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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,376
Posted By rv8ch
I'd be interested in knowing how this works - I...

I'd be interested in knowing how this works - I had thought that a BMS was mandatory to be able to address the exact voltage of each individual cell.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,820
Posted By rv8ch
Snap roll or hammerhead or tail...

Snap roll or hammerhead or tail slide?

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2014/september/flight-training-magazine/technique--snap-rolls

I've read some feel a bit uncomfortable with the...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By rv8ch
You can use screws and nutplates, but blind...

You can use screws and nutplates, but blind rivets work fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,391
Posted By rv8ch
I'm not an expert, but I've read a few things...

I'm not an expert, but I've read a few things that some have written, like these:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mike+busch+engine+oil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,016
Posted By rv8ch
You might ask the airport to install wifi, then...

You might ask the airport to install wifi, then everyone can just use that rather than having 100 hangar owners roll their own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,599
Posted By rv8ch
That would be great. Your video on how to mount...

That would be great. Your video on how to mount and glass in the windscreen was very helpful, and came at exactly the right time in my build process. And mine turned out perfectly, due mainly to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,736
Posted By rv8ch
I spent some time on this putting it in my GRT,...

I spent some time on this putting it in my GRT, and now I basically ignore it. I thought this would be essential information to have while flying, but turns out it's not.

The main engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By rv8ch
I used those kinds of spark plug separators and...

I used those kinds of spark plug separators and others like them, and then later saw them all zip tied together on an engine at the Lycoming booth - they said that we don't need to worry about...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,530
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for these good reminders - as they say,...

Thanks for these good reminders - as they say, TNSTAAFL - LiFePo4 batteries are light and powerful, but they require a bit of knowledge about how to use them correctly and safely.

I have not found...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,651
Posted By rv8ch
2 ground straps

You might consider two ground straps to the engine, just in case. It's what Bob Nuckolls recommends, since the consequences of losing one can be so expensive.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,624
Posted By rv8ch
Warm up

I do a "warm up" when going down to the shop - work on something easy or non-consequential before getting to the most serious stuff.

I also tried to have several things going at once - some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By rv8ch
Very clever! I used some of those very small...

Very clever! I used some of those very small diameter but thick washers to get space, and then a large diameter washer, as shown in the plans, but this is a much more elegant solution.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - and I used floating nutplates -...

Same here - and I used floating nutplates - worked fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps this...

Perhaps this one?

https://vansairforce.net/articles.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By rv8ch
Showing unavailable for me on Amazon.com - do you...

Showing unavailable for me on Amazon.com - do you have another source?

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Forum: RV-14 11-15-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,528
Posted By rv8ch
Got this today:

Got this today:
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,479
Posted By rv8ch
Bob Nuckolls advises that if you have an avionics...

Bob Nuckolls advises that if you have an avionics master, it's a good idea to exercise the power switches on devices that have them from time to time. It seems that if the contacts are not used,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,960
Posted By rv8ch
I have one of these in my...

I have one of these in my pocket.

https://www.karatemart.com/black-tactical-knuckle-knife

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and one of these strapped to my seatbelt, where either the GIB or I can access...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By rv8ch
Strange, I thought that there was something in...

Strange, I thought that there was something in Section 5 at one time, but I don't find it there now.

Here is Bob Nuckolls'...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By rv8ch
Looks good, Bill! Thanks for the update.

Looks good, Bill! Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By rv8ch
Black's or Smitty's? Going back to visit the...

Black's or Smitty's? Going back to visit the family for Thanksgiving - I'm so looking forward to some brisket!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats, Marlon! Time to update your avatar! :D

Congrats, Marlon! Time to update your avatar! :D
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Dan. One challenge is that many people...

Thanks Dan.

One challenge is that many people run electronic ignitions, and it would be great to understand their impact on the prop beyond what Hartzell has published:




A lot of us fall in the...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By rv8ch
First Responders to aircraft accidents

Just ran across this website that Cirrus put together for their aircraft.

https://firstresponder.cirrusaircraft.com/

It was mentioned in this video done by a guy that was one of the first...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,586
Posted By rv8ch
Almost exactly the same for me. Local "98" mogas...

