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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
Yeah having it on both the box itself and the app...

Yeah having it on both the box itself and the app is very useful. You can even program things for the heater to come on when the temp gets to a certain value but I don't want to use that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
I understood all that. That's how I'm using the...

I understood all that. That's how I'm using the Switcheon - to just handle turning my pre-heater on and off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
WiFi is not available at my hangar. I would have...

WiFi is not available at my hangar. I would have to buy the hardware and install a MiFi hotspot, buy a data plan, and connect that hotspot to a smart switch which is then connected to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
Yesterday I took the Switcheon unit into the...

Yesterday I took the Switcheon unit into the hangar, installed it. Worked like a champ.

Very pleased.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
I received my replacement Switcheon unit...

I received my replacement Switcheon unit yesterday. Tested it and it works fine. I will install it in the hangar tomorrow for a final checkout.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-28-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,073
Posted By Saville
Did you have to do anything to the hole other...

Did you have to do anything to the hole other than replace the bolt with the pip pins?

Are the pip pins you used commercially available?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
Yep so far it's very good. For the temperature...

Yep so far it's very good.

For the temperature sensor issues, Switcheon says this:

"The board manufacturer failed to place some of the temp sensors in this last batch. They're watching for this in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
I got an answer from Switcheon: They said I...

I got an answer from Switcheon:

They said I received a bad unit. Having the power partially on when it's commanded to be off will burn up the electronics.

They are sending me a new unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
Switcheon Power Controller Questions

I received my Switcheon Power controller yesterday. I ran through the setup procedures.


I'm testing the box at home with lamps connected to the power outlets. The box basically works but there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2022, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
Can you explain how you use the iPad? Is it at...

Can you explain how you use the iPad? Is it at the Hangar? Can you command it from home?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
They have a wifi service which y9u can use for...

They have a wifi service which y9u can use for free in the admin building.

But I don't know if it extends to hangars 200-300-400 feet away.

And I doubt they would want to have me sucking up data...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,973
Posted By Saville
I would love to go this route and also connect a...

I would love to go this route and also connect a Ring Camera to the MiFi hotspot with a smart outlet to run the Reiff XP Pre-heater.

But as I started to research how to do this, the amount of...
Forum: Northeast 11-09-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 844
Posted By Saville
RV-8 In Beverly KBVY

I have an RV-8 in Beverly Ma.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-03-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,123
Posted By Saville
I really like that idea.

I really like that idea.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Thanks. Will do.

Thanks. Will do.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
foil tape..where and how large?

So I got a roll of the foil tape that was suggested and I need to put some in front of my cooler as the aft cover doesn't get the oil up in temps in the Winter.

The questions are: how much and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Thanks Dan. I take it that the adhesiive on these...

Thanks Dan. I take it that the adhesiive on these brands are long lasting enough so that i don't have to worry about tape falling off and into the engine controls.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2022, 05:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Source for the "foil tape"

Can anyone supply a source for the "foil tape" used to block off the air to the cooler? Or a description of its properties so that I can buy a roll?

I'm going to put this on the engine side of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-12-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
My oil cooler is mounted to the engine baffle so...

My oil cooler is mounted to the engine baffle so I don't know what the issues would be in installing an Anti-splat shutter between the oil cooler and the baffle.

All this Summer, I kept the airflow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,900
Posted By Saville
Flew myself and the love of my life to KAVP...

Flew myself and the love of my life to KAVP (Scranton) to hang out with her family for the day and then flew back. Great time, great flights out and back, great people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,297
Posted By Saville
Flew to Syracuse NY to visit my mother and...

Flew to Syracuse NY to visit my mother and sister.

In the RV-8 it's an easy 1.5 hour ride.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
So far that's the impression I'm getting...that...

So far that's the impression I'm getting...that if you have to block off the cooler it's more effective to block it off on the air intake side.

