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Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Joe. Thanks for response am away from home but...

Hi Joe. Thanks for response am away from home but will post diagram soon ... It is from the program you mentioned. Bob

Hi Joe.

The page that has all my SCH drawings is here...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2016, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bob Ellis
AHRS Red X?

Although some may think I have posted this in the wrong section please let me explain the issue ...

I have an MGL Voyager G2 EFIS and occasionally I get a red X over the AHRS element of the screen -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,107
Posted By Bob Ellis
Try this guys .... it was a LOT OF...

Try this guys .... it was a LOT OF FUN!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQdP_f3Aqe8

This is the difference between the Sensenich and Catto prop .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NieGLn5qLh4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 04:33 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 124,656
Posted By Bob Ellis
Just a thought - to save this thread ballooning...

Just a thought - to save this thread ballooning is it worth only reporting cracks found?
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Bill I gleaned various tips and help from...

Hi Bill

I gleaned various tips and help from this forum and placed them into a guide (link is here on my Kitlog page...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,901
Posted By Bob Ellis
Scott agree with RVBuilder2002 about starting at...

Scott agree with RVBuilder2002 about starting at the beginning.

Regarding checking the aileron aligned to the wing if you take the wing tips off and use some string or a straight edge the tooling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-31-2014, 12:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,206
Posted By Bob Ellis
I have a similar set up and you might find my log...

I have a similar set up and you might find my log entries (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4885&log=117885&row=26)on the cable issues useful.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,991
Posted By Bob Ellis
I have the same engine/prop as you and mounted as...

I have the same engine/prop as you and mounted as per drawing 31 - see my log entry here (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4885&log=115462&row=32)....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,240
Posted By Bob Ellis
Ken From my own experience there is quite a bit...

Ken

From my own experience there is quite a bit of work having the cold air sump, but in my case that was out of personal choice. I have logged most of the issues and how I/others have resolved them...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,760
Posted By Bob Ellis
Bob Is it not the case to use all the...

Bob

Is it not the case to use all the information available to help monitor the health of an engine?
Forum: Fiberglass 07-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,321
Posted By Bob Ellis
I think the census is use lots of small clamps ...

I think the census is use lots of small clamps (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=5773&log=107989&row=12)to check the load is spread. If you need a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,954
Posted By Bob Ellis
Congratulations Michael don't worry too much...

Congratulations Michael don't worry too much about the minor issues - at least now they are related to flying and not building:) I had quite a few but slowly but surely they get ticked off - then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,075
Posted By Bob Ellis
Dick this was how I did it ...

Dick this was how I did it (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=5773&log=103821&row=15)- came out great
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bob Ellis
Thanks Bob. Followed your advice (setting...

Thanks Bob. Followed your advice (setting "delicates") and came out great.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bob Ellis
Light Weight Canopy Cover Wash Instructions

No wash instructions came with my Light Weight Canopy Cover. What have you found to work well please?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,809
Posted By Bob Ellis
Sam This is how I did mine...

Sam

This is how I did mine (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=6070&log=130876&row=18) and it turned out great.

The logs are slightly spread out but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Bill No I did not rivet the mold in place...

Hi Bill

No I did not rivet the mold in place fairing as the plans indicated this as an option rather than an instruction. In hindsight and with Andy's experience I would rivet for belts and braces.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,996
Posted By Bob Ellis
Bill is this what you re referring to?...

Bill is this what you re referring to? ...

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_220/full/FP04012013A000L3.jpg

Log entry here...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,538
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Lyle Hope this helps answer your...

Hi Lyle

Hope this helps answer your question...

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_220/full/FP04012013A000MN.jpg

Fusible tape round the horn tube to keep the cable ties snug, the green item is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,685
Posted By Bob Ellis
I placed mine in the wing NACA duct ...

I placed mine in the wing NACA duct (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=2961&log=147802&row=1)and works perfectly.
Forum: Propellers 06-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bob Ellis
Apologies to AX-O and crabandy for the late...

Apologies to AX-O and crabandy for the late reply. Thank you both for the info and I am pleased that my replacement prop is now cleared by the UK authority. Not only is it 3 lbs lighter its smoother...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,405
Posted By Bob Ellis
Here's another checkerboard example... The RaVen...

Here's another checkerboard example... The RaVen Aerobatic Team based in Swansea, Wales...

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_2170/full/FP25052014A00021.jpg

I was lucky enough to be the camera...
Forum: Propellers 05-09-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Bob Ellis
2014 Catto 3 Blade Propeller Data Request

I had the first Nickel Leading Edge (NLE) Catto propeller in the UK and it has the back up screws fitted (Dec 2011). It has been a wonderful prop for touring/aeros/operating from grass strips etc...
Forum: Safety 04-05-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bob Ellis
Adam I would have no hesitation giving a quick...

