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Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By Capt
Oh that would make a grown man weep!-( I hope it...

Oh that would make a grown man weep!-( I hope it wasn’t fuel exhaustion, that would haunt a man forever!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By Capt
I fitted a rotary switch battery isolator...

I fitted a rotary switch battery isolator accessible thru the oil dip stick door on my 8, also acts as a anti theft device as it canít be seen only felt.
I fitted a Fullriver HC20 AGM battery, a 680...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,999
Posted By Capt
Iíve been using furniture polish (Pledge type) in...

Iíve been using furniture polish (Pledge type) in a pressure pack can since the Wrong Broís first left the ground, no issues!
I lay my full oil bottles on top of my hot engine for a few mins then M/T...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,111
Posted By Capt
I wanted to add some 3M 1080 to ,y canopy but...

I wanted to add some 3M 1080 to ,y canopy but couldnít get a colour to match.
I see Vans donít recommend Lemon Pledge, furniture polish, well Iíve been using it on my own Vans as well as many many...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 875,568
Posted By Capt
15464 There's some fancy panels out there -)...

15464

There's some fancy panels out there -) think I've posted this before but I still get a kick out of driving my 8 like the good old days -)
I spent a lot of hours staring at glass for a living,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
WTB
Views: 435
Posted By Capt
That's it, thanks for that, pricey little bugga...

That's it, thanks for that, pricey little bugga though!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-06-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
WTB
Views: 435
Posted By Capt
WTB

Anyone out there seen this? It's a Whelen light base with globe P/N 06-190125, can't find a listing for it anywhere?
Anybody?

15462
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-05-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,165
Posted By Capt
Can't see this being a commercially viable...

Can't see this being a commercially viable concept for a long time!
Turbines are just different beasts in so many ways. Cost and operation being just two. Fuel availability (assuming it's designed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,589
Posted By Capt
I've looped as low as 120 kts but prefer 140 kts...

I've looped as low as 120 kts but prefer 140 kts in my 8. 22"/2300, 3-3.5 gee's, I don't touch the gas pedal -).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-21-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Capt
The left mag has no impulse capability and the...

The left mag has no impulse capability and the ign switch is wired to start only on the EI only. I've got the ign switch wiring diagram and it is set up to ground the Bendix nag in the start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Capt
Every Vans Design would have been flown over the...

Every Vans Design would have been flown over the designed weight, it would happen constantly! Only trouble is everytime someone does they are in test pilot territory!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By Capt
My whole 8 floor is covered in heavy duty outdoor...

My whole 8 floor is covered in heavy duty outdoor pool carpet, that ribbed synthetic stuff, I want the comfort and quietness -) Safer when ones feet are wet also. I drove my plane once with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,755
Posted By Capt
That's a given with any of his designs, more...

That's a given with any of his designs, more choice more customers:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,755
Posted By Capt
The 8 (proper U/C of course) no contest:) a much...

The 8 (proper U/C of course) no contest:) a much more versatile machine hence Mr Vans got clever and went up a few rungs of the capability ladder:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,264
Posted By Capt
Very informative -) could never understand why...

Very informative -) could never understand why people set their cockpits up to be flown on the wrong side? A mate bought a 7 like that, took us ages to get it correct:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Capt
What is an engine? .....it's a very expensive...

What is an engine? .....it's a very expensive agricultural piece of equipment that still is being made out of solid gold:D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Capt
Thanks for the feedback thus far guys. I bought...

Thanks for the feedback thus far guys.
I bought the plane 3+ years ago with the current set up of 1x Plasma & 1x Bendix Mag. It's always done it from day one only when I start cold, hot has zero...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-03-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By Capt
Plasma11

Thought I'd kinda re hash this problem here I've got in case some fresh minds pass by.
I have a Plasma 11 on the r/h side of a Lyc IO360 and a S4LN-21 Mag on the left side.
When cold say for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,788
Posted By Capt
42 years driving planes (currently own 3) and...

42 years driving planes (currently own 3) and (apart from Turbo engines I've driven) I've never run over square other than briefly at T/off, each to their own but I don't like stress and neither do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 49,320
Posted By Capt
Man that would look so much better as a...

Man that would look so much better as a conventional U/C machine:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Capt
That decision is up to you two. I wouldn't even...

That decision is up to you two. I wouldn't even think about it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,809
Posted By Capt
No harm in checking yourself but ask Mr Vans...

No harm in checking yourself but ask Mr Vans anyway -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,124
Posted By Capt
This is when it pays to have a plane built from...

