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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Pilot8
OK, I'm onboard! Turbulent flow is hugely...

OK, I'm onboard! Turbulent flow is hugely difficult; solving it will be a Nobel Prize.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Pilot8
Dan Great tip on the book- just ordered Oleg's...

Dan
Great tip on the book- just ordered Oleg's book on Amazon. The cost willingness depends on the payback- to get industrial performance at the price of a redbird flight simulator is reasonable. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Pilot8
Hi Dave I hear you on the old school ways- they...

Hi Dave
I hear you on the old school ways- they are the most accurate. I'm presently setting up some pressure probes around the cowl exit- it would be nice to have some additional tools to do some...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Pilot8
Hi Kevin Thank you for your reply. Ease of use...

Hi Kevin
Thank you for your reply. Ease of use is important, something with a reasonable GUI would work, however, results that make sense, win at the end of the day. I hear you, garbage in,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Pilot8
CFD software recommendations

Anybody on the list using computational fluid dynamics software? Looking for info on what are the best packages, interfacing to 3D cad, accuracy, cpu power needed; any insight either work related or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-10-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By Pilot8
Mark No worries! We've all had our ADHD...

Mark
No worries! We've all had our ADHD builder moments. On the positive side, I've always wondered where an AN3 would break; now I know. :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-28-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Pilot8
RV8 cooling ramp cracks

Any RV8's out there with the 0.025" thick cooling ramp that has cracked? Getting ready to fix my 0.020" cracked ramp- checking to see if 0.025 is a winner.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By Pilot8
A lot of technological know how to deal with the...

A lot of technological know how to deal with the heat- not all the current going into a LED comes out as photons on the other side. We are paying for the reliability of high power density devices-...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Pilot8
Used two tie wrap anchors, one under each molex...

Used two tie wrap anchors, one under each molex connector, leaving the molex bulkhead tabs in place. Two screw holes and you’re...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,841
Views: 521,246
Posted By Pilot8
Hi Steve Which 3D printer do you use? What 3D...

Hi Steve
Which 3D printer do you use? What 3D CAD software to you use? Any machine recommendations for someone getting started? How about any books to get up to speed?

Thanks
Sam
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Pilot8
Which camera and setup did you use for the zoom,...

Which camera and setup did you use for the zoom, pan, rotate shot outside the right wing? That was awesome.

Sam
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-24-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,022
Posted By Pilot8
one IFR GPS with nav/com one nav/com one...

one IFR GPS with nav/com
one nav/com
one autopilot
two Archer wing tip nav antennas (don't use a single antenna with a splitter)
audio panel

The GPS is for the route, to locate fixes on non-gps...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,986
Posted By Pilot8
What is Hartzell's position on nordlocks?

What is Hartzell's position on nordlocks?
Forum: Safety 01-20-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,986
Posted By Pilot8
0.041 safety wire on my prop bolts. Positive...

0.041 safety wire on my prop bolts. Positive thinking may help, think: "maintenance is fun". :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,995
Posted By Pilot8
Robert Looking good! Congratulations! Sam

Robert
Looking good! Congratulations!

Sam
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,609
Posted By Pilot8
All the bad news... It's an incredible amount of...

All the bad news... It's an incredible amount of never ending work. You can learn the skills to do a good job, but if you are a quitter, quit now and buy a flying plane. It will take way longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,749
Posted By Pilot8
In the spirit of the thread and positive thinking...

In the spirit of the thread and positive thinking leadership...

My RV8 is set up for IFR- dual nav/coms, GTN 650, AFS 5400, backup PFD, along with PFD/EFIS backup batteries. First flight was Nov...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pilot8
I helped my brother find a RV7A- he's a doc and...

I helped my brother find a RV7A- he's a doc and just doesn't have the time or interest in building one. The market is unnerving- good planes are gone extremely quickly; one needs to buy it based on...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,396
Posted By Pilot8
The RV14 is a third generation pre-punched kit...

The RV14 is a third generation pre-punched kit with step by step drawings and videos! In the two years spent waiting to buy one, you could build it, and you'd spend around $150k fully tricked out! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Pilot8
I've got a buddy who built his RV6A and got a...

I've got a buddy who built his RV6A and got a workmanship award at OSH the year after he flew it. He's a mechanical engineer, does his own annuals. I'd trust him to a do a pre-buy as good as any...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,189
Posted By Pilot8
Per Nuckolls schematics: 1. 8AWG direct from...

Per Nuckolls schematics:
1. 8AWG direct from battery contactor to cockpit fuse block: wire not fused
2. starter contactor to alternator 6AWG: slow blow ANL40 blade type fuse
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,104
Posted By Pilot8
Scott, Steve, I'm thinking of the original...

