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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 14
Posted By rv8ch
Not that easy to see but this picture shows it a...

Not that easy to see but this picture shows it a little bit.

I just kept the bowden cable under the angle along the FW, a small notch in the vertical part of the baggage sidewall, and then under...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,886
Posted By rv8ch
Riley, It's really good that you are asking here,...

Riley, It's really good that you are asking here, and that you are testing these lines. Small leaks can be annoying since they make your aircraft smell like fuel, and large leaks can cause a...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Nick - welcome to VAF! You might want to...

Hi Nick - welcome to VAF! You might want to place the order now and then when the time comes you can just delay shipment. Talk to the folks at Van's - they are very easy to work with.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By rv8ch
Fuel issue

Ouch.

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https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/small-plane-makes-crash-landing-on-dirt-racetrack-west-of-delray-beach
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By rv8ch
I did this too, but I didn't remove the check...

I did this too, but I didn't remove the check valve - I was pretty happy with my 80/80 compressions! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,520
Posted By rv8ch
I understand what you and DanH are saying - and I...

I understand what you and DanH are saying - and I know that Bob Nuckolls says the same thing. Two things - 1) modern cars are doing lots of things with their millions of relays, so it's not clear if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By rv8ch
According to this diagram, unless the humidity at...

According to this diagram, unless the humidity at that altitude was higher than 80%, it is not likely that you had carb ice.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,520
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Jan, I saw a video of the Plane Power/Hartzell...

Hi Jan, I saw a video of the Plane Power/Hartzell guys from Oshkosh this year, and the PP expert said something to the effect of "I don't know why you would want to have the alternator on during the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By rv8ch
Here's some advice - build the aircraft as close...

Here's some advice - build the aircraft as close to the plans as possible. Every change will cost you a lot more time than you might think. I got this advice before I started building, didn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,523
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Vern. I had not heard of USB OTG - this...

Thanks Vern. I had not heard of USB OTG - this will solve the problem! I'll start looking for devices.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,455
Posted By rv8ch
Follow-up

Just a follow-up on this thread - the airflow straightener is still installed and working well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,523
Posted By rv8ch
automatic upload to savvy or other service

Vern, gents, gurus, quick question - when I finish a flight I take the USB stick out of my GRT, plug it into my laptop, drag the CSV files onto the laptop, log into savvy.com, and drag the CSV files...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,010
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bill. I have a "heavy" left wing, and...

Thanks Bill. I have a "heavy" left wing, and want to install a gopro, will probably put it on the right wing anyway. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,483
Posted By rv8ch
Bill, is this still for sale?

Bill, is this still for sale?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-13-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By rv8ch
Some good hints...

Some good hints here:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1102695

Also, if you use a tool like foreflight, it can be set up for your W&B, but you need an accurate W&B done on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By rv8ch
I agree - it seems like carb ice can happen at...

I agree - it seems like carb ice can happen at any time, which is why I raised the point. Not sure everyone is trained to watch out for it. I know I was not trained for this - but could be just me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,426
Posted By rv8ch
Mike, did you notice a difference in handling...

Mike, did you notice a difference in handling after bending the "stinger"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
My setup feels very accurate and responsive, and...

My setup feels very accurate and responsive, and after a bit of practice, I didn't have any trouble with the ground handling of the Eagle or the P51. The Spitfire was a bit more tricky.

I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,457
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Peter, how do you have your oil cooler...

Hi Peter, how do you have your oil cooler mounted? I have the opposite problem - my oil is too cool. I think it's because I offset my cooler just a little bit back from the cylinder when I mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
In flight, no real difference between nosewheel...

In flight, no real difference between nosewheel and tailwheel. On the ground, my experience is that it helps. It's not natural for us to steer with our feet, so getting experience taxiing with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dave, have you seen carb ice during times when...

Hi Dave, have you seen carb ice during times when you didn't expect it? Traditionally it's only supposed to happen during descent to landing under "high" humidity conditions, not under full power. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By rv8ch
I put mine here - worked out well. On the FW the...

I put mine here - worked out well. On the FW the forest of tabs will get in the way, and be harder to run cables to.

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FW ground info is here to ground the engine and starter to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,374
Posted By rv8ch
Carb heat on takeoff?

