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Forum: GPS 12-04-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By pv9
Garmin Aera 796 update question

Hi folks:
I have a panel mounted Garmin Aera 796. It has been a great GPS unit for VFR flying and I've held back from upgrading.
The drawback is that it seems impossible to update the maps without...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Thank you all so much. I have located the smell...

Thank you all so much. I have located the smell to the fuel vents that are pretty close to the exhaust ramp. The exhaust ramp has some cracks that are stop drilled (common problem on the 8A it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2022, 10:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Thank you so much. That was fortunately not...

Thank you so much. That was fortunately not Teflon. It was approved permatex fuel sealant. Now the hard part of relocating the fuel flow transducer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Thank you. The cube was a recent addition by an...

Thank you. The cube was a recent addition by an A&P and I will be sure to relocate it on the other side of the firewall.

I've grounded the aircraft and am going through pretty much everything with a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Looks like everything is as you suggested except...

Looks like everything is as you suggested except the fuel pressure sender which should be relocated outside. The boost pump is on the cabin side.
Thank you for spotting that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2022, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
I was told not to put the fuel pressure...

I was told not to put the fuel pressure transducer or the boost pump in the engine compartment due to the heat generated by the exhaust. Is that just hearsay?
Thank you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Good catch! They pushed the fuel lines apart to...

Good catch! They pushed the fuel lines apart to make room for the gauge and slightly bent the hose.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Looks like this was a recent “repair” by an A&P...

Looks like this was a recent “repair” by an A&P who attempted to fix a faulty fuel PSI reading. He put a mechanical gauge in line with the cube transducer to check the PSI and then re-sealed it with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
It could be teflon tape. If so, serious builder...

It could be teflon tape. If so, serious builder error. I'm going to have to inspect everything at this point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
I found these blue telltale signs by the fuel...

I found these blue telltale signs by the fuel flow transducer cube.
The area around it was dry but there was an oily residue near the corners. It appears that there is a very small amount of vapor...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
Thank you so much. I will troubleshoot based on...

Thank you so much. I will troubleshoot based on this valuable tip!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,882
Posted By pv9
RV-8A fuel smell after landing

Hi folks:
I just “adopted” my recently purchased and RV-8A and did my transition training. It is a wonderful aircraft to fly. Lots of minor squawks but a possibly worriesome one that I wanted to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By pv9
In this case of the aircraft, the Canadian owner...

In this case of the aircraft, the Canadian owner does not have the original US airworthiness certification. Would I be able to get that from the FAA based on the old tail number and serial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By pv9
Thank you Mel. If the log books have the Phase 1...

Thank you Mel. If the log books have the Phase 1 testing records, a DAR will still have to inspect the aircraft, correct?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 820
Posted By pv9
Importing an RV from Canada back to US

Hi folks:
I am considering buying an RV registered in Canada. It was originally built and registered in the US, and then sold to a buyer in Canada 3 years ago.
If I buy and bring it back into the US,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,274
Posted By pv9
How does one get transition training in a RV-3? I...

How does one get transition training in a RV-3? I have the opportunity to buy a RV-3 but cannot figure out how to get transition training (required by insurance).
Thank you!
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