Almost exactly the same for me. Local "98" mogas does not have ethanol, and we have UL91 on my home field. I have not yet run any ethanol in my fuel systems, but imagine my surprise when the Andair...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,331
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Walt. Doesn't sound like something we...

Thanks Walt. Doesn't sound like something we want to happen.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By rv8ch
I've tried Denso with a couple of heat ranges,...

I've tried Denso with a couple of heat ranges, the Iridiums and the most basic $2 BR8ES with the solid tips from Rock Auto, and the last seem to work the best for me. Here is about 100 hours on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,331
Posted By rv8ch
Not saying I would do that, but what would happen...

Not saying I would do that, but what would happen if you ran it to failure? I like to understand the edge cases.
Forum: Safety 11-12-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,720
Posted By rv8ch
You have of course highlighted one of the many...

You have of course highlighted one of the many problems with statistics in general. Anyone that has done this is highly unlikely to put it into any kind of database.

One place to find this might be...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 11-12-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By rv8ch
Another excellent reminder that the fundamentals...

Another excellent reminder that the fundamentals are fundamental. Simple things, when ignored, can kill you. Many people have been killed or injured due to missed preflights, not following a simple...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,705
Posted By rv8ch
I don't know if the EICommander eic32 provides...

I don't know if the EICommander eic32 provides the current advance value that could be used by an EFIS to plot this data along with the other parameters you mention. I believe that the Engine Bridge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - the instrument panel is so easy to...

Same here - the instrument panel is so easy to remove, and you get full and easy access to everything from there. I can't see any need to go in through the baggage area.

Aluminum gear - I got the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,282
Posted By rv8ch
Seems pretty reasonable I think - some of Van's...

Seems pretty reasonable I think - some of Van's suppliers are not huge multinationals that can afford to float months of stock before they get paid. This money has to come from somewhere.

Imagine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By rv8ch
Consensus? Ha! We can't even agree to prime or...

Consensus? Ha! We can't even agree to prime or not prime! Or tailwheel/nose-wheel! Or a hyphen before "wheel" when writing tailwheel and nose-wheel! :D

The heat shrink terminals look great,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps add a valve between the purge valve and...

Perhaps add a valve between the purge valve and the connection to the return tank.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By rv8ch
True, but he replied to that address and they...

True, but he replied to that address and they responded. What would be interesting is to look at the detailed message headers - that's how you find out where the mail came from. Could be that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By rv8ch
Same as Bevan - very close to where the fuel...

Same as Bevan - very close to where the fuel comes in on the firewall.




Not sure I understand your concern about the damaged fuel return line FWF - that line only sees fuel flow at startup and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,027
Posted By rv8ch
Seems like extra hassle and weight for no gain -...

Seems like extra hassle and weight for no gain - I also like that it makes a lot of noise so there's no way I can forget that the pump is on.

I'm going for that "P-51 raw" look with my cockpit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,456
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ryan, Have you done more ground tests where...

Hi Ryan, Have you done more ground tests where you cycled the prop a few times? Also, have you noted max RPM, moved the screw a few turns, and run the test again? This would at least tell you if...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By rv8ch
You are smart to be concerned. Please don't end...

You are smart to be concerned. Please don't end up on one of those Youtube crash analysis videos.

Standard fuel caps seem to allow water in under some circumstances. If you are going to park...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2022, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 910
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Marek, these are really cheap - why are you...

Hi Marek, these are really cheap - why are you selling them at such a low price?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By rv8ch
The RV8A uses a different gear type than the RV8,...

The RV8A uses a different gear type than the RV8, and while anything is "possible", it would be a lot of work.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,456
Posted By rv8ch
Yes, I was able to get 2700 RPM during ground...

Yes, I was able to get 2700 RPM during ground runs.

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To confirm the RPM, see if someone has a prop balancer you can borrow. Also, check your fuel flow numbers to see if they are above...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,325
Posted By rv8ch
What kind of engine and ignition? Do you have an...

What kind of engine and ignition? Do you have an engine monitor with data that you could potentially upload to savvyaviation.com? Might help identify the culprit.