Just ran across this accident in which the NTSB seems to recommend carb heat on...
Forum: International 09-13-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,828
Posted By rv8ch
Same here. I always request shipment via USPS...

Same here. I always request shipment via USPS but some suppliers confuse USPS with UPS or just ignore me. I always enjoy getting the shipment, but dread the letter that comes a few days later with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
My PC was about $3000, and the other stuff about...

My PC was about $3000, and the other stuff about another $1000. The prices are about the same now, but the performance is better. It could probably be done with slightly less powerful hardware, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
I bought some VR goggles (Oculus Rift), a good PC...

I bought some VR goggles (Oculus Rift), a good PC (Joule Performance), graphics card (RTX2080Ti), some good rudder pedals (Thrustmaster TPR)/HOTAS/Stick and practiced with a game called DCS World.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By rv8ch
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforc...

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforce.com+hot+start+io-360

Lots of great threads on this topic.

Mixture ICO, throttle at about 1000RPM, crank until it starts and feed in the mixture. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By rv8ch
Looks cool, Colin. Also looks like you changed...

Looks cool, Colin. Also looks like you changed the gasket. Always interesting to see people experimenting. I think DanH is also running the megajolt.
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,828
Posted By rv8ch
I agree - I work a lot with China and those guys...

I agree - I work a lot with China and those guys are extremely motivated to knock down barriers to making money. It's a delight to work with them. No comment on all the problems that exist in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,071
Posted By rv8ch
The Denso website says that the IK24 plugs have...

The Denso website says that the IK24 plugs have the 5k ohm resistor, and I confirmed this when checking both the IK24 and IK27 Iridium plugs. I have not yet put the IK24 plugs in - will probably do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By rv8ch
Just as a recent datapoint - I thought I had an...

Just as a recent datapoint - I thought I had an issue with my PP alternator, and contacted them. They shipped a brand new one to me in Switzerland totally at their cost. Turns out there was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By rv8ch
Does the pin go in easily if it's only one side...

Does the pin go in easily if it's only one side of the hinge? If not, then that might be something to fix - perhaps some loops are not aligned right.

Mine were stiff for a while, but now I can...
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,828
Posted By rv8ch
The challenge seems to be fraud as previously...

The challenge seems to be fraud as previously mentioned. The US market is so huge, many businesses just decide to avoid the hassle of "international". Even in very large companies, "international"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,071
Posted By rv8ch
The timing will help - are you running on the A...

The timing will help - are you running on the A curve or the B curve? Do you have an enginebridge or eicommander? They can tell you the pmag timing while flying. Our engines don't seem to be as...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,828
Posted By rv8ch
Dan, if only you knew someone from the US who has...

Dan, if only you knew someone from the US who has a sister in Texas who could forward the occasional package, if only... :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,071
Posted By rv8ch
Isn't a 14 a bit...

Isn't a 14 a bit hot?

https://www.densoproducts.com/heat-range-conversion-chart-2

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Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By rv8ch
I think you are right! I'm not sure why i...

I think you are right! I'm not sure why i thought that it had an internal generator like the pmag, but I was clearly wrong. Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Mike, If you have an electrically dependent...

Hi Mike, If you have an electrically dependent aircraft, you are doing the right thing by trying to understand the design of the system. There are many factors that go into the design of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,274
Posted By rv8ch
From what what I understand, it's not the key...

From what what I understand, it's not the key switch that's the problem, it's the systems connected to the key switch. What does the key switch actually do? Provide power to the EFII(s)? Any other...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By rv8ch
Are you in a hurry? I've got a couple I could...

Are you in a hurry? I've got a couple I could drop in the mail from Switzerland, but I won't have them in my hands for a few days.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By rv8ch
Here are some sample...

Here are some sample POHs.

https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,527
Posted By rv8ch
Can't argue with that logic! As another data...

Can't argue with that logic!

As another data point, I'm at 3.1 bar or about 45 psi with my big, fat 380X150-5 Michelins. I need that extra pressure due to my "carrier" landings.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 897
Views: 1,185,482
Posted By rv8ch
Another picture

Hope it's not verboten to post multiple pictures - took this one this morning after a really nice flight.

