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Forum: RV-10 03-01-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,775
Posted By DEWATSON
EXPERIMENTAL

Since I always leave my flaps down when the airplane is on the ground, I put "experimental" on the top side of the flaps as forward as possible with the flaps down (both wings). It disappears into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,743
Posted By DEWATSON
Thumbs up James Clark

I would like to congratulate my high school classmate for being appointed as president of South Carolina State University. What an accomplishment James!!!!! We are very proud of you!!!!!

To keep...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-18-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700
Posted By DEWATSON
Williston

Williston has a nice caf? on the field. Nice place too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,382
Posted By DEWATSON
RV4

1982 at 2J9 Quincy, Florida. Seth Matthews gave me a ride in an unpainted RV4 that he had just finished. It knocked my socks off and I wished for one until 2006, at which time I ordered a RV8 just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-01-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,893
Posted By DEWATSON
Picture story

Weasel,

What a beautiful little girl you have there. I know you are proud. I had one once.....she's grown now and serves as a JAG in the United States Air Force. I'm still very proud.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,851
Posted By DEWATSON
Constant speed prop

Mel,

Not flaming....I do want to make a point. If you have the same aircraft in the same situation at the same airspeed, same altitude and same distance from the runway, the constant speed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,259
Posted By DEWATSON
oil temperature

Aircraft engine oil will flow sufficiently at room temperature.....70 to 80 degrees. There's no reason to heat the oil higher than 80 degrees to provide better lubrication for the engine. The oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-04-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,380
Posted By DEWATSON
MMO

Never have and never will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 895
Posted By DEWATSON
KC Flight and NASCAR

KC Flight did a great job at the Kansas NASCAR race yesterday. I love to see RVs at the opening ceremonies at NASCAR events.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-14-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,378
Posted By DEWATSON
Colorado

What a beautiful place to live and fly!!!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,483
Posted By DEWATSON
alt air

I do not have alternate air.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-01-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,554
Posted By DEWATSON
Canyonlands

Stayed at that airport in 2011. Nice place. Sorta warm but a very beautiful area. People there were great. If I remember correctly, there was a group of students that had come to visit the area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,680
Posted By DEWATSON
plenum

Do you have any idea how much it would cost to send it to north Florida USA?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,094
Posted By DEWATSON
radial

I don't know how practical or expensive such a project as a radial RV8 might be, but it sure is off the meter for cool. Good for you!!!! It looks like you have done a fine job. I'm gonna fly over...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 256,029
Posted By DEWATSON
S n F

There are people flying airplanes that shouldn't be flying airplanes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,207
Posted By DEWATSON
Vent protection

I've always used long pipe cleaners. I turn a nice round loop into one end and then double the other end over and stick it into the vent openings. The round loop is very easy to see in preflight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,187
Posted By DEWATSON
oil pressure

I have an IO 360 in the RV8. The Dynon D180 wouldn't come online several months ago. I called Dynon. They said to send it in and it would be repaired. All of my settings were lost during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,488
Posted By DEWATSON
fence

That is the fence of which I spoke! You can see the metal post lying there too.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,488
Posted By DEWATSON
flip

Maybe the fence made it flip????? Glad they are going to be OK.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,340
Posted By DEWATSON
battery charging

I made up a line from the battery side of the battery tender chord and ran it from the battery to the inside of the front baggage compartment on my 8. Works great for low voltage charging. Open the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,541
Posted By DEWATSON
angles

Mike,

I lifted the tail of my 8 and put it on a box so it would be in the position it would be for a slightly tail low landing. I did this in the dark, of course. I aimed the lights slightly out...
Forum: RV-3 12-19-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,023
Posted By DEWATSON
XP 82

Tom Riley is about half done restoring an XP82 in Douglas Georgia. Flew my RV8 along with a few RV4s to take the very pleasant and personal tour last Saturday. It is very unique and Tom loves to...
Forum: RV-4 12-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 452,145
Posted By DEWATSON
RV4

Jerry,

Great picture!!!

David Watson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,575
Posted By DEWATSON
clinic

I would love to participate, but I don't have a parachute.

David Watson
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,083
Posted By DEWATSON
ground

Well, you may not have seen any specifics, but I ain't pulling your leg. Same sort of problem happened to me 30 years ago with a Mercury outboard motor. It was overhauled and replaced on the boat. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,083
Posted By DEWATSON
temp

Jim,

I only stated what my problem was....yours may truly be an oil cooling problem. You really need to figure it out before you fly much more. 247 degrees will eventually cause you some serious...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,083
Posted By DEWATSON
temp

This is going to sound crazy....it did to me. I have a Dynon FlightDEK D180. I always fly with my strobe lights on and at night I also use the nav lights and landing lights when landing. I started...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,083
Posted By DEWATSON
gauge

Jim,

What type of device are you measuring your oil temperature with? Is it in an electronic display or is it a "stand alone" gauge?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,120
Posted By DEWATSON
next year

Bill,

Have you picked the dates for next year?