Adam

I would have no hesitation giving a quick burst of mine (primary reason why I fitted it). When I approach an intensive area of activity I switch it to standby ready for such an event.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,578
Posted By Bob Ellis
Blain I bought a pair planning on fitting them...

Blain

I bought a pair planning on fitting them but as the project came close to fruition climbing in and out I found I didn't need them. Now that I have been flying for nearly two years I can say I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,009
Posted By Bob Ellis
Steve. Before getting rid of the steam gauges...

Steve.

Before getting rid of the steam gauges you might wish to put them top left/right so that the Guy/Gal in the back can see them unless you're planning a repeater. I had no choice to fit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,532
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Neil I used Permataex Form A Gasket ...

Hi Neil

I used Permataex Form A Gasket (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=2961&log=52423&row=21)for my inspection plates and no leaks to date (140...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,165
Posted By Bob Ellis
That is one classy paint scheme. Enjoy the future...

That is one classy paint scheme. Enjoy the future flights which will serve as a tribute to its builder.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-26-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,676
Posted By Bob Ellis
I am with Andy on this one ... also ex-military...

I am with Andy on this one ... also ex-military ... and don't like lose objects in cockpits. If it doesn't go in the pockets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bob Ellis
I used the same software as Alain... here is the...

I used the same software as Alain... here is the dream scheme

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/jbtrellis/images/dream_paint_scheme/RV8_McLaren.bmp

and here is how it turned...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,802
Posted By Bob Ellis
Mark I have the ASP IO-360 (FP) and bought a...

Mark

I have the ASP IO-360 (FP) and bought a custom cable of 52" for Mixture. Here is the write up in my log...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 150,829
Posted By Bob Ellis
Mike/Michael/Catmandu Thank you all for your...

Mike/Michael/Catmandu

Thank you all for your great write ups and carrying out the pioneering work that will help others who follow and to Rocket Bob for supporting them.

Like many I have the Vans...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,860
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Ashish I'm asking the obvious but you never...

Hi Ashish

I'm asking the obvious but you never know - Looks like you have an inverted oil system. The photo maybe be misleading but is there enough room to fit the inverted oil return to the sump...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-06-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 412,162
Posted By Bob Ellis
RV-8 May 2012 130 hrs no notch (not in...

RV-8
May 2012
130 hrs
no notch (not in plans)
Approx 75% Hard 25% Grass
Mild aeros and Formation
Catto 3 Blade composite FP
ASP IO-360 Dual P-Mags
No cracks
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,309
Posted By Bob Ellis
Flap Aileron Alignment

For future builders coming to this thread I can vouch for Andy's steps - I built mine in this sequence too(see my log...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-25-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,987
Posted By Bob Ellis
GalinHDZ I had a similar issue after my first...

GalinHDZ

I had a similar issue after my first annual and it was due to the fact I used the centre of the starter as my TC1 ref instead of the dot on starter (see my log photos...
Forum: Tools 11-19-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,059
Posted By Bob Ellis
Nicely put Paul - my DRDT ...

Nicely put Paul - my DRDT (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=1999&log=61287&row=9)worked well for me and to my surprise my aircraft won awards too...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-13-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,016
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Bill Late getting to this poll but I check...

Hi Bill

Late getting to this poll but I check mine every flight after start but use the test in the manual at constant RPM whilst the engine warms up...

"You can check the internal alternator...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,501
Posted By Bob Ellis
Agree too. Not cheap but I find the AirGizmo...

Agree too. Not cheap but I find the AirGizmo (http://www.airgizmos.com/AirGizmos-Gust-Locks_p_35.html) one works really well, though I make the tail into a knot as I am concerned that it might scuff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By Bob Ellis
Thanks for that David - just the info I'm after. ...

Thanks for that David - just the info I'm after. Looks like the motorcyclists are into it now so the keenest prices seem to by cycle shops on eBay. Regards Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,247
Posted By Bob Ellis
How Much ACF 50

It has been just over a year since painting and am looking to spray the inside with ACF 50. I see it comes in two sizes - 1 Qt and 4 Qts. I suspect 4 Qts is way too much so is 1 Qt enough or will I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,071
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Eric and George I go along with the beefier...

Hi Eric and George

I go along with the beefier brake - check out my log entry (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=1999&log=35470&row=1)- all worked...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,554
Posted By Bob Ellis
I think we're all saying the same thing...

