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Forum: RV-4 02-25-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Action photo

Flying on my buddy Pete Fieldís wing in his IO-390 powered Super Lancair, that thing is FAST.

https://i.postimg.cc/qRpw6PY2/BD27-C208-2357-45-B3-B3-C3-5-C3-E9-D9-A0384.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
Posted By olyolson
Avionics

I add my thumbs up to Walt, he did a panel makeover for my RV-8 buddy here in St. Louis. To say it was spectacular is an understatement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By olyolson
No problem with the cotter pin, once itís on I...

No problem with the cotter pin, once itís on I gently tap on the cotter pin with a small hammer (gently) to make sure the cotter pin is nice & snug on the nut.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By olyolson
Towbar

Oops, forgot to mention I have the towbar fork axle from Flyboy’s Accessories on my Condor tailwheel fork. Contact Flyboy’s and see if they have something compatible with your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,867
Posted By olyolson
Mag

Scott,

I also decided to get rid of the impulse mag after reading a post here on the forum about a freshly rebuilt engine with an impulse mag. The impulse mag failed shortly after he got it back...
Forum: COMM 02-15-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By olyolson
Audio

Jeffrey,

Your GMA 245 is Bluetooth capable, this is the audio panel I have in my -8. If you want to record everything coming through the GMA 245 then get a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 or the new Garmin 360...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By olyolson
Towbar

Ron,

The $74 towbar from Acft Spruce that you had a link to is the one I have. It works great and I actually got it free. One of my hangar neighbors was gonna throw it away cause the spring was...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,376
Posted By olyolson
Brian, The dropouts are usually only about 10”...

Brian,

The dropouts are usually only about 10” or so and by the time I get to the GPS status page it’s back online. Maybe I’ll fly around with that page called up sometime and see. I suspect this...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,376
Posted By olyolson
GPS antenna

With the old non WAAS antenna for the GNS 400 I used to have I never had an issue with GPS reception. As stated in my earlier post, I have been getting GPS dropouts occasionally with the new WAAS...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,376
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 IFR Navigator WAAS antenna

When I upgraded the avionics I removed the GNS 430 and installed a GTN 650 and used the existing gps antenna bracket under the top engine cowl for the new WAAS antenna. Occasionally I get GPS...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By olyolson
Smile RV-3 Panel

I’ve owned an RV-3, an RV-4 and now fly an -8. Having a bunch of hours in bubble canopies I would caution you against an IPAD. I don't like them because they never seem to be bright enough to read in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By olyolson
Bose A-20

Rob,

If the sale falls through Iím interested in the A-20 with Bluetooth and the Lemo plug with the GA adapter.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,279
Posted By olyolson
Speedtwin

This one sure had potential, wish it would have come to market as a kit as good as the RV kits. All you UK RV guys- What ever happened to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By olyolson
Engine

Ken,

Thanks for posting the engine build pictures. Is the final color on your engine the Metallic Gray shown on their website?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By olyolson
Tailwheel control arm

What Vince said, now might be a good time to put a new control arm on the -8. Flyboy’s has a handy one with a convenient tie down ring on the back. While you’re at it you might also replace the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,799
Posted By olyolson
EGT probe

Bill,

Have you pulled off the engine cowls and looked at the affected egt probe? I had the exact same symptoms and discovered the egt probe clamp that goes around the exhaust had broken clean...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By olyolson
Oil Cooler

My engine is being overhauled at Aerosport so while itís there this may be a good time to have the oil cooler flushed and checked since I am not the builder and not sure how long itís been on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,964
Posted By olyolson
Fuel leak

Pictures definitely look like a slight fuel leak to me. But the best post by far was AIRGUY saying ďget naked and look for wet spotsĒ. Maybe he wasnít trying to use a play on words but I laughed out...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By olyolson
Mag

Impulse mag on the left and Electroair EI on the right, easy starts and running perfectly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,079
Posted By olyolson
Battery

I am considering replacing the battery in my -8 with a lighter weight model. I am replacing the metal Hartzell with an MT 3 blade so Iím losing about 10 lbs up front. I have the battery just behind...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-26-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,009
Posted By olyolson
RV Groups in Wichita?

Iím planning more trips in the RV to see my son & grandson in Wichita. Any formation guys in the Wichita area?
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By olyolson
Av 100 Headset

Joel, thanks for the info. I just called the number and they are going take care of the headset. I do have a buddy thatís an electrical wizard so hopefully heíll be able to figure it out before I...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By olyolson
AKG AV100 Headset inop earcup

Hoping someone out there is an electronic whizz and might be able to figure out why my right earcup suddenly stopped working. Iíve had the AKG AV100 for several years and by far itís the most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,161
Posted By olyolson
Flap bang

Paul,

I had the exact thing happen in my RV-4. Traced it down to the opening in the floor pan that wasn't big enough. Enlarged the hole and the problem disappeared.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 prop CG

Thought of an easier way to compute/measure the prop CG location. I taped a measure upside down to the left side of the fuselage and put the 70” mark at the leading edge of the wing. Then taped it on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,818
Posted By olyolson
CG Arm for RV-8 prop

Thanks to all who responded especially Paul Dye

I ran the numbers based on 12” Arm, IO-360, metal Hartzell C/S prop and there wasn’t a big change in the CG. Ready to fly with full fuel and me on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Prop CG Arm Position

Reading the Build manual describes the datum and arm positions for the RV-8. I know what I really need to answer this question is to go out and measure this at the airplane in the hangar. I wont be...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,446
Posted By olyolson
I think of him when I see my panel since he gave...

