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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure you can.

AS long as you do it before the end of the 12 calendar months from it's last inspection. I am doing one now and the last one was done it March of this year.
This one will be good tell the end of...
Forum: Autopilots 12-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto to Andy

As Andy has said is the way we too seem to use ours the most. I like setting the altitude before I ask it to go. Most of the time I set both the Alt. and the V.S. bug well before I ask it to engage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,850
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

It is up to the DAR or FSDO agent. But you can ask. What we have done is pick out four airports 30-40 miles from the Base and ask for them to be our corners and permission to land at any airport in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Robert Anglin
Maybe.

Yes we built a very nice set-up in one tank with guides and stainless cladding.
a weighted fuel shut door and air bleed restrictors in the upper vent holes. The flop tube and the sending unit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,596
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agree.

I agree as well. The tires wearing on the outside edges is standard for the RV tires. We do the take-off and turn around to put the inside edges on the outside when needed as well. The fuel smell in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By Robert Anglin
additions

The only thing we have found that needs to be changed from the O.E.M. flap system that came with RV-3,4,6,7,8, is we would like to add one of those paddle switch covers to the original toggle switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,712
Posted By Robert Anglin
Colors.

We use the colored bar system out on the flap itself. I take a Sharpie and color maker each 10* hash, then shade it in in that color. The first bar is about 2.5" long and each bar above that is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,477
Posted By Robert Anglin
Badges

I agree with Dan on this one, but I think the line was "Stinking Badges". I think that the 124 Kts. at 5.4 GPH. is a much better club to be a part of though. It gets us 700Nm. and still has plenty of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,139
Posted By Robert Anglin
EAA

If you go to the EAA store or just call them they have all the stickers on a sheet that you can buy from them for a few ducks. If I remember there are two of these on the one sheet so you ca stick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,925
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 2

Dan has some good numbers above and is right on the money. We put together an 8 with P-valve IO-360 with 9:1 CR and a Prince P-tip carbon prop for what is one of the most all round formats in use for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,287
Posted By Robert Anglin
Before you put the wiring and static line in. We...

Before you put the wiring and static line in. We finished most everything to fit inside the cabin, Then painted with a paint that could be touched up at anytime after that. You will scratch up the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-18-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,287
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your on a good path.

Hello and welcome to the RV family. We have Garmin servos that were installed after the airframe was finished and on it's feet. You can do it either way you wish. Their are a lot of good people at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,642
Posted By Robert Anglin
An idea.

We run an old 210 that used to go up to the high country for a few years.
Cessna had a baffle kit for it that we could put on to restrict the area of the intake air. It was just held in place by a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,651
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too.

Yep, can't tell you how many times we have just taken a fine point Sharpie, made a rough cut 1/16th. off that and then filed it to the mark.
It what we do with soft metals. Your call, Yours,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,353
Posted By Robert Anglin
20-25

We run an IOX-360 ECI with 9:1 "Nic. Carb." cylinders. Strait out vent tube. Close to 250 hr. on it now form new. For locale flights we keep 6 quarts as a gage, add at 4-4.5 and if going to say KOSH...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,087
Posted By Robert Anglin
Velcro

We use the one from Spruce that has the Velcro on the back. It work very nice when you want to dig through the package, you just pull it off and then put it back in place after you are done. It is a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,255
Posted By Robert Anglin
OK

I kind of do what Walt has said. Every now and then when the weather is good and bumpy, with a strong cross wind, if we are on a cross country I will turn off the AP and only hand fly with the flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-09-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too.

We used the stock system, but did replace the plastic Van's registers with the up graded metal ones that close off a lot better. Hope this helps, Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By Robert Anglin
18' X 5'.

We moved our 8 almost 1,200 miles on a standard 18' tailor. We took the wings and full tail off and the gear as well. put the airframe to one side on false spare stubs and then sat the wings next to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By Robert Anglin
Thanks.

Thanks guys. After I read these posts above I remembered that Garmin has up-dated its GMA-340 to a GMA-345c, that has some new facets to it. So I looked it up. We just happen to have a 340 in our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By Robert Anglin
Fallow-up.

I would like to fallow-up on this last post as it sparked a question along these lines. Are you telling us that with one of the audio panels that has blue tooth, that it would be better than buying a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By Robert Anglin
I think this is a good spot...Bluetooth options.

