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Forum: Formation Flying 06-06-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By RhinoDrvr
A good flight lead should never go to idle, as -2...

A good flight lead should never go to idle, as -2 always needs to have more drag available for corrections. If the airplanes are perfectly matched, and lead goes to idle, there is no way for -2 to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,649
Posted By RhinoDrvr
So where exactly in the GTN650 config menu do we...

So where exactly in the GTN650 config menu do we enable the fuel crossfill? I got the v8.81 installed, and activated the PFD, SFD cross reference (it was enabled by default), but canít seem to get...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By RhinoDrvr
You can set the right inset window to be a...

You can set the right inset window to be a g-meter, but it only works when the PFD is full screen. Half screen it wonít appear.
Forum: Flight Testing 05-13-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,256
Posted By RhinoDrvr
For all those cautioning the OP about this...

For all those cautioning the OP about this test....heís very humble, but is a renowned US Navy Test Pilot, as well as combat vet A-4 pilot. Iím certain heís well aware of the workup concept to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Skylor, I did an in-flight mag check, and the...

Skylor,

I did an in-flight mag check, and the EGT's rise from 1550 or so with each ignition off.

I'm 99% sure that it's a timing thing, because as I climb in altitude up to 8000-10000 feet where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
At my next oil change Iíll likely time my PMAGís...

At my next oil change Iíll likely time my PMAGís 1/2 tooth aft of TDC, and see what effect that has. Currently I can climb at Vy of 90 kts to 10,000í on a 70 degree day and keep the hottest CHT at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I havenít. Never really cared about my EGTís...

I havenít. Never really cared about my EGTís until I saw them above 1500
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Thanks for the reply Walt. Up at altitude, I see...

Thanks for the reply Walt. Up at altitude, I see the same. About 1400 is my cruise EGT, which is about 50 degrees LOP. CHTís are no problem (330-360. 380 in a Vy climb). Itís just down low where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
You are 100% correct. I have a 149 tooth ring...

You are 100% correct. I have a 149 tooth ring gear, so 2.5 degrees is the number I was referencing. My recollection was incorrect.

I did just move away from the Devilís armpit (Mojave desert) to a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
All, I know why the EGT is at 1550. The PMAGís...

All,

I know why the EGT is at 1550. The PMAGís are timed 1.4 degrees before TDC which equates to a base timing of 23.6 degrees BTDC vice Lycomingís recommended 25 degrees.

This limits the PMAGís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,312
Posted By RhinoDrvr
High EGT's (1500+)

Hi all,

I've listened to Mike Busch's webinars and such, and have gathered that EGT is meaningless on a non-turbo Lycoming, and is simply a point of reference for setting fuel flow.

That said; at...
Forum: Safety 04-14-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,501
Posted By RhinoDrvr
This is a primary reason I have a different...

This is a primary reason I have a different person / entity do my Condition Inspection every year.

The first year I owned it, my local mechanic (who is a wizard...couldn't speak higher of his work)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-11-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I just pull the circuit breakers during run up on...

I just pull the circuit breakers during run up on the first flight of the month. :D:D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-18-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,088
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I believe I saw 12,000 hours in an RVator issue a...

I believe I saw 12,000 hours in an RVator issue a while back. That for an anodized spar like the -7/8. Built up spars had the potential to go longer. This based on the fatigue schedule of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Looking For Transient Hangar Space in Tucson Jan 24-29

Iíll be flying my RV-8 down to Tucson January 24-29. Anybody have gouge for hangar space available to rent that week? Never been to Tucson before so I donít know the weather patterns but my concern...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 53,550
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Manufacturer Liability in Aviation

Can somebody talk me through how the manufacturer avoids any responsibility here for a faulty part at manufacture?

Seems to me that if a part was proven to be defective from the factory, the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,506
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Wingnut, You're always welcome to take a peek at...

Wingnut,

You're always welcome to take a peek at my setup as well. I have gotten it to cool fairly well (385-400 in climb at 120 degrees F OAT) since redoing my intake ramps and baffle seals. Hit...
Forum: Safety 12-04-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,564
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I didnít build my RV; I bought it, and in my...

I didnít build my RV; I bought it, and in my opinion the wiring job done by the builder was very neat and effective. That said, when it came back from Waltís shop, the result was top notch. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,304
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Use the forward baggage compartment as ballast.

I've had someone who weighs 265lbs in the back, but the benefit of the -8 is that you can throw some ballast in the forward baggage and help balance the load.

I just ran the numbers for my airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Agreed; the flat rate repair is the most...

Agreed; the flat rate repair is the most frustrating thing in my mind with Garmin Avionics, and I would hope theyíd reconsider this pricing structure...but Iím not going to hold my breath.
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By RhinoDrvr
That your resale value will go through the floor...

That your resale value will go through the floor with a nonstandard firewall forward setup.
Forum: Safety 11-07-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,292
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Iíd be concerned about the integrity of the...

