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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By olyolson
Baffling material

Tom,

Donít buy any, I have some you can have for the shipping cost. I just finished an engine overhaul and put in a new baffling sheet metal kit from Vans. I have everything done and the engine is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-21-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By olyolson
AOA Pro

Wow 22 minutes! Gotta love this site. Kent if you decide you donít want it Iíll take it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2022, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By olyolson
Baffling

I don’t have any baffling material on my lower -8 cowl. The engine sheet metal baffles fit pretty tightly to the lower cowl with just a minimal gap. It is kind of a pain to get on but I figured out...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-09-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By olyolson
Oil filter

Not to hijack Greg’s thread, just an assist. If anyone needs a Tempest CH48110-2 oil filter I would let it go for cost plus shipping. I switched to the Challenger permanent filter so better off if it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2022, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By olyolson
Was able to find Rusty’s website and look at some...

Was able to find Rusty’s website and look at some seats. I saw JTs seats which are a little different which I previously shared a picture. I contacted Mike Stewart and he has a Rusty interior and is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 seats

Thanks Gary, exactly what I was looking for to use in my -8. I contacted Rusty so we’ll go from there. I did research on all the major seat makers like Oregon Aero, Classic Aero, Flightline...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 seats

I saw a post on the internet by an RV-8 guy named JT that had a really nice set of RV-8 seats made somewhere. Anyone know how to contact him or where he got the seats...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-06-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By olyolson
Brake Cylinders

PM sent on the Matco brake cylinders
Forum: RV-4 05-27-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By olyolson
Tailwheel issue

Hans,

For $12 this is an easy fix, spring or pin is probably worn...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,095
Posted By olyolson
Noise

Moe,

I had a weird nose issue in my -8 when I got it. Took me a while to figure it out, sounded like metal to metal rattling. Figured out it was the sheet metal pockets built into the cockpit side...
Forum: Safety 05-24-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,250
Posted By olyolson
Ice

Picked up some windscreen ice on a 45 degree cloudy day at 3,000 feet. I wasn’t anywhere near the clouds or the precip in the area but I was evidently close enough to pick up the ice. Soon as I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,480
Posted By olyolson
Engine miss

Camillo,

As Sklor pointed out, it looks like your fuel line is pretty long. Not the same setup as yours but I have a purge valve on the right side and the fuel line goes down between the #1 and 3...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,480
Posted By olyolson
Engine Miss

Camilo,

When I overhauled my engine I replaced all the fuel and oil hoses with new ones from TS Flightlines. They can make any custom length, size and whatever type of fitting you want. Check out...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,480
Posted By olyolson
Rough engine

Camillo,

Iím no engine expert but your fuel line that attaches to the throttle body just above the throttle arm is VERY close to 2 exhaust pipes. Even though itís fire sleeved I suspect that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 SD card

Todd,

Do you have the software updates and the database updates on different sd cards?

I think I’ve been trying to use too large of an SD card, as you’ve pointed out in similar posts I need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 SD Card

I have misplaced the 2nd SD card from my Garmin GTN 650. I contacted Garmin and they gave me the part number and directed me to contact a Garmin dealer. Is there another solution or are these cards...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,448
Posted By olyolson
Weekend progress

Worked on getting the engine tweaked and broken in after an overhaul by Aerosport. Been chasing higher than normal CHTs since the engine installation and also discovered an oil leak on the 21 year...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-09-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By olyolson
New RV owner

Branden,

Congrats on being an RV owner and enjoy that RV grin every flight. Never heard of anyone ever having a spam can grin so you are in a good club!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By olyolson
Go around button

Thanks Ron, thatís exactly the information I needed
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By olyolson
Go Around button

I have a GTN 650, an AFS 5500 touchscreen EFIS and a Dynon autopilot control panel.