I think we're all saying the same thing (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=6070&log=130546&row=19) - it needs beefing up - I wonder if this might not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-25-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,539
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Tony I made a guide with the link at this log...

Hi Tony

I made a guide with the link at this log entry (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4040&log=90530&row=33)- hope it helps - flying 15 months...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,817
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Dave. I am at work so don't have access to...

Hi Dave. I am at work so don't have access to the plans but as far as I recall all the measurements for the tailplane are equal ie no offset.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Robert I used a bulkhead fitting just like...

Hi Robert

I used a bulkhead fitting just like the brake system exiting the floor...

Here (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4040&log=102986&row=20)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,528
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Derrick. I would check out Mike Busch's...

Hi Derrick. I would check out Mike Busch's article on leaning (http://www.avweb.com/news/savvyaviator/savvy_aviator_59_egt_cht_and_leaning_198162-1.html) I followed it on my Aero Sport Power IO-360...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,148
Posted By Bob Ellis
Nicely done Ed. Regards Bob

Nicely done Ed. Regards Bob
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,656
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Gents. Jan - BS381 standard code 632 Dark...

Hi Gents.

Jan - BS381 standard code 632 Dark Admiralty Grey

Roee - If you look at the Aerolecetric Diagram Z 13 for the All Electric Airplane I think you'll find it makes sense. It follows no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,545
Posted By Bob Ellis
What a Day Part 2

Hi all sorry for the delay getting the air to air photos to you but as you will see from below they generated some exclusives! Now that they have gone public it is now time to share them with VAF -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-16-2013, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,656
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Ken Here is my electrics section of the log...

Hi Ken

Here is my electrics section of the log (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/category.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=6547) and here is my electrical panel ...
Forum: Propellers 07-10-2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,385
Posted By Bob Ellis
Mike - what compression/mags did the GlasAir...

Mike - what compression/mags did the GlasAir owner have?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-09-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Jerry. If you have your battery on the...

Hi Jerry. If you have your battery on the firewall you could build a custom one to go on the rear battery tray - see here ...
Forum: Propellers 07-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,385
Posted By Bob Ellis
Feedback from my earlier post (#3) Contacted...

Feedback from my earlier post (#3) Contacted Craig with photos of hairline crack starting from screw head (not on every head) this was his replies:

Reply 1. This crack from the screw hole is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Alan. I agree with Charlie something not quite...

Hi Alan. I agree with Charlie something not quite right. If you look at my log entry here (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=1996&log=40859&row=7) I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,219
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Jay. Regarding the tablet this...

Hi Jay. Regarding the tablet this (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=2170&category=0&log=167528&row=5) is how I mounted mine in the back. I'm afraid that I don't...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Tim I checked the sender output value (shown...

Hi Tim

I checked the sender output value (shown on fuel set up page when you calibrate) in tail down/up for first fuel figure and as they were the same I did the rest of the calibration tail down....
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-19-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,676
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Bird. I have a Voyager G2 in my 8 with the...

Hi Bird.

I have a Voyager G2 in my 8 with the Vans plates and successfully use the Dynon senders. Email / pm me off list if you need more information.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,403
Posted By Bob Ellis
I followed the pdf instructions ...

I followed the pdf instructions (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=4040&log=109303&row=12) that supplement the manual to set wing incidence/ drill...
Forum: Propellers 06-17-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,385
Posted By Bob Ellis
Mike. Do you know what the date of manufacture...

Mike. Do you know what the date of manufacture was of that prop? I was the first UK customer to receive the nickel leading edge made in December 2010.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,446
Posted By Bob Ellis
Hi Darwin These ...

Hi Darwin

These (http://www.parts4aircraft.com/PBSCProduct.asp?ItmID=9383324)are the fittings I used to facilitate removing my custom tank from my RV8. No issues so far and they work really well. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,545
Posted By Bob Ellis
Nice story Dan and probably sums up that era...

Nice story Dan and probably sums up that era beautifully!

Thank you to all who have posted and I am glad the photos brought back happy memories. To the younger ones amongst you I hope I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,545
Posted By Bob Ellis
What a Day!

A crowd of over 50,000 flocked to RAF Cosford, one of the United Kingdoms major airshows, to enjoy the brilliant sunshine and equally dazzling air and ground displays on Sunday 09 June 2013. They...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,146
Posted By Bob Ellis
When I wrote this log entry...

When I wrote this log entry (http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=jbtrellis&project=220&category=1996&log=37301&row=6) I was at the start of the project and immediately suggested that...
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