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Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,684
Posted By Skyflyer
Side zippers

My seat has a zipper on each side that opens the bottom 1/3 of the upholstery.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,684
Posted By Skyflyer
0.75

Yes, thank you. The flanges are 3/4.
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,684
Posted By Skyflyer
Another data point

I have 450 nonaerobatic hours on Classic Aero Aviator seats with the integral pilot seat back frame. The seats were purchased in 2012. I have just completed an inspection and find no evidence of...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-09-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,243
Posted By Skyflyer
Based there

Hello Cliff. I have an RV-8 based at KAXH. I am in my own hangar but previously was in the T hangars for 20+ years. Ownership has changed but I will see what I can learn and get back to you.

Chuck
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,828
Posted By Skyflyer
Learned this lesson the hard way too.

I approached the removal of my P-mags with the knowledge that a slip up might result in loss of something into the case. Then I made my first mistake. I removed the bottom clamp first. While...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,192
Posted By Skyflyer
Mine were missing

I can see how this omission might occur. My RV-8 QB fuselage was delivered in early 2007 and the bolts were missing. I noted the empty holes and subsequently installed the required bolts during...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-26-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,502
Posted By Skyflyer
Welcome

Hello Bruno. You will find a very active sport aviation group in the greater Houston area with a heavy emphasis on RVs. I Live in First Colony and keep my RV-8 at AXH. There are a couple more...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-17-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,110
Posted By Skyflyer
I'm in too

It has been awhile, see you all there.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-14-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,521
Posted By Skyflyer
Ditto

I also have the same setup, a low compression IO-375 with dual P-Mags and never see CHTs that high. ROP cruise burning 11.3 GPH at 7500 produces CHTs 340-350 max. CHTs in climb will stay below 380...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,541
Posted By Skyflyer
Safari

I use Safari most recent edition, with El Capitan.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-23-2016, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,541
Posted By Skyflyer
An alternate experience

I have a dual screen original G3X installation in my 8. I have always used an Apple computer to update the databases and system software without problems.

On my 2008 MacBook I had installed...
Forum: GPS 02-01-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,260
Posted By Skyflyer
Ditto my experience with Avionics Unlimited at...

Ditto my experience with Avionics Unlimited at KCXO. Friendly folks who know experimentals. A very modest charge ($50) to upgrade my GNS 430W.

CWM
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,610
Posted By Skyflyer
Similar to mine

My canopy frame exhibited a similar position at initial fitting. I placed it on blocks and incrementally bent it down to the proper position without difficulty.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,147,739
Posted By Skyflyer
Beautiful

Congratulations Christer! The plane looks super and I know you will enjoy flying behind the G3X. Well done!

Chuck
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,826
Posted By Skyflyer
Another vote for Powerlet

I also use Powerlet outlets in my 8. I anticipated the possible use of heated garments and wanted an outlet better able to handle the higher currents required. I also occasionly use mine for battery...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By Skyflyer
Congrats

Congratulations Christer, great to see you're in the air. You're going to love the 8 and the avionics.

Chuck
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,634
Posted By Skyflyer
How I did it.

Here are a few pictures of how I built my rear shelf hatch. It is large enough to change or inspect the battery, service the battery bus fuses, and generally inspect the electrical and control...
Forum: Autopilots 06-16-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,213
Posted By Skyflyer
Chronic problem

I can not remember the last time I received a UPS shipment that did not look like that. My TruTrak box looked very similar but was simply left on the porch. Upon opening I found the servos well...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-10-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,890
Posted By Skyflyer
OOT

Unable this month, see you all in March

CWM
Forum: Texas (South) 01-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Skyflyer
Name a place

I will be there if we have a group and a spot.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,690
Posted By Skyflyer
PGR on back order

Spruce is completely out of Pretty Girl Repellent. A bunch of desperate RV-8 drivers bought up their entire stock.
Forum: Texas (South) 12-21-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By Skyflyer
Meet at Carl's

Just so we are clear for newcomers, we meet next to the airport at Carl's Barbecue.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-22-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,009
Posted By Skyflyer
Mounting

I mounted mine on the forward face of the right gear tower. Easy to get at for potential service. As for monitoring the voltage, I currently do so only periodically, as I normally use the two G3X...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-21-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,009
Posted By Skyflyer
I use one