I think this will be OK posted here as it does have to do with a modern glass panel in many ways. Have any of us out there got any input about using the Blue tooth head-sets with an I-Phone in their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your call.

You can always warm the engine on the ground with a good long run-up and warming. Cold aircraft oil at 50 weight is kind of thick and viscus. Warming it will help it drain and hopefully pick up some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,505
Posted By Robert Anglin
Me too.

You will like the 8 even better once you get it up and going. As it will be your baby that you made and know the best. Welcome home.
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,360
Posted By Robert Anglin
Blue Water ports.

We found that the Blue Water ports are very good and compact units. They are very robust and there are two and three port 2.4 Amp units. You can find them on E-bay and don't have to go to Boat USA to...
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not in the book.

The old rule of thumb is to use 100 LL for the break-in period. that being the first 25-50 hours or so. Partly because of the higher CHT at break-in and also because it was to get some lead into the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,647
Posted By Robert Anglin
Not much help here.

OK, you have a good one. Most of the up-draft carb. engines are pretty simple systems. If you have confirmed that you do not have any leaks from the tanks or lines or a stuck or bypassing float...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,365
Posted By Robert Anglin
one for Safe Air.

We used the Van's tube tell we wanted a Garmin G3X with a heated Pitot tube. The Safe Air tube turned out to be the best and easiest to install in place of the factory stock one. It is a solid mount...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,976
Posted By Robert Anglin
+ 1 here too.

Yep we do the same. The little Stick-Up kits with 10 or 12 colors in them. We cut a small strip the color we like about 3/16" wide, mark what we wish it to be called on the strip, stick it to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By Robert Anglin
Conroe

If you are up in Cleveland, there are a lot of good builders and flying "RV's" up at Executive. There are a lot of Formation flyers up there as well.
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yes.

As to a leaf blower, we have not seen any used as of yet. But it is old and used practice to have a ground run baffling that mounts on top of the engine and that funnels prop blast air down into the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-20-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure, why not?

We up-date in about two minutes. I keep a dedicated 8 Gig SD card with a 3X5 card taped to its package, for only this use. We pull-up the Garmin site to the left of D. R.'s home page, tap on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,790
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

James is correct. We have had good luck with the AEL cranks and I specified one for my personal engine in our 8 and it has done very well.
Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,229
Posted By Robert Anglin
Levi is the man.

Just as Levi has said. We put ours just inside the first outboard inspection plate in the left wing. this puts it under the wing, so it is in the shade and just outside the slip-stream for engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,216
Posted By Robert Anglin
Just an old E.C.I. trick.

We learned from the guys at E.C.I. that they used Phillips 20-50 XC, I think it is in all their engines all the time. It is a mineral base for break-in and is used right through the break-in and on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Robert Anglin
Rudder lights.

The only light that is on the tail, if you want a light goes on the aft end of the lower Rudder cover. If you get the cap that has the mounting place for a light that is. White light or white light...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-11-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,467
Posted By Robert Anglin
A tail of two citys.

There are two types of weight installations on the 8. An older one and the newest stile that has been out for a few years now, after the up-data to total pre-punched. My only comment is that for...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,939
Posted By Robert Anglin
fill, check.

Dan has some very good data above and is always the place to start. I would only add that if you are new to tire care, there is an old habit you may wish to keep in mind. When you find that sweet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,122
Posted By Robert Anglin
Your call is what counts.

OK, this is just what we have found and not the law of the land, kind of thing.
The old NACA reports and military study's showed that after a cetane distance all aircraft become a gray dot in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,057
Posted By Robert Anglin
You wont like me anymore.

I hate to say it this way, but each 8 is different in that there are so many different engines, props, placement of battery's and so on, that. You need to get a good dry weight for your aircraft and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-29-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,694
Posted By Robert Anglin
Zipper.

We use the hinge pins, per the plans. It is had to beat a Zipper for closure and strength. We have also seen a lot of Cam-Locks used. It is what you want and like the looks of. Yours, R.E.A. III #...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,532
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure is.

I agree with Mell on this one. But it is what you like and want in your aircraft that matters here. We have a keyed aircraft PMA switch with both Mag's as is standard on most factory production...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,938
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

We placed a request for a number about a week ago and the same has happened. The number has not been removed from the aircraft that had it before it was let lapse. But after about a week the number...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By Robert Anglin
Hangar flying.

