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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By f14av8r
Tracy, did you mean you replaced your Barry...

Tracy, did you mean you replaced your Barry mounts with new Barry Mounts? Or did you replace your Lord mounts with Barry mounts?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By f14av8r
Mainly price but also a belief that they are just...

Mainly price but also a belief that they are just as good as the Lord mounts. I'm also not happy that the Lord mounts deteriorated the way they did. I realize the caution against fluids getting on...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By f14av8r
Replacing Lord engine mount with Barry

I need to replace my lower engine mounts due to deterioration from oil exposure. I'm considering replacing the lower mounts with Barry mounts and leaving the upper Lord mounts in place. I'm also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By f14av8r
I've been researching this carefully the last few...

I've been researching this carefully the last few days as I have to replace some oil damaged mounts on my install. The J-3804-20 isn't the "part" number, it's the kit number. The Lord kit consist of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By f14av8r
Come on down! Tampa, Florida!

Come on down! Tampa, Florida!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,322
Posted By f14av8r
Taildragger tug

I'm looking for a powered tug for my RV-8. I usually just push my airplane in and out of the hangar but, recently, fuel has become available on my little strip. I don't like having to start after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By f14av8r
Inverted oil system canister vents onto the...

Inverted oil system canister vents onto the exhaust pipe.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-17-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,073
Posted By f14av8r
RV-8 Vetterman Crossover Exhaust

I bought my RV-8 about 18 months ago and have struggled a little with the Vetterman crossover exhaust system. I had a crack at the number 2 cylinder attaching flange and, a few months later, a crack...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By f14av8r
Were your pressure readings weird all the time,...

Were your pressure readings weird all the time, or like my case, only when BOTH pumps were running?
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-31-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By f14av8r
Hi Ralph, Yes, that's the line. And, I have...

Hi Ralph,
Yes, that's the line. And, I have reviewed the EFIS setup and it is correct. I even tried other settings to see if that made a difference. Using other settings did not produce acceptable...
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-30-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By f14av8r
Hi guys, the sender line is coming directly off...

Hi guys, the sender line is coming directly off of the engine driven pump, straight to the manifold.
Forum: Engine Monitors 10-30-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By f14av8r
Fuel Pressure unreliable

Hello All,
Looking for some help troubleshooting a fuel pressure issue. My RV-8 has an IO-360 being monitored by my EFIS, an Advanced Flight Systems 3400s with the AF-3400 Engine Monitor Package...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,480
Posted By f14av8r
Who's flying the airplane while you're using both...

Who's flying the airplane while you're using both hands to free the extinguisher? And, I think there is a pretty good chance you'd drop that sucker right into the back seat! The extinguisher should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,879
Posted By f14av8r
Do yourself and / or the next owner a favor and...

Do yourself and / or the next owner a favor and put an access panel there. Having just changed out a pitot tube (heater failure), I assure you that one is entirely necessary.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,133
Posted By f14av8r
Just quit worrying about it and buy some A20's....

Just quit worrying about it and buy some A20's. Absolutely the best headset out there.
Forum: Safety 06-13-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,996
Posted By f14av8r
Lose the canopy before you ditch. Deep water is...

Lose the canopy before you ditch. Deep water is better as most RVs will flip over on ditching. Landing on the beach is entirely dependent on the texture of the beach. Hard, level sand is a good...
Forum: RV-14 05-19-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,424
Posted By f14av8r
Style Points

If we are all honest with each other, we'll admit that the only real reason for building a tailwheel version of any Van's aircraft is looks, ego, and those all important style points!

How many...
Forum: Safety 04-20-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,350
Posted By f14av8r
All RVs will recover simply by releasing the...

All RVs will recover simply by releasing the stick. A faster recovery will be achieved by applying limited anti-spin controls - opposite rudder, slightly forward stick. The fastest recovery will be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By f14av8r
I'm a big fan of racing hoses and fittings and...

I'm a big fan of racing hoses and fittings and have used Summit fittings and hoses on three Raven inverted installations. All are still working flawlessly. Just be sure to use the summit fittings...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,513
Posted By f14av8r
Fittings for Raven Install

See if this helps:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-sGsMqck/0/ffcc1ced/L/i-sGsMqck-L.jpg
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By f14av8r
Fuel Tank Leaking Rivet replacement

Thank you Bob! I think this is exactly what I'm looking for. Ordering from Spruce. I'll let you know how it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-01-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By f14av8r
As I said in the original post, I've tried all...

As I said in the original post, I've tried all the external injection techniques offered on the website including green locktite. It helped but it did not solve the problem.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By f14av8r
Thanks Dave! But, I'll let it leak at the rate...

