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Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Here is a long winded history of all the things I...

Here is a long winded history of all the things I have tried over the years. My current set up is at/near the bottom.

https://www.rushesroost.com/post/mounting-cameras-in-on-airplanes
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,122
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Innodyn

It is a very exciting concept and I hope it works well and actually comes to market. Anyone remember the Innodyn?

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=453&highlight=INNODYN
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-02-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 390
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the "At Last, A Nice Day" flight

Last Saturday 8/28/21 was the first chance I had to fly in a month. Between excessive heat, excessive smoke, and insufficient cloud/tree clearance, it was the first chance I got.

The whole story...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,064
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I can't take credit for these as I didn't make...

I can't take credit for these as I didn't make them, nor did the original builder. The guy who did the maintenance for the guy I bought it from came up with these. Really slick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,040
Posted By ArlingtonRV
All of the above. They make cleaning the leading...

All of the above. They make cleaning the leading edges harder, I "believe" that they do absolutely nothing to stall speed and stall characteristics and I also "believe", largely due to the article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,040
Posted By ArlingtonRV
https://www.kitplanes.com/vortex-generators-on-an-...

https://www.kitplanes.com/vortex-generators-on-an-rv-8/

I have them on my -8 and REALLY want to get rid of them.
Forum: RV-4 08-02-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Desser Retreads

For me, the Desser retreads are the way to go. They wear like iron and with good Michelin Airstop tubes makes tires very long lasting and low...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,943
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Solid

Having built a -12, much of a -7 and parts of a Sportsman and Glastar, I prefer solid rivets. Makes for a much smoother finish, easier to paint, easier to clean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 16,295
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Received my LODA this afternoon from the Seattle...

Received my LODA this afternoon from the Seattle FSDO.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Hey great idea. That looks like a really easy...

Hey great idea. That looks like a really easy way to do it. I had thought about several methods, but none as simple and elegant.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Nice Weekend

The weekend starting Thursday 6/17/21 was very nice in the Northwest. This weekend, not so much. I can't hang with the heat up here, I'd rather have the rain.

I got three good days of flying in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-20-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 85,951
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I love that sub-panel. Where do I get a knob...

I love that sub-panel. Where do I get a knob that allows me turn down the volume of traffic? It would be great to get some of the traffic out of the way on returning home on a Saturday afternoon.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By ArlingtonRV
That's a good idea. I have some electrical tape...

That's a good idea. I have some electrical tape that is a very close match, I was going to give that a try.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By ArlingtonRV
On the tool it says "Handee Clamp", LLC.

On the tool it says "Handee Clamp", LLC.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure it...

I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure it would work out. With everything required to gain access to them I didn't want to have to do it again if I didn't have to.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Thanks a lot. Looks a lot different than when I...

Thanks a lot. Looks a lot different than when I was there. May have to make a trip to check it out.

Thanks again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,749
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Do you have any more pictures of the Mountain...

Do you have any more pictures of the Mountain Home airport? I used to fly out of there when I was stationed there, way back in the early '90s.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The Daignosis

As promised, here is the diagnosis from the repair shop.

There was light corrosion on the terminal of the points that the circuit board lead attaches to which was making the timing light act like...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-30-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Crater Lake

Saturday 5/29/21 was a spectacularly nice day. Spectacular in that is was exactly as forecast.

We took this opportunity to make a trip to Crater Lake, a trip we have wanted to do for some time now....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Smoking Rivets

This weekend turned out to be a good time to replace a couple of smoking rivets.

https://www.rushesroost.com/post/rv-8-and-the-smoking-rivets
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Nope, t'weren't me. I was going in the other...

Nope, t'weren't me. I was going in the other direction on Sunday. There are getting to be a lot of -8s around here and several look very similar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,375
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The absolute best would be Mike Seager in Oregon,...

The absolute best would be Mike Seager in Oregon, but you would have to travel to him and train in Van's RV-12. Not bad, but he is booked up pretty solid most of the time.

You could try AFS at AWO,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-19-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,311
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Great Weekend

This past weekend was one of the best we've had so far this year in the upper left hand corner. The rain stopped (briefly), the clouds parted (briefly) and the temperature warmed enough to put the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ArlingtonRV
As promised, here is a picture of what was on...

As promised, here is a picture of what was on mine when I bought it. It really needs to be smaller, and I would use something more tapered if I were to do it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Size does matter. Unfortunately, mine's too...

Size does matter. Unfortunately, mine's too big.

I have to hold left rudder in cruise to keep the ball centered. Also unfortunately it was installed prior to paint. There was an entry from very...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I think what you're seeing in the last photo is...

I think what you're seeing in the last photo is the canopy blocked by the wing tip.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Post Maintenance Flights

With the 2021 condition inspection completed all that remained was to perform a test flight to make sure that everything worked as advertised. Saturday 5/1/21 provided just enough decent weather to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the 2021 Condition Inspection

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of the RV-8 that I recently (Dec 2017) bought. In 20 years it has accumulated 2,172 hours of, mostly, issue free service. I just finished up the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ArlingtonRV
It has been 3 years and 222 hours since they were...

It has been 3 years and 222 hours since they were in for the 500 hr inspection. There was no mention of replacing the M3611 plastic cam. I have been in contact with Scott at Progressive in Kamloops...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, I...

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, I don't have a spare, so it looks like I will be sending this one in for test/repair.

Appreciate the help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By ArlingtonRV
LASAR Timing Help

I am having difficulties timing my LASAR mags, well, just the left one.

A little history. I bought the airplane a few years ago and shortly thereafter sent both mags out for IRAN. I installed and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 415
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Another Shout OUt for Flyleds

I just wanted to add another shout out for Flyleds and for Paul's help. I recently replaced my old Duckworks halogens with a pair of Flyleds Double Spotlights. That installation is described...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,308
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Here are some and you are right, it is a tight...