It is nice to be able to jump in the seat and work on your panel skills or load information into a CPU, from time to time. We use an old trick. With a ground power plug mounted just to the rear of...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-24-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,886
Posted By Robert Anglin
Young man.

No, your still very young. I still have a points file in one tool box that's about 50 years old. I think you can still order them from Snap-On. I liked to use 600-800 wet dry sand paper and then...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,041
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I agree with both of you. We have IFR capacity, but don't fly the RV in that manner. The 140 dollar deal works good for us too. And yes I would rather put the 50 bucks in the tanks as well. Yours,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,443
Posted By Robert Anglin
This is still very doable. Take plenty of...

This is still very doable. Take plenty of pictures, Make a drawing of where everything goes and mark it all as you take it apart. With a hinge or with out a hinge, whatever you like can, then be cut...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,276
Posted By Robert Anglin
Agreed.

Mel is right on the money here. Blue printing an engine is just an old saying that is seldom done now a day unless you custom build a power plant. The time and money that go's into an engine to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

We found that a set of doctors scale that go up to 400 Lbs. work very well.
You set the aircraft up on blocks the same height as the scale then weight each station one at a time. The doctors scale...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,089
Posted By Robert Anglin
OK.

We are set-up much the same way as you are. An old trick we learned while running IO-470's in south TEXAS, that is not in the books that we have found works with the IO-360 with Mags, after a quick...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-20-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,443
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure you can.

We put ours in after the airframe was complete and we were ready to install the panel instruments and wiring. You can remove everything out of your way and cut the hole that you feel is the right...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By Robert Anglin
Ditto.

Sure, just make it up yourself with some 400 and the fittings. You will need the skill for custom wire runs for the radios and GPS as well. You can order one of the strippers at the same time you...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,848
Posted By Robert Anglin
Call or E-mail.

The guy to ask this question of would be James Ball at Titan "a.k.a." E.C.I., Conty. The good guys from San Antonio have moved to Al.
Hope this helps. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,410
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sorry.

No word on the records that have been set by 4's, but would like to know more about your set up. What you may have done to your cooling air flow, engine tweeking, and your prop "type, size, pitch" I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Robert Anglin
Duplex.

We run a fuel system that needs return fuel, just like on the old Conty's. This was done one of two ways, run a line back to a gascolator not far behind the engine or all the way back to a fuel tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Robert Anglin
Duplex.

We run a fuel system that needs return fuel, just like on the old Conty's. This was done one of two ways, run a line back to a gascolator not far behind the engine or all the way back to a fuel tank....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,574
Posted By Robert Anglin
After reading all this. I would think that what...

After reading all this. I would think that what you need is a change of you P.C.P., one you can talk to and work with, one that can listen to you and understand your needs as well as you safety. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep, Your getting the hang of this one. Doing you...

Yep, Your getting the hang of this one. Doing you own home work and cross checking you information is a good sing. Keep it up. Yours, R.E.A. III # 80888
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sure.

This one is up too you. Shaving flush rivet heads is and has been done. We have been know, that if we catch a finger nail on one to shave it as long as it does not stick up to far and that is the...
Forum: RV-10 09-15-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,102
Posted By Robert Anglin
Pawnee.

Us too, it is in the limitations and yes I agree. Wrong tool for the job "Pawnee, Pawnee and Pawnee" just my thoughts.
Yours, R.E.A. III #80888
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,682
Posted By Robert Anglin
Safe Air one.

We had put in aluminum to begin with, but once we got to installing a modern glass panel, we found it easer to just pull it all back out. Then we got one of the Safe Air pitot static line kits and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 36,848
Posted By Robert Anglin
You should be fine.

It took making a good template out of drafting plastic, but other than an extra few hours it went well. We wanted the lighter jugs with the valve seats and guides of those cylinders on our IOX-360....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,248
Posted By Robert Anglin
Yep.

I did it to myself once while fueling at a local stop. I got up on the wing to get something out of the foot well in the 8 and did not realize I had pushed the seal and gap fairing down a little....
Forum: Northeast 09-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,862
Posted By Robert Anglin
Sorry.

Sorry we will not be there this year. Yes it is Florence, we started having people from off the coast unpacking their kits at home around us yesterday and it got a lot busy'er today. We are dead in...
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