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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-22-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By RVG8tor
Well there you go I did not think this through,...

Well there you go I did not think this through, properly, I did not change the wire connection just swapped bayonet end between cylinders.

I get the dork award!

So the probe is bad. That...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-21-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By RVG8tor
If the probe set up to measure #2 was moved to...

If the probe set up to measure #2 was moved to #4, and it was a bad probe I would have expected #4 to behave the same as it did when installed on #2. It did not so, if I discount a cylinder problem...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By RVG8tor
I just removed the bayonet end at hooked them up...

I just removed the bayonet end at hooked them up to the other cylinder. My logic was if the probe or wiring between the probe and the EMS were bad then the condition would follow the probe. It...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-20-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By RVG8tor
Question CHT Fluctuations

So my #2 cylinder CHT will set off a shock cooling alarm right from the start through the flight. I was fairly certain it was the probe. It would climb several degrees and come right back to what I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,389
Posted By RVG8tor
Dont forget power

There are some comments about maneuver or lack of abililty to maneuver at approach speed.

Don't forget to add power, these airplanes accelerate very well. I would not make a big bank change...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-03-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,177
Posted By RVG8tor
Agree with Dan

I just rode the brakes a bit going to the hold short and took off on my first flight. No pants and air flow cool them down. Landing and taxi back will more than likely show good brakes.

I just did...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-19-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,902
Posted By RVG8tor
2nd Spray Bottle

I keep a spray bottle with water and a few drops of Dawn dish soap. I wipe down off the bugs after every flight, basically all the leading edges. I do the legs fairings and bottom of flaps less...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-19-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVG8tor
Found home for Gator

To all,

Thank you for the offers and tips. As it turns out a very nice gentleman at OCF has space for Gator. I still have to meet and confirm it will work but I am sure it will.

Getting settled...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-19-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVG8tor
Tony, Thanks for the offer, just yesterday I...

Tony,

Thanks for the offer, just yesterday I confirmed a location in Ocala. KFIN is a nice location. I like the restaurant there and have made the trip for the $100 hamburger, even got the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By RVG8tor
Question

This happened in the middle of a flight, it went from reading normal to instantly reading low by 50 degrees. I found the nut holding wire on the end of the sender loose and tightened and thought I...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVG8tor
Keep you in mind

Peter,

I will keep you in mind for now. Hoping to find something closer. Buddy lives in Tampa so it will give me an excuse to see him more.

I will stay in touch
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVG8tor
Thanks Tom

Tom,

I plan to contact him but wanted to try a more semi permanent solution.

He was kind enough to give my plane a home for a few weeks several years ago when I flew it to Florida from the West...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,765
Posted By RVG8tor
Desperate need Hangar Ocala

Well I moved to Dallas in December and lucked into a hangar there but as fate would have it I lost my wife due to and accident (horse riding). I will be moving back to Ocala as we moved here due to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By RVG8tor
Oil Temp reading low

I am not sure this is a normal failure mode but my oil temp in the middle of a flight went from reading 190 to 145 and then stayed there.

I found the nut holding the sender wire ring terminal loose....
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,703
Posted By RVG8tor
Antenna

I had same issue. Intermittent at first the progressively happened more often. New antenna solved the issue. Do a search but there were stories of a possible bad batch of antenna, it was never a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By RVG8tor
Drove

We ended up driving since we both wanted to imbibe, and go into the Stock Yards section of town. We are new to the area.

There is a nice strip of grass for airplane parking right next to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By RVG8tor
Hops & Props FTW

Just read about this event. There are old posts here from several years ago. The website for the event does not mention flying and and airplane parking.

Has anyone been that can give advice, is...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-07-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By RVG8tor
Push button

I wrestled with using the CB to remove 12v power for the P-Mag internal power test. I decided to us a normally closed push button next to each mag switch.

During mag check when on single mag I just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
Posted By RVG8tor
Solved sort of

Found truly old computer and I was able to get it to check software version which removed the yellow screen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,086
Posted By RVG8tor
D180 Stuck on Yellow Screen

I had trouble downloading data from my flight deck 180. I?m using the same computer that I?ve used for years but for some reason it does not recognize the instrument.