Thanks Dave! But, I'll let it leak at the rate it is leaking FOREVER before I pull the tank and open it up to fix that one problem.

I sure can't figure out what drawing I should be looking at if...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,477
Posted By f14av8r
Leaking Fuel Tank Rivet

Okay, so I've tried all the tricks to get this rivet to quit leaking. No amount of pressurized cattle syringe injection of any type of sealant has worked. They slowed the leak quite a bit but have...
Forum: Safety 11-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By f14av8r
What did your insurance company have to say? I...

What did your insurance company have to say? I suspect they may require some RV time.
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By f14av8r
I had a Bogert tow bar for my -4 but quit using...

I had a Bogert tow bar for my -4 but quit using it. It always slipped off the tailwheel and, after a while, I found out it was much easier just to push the airplane around by the horizontal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,602
Posted By f14av8r
Garmin Pilot vs Foreflight

Which do you use and why. I've tried them both over the last year and, at least for me, Foreflight is the clear winner. Frankly, I can't imagine why anybody would use any other product at this...
Forum: ADS-B 04-19-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,824
Posted By f14av8r
Use the 430W

I used the 430W as my GPS source when I installed my GTX-345. It wasn't hard but there was a lot of learning involved.

The advantage for me was that I made the other connections necessary to allow...
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By f14av8r
660 running Autopilot

While the 660 is certainly capable of running the autopilot, I didn't see the advantage. The Vizon autopilot works really well in coordination with the 430W and the AFS EFIS.
Forum: ADS-B 03-24-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,782
Posted By f14av8r
ADSB Upgrade - RV-8 - GTX-345

I'm providing links to my ADSB upgrade schematic along with my GTX-345 configuration table.

I bought a GTX-345 and a Flightstream 210 at Oshkosh last year. I did the initial install in August of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By f14av8r
Just Get One

If you buy stuff from ACS, this is an easy way to save. No, you don't get the discount on everything but you do get it on a lot of the things you'll buy. The EAA card doesn't have an annual fee. ...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 47,308
Posted By f14av8r
Identity Transmission

Shielding your identity (aircraft or otherwise) from the general public is one thing. It is the ONLY reason for the anonymous modes in use or being proposed. You are fooling yourself if you think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,246
Posted By f14av8r
Beautiful

Beautiful airplane, amazing pilot, great guy! Congrats Jerry. See you on the circuit this year!
Randy
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,779
Posted By f14av8r
Snap Rolls

Hi Ron,
You're right, as usual. I think my problem with not getting a consistently repeatable snap roll is that my CG isn't far enough aft. I've been working on that. I need one of your lead shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,779
Posted By f14av8r
Knowns

And then . . .

I looked at the Primary sequence on the IAC website and saw it starts, typically, with a 1 1/2 spin! So we put our newest competitors in the position of executing one of the most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,779
Posted By f14av8r
Like it, mostly

I like the new (expected) known sportsman sequence. I especially like that it eliminates a spin. Spins are so very different from airplane to airplane that they do not make a good completion...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,159
Posted By f14av8r
NIX the Steam

Get rid of the round dial gauges. Panel real estate is precious. Those steam gauges are a total waste of space. Why?
Forum: Florida (South) 11-20-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,026
Posted By f14av8r
Affordable! Ha!

Affordable and the words South East Florida do not coexist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By f14av8r
Yes, they are pricy

Yes indeed they are pricy! The miniature, two ear, floating in 8/32 and 10/32 are $3.10. Not cheap but not $5.00 a piece. I guess it comes down to how much is your time worth?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By f14av8r
ClickBond Fasteners - KitPlanes Article

There is an excellent article in the December 2018 Issue of KitPlanes on ClickBond Fasteners. I like these a lot but they've always been a little tough to purchase, at least online. The article...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,784
Posted By f14av8r
To each his own

To each his own Mark. I'm flying aerobatics on practically every flight. The last thing I need is a tow-bar knocking around the baggage compartment. So, I move the plane around using the...
Forum: Reviews 10-09-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,784
Posted By f14av8r
No Tow Bar for me

I don't use a tow bar and never understood why anybody else does.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-07-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By f14av8r
Service, then Fly the **** out of it

I'd service the prop according to the manual and then fly the **** out of it. Check for any indication of grease slinging after every flight. Then you'll have our answer.

My new to me RV-8 had a...
Forum: Autopilots 09-30-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,348
Posted By f14av8r
Love the Autotrim

I'll leave the wiring to the experts. I did not install my autopilot or the AutoTrim module.

I have a TruTrak Vizion 385 with the AutoTrim module. It works very well. My previous airplane, an...
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,784
Posted By f14av8r
Installed it - Love it.