I think I might look into an Anti-Splat baffle and see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Ah I was confused when in #17 you said...

Ah I was confused when in #17 you said "...backside the cooler..." I think of the backside as the side closest to the firewall. But that's just me.

But your picture clears it up now. Thanks for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Was your cooler block on the air intake of the...

Was your cooler block on the air intake of the cooler or on the back of the cooler?

Thanks for the info
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-17-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Thanks for the info. Can you, please, describe...

Thanks for the info.

Can you, please, describe the "foil tape on the inside of the cooler" technique a little more?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-16-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Thanks for the information on how to check for a...

Thanks for the information on how to check for a defective Vernatherm.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
The problem is that you are not addressing the...

The problem is that you are not addressing the question.
I'm getting admonitions about demanding 212 degrees to boil off the water in the oil and dissertations on coolers plugged with congealed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Read carefully the first paragraph of my #10...

Read carefully the first paragraph of my #10 reply.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
My only concern is that it's not getting the...

My only concern is that it's not getting the water out of the oil. I'm only concerned about that because I read about that being a problem, a lot.

I'm not qualified to say whether or not it's a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Ok my wondering if the Vernatherm was...

Ok my wondering if the Vernatherm was malfunctioning (or incorrectly set) was based on the possibility that it was letting oil flow to the cooler BEFORE it got to 185. Nothing you've said proves...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Well to be clear, my problem is that the oil is...

Well to be clear, my problem is that the oil is too cool in the Summer as well as Winter.

The only way I can get the oil temps at or above 180 degrees in the Summer is to keep the baffle block...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
If the verna-therm was working, why did the oil...

If the verna-therm was working, why did the oil temps never exceed 160 when the baffle was not installed?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
P.S. After one flight I ran a temperature check...

P.S. After one flight I ran a temperature check by measuring the oil temp with a thermometer and comparing that to the instrument readout. They coincided.

I thought that maybe the readout was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-14-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,417
Posted By Saville
Oil baffle and oil temps

So every Fall I attach an aluminum plate to the backside of my oil cooler to try and keep the oil temps up. It seemed to work ok though the temps were never very high.

I would take it off in the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 1,017,925
Posted By Saville
Did they build the circuit breaker panel on the...

Did they build the circuit breaker panel on the right as well?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,551
Posted By Saville
Anxious to see the video. If this provides a...

Anxious to see the video. If this provides a simpler way to transition from the stock flap actuator to yours then I'm on board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Saville
I'm not looking to catch thieves with evidence -...

I'm not looking to catch thieves with evidence - I need a camera in the hangar looking at the hangar and beyond to see things such as:

Are there airplanes parked in front of me in the hangar?

Are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,432
Posted By Saville
I've studied up on MiFi units. They seem to be...

I've studied up on MiFi units. They seem to be battery driven and are intended for people to carry around with them in their backpacks. The battery life is around 24 hours.

Three questions:

1) Do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
No on is asking you to design a system around all...

No on is asking you to design a system around all of the ultra-low-likelihood events that the universe can throw at you.

Or worry about meteor strikes.

Certainly not I.

This is being overthought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
Nope. I wasn't speaking to mitigation. You...

Nope.

I wasn't speaking to mitigation. You clearly are in your mind. I'm not.

I was providing an example of a distraction that can interrupt the tank switch (along with being cut...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
Those are good questions.

Those are good questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
No I meant being flipped upside down. Someone...

No I meant being flipped upside down.


Someone asked what would distract someone in the middle of switching tanks.

It is not unheard up to be flipped upside down by flying through a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
Never happened to you> Interesting

Never happened to you>

Interesting
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,786
Posted By Saville
You are flying and in the middle of turning it...

You are flying and in the middle of turning it and:

You hit a wake or something that flips you upside down.

A plane comes from out of nowhere and it cuts you off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
Not sure why you have my quote in your post...I...

