for 1 hour at 120KIAS. To keep this speed I am turning 2400RPM/14.6".
I think that if I reduce my RPM (maybe to 2000RPM), I can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-29-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,214
Posted By Bastien
Cool Young Pilots Flying Tour (France)

As some know I am a young builder/owner of a Van’s RV8.
After almost a year of flying, I am starting to show it around in France and Europe doing aerobatic contest, airshows and in two weeks the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By Bastien
Could you just confirm that the $35 price...

Could you just confirm that the $35 price includes both the grip and the lever (angled/tilted one).
If it is, I am ready to order :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,979
Posted By Bastien
Put a drop of water on a 400/600 sandpaper...

Put a drop of water on a 400/600 sandpaper scuffed surface. The drop with spread. Do the same thing on a perfect polished surface the drop will not spread. Not the same viscosity as air but that's a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-24-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,639
Posted By Bastien
I like technology but touchscreen EFIS is surely...

I like technology but touchscreen EFIS is surely something I won't put in my airplane. Even with the Dynon Skyview buttons, I find that it is quite uncomfortable to play with them in bumpy day...
Forum: RV-10 04-21-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,367
Posted By Bastien
Bienvenue sur le forum. Encore une belle machine...

Bienvenue sur le forum.
Encore une belle machine ? venir.

Bonne construction et peut ?tre ? cet ?t? pour le Fly-in de Vannes;)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,863
Posted By Bastien
Hi Brent, I have a good friend who had exactly...

Hi Brent,
I have a good friend who had exactly the same issue as your's but after a carburetor float replacement.
He replaced his float and did some ground testings to see if it was working....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,189
Posted By Bastien
Dick, I changed my denso IK27 for NGK BR8EIX...

Dick,
I changed my denso IK27 for NGK BR8EIX (irridium plugs) no measurable fuel saving but seems to improve engine smoothness.
Very easy to find
Forum: Tools 04-19-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,544
Posted By Bastien
Exclamation Just a little warning. Pay attention when...

Just a little warning.
Pay attention when machine countersinking holes in a corner of a part (end of wing spar for example). If you are not straight you will remove too much metal.
Now I believe you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-18-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 854,625
Posted By Bastien
Thumbs up Very nice panel ! Was it a very windy day or did...

Very nice panel !
Was it a very windy day or did you had a residual pressure (65KTAS on ground) ?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,842
Posted By Bastien
Matt, I never tried the chains but I am very...

Matt,
I never tried the chains but I am very happy with my steering link.
I bought the one from JDair Part http://www.jdair.com/categories/Tailwheel-Steering/Tail-Link-Combos/
It is a bit expensive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 213,747
Posted By Bastien
227kts

I captured this one two days ago at 2500ft. RVs are fast (especially with tailwind;))

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h379/FlyRV8/Jointhe200ktsclub_zpsf97d9947.png...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,331
Posted By Bastien
I logged 5 hours yesterday with the plane doing...

I logged 5 hours yesterday with the plane doing different type of flying.

The first one was a "precision flying" qualification run for the young pilots national country tour. I just received the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,226
Posted By Bastien
Firewall will not corrode, leave it as is and it...

Firewall will not corrode, leave it as is and it will be fine ;).
Forum: International 04-12-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Bastien
Just sent you an e-mail ;)

Just sent you an e-mail ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bastien
Depending on weather I'll be there. :)

Depending on weather I'll be there. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-09-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,217
Posted By Bastien
I have a flying RV8 with dual SV, I am interested...

I have a flying RV8 with dual SV, I am interested in the new radio/intercom (keeping my "old" radio as the Dynon intercom can deal with 2 radios). But as Knut, what about the 8.33 spacing ?
Overall,...
Forum: International 04-07-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Bastien
Weather permitting I'll do the 500 Nm trip to...

Weather permitting I'll do the 500 Nm trip to come with the RV8 on april 26 and 27. (I have exams and will not be able to come before).
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-27-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
I would be please to say you win the prize but...

I would be please to say you win the prize but problem came back once on a flight few days ago...:mad:
I have been contacted by a RV10 builder who had the same problem and it seems that the problem...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-18-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
14,9V

I will work on it and see with Plane Power what is it possible to do with that.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-17-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Thumbs up Problem seems to be solved

TRIG has sent me a replacement unit friday.
I flew 8.5 trouble-free hours with the plane this week-end.

TRIG avionics support was outstanding, sending me a replacement unit for free in less than...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Thanks Bob, I will check it tomorrow (already...

Thanks Bob,
I will check it tomorrow (already night in France).
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-09-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Hi everybody, I worked on the airplane today and...

Hi everybody,
I worked on the airplane today and did the tests suggested above :

Replace VP-X to transponder wire ==> Transponder still fails when battery/alternator ON and engine running

On the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Hi Larry, Thank you for your message.The noise I...

Hi Larry,
Thank you for your message.The noise I have in the headset is when the right landing light is ON, the noise seems to come from the radio as I have the RX indicated on it. My radio harness...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Thank you very much to all for the support, I...

Thank you very much to all for the support,
I will work on the airplane to do all the suggested tests this weekend.
When the problem will be identified, I will report it.

I plan to travel with the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Bob, Thank you for your answer. I visually...

Bob,
Thank you for your answer. I visually checked the transponder side crimp yesterday and did not see anything. I will have a closer look at it in few days and inspect the VP-X side.
As...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Hi Bob, Thank you very much for your answer. I...

Hi Bob,
Thank you very much for your answer. I thought about it but when alternator is OFF whatever the RPM is , transponder is working properly. I tried to simulate the engine running by moving the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,722
Posted By Bastien
Question Electrical issue=> I have symptoms but can't find the disease

For the last two flights I am having electrical issues on the transponder and radio noise with the right landing light…

The first time I experienced the transponder failure was last week in flight....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-25-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 31,511
Posted By Bastien
Here are my RV8's with the plenum....

Here are my RV8's with the plenum.

http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h379/FlyRV8/IMG_0734_zps045ad0b3.jpg

I can't say anything on the RV7 but at least on (my) RV8 it works pretty well. Not too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,860
Posted By Bastien
That is a good idea. I thought of the rope but...

That is a good idea. I thought of the rope but adding it to the throttle with a remove before flight flag is a great plus!
No need to have a stock of carpet anymore.
Thanks you ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,860
Posted By Bastien
I would also be looking to solve that oil drop...

I would also be looking to solve that oil drop "issue". Not important at all but knowing that my airplane can not stay "clean" without me would annoy me. I am too perfectionist on that point.
I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,380
Posted By Bastien
I also have the "rainbow" on the belly of my...

I also have the "rainbow" on the belly of my black painted RV8.
I tried to clean it but I didn't succeed.

Congrats on your first flight.
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