I just installed my FlyBoy's Pneumatic Tailwheel and love it. Handles better taxing and on the takeoff and landing rolls. Looks awesome too. Swapping it out was a piece of cake. No more grease...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,445
Posted By f14av8r
Photos of RV-8 Access

Here are a couple of more photos to illustrate.

This is the panel after I opened everything up to do the GTX-345 install. I took care of some other items too so it was easiest just to open it all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,445
Posted By f14av8r
All true Carl but my builder didn't make the...

All true Carl but my builder didn't make the panel all that easy to remove and, the older 3400 series AFS EFIS is a rear mount. The panel has to be removed to get them out. It's a pain when all I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,445
Posted By f14av8r
Thanks Andy, You answered one of my questions. I...

Thanks Andy,
You answered one of my questions. I didn't know if I should open up both the area above and below the rivet line but your photo makes that clear - just above.

I have checked the area...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,445
Posted By f14av8r
RV-8 Avionics Access Panel

My RV-8 does not have an avionics access panel in the forward baggage compartment like I've seen in other RV-8s. Not having access to the back of the panel is frustrating. Even the most minor...
Forum: RV-4 09-19-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By f14av8r
Oil Cooler

Hi Chris,
The Oil Cooler in the RV-4 is on the right side firewall. The left side location of the tank is ideal as it is very close to the breather outlet. With my RV-8 I had to put the tank on the...
Forum: RV-4 09-15-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By f14av8r
Standard Raven

Mine is the 4" Raven tank.
Forum: RV-4 09-13-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By f14av8r
Here's how I did mine

https://photos.smugmug.com/N212CS/i-9n5BgGH/0/387e3f94/M/IMG_2069-M.jpg
Forum: ADS-B 08-22-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,951
Posted By f14av8r
Oh good lord, really. Just drop the extra $1000...

Oh good lord, really. Just drop the extra $1000 dollars and get the all in one solution - the GTX-345. I'd never spend the extra time and energy install the 52 for the $1000 dollar difference. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,801
Posted By f14av8r
Hole for squared switch / button

How do you experts fabricate an instrument panel hole for a switch / button that has a flat side. It's obvious to me why the flat side is there - to keep the device from rotating - but I can't...
Forum: Tools 08-15-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,316
Posted By f14av8r
Love the idea - Hate the Price

This is a great idea but the price puts it in the purely luxury category. I can put a lot of pillows under my head with my $29 Harbor Freight creeper for the $400 price of the EZCreeper! Frankly,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-12-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 80,119
Posted By f14av8r
Dual Bluetooth GTX-345 / Flight Stream 210

Steve,
Why is it necessary to turn off the Bluetooth on the GTX-345 when also using the Flight Stream 210. I'm going to install the 210 so I can pass flight plans from Foreflight to the 430W. And,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,037
Posted By f14av8r
ADSB Upgrade

Just couldn't resist posting my torn open panel. All I needed to do was replace my 327 transponder with a 345. But, to make that happen, I had to rip open the entire panel. I didn't build this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,609
Posted By f14av8r
Removing N-Numbers / Decals

I want to change my N-Number. I've accomplished the paperwork but now I have to actually change the numbers on the airplane! I thought these decals would just peel off. Wrong! I think maybe they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,999
Posted By f14av8r
Oh, come on, just use Blackstone! Everybody else...

Oh, come on, just use Blackstone! Everybody else does. Prepaid postage on the bottles makes it super easy!
Forum: COMM 08-09-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By f14av8r
Easy Audio Panel Upgrade

I just completed the easiest avionics upgrade ever. I had a PS Engineering PMA5000EX installed. I wanted to be able to make a bluetooth connection to the panel. The PDA360EX fit my needs. I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-02-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,553
Posted By f14av8r
Well said. As I understand his writings on the...

Well said. As I understand his writings on the subject, this is why Mike Busch definitively says AeroShell 15W50 is a poor choice. He doesn't like multi-weights either (for warm climate use) but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,553
Posted By f14av8r
I think the designations might be a off a bit...

I think the designations might be a off a bit here. Aeroshell 100 is a single weight straight mineral oil, not ashless and with no dispersants. It shouldn't be run regularly in an engine using...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,553
Posted By f14av8r
Now don't go gettin your panties in a wad. I was...

Now don't go gettin your panties in a wad. I was just passing along what I heard in the lectures. I'm still trying to form an opinion which is why I asked the question. If you think MMO is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-30-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,960
Posted By f14av8r
Well, what would be your advice for those of us...

Well, what would be your advice for those of us running higher compression ratios and electronic mags Ross? I'm all ears, seriously!
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