I use a TCW 4ah IBBS to back up my G3X. I turn it on first, verifying function, followed by the master proceeding to engine start. The IBBS prevents an EFIS re-boot and provides complete engine...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,964
Posted By Skyflyer
Brightness

I have absolutely no problems reading the G3x screens in my 8 even with the sun astern. I have noted that in display viewing the brightness does not accurately represent what you get when seated in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,779
Posted By Skyflyer
Count us in

The Houston should be represented by several of us. See you all there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,493
Posted By Skyflyer
NPTF threads

Just a slight addition to the op's comments concerning NPT threads with which I completely agree.

There is an alternate thread system that does not require sealant known as NPTF used in systems...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,689
Posted By Skyflyer
SW8406R

I have an Aero Sport Power IO 375, low compression pistons and no squirters. I mounted an SW (Meggitt Troy) 8406R on the aft baffle in the usual fashion and it works like a charm. Texas days like...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-26-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,570
Posted By Skyflyer
MAC with Parallels works for me

FWIW I run MAC OSX 10.7.5 (Lion) with Parallels 7 and Win XP SP3 and I am able to update my G3X without problems.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,092
Posted By Skyflyer
Google NPT vs. NPTF

Several posts have ask if tapered NPT threads should seal without a sealant. The answer is not necessarily, as a bit of googling will show. NPT threads require the use of a sealant while NPTF do...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,781
Posted By Skyflyer
Initial experience

With only 46 hours of novice test pilot experience I can hardly be considered an authority on the Aero Sport Power IO-375. Nonetheless, I will share those observations I have made so far. (My prior...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-14-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Skyflyer
Ditto

I fashioned the tubing sections that pass through the grommets while doing the initial wing fit. It was quite straight forward producing two tubing sections, connecting the left tank directly to the...
Forum: Texas (South) 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Skyflyer
Count me in

Haven't flown into Weiser in many years. I plan to fly my just-out-of-phase one 8 over. Hope they have a bit of transient parking.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-02-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Skyflyer
Pull pin and lift off

With the canopy open I can reach up under the skirt and remove the pin attaching the frame to the delrin slider and lift the canopy off. No modifications required.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,050
Posted By Skyflyer
A problem for the G3Xperts

In the 20 hours of phase one completed to date I have on three occasions experienced a failure of the G3X to complete the AHRS alignment at start up. There is never anything Red X?d but simply the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,377
Posted By Skyflyer
2 & 4 AWG

I have the same set up as you and used #2 for the long runs from master contactor to starter contactor and the same #2 on up to the starter. I used more flexible #4 for the short battery leads to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,203
Posted By Skyflyer
Fwd F-809

I also used this location but must honestly say getting back there would be a chore now that the battery and elevator hardware are in pace. It seems to work well so far, hope it never needs service....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By Skyflyer
Ditto

2 top and 2 bottom from each. There was plenty of ignition wire supplied with the mags such that I had some left over after making the harnesses.

CWM
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-07-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,147,739
Posted By Skyflyer
Thanks

Thank you all for the nice comments, messages and calls. Two more flights now on the Hobbs, each better than the last. What a difference from my Cardinal! Lots of taildragger time with Joy at Texas...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 1,147,739
Posted By Skyflyer
First flight!

Today was the day! I had planned the flight, scouted the local area for off airport landing sites appropriate to the planned circuit and ask a couple friends to be my ground crew. Today N188DW...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,344
Posted By Skyflyer
Enlarged to 0.25"

The Crow belt tang is just over 3/16" in thickness, about 0.200" as I recall. I increased the width of the brackets on the plane to 0.250" to accommodate my 4 washer bushing. The extra 0.050" allows...
Forum: RV-10 08-23-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,344
Posted By Skyflyer
I called

I called Crow to ask about the availability of pre-made bushings for the attachment tangs and they told me that these are a standard size for the industry in both thickness and mounting hole. They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 12,890
Posted By Skyflyer
OSH

First flight into Oshkosh and camping under the wing with my son.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,222
Posted By Skyflyer
Another source

Raven Aircraft also builds 4 into 1 systems, talk to Rob.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-20-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,019
Posted By Skyflyer
That's what we did

Nobody is suggesting a vendor redesign; we are simply describing how we worked around a minor problem. I believe our solution is a better overall design of the flap-actuator rod attachment.