Scott, Steve,
I'm thinking of the original poster (we are trying to help him, right?)- solo, 25g of fuel; in my RV8 with a Hartzell composite, I'm right at the forward CG limit. This would give my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,104
Posted By Pilot8
Steve Scott's observation still applies to the...

Steve
Scott's observation still applies to the original poster's situation of solo, minimum fuel.

Sam
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,104
Posted By Pilot8
What does the VSI say during the buffet? The...

What does the VSI say during the buffet? The pitch down is very slight in a RV. Pick an altitude in level flight, power to idle, pitch as needed to maintain altitude- when the buffet happens, see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,595
Posted By Pilot8
Yes. Placed an order a month ago, received it in...

Yes. Placed an order a month ago, received it in around two weeks. Talked with Don on the phone a week ago. Covid has slowed down the world- patience is needed during these times.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,104
Posted By Pilot8
phi75: Are you saying to recover from the nose...

phi75: Are you saying to recover from the nose pitching down, you need to pull the stick aft? That would be a tail stall recovery.
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,273
Posted By Pilot8
I initially got transition training with a local...

I initially got transition training with a local CFI in his RV7- he signed me off after 5 hours of dual. Flew my RV8 for 300 hours, with no problems, thinking I was in the sweet spot. After an 18...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By Pilot8
Good to know- two guys who use 20W-50 year; that ...

Good to know- two guys who use 20W-50 year; that is what I was looking to find out, does it work year around. Do you add cam guard?
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2020, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By Pilot8
Yup, got the list of oil weights in my POH. ...

Yup, got the list of oil weights in my POH. Looking for real world experience from people who fly in the midwest during the winter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-14-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,268
Posted By Pilot8
Oil weights in the midwest

My RV8 lives in warm sunny California, so I can't advise my Iowa based brother on what weight oil to use in his newly purchased RV7A. He bought the RV7A this year from a guy in Seattle, so no joy on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-06-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,718
Posted By Pilot8
Try this: put the pin extraction tool into an...

Try this: put the pin extraction tool into an empty connector hole and mark the tool with a sharpie so you know when it's fully inserted . Sometimes the tool will snag on the end of the wire grip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,041
Posted By Pilot8
Use this swivel male dimple die; Aircraft Spruce...

Use this swivel male dimple die; Aircraft Spruce part number SM10SP-4263. You'll need to drill a piece of steel to hold the female dimple die. A few light taps with the rivet gun produces a c-frame...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,343
Posted By Pilot8
People are funny, they say the craziest things! ...

People are funny, they say the craziest things! The man who sets the vision is you! RV's, for taildraggers, are very honest, with no surprises. I think you'll do fine. Mike Seager is the "man"...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-14-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,506
Posted By Pilot8
I have a stock Lycoming IO-360-M1B, two mags,...

I have a stock Lycoming IO-360-M1B, two mags, sky-tec NL starter, Avstar fuel injection, stock Airflow Performance fuel pump, snorkel built to plans, and the fuel flow cube inline between the engine...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,034
Posted By Pilot8
I sanded a popsicle stick end to a 100 degree V,...

I sanded a popsicle stick end to a 100 degree V, then used the tool to remove proseal from each dimple before inserting the rivet. Also paper towels to keep the skin clean on the flush side. A...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 757
Posted By Pilot8
AzkoNobel Titanium

Anybody out there who has used AkzoNobel Titanium metallic as a base coat on their RV? I'm considering using it myself on my RV8 and would like to see some pictures, if you don't mind to sharing. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By Pilot8
Great tip on the McFarlane cables, thanks guys!

Great tip on the McFarlane cables, thanks guys!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By Pilot8
Where did you buy the cablecraft cables?

Where did you buy the cablecraft cables?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-20-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,314
Posted By Pilot8
RV8 throttle travel shrinking

A new throttle cable from Van's has 2 1/8" travel- over time the travel will decrease by 3/8" on my IO360-M1B RV8. The throttle cable is firesleeved from the fuel servo end to the engine mount. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-21-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By Pilot8
Condition Inspection Davenport Iowa

Looking for an A&P referral for a RV7A condition inspection in the Davenport Iowa area.
Forum: COMM 05-13-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,952
Posted By Pilot8
Hi Denis I got the photos you emailed, thanks-...

Hi Denis
I got the photos you emailed, thanks- the antenna side coax connection looks good. A few questions, still trying to figure out what is going on with your installation:

1. Did you use...
Forum: COMM 05-12-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,952
Posted By Pilot8
I can't see the photos either. Might be a...

I can't see the photos either. Might be a permissions problem?
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,888
Posted By Pilot8
Mike Seager gave an EAA webinar earlier this...

Mike Seager gave an EAA webinar earlier this weeked titled "Critical RV Flying Skills" that you might find insightful.
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,952
Posted By Pilot8
Does the instruments go wild event happen when...