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Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By rv8ch
Just an idea - I'll bet there is someone on the...

Just an idea - I'll bet there is someone on the field with a tug that you can use from time to time. Might take a few minutes to "drive" it to your hangar and back, but probably a lot cheaper than...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-05-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks guys. It's epoxied in place - I'll keep...

Thanks guys. It's epoxied in place - I'll keep an eye on it. I can thankfully see it via the oil door.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2021, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By rv8ch
Mine are polished - not as nice as these! I was...

Mine are polished - not as nice as these! I was planning to stay with the original gray shade but my painter polished them for me. I'm not sure what you mean by durable, but if you want them to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-05-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,067
Posted By rv8ch
I use this method in my car but with the superior...

I use this method in my car but with the superior cold air sump, there is a little area just above the drain that would be missed, unfortunately. Perhaps with the standard sump it would work. It...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Bill, I assume you excluded the fuel tanks for...

Hi Bill, I assume you excluded the fuel tanks for this test, just in case it's not clear to everyone who might try this.

You mentioned clear tubing - where did you put that? And did you pressurize...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By rv8ch
Here's another interesting...

Here's another interesting video:

https://www.nord-lock.com/en-us/insights/videos/watch-the-junker-vibration-test-video/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,015
Posted By rv8ch
The new antisplataero method to get into an RV...

The new antisplataero method to get into an RV without stepping on the seat - announcing the "Levitation Gizmo!"

It's a very thin, very light product, and you simply place it on your seat, and it...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By rv8ch
Acetone works great, that I know. I can't get...

Acetone works great, that I know. I can't get any of the other more dangerous stuff here either, but turns out it's not needed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,780
Posted By rv8ch
I have zero visibility into the economics, but my...

I have zero visibility into the economics, but my tiny airport/flying club installed a new fuel station that delivers 100LL, 91UL, and Jet-A. For some reason adding a 3rd fuel always seems to be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 04:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,761
Posted By rv8ch
Alternator noise in headset due to aux connection

I've got a slight alternator noise in my headset that seems to be due to the aux connection from my GRT Sport EFIS. I have total silence until a certain part in the GRT boot process. It's not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats! It's a great feeling - best of luck...

Congrats! It's a great feeling - best of luck with the flight testing.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2021, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By rv8ch
We're required to placard tire pressure, fuel and...

We're required to placard tire pressure, fuel and oil type volume, so why not torques? I really like that idea and will get out my label maker today.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By rv8ch
Good idea!

Good idea!
Forum: Safety 08-31-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,336
Posted By rv8ch
Not gonna show my work, but my math says about...

Not gonna show my work, but my math says about 23,880 balls. You would need about 0.8m≥ (cubic meters) of volume in seawater to displace 2'000 lbs (816kg) and ping pong balls are about 33.5cm≥...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-31-2021, 01:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 16,322
Posted By rv8ch
Follow-up

Thanks again Dan for the excellent article. I finally got a chance to do my compression tests using the ATS 2EM https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=2EM and it worked fine.

Just a couple...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,755
Posted By rv8ch
NGK values

Every time I touch my sparking pluggers I have to look up the value, as I can't believe it's that high, but it is. Don't want those little guys coming out during a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-30-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By rv8ch
Hall effect current sensor issue

The black sensor part has come loose from my hall effect sensor. It looks like it's kind of just jammed in there. Anyone have something similar happen? Looks like it can just be epoxied in there,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2021, 01:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By rv8ch
If you disconnect the hose at the fuel servo...

If you disconnect the hose at the fuel servo inlet, which is where you will want to do your fuel flow test, it will self-prime.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-30-2021, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,703
Posted By rv8ch
Based on what you are writing, it might be that...

Based on what you are writing, it might be that you don't have the pmags wired as recommended by the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-30-2021, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,498
Posted By rv8ch
I guess bolts would work, but the torx screws...

I guess bolts would work, but the torx screws work well, their heads are smooth so they don't catch on anything in the baggage area, and I had plenty in stock. I use those clear plastic washers to...
Forum: Safety 08-29-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,336
Posted By rv8ch
I must have missed that accident report, or my...

I must have missed that accident report, or my memory is failing me. Glad you got on the ground safely! Did you find out why the engine failed?
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