Iíd be concerned about the integrity of the alternate air / carb heat system in many RVís more than the airfoil. That said, ice scares me enough that a chance of an encounter keeps me on the ground.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Iíve done plenty of static displays with the jet...

Iíve done plenty of static displays with the jet at airshows, so I understand how the public can wear on you...but I never liked the guys who flew a jet to a show and buttoned it up without standing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,859
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I made this decision last year, and the choice...

I made this decision last year, and the choice was made for me at Oshkosh. Iíd flown behind Dynon Skyview and it was a good system. The buttons felt cheap, but functionality was great.

I stopped...
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,931
Posted By RhinoDrvr
At least the RV-8 has a fantastic view over the...

At least the RV-8 has a fantastic view over the nose. Very similar to a Citabria. For me (6í2Ē) no S-turns required. The side-by-side might have a little bit of a blind spot on the right, looking...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-03-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 147,388
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Love this feature, but I would like IAS / Baro...

Love this feature, but I would like IAS / Baro Alt to be displayed instead of GPS GS and Alt. The data is there, just send it via BT to the iPad!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Might be for different reasons, but the radials...

Might be for different reasons, but the radials Iíve flown have all instructed to warm up the engine with the cowl flaps OPEN, to promote airflow and aid equal heating of all components. The T-28...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-24-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,771
Posted By RhinoDrvr
To start; Iím a fan of being proficient in any...

To start; Iím a fan of being proficient in any type of flying that your airplane can do, thinking there is a time and a place for, in this case, either type of landing.

That said; for the past 3...
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,176
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I went through 3 SkyTec starter solenoids, and 2...

I went through 3 SkyTec starter solenoids, and 2 starters with their ridiculous heat related sticking issues before Walt replaced my starter with a B&C that works every time.

Iíll never put anything...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-16-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 147,388
Posted By RhinoDrvr
It would be very helpful if the G3X screen could...

It would be very helpful if the G3X screen could be replicated on a tablet via Bluetooth and Garmin Pilot. Obviously, no functionality, simply a repeater for aft cockpits of RV-8/RV-4 etc...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-12-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Re-reading my original post, I see it wasnít...

Re-reading my original post, I see it wasnít clear. Iím looking for something that will serve as a repeater of the PFD with primary flight instruments. Airspeed, Altitude, Attitude and Heading; not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-11-2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,166
Posted By RhinoDrvr
iPad as G3X repeater

Iíve got a G3X Touch system in my RV-8, and would like to use an iPad as a display repeater for the aft cockpit passenger to use when they are flying. I have found how to use ForeFlight and Garmin...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,623
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Not difficult to trap the stick between your legs...

Not difficult to trap the stick between your legs during start (that's what I do in my RV-8), and if you're running the engine up to full throttle immediately post start you're doing more things...
Forum: Rocket 09-27-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,552
Posted By RhinoDrvr
My $130,000 RV cost $1250 to insure, which would...

My $130,000 RV cost $1250 to insure, which would match with the 3xRV figure someone posted earlier.
Forum: Rocket 09-26-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,552
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Others can offer more insight, but I believe the...

Others can offer more insight, but I believe the Harmon Rockets had higher noseover rates than the RVís, so the insurance rates are higher. The F1 Rocket corrected the issue, but got lumped in due...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-26-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,023
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I found that the Duckworks LE mounts with AeroLED...

I found that the Duckworks LE mounts with AeroLED lights to be plenty bright for night flights. Compared to the HID they replaced, the LEDís are insane.

I think the win tip and LE lights would be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,600
Posted By RhinoDrvr
The Schroth buckle I have in my -8 allows you to...

The Schroth buckle I have in my -8 allows you to disconnect just the shoulder straps. I believe Hooker uses the same buckle.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,428
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I've flown Star Wars Canyon a few times in the...

I've flown Star Wars Canyon a few times in the RV...if anything, it's safer now as there is a 1500' AGL restriction on military traffic there after the 2019 crash.

What struck me was that at RV...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2020, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,478
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Gís beat up airplanes...

Gís beat up airplanes. Period. Even the super high speed jets get thrown away after 6000-8000 hours of use. The F/A-18 had problems with vertical stabilizer cracks due to loads under G. F-16ís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 01:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,544
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Those are the ones. :D

Those are the ones. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,544
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Iíve got plugs in mine. Got them at Home Depot. ...

Iíve got plugs in mine. Got them at Home Depot. Theyíre stainless steel, and have circles in the end that makes threading them in an out a snap. You can also run ropes through the circles in the...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-15-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,705
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Is the -14 roomy enough with a slider canopy for...

Is the -14 roomy enough with a slider canopy for a small bench in the baggage compartment? The backseat in the SF260 is pretty small...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-14-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 1,156,407
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Whatís the best way to get a nice leather edge...

Whatís the best way to get a nice leather edge roll for the panel glareshield like this? I love the look, and potential added safety benefit.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-07-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,390
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I would operate off smooth maintained grass or...