This is when it pays to have a plane built from proper materials, Nother better than metal👍:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,247
Posted By Capt
13686 This is the ideal angle, obviously not an...

13686

This is the ideal angle, obviously not an RV but one of my 'toys' -)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,103
Posted By Capt
Whilst I acknowledge its very difficult to...

Whilst I acknowledge its very difficult to extract a person from the rear seat unaided my solution is if they can't get out unassisted they don't fly with me!
My reason is safety, that's my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,447
Posted By Capt
I agree with 'ironflight', build the rear seat...

I agree with 'ironflight', build the rear seat up, far more comfy. I rarely do more than 2.5 hrs in mine, at my age I wanna pee too many times and the bottle fills rapidly:D
After spending a career...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,794
Posted By Capt
Might be a 15 yr old thread but it's a 100+ year...

Might be a 15 yr old thread but it's a 100+ year old problem!-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,035
Posted By Capt
Your typical Cessna and a typical RV are simply...

Your typical Cessna and a typical RV are simply not even comparable!
A trained monkey could drive a C172 all day long, an RV8 (conventional u/c of course) takes a lot more skill!
I drove a C172 just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 17,024
Posted By Capt
Each to their own of course cause that's what...

Each to their own of course cause that's what Experimental is all about BUT unlike a vehicle you just cant pull over when the engine fails or starts acting up. I value my life a lot more than saving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,268
Posted By Capt
I never wash my plane nor wax it. After every...

I never wash my plane nor wax it. After every flight I hit it with spray on furniture polish which contains bees wax rub with a soft cloth, plastics and all, I never put the beast away with a single...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,396
Posted By Capt
Show me someone who hasn't been an idiot at some...

Show me someone who hasn't been an idiot at some stage, nobody has cornered the market on not being an idiot:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,620
Posted By Capt
All the limitating speeds on the speedo are to be...

All the limitating speeds on the speedo are to be adhered to bearing in mind that the speedo under reads at altitude. TAS is the only speed used for limitations and for all intensive purposes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By Capt
It's the change in airflow around the whole A/C...

It's the change in airflow around the whole A/C during aggressive uncoordinated flight allowing air in a gap ordinarily not exposed enough, something you don't notice during balanced flight or even...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,217
Posted By Capt
An RV8RG, conventional u/c of course, oh that...

An RV8RG, conventional u/c of course, oh that would be sweet:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,132
Posted By Capt
I often read the need for transition training...

I often read the need for transition training with Vans machines, is it just for insurance requirements? The Vans machines are pussycats. I'd never driven any Vans b4, test flew a Rocket first then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,288
Posted By Capt
As much as I hate the piano hinge arrangement the...

As much as I hate the piano hinge arrangement the look of the cowl is worth the hassle! It amazes me that the shorter of the two wires that hold the top of my 8 cowl works it's way out after a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,220
Posted By Capt
OUCH! That's gotta hurt! -( I have a small crack...

OUCH! That's gotta hurt! -( I have a small crack about 3.5cm long from the same spot on my 8, near cried when I first saw it -)Stop drilled it and filled with clear silicon, not grown in over 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,684
Posted By Capt
Also agree, new parts only. You wouldn't accept...

Also agree, new parts only. You wouldn't accept any kit item pre damaged from a simple chair to a plane so hopefully Vans do the right thing -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,167
Posted By Capt
What's wrong wth the picture? .....ummmm, it's a...

What's wrong wth the picture? .....ummmm, it's a 'mystery' -)):D
Forum: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By Capt
The few pilots I've taken for a drive in my 8 all...

The few pilots I've taken for a drive in my 8 all step out when done amazed, that's good enuf for me -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,167
Posted By Capt
I'm not sure on MMO but I do use Flashlube mixed...

I'm not sure on MMO but I do use Flashlube mixed with 98 Oct fuel in one of my engines, previous owner used it since day one so I continued the process. Unsure of of any advantages as it's impossible...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-27-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,095
Posted By Capt
Vans have covered pretty much everything most...

Vans have covered pretty much everything most would ever need apart from say a bush plane but the market is already flooded with same.
Bang for buck you can't beat a Vans especially a proper one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,331
Posted By Capt
Nerves are usually due lack of confidence, the...

Nerves are usually due lack of confidence, the fear of the unknown and being poorly taught what to expect and how to reduce your risks. Flying is full of unknowns, all any of us can do is live by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,358
Posted By Capt
For 35 years used DC 1030's no ANR.(couldn't...