Does the instruments go wild event happen when you activate the PTT?
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,050
Posted By Pilot8
That's right, the sensitivity of the radio, plus...

That's right, the sensitivity of the radio, plus the power of the ILS transmitter will win the day. I did discover a lower bound to signal loss- originally had a single Archer antenna feeding two...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,050
Posted By Pilot8
I have an Archer antenna in each wingtip- one for...

I have an Archer antenna in each wingtip- one for each NAV- following Bob's directions to ground the antenna through the nutplate screws. The nav frequency VSWR, a measure of the quality of the RF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By Pilot8
I recently discovered the same issue on my 8-...

I recently discovered the same issue on my 8- throttle and mixture had both lost 3/8" of full forward throw. Replacing both cables fixed the issue. My theory was heat had limited the forward throw...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Pilot8
Dan I just completed converting my slider to a...

Dan
I just completed converting my slider to a fastback and I?m interested in your canopy lock safety mechanism. Would you mind posting a photo?

Thanks
Sam
Forum: Job Board 11-18-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,163
Posted By Pilot8
It's hard to find a good job in engineering. The...

It's hard to find a good job in engineering. The jobs most sought after, such as design in a hot field, are even more selective. When you graduate, the options you have are relatively wide open;...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-15-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By Pilot8
I feel your pain, been there myself- you are...

I feel your pain, been there myself- you are asking the right questions. The way to think about the plans is to think them through before beginning any task. A big part of getting an airplane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,215
Posted By Pilot8
The hobby laser cutters are in the 40 watt range,...

The hobby laser cutters are in the 40 watt range, good enough to cut cloth, paper, leather; not yet to the 200-250 watt range needed for 16 gauge steel.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-31-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,689
Posted By Pilot8
It's cheaper and faster to buy an already flying...

It's cheaper and faster to buy an already flying airplane. You can tell if you are meant to build an airplane, when every plane you look at for sale, you think, "I can build one a lot nicer than...
Forum: California 08-30-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,474
Posted By Pilot8
RV's are easy to fly; don't be afraid of RV7 or...

RV's are easy to fly; don't be afraid of RV7 or RV14, thinking they are some sort of high performance hard to handle plane- they are not. If you are looking to build, the RV14 is a third generation...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,474
Posted By Pilot8
A rubber hose between two adel clamps is all it...

A rubber hose between two adel clamps is all it takes.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,810
Posted By Pilot8
Did you drill the drain hole in the bottom of the...

Did you drill the drain hole in the bottom of the snorkel?
Forum: Fiberglass 07-29-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,782
Posted By Pilot8
To get the higher Tg with MGS requires elevated...

To get the higher Tg with MGS requires elevated temperatures for extended times, for example from the data sheet available at Aircraft Spruce:

10 hours at 176F: Tg=194F
20 hours at 140F: Tg=176F
15...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,297
Posted By Pilot8
It is a lot of work! :) You'd better love...

It is a lot of work! :) You'd better love problem solving, be a self motivator, and *never* give up. It's like having a second job. If you are married, make sure your wife is totally on board. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 636
Posted By Pilot8
FS: 55" Van's CT Q-55

Van's CT Q-55: 55 inch mixture/governor cable. Trial fit in my RV8, was too long, so still as new condition. $40, you pay shipping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 34,490
Posted By Pilot8
It's all part of VAF charm- a full spectrum of...

It's all part of VAF charm- a full spectrum of skills and insight. It might seem counterintuitive, but... the most efficient way to get really good ideas is to allow a full discourse to happen. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-07-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 779
Posted By Pilot8
WTB: RV7/7A

Looking for a nicely done RV7/7A. IO/O360, CS prop, no damage history. A nice plane is worth the higher price.
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pilot8
I'm trying to get down to the fundamentals of the...

I'm trying to get down to the fundamentals of the bond- 10,000+ RV's flying have a fiberglass fairing bonding the forward section of the plexi to the airframe. So it must adhere reasonably well. ...
Forum: RV-10 04-04-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,311
Posted By Pilot8
why weld-on instead of flox?

Does anyone know why Vans decided to use Weld-On instead of epoxy/flox to bond the plexi windows to the RV10 composite cabin lid?
Forum: California 03-13-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,005
Posted By Pilot8
Axel Bummer if you are stopping. It's been two...

Axel
Bummer if you are stopping. It's been two years in a row a friend and I have wanted to come but the weather in the San Jose area prevented getting to your flyin. Anyway to convince you...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-13-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,952
Posted By Pilot8
Forgot to say... congrats on finishing your...

Forgot to say... congrats on finishing your plane, getting your airworthiness cert, and getting into phase 1- you've joined an exclusive club! :)
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