I would operate off smooth maintained grass or tarmac. But Iíve seen enough landing gear issues with the -8ís (main landing gear bolts coming loose, tailwheel stingers wearing and requiring...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2020, 11:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,248
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Garmin from EI Instruments

I recently upgraded from UBG-16 to Garmin G3X, and saw a 50 degree increase in CHT's. I was hovering around 390 in climb, after the upgrade I was seeing 440. My mechanic was suspect of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 03:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,990
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Ron, Just for my curiosity. Did you find any...

Ron,

Just for my curiosity. Did you find any horizontal stab cracks when completing the service bulletin? I don?t snap (or really slip) my RV because of potential stress on the vertical /...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-04-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,992
Posted By RhinoDrvr
As Hom said above, I?m having this same issue...

As Hom said above, I?m having this same issue with my GMA245. Exact same symptoms, with both an iPhone X, and Samsung phone.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 40,725
Posted By RhinoDrvr
As a tailwheel guy, part of my calculus was that...

As a tailwheel guy, part of my calculus was that a ground loop might be slightly more likely, but the consequences wouldn?t be as serious. I?d rather end up with an insurance claim for bent metal...
Forum: Safety 04-07-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,884
Posted By RhinoDrvr
P135PD, Good catch. I definitely use the pump...

P135PD,

Good catch. I definitely use the pump on takeoff to backup the engine driven pump.

On landing I typically turn it on entering the pattern VFR (be that at the initial, or turning into the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 01:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,762
Posted By RhinoDrvr
As an Intermediate Jet student about halfway...

As an Intermediate Jet student about halfway through Flight School in Meridian, MS my class and I were going out for a night, solo, field carrier landing practice (FCLP) flight. Planning to takeoff...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,884
Posted By RhinoDrvr
THE TAKEAWAYS Having been fortunate enough to...

THE TAKEAWAYS

Having been fortunate enough to spend my entire adult life in professional aviation, I think the most important thing following any incident such as this is to breakdown the goods, and...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,884
Posted By RhinoDrvr
FI Fuel Metering Line Disconnected: Engine Failure on Short Final to a Military Base

THE EVENT

U.S. Air Force Plant 42 (KPMD) in Palmdale, California. A small DoD facility in the Mojave Desert that was the home to such famed projects as the Space Shuttle Orbiter, the F-117A, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,200
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Steve, I just rebuilt the assembly last annual,...

Steve,

I just rebuilt the assembly last annual, with oversize bolts to ensure a tight fit. I will do as you suggest though; last thing I want is to go off roading as a part of this experiment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,200
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Hmmm, Well, Karen at API is going to send me a...

Hmmm,

Well, Karen at API is going to send me a 10 and a 20 degree block. I may just pay for both and do a little experimentation to see which is the better setup.

Even better, is there anybody out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,200
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Maybe it?s not spinning all the way around, but...

Maybe it?s not spinning all the way around, but there?s some definite feedback in the pedals that it?s not tracking straight at touchdown.

What is the geometry of your setup, Steve? Does the pivot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,200
Posted By RhinoDrvr
RV-8 Tailwheel Steering Geometry

I recently found quite a bit of wear in my Aviation Products tailwheel attach block with 1500 hours on it. This is allowing the fork a fair amount of fore and aft motion that I?d like to stop.

I...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-12-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,583
Posted By RhinoDrvr
I think (knock on wood) the loss of timing was an...

I think (knock on wood) the loss of timing was an issue in early PMAGS that has been documented and corrected with the current versions of hardware and firmware. I have 250 hours on a dual PMAG...
Forum: ADS-B 12-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,864
Posted By RhinoDrvr
The F/A-18A-G won't have ADS-B out for a...

The F/A-18A-G won't have ADS-B out for a while...so keep your eyes peeled when you're flying around low level routes / R-2508...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,301
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Tom, we've never met, but you made the hoses for...

Tom, we've never met, but you made the hoses for my airplane just recently. I'm terribly sorry for your loss. Cancer is a horrific thing for anybody to go through...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,089
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Talking EXP Aircraft Services Panel Upgrade Experience ***VERY POSITIVE***

As I’ve posted earlier on the forum, I am the happy owner of N88MJ, Michael Robbin’s RV-8 built in 2002. I bought the airplane from Mike in 2017, and have been flying it for 2 years all over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,825
Posted By RhinoDrvr
All this engineering and pain for what net...

All this engineering and pain for what net improvement to chains and springs? I'm very happy with my chain setup. What is the benefit of the rocket link, against the added trouble to get the setup...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-14-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,836
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Awesome, thanks for the share!

Awesome, thanks for the share!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,836
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Low Pass, Can I get a couple pictures of your...

Low Pass,

Can I get a couple pictures of your setup? Looking to do something like that on my airplane.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-04-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,694
Posted By RhinoDrvr
Guess I was asking for it. OAT was high 80?s. ...

Guess I was asking for it. OAT was high 80?s. Took off, climbed at 80kts to 6500 feet (from 2500?), did 2 power off stalls, then returned for the 3 touch and goes. Pretty tough flight profile on a...
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