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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By Foghorn
I did more test flights as I work through the...

I did more test flights as I work through the test cards.
https://i.postimg.cc/MG8VzXjB/16-E04-D83-E1-DC-48-F4-B295-EDF5-FAC93-DBC.jpg (https://postimg.cc/v43czYh8)

Started working on the wheel...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Foghorn
SOLD FS: JD AIR, Showplanes SOLD

I have a JD AIR tail wheel fork, yoke and tail wheel. No control arm. Never flown but used to taxi around some. $325 plus shipping....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-05-2022, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Foghorn
I ran my pitch servo wiring under the floor on...

I ran my pitch servo wiring under the floor on the right side and thru the spar. I made sub-D connections in the right tower.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,073
Posted By Foghorn
Anyone have a set of tail Lynx springs theyíd...

Anyone have a set of tail Lynx springs theyíd like to sell?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-24-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,981
Posted By Foghorn
Where can I get two SDS stickers like Ivan has?

Where can I get two SDS stickers like Ivan has?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 07-22-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,912
Posted By Foghorn
Congratulations Jereme! Now write down your...

Congratulations Jereme!

Now write down your personal IMC limits and live by them. I have over 12,000 hours and my personal IMC limit is 800/2.

Enjoy your new freedom!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 910
Views: 1,290,362
Posted By Foghorn
Tom's Dream now has an airworthiness certificate....

Tom's Dream now has an airworthiness certificate. I wish Tom had lived to see this day in person but I know he's looking down and smiling. First flight should be in early August. I'm skipping OSH...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-09-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,873
Posted By Foghorn
Call Tom at TS flightlines and get the best fuel...

Call Tom at TS flightlines and get the best fuel lines available. Worth every penny!
Forum: International 07-09-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By Foghorn
Duxford is worth the trip. I was there 3 weeks...

Duxford is worth the trip. I was there 3 weeks ago and spent 6 hours looking at planes.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-19-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,710
Posted By Foghorn
Thatís pretty cool! Please keep the info coming....

Thatís pretty cool! Please keep the info coming. Iím holding out for an affordable turbine. 😳
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,695
Posted By Foghorn
You can get them from RV plastic parts....

You can get them from RV plastic parts.

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/rudder-trim-wedge
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-18-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Foghorn
Butch, Thanks for getting this info from Jeff....

Butch,

Thanks for getting this info from Jeff.

Thanks,
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By Foghorn
GRT setting questions

Hello,

Iím looking for a couple of settings within my Sport EX and EIS R66. Reference the picture for 1 & 2.

1) How do I reset the statistics engine page? Oil hrs, fuel used, air & gnd miles,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 890,467
Posted By Foghorn
This is correct. My battery (EarthX) is on the...

This is correct. My battery (EarthX) is on the firewall, I have an RV200 composite prop and the grove one piece gear. CG with me, wife, fuel and baggage will be right around 83Ē.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By Foghorn
Clay, I used straps around the airframe and over...

Clay,

I used straps around the airframe and over the bulkheads. Just snug but not tight. I also reinforced the center bulkhead with carbon fiber based on others saying that the center bulkhead can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 890,467
Posted By Foghorn
Weighted the planed today. 1096 lbs 76.88...

Weighted the planed today.

1096 lbs
76.88 CG

Still need wheel pants and paint. The red on the cowling is 2080 wrap. Itís a failed project. The engine heat causes it to bubble. Wingtip wrap is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Foghorn
Here you go. Rick Grays RV8 fastback slider....

Here you go. Rick Grays RV8 fastback slider.

https://youtu.be/7wI7RraJyW4
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By Foghorn
Not sure about the inter-display link. This is...

Not sure about the inter-display link. This is how my magnetometer is wired. Havenít flown yet but it works taxiing around.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-18-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Foghorn
Thanks gents! Just did the first start yesterday...

Thanks gents!

Just did the first start yesterday and trying to get it in the ballpark before first flight and first fill up. The GRT manual only gives info about initial settings for red cube and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Foghorn
Yes sir itís an SDS EM-5 for a 4 banger. Iíll...

Yes sir itís an SDS EM-5 for a 4 banger.

Iíll give that value a shot.

Thanks
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-17-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Foghorn
SDS fuel flow with GRT EIS

Anyone running this setup?