CWM
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-19-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,019
Posted By Skyflyer
Mine too

I did the same thing as described by Steve above plus added the nut plate on the flap attachment. Goes together easily and allows for proper clearance. I wonder if there isn't a certain amount of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,294
Posted By Skyflyer
Use a nut to restore threads

There are a couple ways that work for me. The goal is to have a nut or equivalent on the screw or bolt proximal to the cut. I clamp the bolt in a vice and use a hacksaw to carefully cut the bolt...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,574
Posted By Skyflyer
Roll your own

Those various side panel mods you see are all custom done by the builder.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,105
Posted By Skyflyer
Another 4 into 1 exhaust for the 8

As I approached the installation of my engine I began casting about for an exhaust system and became enamored with the look of the large single collector of the 4 into 1 systems. (I'll not debate the...
Forum: Tools 11-21-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,552
Posted By Skyflyer
Wax'em too?

Gee Paul I just wash and lube them with an occasional day out in the sun. You wax them too?
Forum: Texas (South) 11-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,698
Posted By Skyflyer
Third vote for AXH

There is a small FBO at the east end of the field with competitive fuel prices. You can arrange for a rental car through the FBO.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,385
Posted By Skyflyer
Agree

I will second that observation and precaution. An excellent tool once adjusted with the proper preload.
Forum: RV-3 08-04-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,064
Posted By Skyflyer
The Marquart Charger

Mark Gilmore's spectacular Marquart Charger, a former champion, is one of the finest examples of a plans built plane I have seen and my idea of the perfect open cockpit airplane.
Forum: GPS 08-04-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,621
Posted By Skyflyer
My first thought as well when I saw this article....

My first thought as well when I saw this article. How about the Boeing subsidiary Jeppseen for starters? It's about time they had a bit of competition. They stand to lose a lot if the carriers begin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,467
Posted By Skyflyer
G3X is really more expensive

There is no question, the G3X, which I have chosen to install, will be more expensive to maintain regardless the initial hardware costs. We users need to continue to remind Garmin that to really...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-10-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,900
Posted By Skyflyer
More info

Here is a thread that discusses this topic and presents an alternate location.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=66284&highlight=G3X
Forum: Texas (South) 05-08-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,586
Posted By Skyflyer
Sugar Land

Hello Jeff. I am right down the road in Sugar Land building a QB 8. I am tied up for the next couple of weeks but would be glad to visit later in the month. Shoot me a PM and we can set something...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,321
Posted By Skyflyer
Two thumbs up for the rotisserrie

I will second Rick's comment. The rotating stand was easy to make and really saved the back not to mention made easy many tasks. A padded Black and Decker workmate held the tail. I initially made a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By Skyflyer
Mount the servo on the right

If you swap the servo position to the right side the plug exits aft and the bell crank can be positioned under the sloping part of the floor and easily clear without rubbing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,485
Posted By Skyflyer
6d finishing nails are correct replacement

I use 2 inch 6 penny finishing nails for my Avery 3/32" dimpler with good results. They match the nails initially supplied. A 4d finishing nail would easily pull through my dimpler. Using 6 penny...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-18-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,713
Posted By Skyflyer
Critical line

In the T/W 8, any instrument that requires more than 10.5 inches of clearance including allowance for connectors should be positioned at or above a line 3.375 inches above the lower lip of the panel....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,985
Posted By Skyflyer
Custom components

For those who would like a copy of my ExpressPCB custom components file please email me directly and I will reply attaching the file. (If there is a method to attach a file to a VAF posting I am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,985
Posted By Skyflyer
Make that three thumbs up

I have also used ExpressSCH with excellent results. It is available from this site: http://www.expresspcb.com/ Download ExpressPCB which will contain two programs. One called ExpressPCB is for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 842,458
Posted By Skyflyer
Glare shield lights

Thanks for the compliments. I do plan glare shield lights, even have the dimmer set up but have not selected the lights yet. I put the glare shield in place today for other work and was wondering...
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