The current method of activating a missed approach has too many button pushes. I have to execute the Go Around on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By olyolson
Oil cooler

Nope no room. Iíd just like to know how small a cooler I can use. This is the easiest approach, I thought I read somewhere on the forum that a 7 row cooler was standard for an IO-360 RV-8??
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By olyolson
Oil cooler

Thanks Brian but Iíd like to see a little higher temps to allow for any installation variations in the oil temp transducer. The cooler is too big physically anyway. The easiest solution without...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By olyolson
Oil cooler

That’s a good thought Phat but I already have a shutoff door. With it completely closed I can get the temp to 200 but the cooler is rubbing on the top cowl. In the winter I close the door completely...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2022, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By olyolson
Oil Cooler

RV-8 with IO-360 M1B, what is the recommended size oil cooler? I bought the plane already flying and it came with an NDM 20004A 10 row oil cooler. It is too much cooling (170-180 degrees) and rubbing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-06-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,808
Posted By olyolson
Tires

Wilkerson retreads and change the tubes when putting on new tires. The Wilkerson’s never seem to wear out and I’ve had the same pair on for 3 years now. I did rotate them once but they sure last....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By olyolson
Rubber boots

Very clever Terry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By olyolson
Odyssey PC 680 charging

The Spec sheet for the PC680 from the Odyssey website shows the charging voltage should be set to 14.4-14.8. My B&C voltage regulator manual says to set the voltage to 14.4V so that’s where mine is...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-21-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By olyolson
EZ nuts

Steve,

I used them when I had my steam gauge -4 and they are as easy as they look. I may even have some leftover in my hangar. If youíre interested PM me and we can work it out. Hopefully I still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,571
Posted By olyolson
EarthX Battery charger

Gary,

EarthX has a battery charger/maintainer/power supply specifically for the EarthX batteries. Looks like you could leave it plugged in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By olyolson
Battery mount

Dan,

My answer is yes. I have a PC680 in the aft baggage compartment in my -8 and got an empty ETX900 case from EarthX for fitment. I removed the PC680 and inserted the ETX 900 case into my battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-20-2022, 08:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,089
Posted By olyolson
Cranking

Moe,

Get an NL starter and an ETX 900 battery, you will have so much power you will be able to taxi with the starter alone!

Kidding aside, just sent you a PM
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-12-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,908
Posted By olyolson
Bent stick

Zeb,

I think Vince Frazier might be making these but they are for the Rockets. I e-mailed him about it and he wasnít sure about it fitting an -8. Prob not too costly if you wanted to try one. Not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By olyolson
Aera 760

Eric,

You don’t need the 760 to actually be hard mounted to the panel. Use the mount provided and get a Ram ball specifically made for the Aera 760 and screw it on. Then you can have the 760 nice...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2022, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By olyolson
Aera 760 Attitude

Eric,

You don’t need to connect the 760 to the G5 for attitude information since the 760 has an internal Adhars. Page 34 discusses how to enable the internal attitude source in the 3D Vision setup...
Forum: Autopilots 02-05-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Skyview Interface

Mike,

I have a GTN 650, an AFS 5600 touchscreen set up with the Skyview network, a Dynon SV-ARINC-429 Module and a Dynon autopilot. The key is the Airinc 429 module which lets it all play nice....
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By olyolson
Oil filter

Mickey,

How does your K&P filter compare to the Challenger model Acft Spruce sells at almost double the price? I know a guy that has the Challenger one on his -10 and is very pleased with it. First...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
Posted By olyolson
AFS once again Rocks

And that right there is why I love my AFS gear- in less than 24 hours Larry has an answer to fix the issue. Customer support should be a consideration when you pay big bucks for new Avionics. Sure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By olyolson
Fuel line

Roger,

I donít fly a -12 but why not just replace the fuel line? Cheap insurance since you canít pull over to the side of the road if you have engine trouble. Granted this is not a cheap hobby but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-29-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By olyolson
That alignment pin fits into a delrin block at...

That alignment pin fits into a delrin block at the front of the slider track to help keep the canopy centered on the track and limit movement. As the canopy is almost closed the pin will slide...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,954
Posted By olyolson
Fuel dip stick

Rich,

I like the simple translucent brake line idea, how do you mark the lines for the fuel quantity? I made some wooden dowels for my -8 and stained them, painted the fuel marks and sealed them....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,345
Posted By olyolson
EarthX battery mounts

Just posted this in another section. Perhaps someone may be able to use these mounts:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=203023
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By olyolson
EarthX battery

Al,

Not a -14 but I have an Odyssey PC680 in an aft fuselage battery mount behind the baggage compartment in my -8. It is mounted on the floor in a mount made by a company called StreetRays. I have...
Forum: GPS 01-18-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By olyolson
Never mind, found it. Had to enable the “panel...