I went home updated the...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-25-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By RVG8tor
Thanks Andy for the info and links

Thanks Andy for the info and links
Forum: Texas (North) 11-24-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By RVG8tor
Aero County

So we have the barn and the house set and we will be bwtween Frisco and McKinney. I was thinking McKinney would be the closes airport but actually it is Aero County (14min)

I drove by and called...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-18-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By RVG8tor
McKinney

Thanks for the input. I really wanted to get based at 52F but the driving factor is a facility for our horses. Airport at McKinney is the closest to the barn and to where we will live. If knyone...
Forum: Texas (North) 11-15-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By RVG8tor
Hangar N. Dallas

We are off to find a home in N. Dallas. We need to find a barn for our horses first then find a house bwteeen the barn and DFW.

Right now McKinney looks promising as well as Prosper and Argyle,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By RVG8tor
Question Topcoat Products

Anyone tried these on their planes. It claims to be silicone free.

Cheers
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By RVG8tor
Ditto

I used black fuel lint in the channel, makes a great stop.
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-17-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By RVG8tor
Ocala Rental Hangars

If you rent a hangar at OCF, please PM or email I have questions.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By RVG8tor
Simple fix

Well Garmin just reset the counter and I was able to re-update my card correctly this time.

The most painful part was sitting on hold for 45 minutes waiting to talk to someone. It took all of 3...
Forum: Northwest 03-05-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 899
Posted By RVG8tor
WTT: Half my RV-8A for Half RV-10

I am based in KOLM and want to trade half interest in my flying RV-8A for same in RV-10. I have considered building an RV-10 but can't bare the thought of selling my RV-8A. I can't justify owning two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By RVG8tor
Thanks Larry, My guess is that is what happens...

Thanks Larry,

My guess is that is what happens but I just hope I did not corrupt it he card, my guess is the Terrain card is formatted differently than the Nav data card.

You would think the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,373
Posted By RVG8tor
Wrong card 430W Update

Okay first I get the knuckle head award. Early morning is my defense.

Using the Fly Garmin windows based updater, I mistakenly installed the Terrain card then I hit install. Apparently it can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By RVG8tor
Ahh good point! I guess I did not think that...

Ahh good point! I guess I did not think that trough far enough.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By RVG8tor
RS 232 Color for IN and OUT

Is there an industry standard for these connections as far as what color goes to what pin, IN and OUT. The wires in the shielded bundle have stripes so if there is a standard I want to follow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,147
Posted By RVG8tor
This does help. Did you also add pig tail to the...

This does help. Did you also add pig tail to the shield on the GTX 345 end and attach that to the shield ground block on that connector?

For the life of me, I can't understand the difference...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,147
Posted By RVG8tor
Need more info

I can't post the photo but on the install manual for connections from GTX 345 to the GNS 430W, they show a Triangle "S" at the GTX 345 end and and air frame ground at the GNS 430W end.

Where does...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-03-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,147
Posted By RVG8tor
Question Answer please

I am hoping with this bump someone that is a near expert, I know we have them, can explain this. I just want to know what to do with the wires. My original panel harness was made up by an avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,829
Posted By RVG8tor
Not Onepak

So I guess this means it is not really a Onepak, it is a Onepak + Garmin Pilot Basic. Kind of defeats the on stop one subscription package for all your needs idea.

I will have to make a suggestion...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,700
Posted By RVG8tor
Great stuff

Oil Wrench
Oil Separator
Crank Case Vacuum kit
Prop Wrench
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,829
Posted By RVG8tor
Makes sense

Now that makes sense.

My basic subscription to Garmin Pilot expires on Friday the 13th so who knows what could happen! :)

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,829
Posted By RVG8tor
Garmin Onepak Subscription

Anyone use this? I bought mine and it works great but then I just noticed that even though the Onepak comes with the IFR chart part for Garmin Pilot the basic VFR half of Garmin is still a separate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,201
Posted By RVG8tor
Just steering commands

I realize that, what I am asking is can Dynon still send the command to the Garmin auto pilot. I am no expert but my guess is there is some industry standard for commanding bugs. It is why a Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,201
Posted By RVG8tor
Another Question

If I replace my Dynon Autopilot with the G5 and Garmin servos and control with the GAD 29 to interface with my 430W how will this interface with the Dynon as far as controlling heading and altitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,954
Posted By RVG8tor
These planes are fast

I have made 4 trips from Washington to east coast February to March.