Based on the information you have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,456
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same governor, with the same...

I have the same governor, with the same "Equipment Log-Sheet" with 2332 max RPM and 760 min RPM and can get 2700 no problem.
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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By rv8ch
I've requested that they allow you to choose your...

I've requested that they allow you to choose your "cohorts" since as you said, for the purpose of this analysis, any RV-6, RV-7, or RV-8 with an IO-360 will provide very similar value. I'll follow...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,639
Posted By rv8ch
If I wanted a BRS and I found an aircraft with...

If I wanted a BRS and I found an aircraft with one that was good, I'd buy it, fly it, and not worry about the resale value.

I'm guessing BRS are like swimming pools with a house - if the buyer wants...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,820
Posted By rv8ch
Thumbs up Works now

Thanks Ed, it works now. I think I just didn't wait long enough.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,820
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ed, the link does not work for me - is it a...

Hi Ed, the link does not work for me - is it a PDF? If so, you can attach it with the paperclip. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,107
Posted By rv8ch
Savvy Analysis question

Quick question - for those of you with an EFIS or logging engine monitor, is there a reason why you don't use Savvy? I'm using it and like it. One document I got from this had this info:





I...
Forum: Tools 10-26-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Nils, My experience is that it's probably...

Hi Nils,

My experience is that it's probably cheaper to fly to the US and buy your tools and fly back.

You might also find a builder that has decided to stop their build, and buy all their...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,652
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you will be ready for some...

Sounds like you will be ready for some back-country adventures!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-25-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,939
Posted By rv8ch
I sure hope those guys go on to live amazing...

I sure hope those guys go on to live amazing lives - they were probably some of the luckiest people on the planet that day. Wow.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,343
Posted By rv8ch
I see the picture just fine, Jay. 32781

I see the picture just fine, Jay.

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Forum: RV-10 10-25-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,920
Posted By rv8ch
I think it's a really risky thing to do. Airflow...

I think it's a really risky thing to do. Airflow is strange, you don't want to test this, particularly with your family on board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By rv8ch
Just looked at some old photos, and I didn't use...

Just looked at some old photos, and I didn't use an aluminium backer - just riveted the nutplates right on the fiberglass, carefully and slowly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,162
Posted By rv8ch
Can't recall what I paid, but I bought a couple...

Can't recall what I paid, but I bought a couple bags of 50 floating 6-32 nutplates at one of the booths at Oshkosh one year - couldn't have been much more than $25 or so. They worked great, and I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-24-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,718
Posted By rv8ch
How painful will it be if the belt breaks away...

How painful will it be if the belt breaks away from home? I have one of those link belts in my travel bag just in case. I'd probably only change the belt when you pull the prop for maintenance, but...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-24-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,533
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly my experience. The red cube has been...

Exactly my experience. The red cube has been very reliable and accurate to tenths of a liter tested by filling to the top in both tanks, flying, and then refilling.

Once floats come off their tops,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you are doing it in a safe way since...

Sounds like you are doing it in a safe way since you are isolating the fuel tanks to avoid accidental over-pressurization. I've read some people use a lighter! :eek:

I don't suspect a leak in...
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By rv8ch
Lo siento mucho, pero no veo la temperatura del...

Lo siento mucho, pero no veo la temperatura del aceite en esa imagen. Las temperaturas aquí se ven bien.
Forum: RV-14 10-23-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,342
Posted By rv8ch
Hola Kedy, We are going to need a bit more info,...

Hola Kedy, We are going to need a bit more info, like your engine type, ignition type, ignition timing. Do you have an engine monitor or EFIS that logs engine data? If so, you could share it with...
Forum: Tools 10-23-2022, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of solid comments here, and I would agree...

Lots of solid comments here, and I would agree that while optional, a bandsaw will make your build go faster and easier. Not to mention safer. I kept thinking, "ok, this is the last time I need to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-23-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By rv8ch
This kind of leak seems pretty challenging to...

This kind of leak seems pretty challenging to find - anyone have any hints, besides just tightening all fittings? I can't see a good, safe way to pressurize the fuel lines before the pumps to test...
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