Here are some and you are right, it is a tight...
Forum: Reviews 03-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,692
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I did the same thing recently and it looked a lot...

I did the same thing recently and it looked a lot like this. https://www.rushesroost.com/post/rv-8-and-the-flyleds
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,195
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I have used this setup on my last couple of...

I have used this setup on my last couple of airplanes. In 2-3 hours it has the entire engine compartment very warm. I usually see oil temperatures between 65-85 when I start the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Double Spotlight

I went with the Double Spotlight to replace the Duckworks lights in my -8. Below as a not-yet-complete write up. I have finished the left side with the right side to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 733
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Partial Day Off

The weather was so good on Friday that I had to take a sun day (other parts of the country have snow days, we have sun days since it is so rare in the winter), or at least a partial.

The whole story...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,029
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Leave it On

I went through many iterations of trying to turn it on/off in flight and none of them worked satisfactorily. Usually the remote (iPhone or camera remote) would stop responding after a few on/off...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,029
Posted By ArlingtonRV
How to Mount a Camera In/On an Airplane

Several people have asked what I use for cameras and how I mount them. I finally took the time to gather up all of my trials and errors and put them in one place. For those of you who don't want to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,895
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I use the oil filter drain device sold by Vans...

I use the oil filter drain device sold by Vans (TOOL FILTER DRAIN). It is an aluminum tray with a string that can be used to hold it in place. There is a hose that attaches to the back to run into...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Day the Clocks Changed

The Halloween weekend was a pretty nice one in the upper left hand corner of the country. The full write up is here https://rushesroost.blogspot.com/, but if you prefer to skip that you can go right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,382
Posted By ArlingtonRV
What, if anything, is in the big dome where the...

What, if anything, is in the big dome where the Spruce Goose used to be?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,499
Posted By ArlingtonRV
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=77228&highlight=strake&page=3

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133495&highlight=strake

https://vansairforce.net/community/showt...
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,523
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I flew with Mike Seager in the -7 he instructs...

I flew with Mike Seager in the -7 he instructs in. Well worth the effort. I figured with just a stick in the back seat I didn't want to take instruction in my -4, even if someone would do it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,727
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The better question is what do you gain? You...

The better question is what do you gain? You have to take the cowl off somewhere. Whether you take it off before the flight or after doesn't matter, does it? If you are worried about someone else...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,083
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Adjustable mirror from...

Adjustable mirror from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DKT0DO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mount from...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,990
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Holding Fixture

Not so much making a tool as putting together common items to fulfill a specific need. In this case, I needed to be able to hold the hat switch out of an Infinity stick grip to unsolder / solder...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-16-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,100
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Northwest Aero Museums

Another victim of the pandemic is museums, specifically aero museums. There are a number of them in the Northwest and I have visited most of them. A recent trip to a closed museum got me to looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,192
Posted By ArlingtonRV
For the first weekend in over a month I didn't...

For the first weekend in over a month I didn't have to work at all and got to fly twice. It's all detailed here.

https://rushesroost.blogspot.com/
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-14-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,260
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I have a set on my -8, I'll give them to you if...

I have a set on my -8, I'll give them to you if you come touch up the paint. :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-06-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,988
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Here is some video I shot shortly after...

Here is some video I shot shortly after installing it. I'm not exactly sure what it is telling me, but... The AOA is the bar that shows in the lower left section of the instrument on the inside of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,048
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,048
Posted By ArlingtonRV
That's a really cool idea. Where did you get the...

That's a really cool idea. Where did you get the spring? Is there anything like a part number on it?

Thanks
Forum: Propellers 05-13-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,173
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I contacted AirMaster back in Dec 2019 and was...

I contacted AirMaster back in Dec 2019 and was told the following:

"We have in development the AP725, expected to be released second half 2020, which is expected to be a match for the engines you...
Forum: Northwest 04-17-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,297
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I highly recommend Mike Seager. I flew with him...

I highly recommend Mike Seager. I flew with him before flying my RV-4. He has tons of experience and is very calm in any situation. He's been doing this long enough that you can't do anything he...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,170
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Similar, but Opposite Situation.

Well done.

I had a similar incident in my Air Force days, but I wasn't the pilot, I was the mechanic on the ground.

I worked Transient Alert at Bitburg AB, Germany in the late 80's/ early 90's. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By ArlingtonRV
At least one, maybe 2, but not more.

At least one, maybe 2, but not more.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I mount mine on the under side of the wing using...

I mount mine on the under side of the wing using 2 of the wing tip screws and one of these mounts from Plane...
Forum: ADS-B 02-22-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 39,035
Posted By ArlingtonRV
This is the shelf mount on the firewall. The...

This is the shelf mount on the firewall. The shelf I used is an RV-12 part (P/N F-01201R-1), or you can fabricate...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-16-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The camera on the wing is a GoPro Hero 7 Black. ...

The camera on the wing is a GoPro Hero 7 Black. The inside camera is a Drift 4K and the hand held is an iPhone 8.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,159
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Congratulations! Well done closing out the...

Congratulations! Well done closing out the story. Looks like you got the best possible outcome.
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,818
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I installed the anonymous mode switch, but not...

I installed the anonymous mode switch, but not the fail light. To ensure that the unit is working properly I request a PAPR every month or so.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-16-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,799
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Day Off Work

Monday 2/10 was far too nice a day to spend at work, so I decided to call in healthy and go flying instead. It was the best day of the year, so far. We went to Richland for lunch, but took a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-09-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,322
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Day the Rain Ended (Briefly)

It has been a really wet winter here in the upper left hand corner. Today was only the second day this year I have been able to fly. At that, I didn't think I would as it still didn't look very...
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