Never mind, found it. Had to enable the “panel mount” function
Forum: GPS 01-18-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Aera 760 3D Vision

On page 34 of the Aera 760 GPS manual it shows the options for 3D Vision setup are CONNEXT, INTERNAL or OFF for the attitude source. This “INTERNAL” setting should enable the built in internal AHRS....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By olyolson
Aera 760

Matt,

With respect, that kind of defeats the whole purpose of a “portable” GPS. I don’t want to wire it to aircraft power. Using the big cradle isn’t really necessary either if Garmin would have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-15-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Aera 760

Jim,

Thanks for the input, good thoughts but I don’t like using landscape mode. It makes the cockpit feel crowded and gets in the way of using the EFIS. For my RV-8 with the radio stack on the left,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By olyolson
yep- same way you do when you post a picture on a...

yep- same way you do when you post a picture on a forum post with the picture icon
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-03-2022, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,127
Posted By olyolson
Battery mount

Jim,

Excellent idea, I think that is a great way to easily get the battery in and out. Now I just need to find a suitable ELT mount or something similar to what you did.

This forum is great, so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,427
Posted By olyolson
How many RVs

You are fortunate- itís a chore just to find enough guys to put together a 4 ship here. We just donít have many RVs in the area
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-29-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 rear baggage carpet

Saw this picture on a for sale post somewhere and didn’t know any companies made carpet sets for the RV-8 rear baggage area. It looks like a nice set with a bounded border.

Any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-25-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Aera760

Merry Christmas Steve,

I have the 760 on a ram mount on the right side of the cockpit and a USB port on the lower right shelf. I will primarily use internal battery power and wasn’t planning on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-24-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Aera 760 issue

Dear G3X guys,

With fondest wishes and Christmas cheer I want to say up front that I absolutely love my new Aera 760. To say that it blows away the IPAD Mini I used to use is an understatement. So...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,676
Posted By olyolson
Christopher, Great paint job, I like the gray...

Christopher,

Great paint job, I like the gray accent under the blue.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,387
Posted By olyolson
Throttle

Wedge,

The throttle handle itself is a solid piece of metal and I don’t think you’ll find one with a hollow middle. One of my flying buddies modified his handle during the plane build by cutting a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,387
Posted By olyolson
Throttle grip with PTT

Wedge,

I have one of 3 D Stick and Rudder’s LH Conformal Throttle grips I mounted on the standard throttle handle. I think this throttle grip or the P-51D AceMaker grip may be the best fit for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By olyolson
Ditto

And donít forget Vic Syracuse with the ďAre your nuts tightĒ book and his and Nickís great You tube channel, Paul Dye for his breath of knowledge and insights, Walt Aronow for his incredible panel...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By olyolson
Advanced Flight Systems ROCKS!

Advanced Flight Systems ROCKS!

I recently installed the new Kavlico fuel and oil pressure transducers and had some confusing indications on the EFIS that I’ve been trying to figure out for weeks....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 25,314
Posted By olyolson
Great picture

Charles,

That is a cool picture, tell us about your camera and the mount
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2021, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 805
Posted By olyolson
Oil Dipstick

I just got my engine running again after overhaul by Aerosport and basically did the same thing as Glenn. My dipstick had no markings so I put in 4 quarts and let it sit for a couple hours, then 5, 6...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By olyolson
Starter

Keith,

So you did not have to modify the snorkel because of the starter, just the alternator?
What engine model do you have?

On Skytecís website I see there is a Lightweight model, a lightweight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-15-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,094
Posted By olyolson
Skytec 149NL Starter

So Carl says it doesn’t fit but John says it does with a little trimming on the mounting bosses. I too have an Aerosport overhauled IO-360 M1B with horizontal induction and am concerned about the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By olyolson
Static ports

Ben,

I can take some pics next time Iím at the airport. Send me a PM to remind me and I can forward pictures thru the forum or direct to your e-mail if you prefer.

Oly
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By olyolson
Tailwheel

When I bought my -8 it had the Doug Bell fork on it with a small hard tailwheel and I could feel every bump and crack on the taxiways. I decided to talk to Flyboys and get the Condor fork and the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-09-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By olyolson
Exhaust mounts

This is the approved solution from Vetterman Exhaust on my RV-8:

https://i.postimg.cc/7bKrCzJ3/031069-AD-7-BFC-4-A16-8-D6-D-8-EA0-B4-E4-FEED.jpg...
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