For 35 years used DC 1030's no ANR.(couldn't afford much else) Got hold of a set of S/H Sennheiser ANR's and they are super comfy, sh1t on the Boae & Zulu's for comfort BUT no Bluetooth!
I had to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-20-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
Second cold start using the modified principle...

Second cold start using the modified principle and bingo, no kickback. That was the issue all along, gotta wait a few seconds turned to both before starting.
Thanks guys, some saved me many dollars...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
Guys today I did all the usual pre start stuf,...

Guys today I did all the usual pre start stuf, prime, crack the gas pedal, mix idle cut off, ignition switch to both, paused for 30 secs hit the key and wham! No kickback and started instantly! -)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys for the suggestions etc, some things...

Thanks guys for the suggestions etc, some things to think about there. It's odd that it doesn't do it all the time or on every cold start? Battery has been replaced recently and it has a very healthy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
I can't crank with ignition off, wish I could. I...

I can't crank with ignition off, wish I could.
I could crank without priming so no fuel to create a kickback, that might 'unstick' something, ll try that next.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
As mentioned non impulse MAG. Something has...

As mentioned non impulse MAG. Something has changed to create an excessive advanced spark? I think I'll try grounding the Mag out seperately.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,750
Posted By Capt
EI kickback

Hi guys/gals.
I've got an IO360 180 HP with 1x Bendix Mag & 1x Plasma 11 ignition. When I go to start it cold after the usual prime using the Std Lyc procedure the prop kicks back just about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,766
Posted By Capt
As mentioned swaping either way is a big...

As mentioned swaping either way is a big undertaking, chose wisely in the first place so a conventional u/c machine would be the better choice -)
Forum: Safety 02-10-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,866
Posted By Capt
I don't overthink this too much My glide speed...

I don't overthink this too much My glide speed will vary on any given day to achieve the most important factor, keeping the ROD to a minimum. 75-80 kts is good enuf yielding around 700-800 fpm (time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,229
Posted By Capt
18 years in service (not all my doing) and after...

18 years in service (not all my doing) and after getting the plane back to where I intended to keep it coming from a warm climate to a cold climate my 8 canopy cracked about 5cm long eminatig from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,985
Posted By Capt
I've been solo for over 23 years and dated on &...

I've been solo for over 23 years and dated on & off the whole time, if there's one thing I've learned about women and that is keep the two separate as much as possible, aviation & women don't often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,343
Posted By Capt
This Question comes up from time to time on...

This Question comes up from time to time on numerous forums, build or buy.
No one can answer that for you directly only you can determine the outcome, all any of us can do/say is how 'we' made the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,296
Posted By Capt
Simply put.....what price does one put on ones...

Simply put.....what price does one put on ones time? That's the burning question! I've made money on all the planes I have owned cause I've let the builder or buyer from new take the initial ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 26,537
Posted By Capt
My RV is IFR capable as are I. Would I drive it...

My RV is IFR capable as are I. Would I drive it IFR! Never!
It's about choice. I simply chose not to.
Life is too short and now that I'm no longer forced to drive in IFR conditions I intend to...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,748
Posted By Capt
I like the 4 the most style wise but the 8 is the...

I like the 4 the most style wise but the 8 is the overall pick of the bunch. Wth the third wheel where it's meant to be the concept fills many rolls. The 4 is too limiting, can't aero 2 up with any...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,095
Posted By Capt
Pilots are never satisfied, always wanting a...

Pilots are never satisfied, always wanting a little more power, a little more room, a little more (insert alphabet here) be grateful you own the most sucsesful exp built machines ever as they...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,748
Posted By Capt
As soon as Vans was forced to add a training...

As soon as Vans was forced to add a training wheel his concept/ideas changed, poor bugger!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,981
Posted By Capt
Remember once above SL yr speedo gets more...

Remember once above SL yr speedo gets more inaccurate the higher you go.
I don't drive my 8 above 150 kts IAS under normal Ops, I don't see the need to!
It's scary the amount if drivers who don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,367
Posted By Capt
Training wheel type planes are more popular in...

Training wheel type planes are more popular in all makes (not just Vans) as most learnt to drive on training wheel machines and never went on to learn the proper skills to drive conventional U/C!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By Capt
Yeah the Full River HC20 it seams is only an...

Yeah the Full River HC20 it seams is only an Aussie labeled Chinese knock off of the 680. Still does a good job though:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,582
Posted By Capt
I recently swapped out my boat anchor Concord...

I recently swapped out my boat anchor Concord firewall mounted batt in my 8 wth a Full River HC20 AGM us gbtheing same batt holder with a couple of right angles pop riveted to the batt box floor to...
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