David Watson
Quincy, Florida
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-17-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,590
Posted By DEWATSON
EGT temp

How hot can EGT temps get before you have leaned too much?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,047
Posted By DEWATSON
VNE

What are these fellows doing to deal with exceeding VNE? Are control surfaces beefed up to prevent flutter, etc? Fast Bob is quite a bit over VNE for an RV6.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,924
Posted By DEWATSON
speed

What kind of speed are they getting out of the RV8s in this class?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-08-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 28,912
Posted By DEWATSON
Virginia Reeves

Doug, Susie, Audrey and Tate,

My wife and I are certainly thinking of you. Sometimes life is what it is and we have to move on. My mother passed on last year. We miss her much just as you will...
Forum: RV-10 08-07-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By DEWATSON
color

Just as a matter of preference....I like the grey tinted ones better than the green. Whichever you choose, you cretainly ought to choose "tinted".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,053
Posted By DEWATSON
flutter

OK....let's leave the P51 and talk only about RVs. First, I'm only familiar with the RV8. I know VNE for the RV8 is 230 MPH. I think VNE for the RV6 is 210 MPH, yet it is said that the RV6 has the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,053
Posted By DEWATSON
flutter

Lostpilot28 understands my original question. If the shape of the ailerons and elevators are very close to the same shapes of those on a P51, why can the P51 tolerate such greater airspeed over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,053
Posted By DEWATSON
Flutter?

This is probably a well discussed subject, but I can't find it. What determines VNE in RVs? With the same basic elevator design on all RVs, why does one have a higher VNE than another and then a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,599
Posted By DEWATSON
noise

David,

My 8 makes the same oil canning noise at about the same time you say yours does. It sounds to me like mine comes from the tail. Mine has been doing it since first flight and I have made...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,299
Posted By DEWATSON
degreaser

Spray it with Gunk Engine Degreaser from any auto parts store.....let it set for a few minutes......hose it off with a garden hose. It does a good job.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 49,575
Posted By DEWATSON
trip

GalinHdz,

Please check your PMs.

David Watson
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By DEWATSON
hot oil

I need to correct myself.......I reassembled the oil filter housing on the bench and I've found that I do have the gasket that half covers the oil passage from the vernatherm cavity. Others say this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By DEWATSON
hot oil

I just took the oil filter housing off the back of the engine and peaked into the vernatherm cavity. The gaskets are correct and the passages are wide open. I also took the hose nipples out of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By DEWATSON
hot oil

Walt,

This is something that I was not aware of. I'll go investigate right now!! Thanks (fingers crossed).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By DEWATSON
hot oil

I bought the engine from America's Aircraft Engines (Richard Fowler) and I claim I have good ring seating. I have to put a quart in every 7 hours or so. The cooler lines are 8s with no kinks. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,460
Posted By DEWATSON
hot oil

I have read everything I can find on the forum about high oil temperatures on the RV8. I have tried every suggestion here except putting louvers in the cowl. I really don't want to start cutting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,598
Posted By DEWATSON
Kill joys.....

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,264
Posted By DEWATSON
Johnson Creek

We flew from Florida three years ago. Really enjoyed Johnson Creek. I wish we were there with you. Have fun and hike to the tub.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,928
Posted By DEWATSON
pin

Tracy,

Maybe you should disassemble the tailwheel mount and clean the mechanism. The pin will hold again if you clean it up and put a little oil on it. I think you would really miss it's purpose...
Forum: Safety 06-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By DEWATSON
correct

You are correct.....this is well written. I agree 100%.
Forum: RV-4 05-28-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By DEWATSON
humming

I fought this problem for a while and finally found that the upper intersection fairings were not fitted to the fuselage and wing tight enough. I found it by removing the fairings before a flight to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,853
Posted By DEWATSON
strakes

Thanks so much.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,853
Posted By DEWATSON
strakes

Does anyone know where to get a pair of the fuselage strakes described here? I've seen them referenced here a couple of times.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,853
Posted By DEWATSON
shake and noise

I'm with you. No more acro with a passenger for me. Like I said in the original post.....I've probably done over 200 splits by myself and never had a problem. My RV 8 has never surprised me, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,853
Posted By DEWATSON
tail stall?

I've been flying my RV8 for almost 400 hours. I have done acro quite a bit in those 400 hours, but never with a passenger. A friend with acro ability and I put on our chutes today and he flew from...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,653
Posted By DEWATSON
daughters

JTROLLIN,

You are a blessed man!!!!
Forum: Southeast 05-20-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By DEWATSON
RV8

Dan,

I have an 8 and am located 4 miles west of Quincy, Florida. My identifier is 49FD. Come see me and we'll eat and fly and fly and eat. I'd be glad to have you visit. watson.david@ccbg.com or...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,275
Posted By DEWATSON
food

Oh yeah...been there a couple of times. Really good food if you're looking for somewhere to fly for lunch.
Forum: Safety 05-15-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,697
Posted By DEWATSON
spinner

Yep......plus one on the above comment.
Forum: Florida (South) 05-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,266
Posted By DEWATSON
gas

Quincy (2J9) is a great place to stop for fuel. You can also stay at a nice Bed & Breakfast with pick up at the airport. The McFarlin House is the name and their phone number is 850-875-2526. If...
Forum: Midwest 05-02-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By DEWATSON
AME

Bob,

I am sure that there are AMEs in MN that will try dilligently to help you recover your medical. If you get frustrated though and don't mind a quick vacation to Florida as well as visit a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,623
Posted By DEWATSON
propeller

Have the propeller balanced if you haven't done it yet. If you have....I don't know. I think an unbalanced rotating mass would be the culprit though.
Forum: RV-3 04-18-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By DEWATSON
windscreen

I don't know if you can make it work or not, but I have a windscreen for an RV8. watson.david@ccbg.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,036
Posted By DEWATSON
video

Alton,

Your video is really good and could help a few in the arrival line if they would take time to watch it. I am always surprised at the number of pilots that fly in to Sun n Fun that do not...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,325
Posted By DEWATSON
spacer

Paul,

I will take the spacer. I sent you an email. My email is Watson.david@ccbg.com.

David Watson
850-508-3067
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