Looking for fuel flow settings for the GRT EIS. Currently itís set at 200 in the EIS and my fuel flow is 113.5 gals per min. Iím only using the SDS for fuel flow. I donít...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-17-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,536
Posted By Foghorn
Jerry, Donít search on the forum. Youíll never...

Jerry,

Donít search on the forum. Youíll never find anything. Instead use your favorite search engine, I prefer DuckDuckGo. Type in what youíre looking for followed by ďsite:vansairforce.netĒ....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,721
Posted By Foghorn
Praying for a speedy recovery Tom!

Praying for a speedy recovery Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Foghorn
I scaled it up to 2450 and it looks right now....

I scaled it up to 2450 and it looks right now. Iím printing it at the local library (free service) and the print time Saturday would have taken me past closing time. Although I did let the base print...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Foghorn
Thanks gents. I opened it in Tinkercad and that...

Thanks gents.

I opened it in Tinkercad and that appears to be the correct size. Iíll try it again.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Foghorn
FlyLEDs 3D printed case

Has anyone had luck printing the box for the FlyLEDs "The Works" circuit board? I downloaded it and the first print was about the size of a stamp. The second print was about 3" x 1.5". Paul sent me...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-03-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foghorn
Victory! I figured out my fuel calibration...

Victory!

I figured out my fuel calibration issue. As usual it was mostly operator error. The biggest issue was that I was using the calculator with Integer and the GRT Sport was set to decimal. So I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foghorn
Dave, Thanks for that info. I talked to GRT today...

Dave, Thanks for that info. I talked to GRT today and found out about the calculator. My display is set to integer so I just have whole numbers 13 empty, 19 full, 17 gals added. I used the calculator...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,065
Posted By Foghorn
This is timely post. I'm trying to calibrate my...

This is timely post. I'm trying to calibrate my GRT Sports now. I have the EIS-66R and the AuxSF and AuxOff I'm getting don't even come close.

Here is what I have so far, right tank.
Reverse sensing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By Foghorn
Same for me.

Same for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,853
Posted By Foghorn
I started looking at RVs in 2016 (SnF and OSH). I...

I started looking at RVs in 2016 (SnF and OSH). I really wanted to build an RV-14 and was doing all the research. However, I lived in a house with a one car garage and didn't want to rent another...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Foghorn
This guy did a great job of documenting his...

This guy did a great job of documenting his fastback build. I think he did a full size panel. Itís been awhile since I read this....
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-22-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Foghorn
http://www.aeroelectric.com/ Everything you need...

http://www.aeroelectric.com/

Everything you need is right here.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By Foghorn
This is great advice! You donít happen to have a...

This is great advice! You donít happen to have a brief to share with us? Oh S#*t to getting out of the plane. Great learning opportunity for everyone.
Forum: Safety 04-17-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,044
Posted By Foghorn
^^^This is so true!^^^ Flying at my night job...

^^^This is so true!^^^

Flying at my night job weíll often say ďweíll be ready at the endĒ to keep the beast moving. The reply is normally ďcleared for takeoff runway XXĒ, ďhold short of runway XX...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Foghorn
The P210N fuel flow at full throttle was 36 GPH....

The P210N fuel flow at full throttle was 36 GPH. Running 22-24 GPH with a twin turbo 540 is probably 80*-100* ROP.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By Foghorn
Turbos can run great LOP. Having balanced fuel...

Turbos can run great LOP. Having balanced fuel injection, no induction leaks and an engine monitor (for each cylinder) is the key. Turbos can also be on carbureted engines not just injected engines,...
Forum: RV-14 04-11-2022, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By Foghorn
Garmin and Dynon sell combined pitot/AOA probes....

Garmin and Dynon sell combined pitot/AOA probes. Youíll need a mount for the pitot/AOA too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Foghorn
I did the same thing. Call Vans for exact...

I did the same thing. Call Vans for exact details.

The current owner needs to write up a bill of sale for both of you to sign. I sent a copy to vans and ask them to transfer the builder number to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 747
Posted By Foghorn
I use a PIVOT case because thatís what we use at...

I use a PIVOT case because thatís what we use at work. The backseat will have an iPad mini with a PIVOT mount and case. The backseat iPad mini will also have the Foreflight passenger app so that my...
Forum: Safety 03-26-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,937
Posted By Foghorn
^^^^^^This! If you want a flight manual write...