I just take the southern route across AZ and NM. The speed of these planes make it not that much longer. One nice leg I did last...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,410
Posted By RVG8tor
Green gasket

I have 500 hours on my engine and no issues with intake tubes until last week. I have one small drip down an intake tube, no issues in the operation of the engine.

My gaskets are green, would this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 11:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,201
Posted By RVG8tor
430W

I did not mention it specifically but I do have the 430W for my "legacy IFR panel". I have the approach capability but the Dynon AP will not fly the vertical path and I am stuck with a single...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,733
Posted By RVG8tor
Never an issue

I have done this several locations and have never had an issue. They want your business so I am sure most would do this for you.

I also borrow the extension cord, this sometimes meant pulling the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,201
Posted By RVG8tor
Ditch Dynon Autopilot for Garmin

I bought my panel just before Skyview came out, mainly for the autopilot, never did I think that Dynon would not deliver on its promise to have full VNAV path approach capability for the legacy...
Forum: ADS-B 12-23-2016, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,675
Posted By RVG8tor
Connections

I am about to replace my GTX 327 with the GTX 345, I am working on the pin out now. I also have the 430W and D-180

The Dynon out put altitude to the 327 and the 430W via pin 13 from the DB 25...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,186
Posted By RVG8tor
Long Reach Wrench

If your wings are off you can make the wrench I mentioned above to reach the bolts. Here is the kit log entry with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-21-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,186
Posted By RVG8tor
Does this apply to "A" Models

The SB does not mention RV-8A but it also does not say that it does not apply. My guess is that it does not apply (NA) since these holes are used to attach the main gear weld-mounts.

I want to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-20-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 33,186
Posted By RVG8tor
JB Weld

I had to remove the gear mounts for my RV-8A, issues with the QB installation.

I made a long reach wrench by taking some square small steel tube and a cutoff box end wrench, i used JB weld and it is...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,031
Posted By RVG8tor
Flight of 3 Once

I had the same issue one day with a flight of 3 C-17s. The controller actually told me caution wake turbulence when he pointed out the traffic.

Climbing was a good choice and avoiding it is the...
Forum: GPS 09-13-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 338,072
Posted By RVG8tor
Auto Reconnect

I have the flight stream 210 installed. My 660 will not connect up on initial power up. I have to go to BT setting on 660 and hit connect.

In flight I have seen now issues of losing a connection. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,221
Posted By RVG8tor
Aviation book: If you ain't a Pilot

A flight school classmate of mine has written a book about our year in Undergraduate Pilot Training. This is a hilarious read and shows the fun and pressure of flight school.

It is available on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-12-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,101
Posted By RVG8tor
500hrs still okay

I have an 8A and so far not issues with cracks. I am always readjusting to keep the pipes off the weld mounts. Mine always just touch the low part.

I also add mouse milk to each joint every time I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,464
Posted By RVG8tor
Good for me

I am skipping the BBQ so it works for me
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
Posted By RVG8tor
Dint know this

I never thought to use the directory.

I just found out an airport north of Minniappolos I had to drop into 3 years ago on my way to OSH has camping. Nothing there that year said anything about it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
Posted By RVG8tor
Good idea

I had to do that on my way home from SnF, had to stay the night an hour from home due to weather.

I was hoping for something of a sure thing. Not sure many FBOs allow squatters. I will just have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
Posted By RVG8tor
Airport with campimg

It is a long hall from WA and I wondered if there is an airport within 2-3 hours of OSH that allows camping at the airport. I am planning a Sunday mornng arrival.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,464
Posted By RVG8tor
Awesome

Thanks for the additional brief, I will bring some bourbon.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,395
Posted By RVG8tor
Washington

I am in, I think I can find some from my state!

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,464
Posted By RVG8tor
Same with me

I have to leave Thursday AM so if you have an informal brief Tuesday I would love to attend.

I will be in HBC but will keep an eye on this thread for PM if you get one scheduled.

Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,282
Posted By RVG8tor
Love the lights

Don't get me wrong I love the lights, I have the original landing light that also holds the Nav/Position light. This are under the wing lens cover and there has been no fogging of these light. What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,282
Posted By RVG8tor
Fogged PosiStrobe, tail

I have had the same issue with my tail strobe fogging over also stored in a hangar, and in a low sun part of the country.

When I bought mine, very early in the product line (2007?) I was under the...
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