Not sure why you have my quote in your post...I was referring to the concept that learning to fly TW aircraft making people "super pilots"

Had nothing to do with tie downs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
I don't think anyone here is saying that it would.

I don't think anyone here is saying that it would.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
When comparing costs I wonder: What, if any, are...

When comparing costs I wonder:

What, if any, are the added costs in tires, maintenance, etc with a NW aircraft?

I don't know since I've never owned one - might be small. But if we are looking at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
That's the same as saying: I'll bet that 100% of...

That's the same as saying: I'll bet that 100% of all nosewheel collapse/accidents/failures etc. happen to NW pilots.

That does not mean that getting a TW endorsement doesn't help with airmanship.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
And I made some of those horrible TW...

And I made some of those horrible TW landings.

But I can you tell that - speaking only for myself - I was far far more focused on perfect fuselage alignment when learning how to fly a TW than I was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,095
Posted By Saville
When I was in high school flying U-Control models...

When I was in high school flying U-Control models in front of my house, the guy across the street came over. He was retired Air Force pilot. he stood behind me as I spun around and had a few useful...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2022, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,374
Posted By Saville
I REALLY like this idea as I have a tiny shop...

I REALLY like this idea as I have a tiny shop with very limited space. Can you please tell me:

1) What are the dimensions of the square bench top?

2) What lazy susan mechanism did you use that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,274
Posted By Saville
I suspect you will need to replace the old...

I suspect you will need to replace the old longeron/firewall weldments with new ones.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-12-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By Saville
What VLT (Visible Light Transmission) do you use?

What VLT (Visible Light Transmission) do you use?
Forum: Northeast 03-08-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,759
Posted By Saville
My -8 is based at KBVY

My -8 is based at KBVY
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-07-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Saville
I admit that my initial post may have been...

I admit that my initial post may have been confusing so let me organize things just a little bit.


1. What are the attributes of a good Dsub crimp?

How many crimps?

Where should they be...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Saville
I'm using standard pins. I will check with...

I'm using standard pins. I will check with Steinair about that on Monday
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Saville
Might just go ahead and spend the cash. If I...

Might just go ahead and spend the cash. If I replace the instrument panel I may be making a lot of crimps



Thanks for your help.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Saville
I think the pin is too far IN to the tool. If I...

I think the pin is too far IN to the tool. If I push it in any farther the set of 4 jaws that are visible when you close the tool will miss the pin entirely.

Attached is a picture of a pin I just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-05-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,391
Posted By Saville
Problems Making Up a Dsub Connector

Hello,

I'm embarking on adding an Infinity Grip to my RV-8 pilot stick.
There's a large bundle of wires coming out of the grip (maybe 20+ wires of 20 and 22 gauge) wrapped by some good thick...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,510
Posted By Saville
Contact info

As a matter of fact, anyone in the New England area interested in forming a team, please email or PM the following info to me:

Name
email address
phone number
aircraft model
Home Base

I'm amassing...
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,510
Posted By Saville
Hi Dave, Great! Good to have a CFII with...

Hi Dave,

Great! Good to have a CFII with us.

Please PM me your email and phone number. I'm collecting names and contact info of people who are interested in forming the team.
Forum: Formation Flying 02-24-2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,510
Posted By Saville
Ok it's time to get going on this. Can I first...

Ok it's time to get going on this.

Can I first get a list of people in the Boston area interested? I need a rough idea of numbers.

Do we have a flight? 2 flights of 4?

There's an instructor and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,371
Posted By Saville
I would like to have a bent stick so that I can...

I would like to have a bent stick so that I can make the stick taller but not hit the two horizontal support pieces:

The lower panel and
The horizontal support a few inches forward of that.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-06-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 837
Views: 1,017,925
Posted By Saville
Also, the stick needs to go past the lower panel...

Also, the stick needs to go past the lower panel and if the panel is extended downward, the stick gets shorter. And I find it a little too short as it is.
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