^^^^^^This!

If you want a flight manual write one or donít. But for the love of God donít ask the FAA to clarify a grey area or we might all drowned in that kicked over can of tar. If you need black...
Forum: Primers 03-15-2022, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By Foghorn
My 1953 Cessna 195 has no internal primer and no...

My 1953 Cessna 195 has no internal primer and no corrosion. The best corrosion inhibitor is to fly the plane. I do spray ACF-50 every few years.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,697
Posted By Foghorn
😂 This applies to more than just the ALT switch...

😂 This applies to more than just the ALT switch position for start.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Foghorn
I sent my registration on Tuesday. On Monday when...

I sent my registration on Tuesday. On Monday when I was reviewing everything I noticed that the Bill of Sale from Vans had last name, first name. Called Vans and found out that's how the FAA wants...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-03-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Foghorn
Steve, I would call the FBOs and see if they...

Steve,

I would call the FBOs and see if they have any SWA discounts. You just never know.

Jeff
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 986,928
Posted By Foghorn
I was thinking the same thing. Nice panel...

I was thinking the same thing. Nice panel though.

The title of this thread should be “Show us your RV8 panel”.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Foghorn
Sent you a PM for his info.

Sent you a PM for his info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2022, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By Foghorn
Welcome Michela! Sorry about the loss of your dad...

Welcome Michela! Sorry about the loss of your dad and uncle. They will live on through you and your experiences. This is a great group and youíll find answers and opinions to all your...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-29-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,801
Posted By Foghorn
Those are pecans.

Those are pecans.
Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,213
Posted By Foghorn
This is a good place to start....

This is a good place to start.

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/online-learning/safety-spotlights/mountain-flying
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By Foghorn
I have a GPS175 to GRT Sport EX. Do the database...

I have a GPS175 to GRT Sport EX. Do the database updates sync with ForeFlight or only Garmin pilot?
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Foghorn
Same for me

Same for me
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-01-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,283
Posted By Foghorn
Page 23 para 4.13a has an option for additional...

Page 23 para 4.13a has an option for additional pins.

https://verticalpower.com/media/attachments/2021/08/27/vp-x-installation-and-operating-manual_rev-e.pdf

I have a VP-X and added an EBus to my...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-31-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 438,045
Posted By Foghorn
Thanks Dave

Thanks Dave
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Foghorn
Philip, I trimmed mine for 1/2Ē clearance. I...

Philip,

I trimmed mine for 1/2Ē clearance. I havenít flown yet but figured that a 1/2Ē deflection of the tail stringer that close to the fuselage is doing more than just some damage to the lower...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-31-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 642
Views: 438,045
Posted By Foghorn
Dave, Where did you get the Tail Lynx cables and...

Dave,

Where did you get the Tail Lynx cables and springs? They look very nice and streamlined. I did a search and it looks like Vans sells them. However, I canít find them in the Vans store.

Thanks
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By Foghorn
I used this manual by I-LUKE. Youíll have to...

I used this manual by I-LUKE. Youíll have to convert from MM to inches. Just add/subtract your equipment and it will give you some idea of your potential W&B.

https://vansairforce.net/POH/Luke.pdf
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-05-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 890,467
Posted By Foghorn
Wings

The wings are installed with temp bolts. I have a head cold so I'm not going to drill the rear spar until I'm completely clear headed. I did level the aircraft and do some preliminary measurements...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Foghorn
No picture attached

No picture attached
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By Foghorn
That will never end, even after your plane is...

That will never end, even after your plane is finished. My wife doesnít ask anymore. She just says ďyour packages are on the deskĒ. Thanks dear 😂
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,837
Posted By Foghorn
Is this primarily a condor pneumatic TW issue?...

Is this primarily a condor pneumatic TW issue? Iím on the back order list for one and donít want to add additional issues unnecessarily.

Anyone with the standard TW and rocket steering link having...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,558
Posted By Foghorn
Can you do a plenum with the snorkel air intake...

Can you do a plenum with the snorkel air intake or do you have to have the lower cowling direct intake?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Foghorn
Section 5-18

Section 5-18
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-10-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,050
Posted By Foghorn
Hey Rob, I believe they are used for finding...

Hey Rob,

I believe they are used for finding blind holes during the wheel pant construction.

Section 5-18
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