I think of him when I see my panel since he gave me a lot of guidance on how to set it up when I redid the entire panel. It started when I saw a picture of his cockpit with his pyro switch panel I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By olyolson
Sealed main wheel bearings

Has anyone done the main wheel mods from Anti Splat for sealing the main wheel bearings for no repacking bearings ever again?

Any issues?
Forum: COMM 09-10-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By olyolson
Audio panel/music input

Follow up to my other posts- I got the new audio jack installed and the music works great with the cord by pushing to highlight the “music” button on the audio panel. I did a test to make sure I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,586
Posted By olyolson
Aera 760 vs Ipad

Eric,

Go with the Aera 760, I have an AFS EFIS which I love and an IPad MIni I use to display backup navigation, approach charts and listen to music. The IPad is basically worthless on a sunny day...
Forum: COMM 08-30-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245 problem resolved

As the ref says in sports, ďafter further review the call is reversedĒ. There was no real issue with the GMA 245 or the Garmin VIRB or my IPhone. I was able to turn off the Bluetooth and turn it back...
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245

Thanks to the two Brianís I think I know what to try. I was looking in the Virb camera manual when the audio panel manual has it clearly spelled out. Thanks guys.

1770
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245 Audio panel question

I sent the following info to the G3 experts but the Forum is also a good place for answers:

I have a GMA 245 Bluetooth audio panel in my RV-8 and use it frequently to pair with my Garmin Virb Ultra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,057
Posted By olyolson
Vans

Nicely done Greg, I will wear my Vans hats with pride. I think we should start a trend now- Vans Aircraft hat sightings!
Forum: GPS 07-26-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650

Thanks Walt, as long as I format a new SD card to FAT32 I can update it myself from the link below since this is an...
Forum: GPS 07-26-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,201
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 SD card

I'm updating the 650 Nav data only for $299/yr, can I put the latest software upgrade on the same SD card I use for the Nav data?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By olyolson
Bluetooth

Ryan,

The advantage of a BT headset is apparent when you want to Bluetooth the audio from the Audio panel to a Bluetooth capable camera like the Garmin Virb Ultra 30. That way you can record cockpit...
Forum: GPS 07-25-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,859
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 Software Updates

I buy the IFR updates ($299/yr) and have no trouble installing them but want to be able to do the software updates on my RV-8. Justin the link you posted above does not work. Where is the software...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,131
Posted By olyolson
Timing advance on EFIS

In response to Edís first post I have an Electroair ignition system on the right side in place of the mag. The spark signal output wire is connected to a Flight Data Systems L2E ignition adapter I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 615
Posted By olyolson
Garmin 360 CAM w/BT & sensors

I use the Garmin Virb Ultra 30 camera (with Bluetooth audio & sensors) and am aware that Garmin also makes a 360 Camera but it has no external audio capability. I understand that it uses its own...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By olyolson
Virb ultra 30

Too bad, these are great cameras. I have one mounted on the upper forward rollbar looking forward that bluetooths to the GMA-245 audio panel. Two more are mounted on the upper aft fuselage just...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-17-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,664
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Gear bolt torque

I am the second owner of an RV-8 and recently read a thread about checking the security of the 3 main gear attaching bolts on each side. Just finishing the second annual with my mechanic and I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-04-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Virb Cables

Ryan,

As far as I know he is still doing the cables. It does take some time to get responses from him. I think the best way is to go to the Pilot Communications website and send an e-mail.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-26-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By olyolson
Engine/prop overhaul

My -8 has a little over 2000 hrs on it and the engine was assembled and installed in 2000 by master engine builder Seth Hancock. I have had no issues, it?s running well and compressions are all high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,405
Posted By olyolson
I have a glass cockpit in my RV-8 and use an IPAD...

I have a glass cockpit in my RV-8 and use an IPAD Mini 4 when flying cross country. It?s nice being able to have music in flight and a computer when on the road. Been using WingX for a while and like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,539
Posted By olyolson
Get a different airplane partner. Sounds harsh...

Get a different airplane partner. Sounds harsh but he doesn?t fly the way you do and you?d both be happy if he went elsewhere and you got someone who can appreciate the plane.
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,137
Posted By olyolson
Kavlico sensor

Just added this to another post:

I have the legacy sensors for oil & fuel pressure on my engine. Was concerned at first but no leaks since they were installed so I?m leaving them on for now....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,402
Posted By olyolson
Kavlico sensor

I have the legacy sensors for oil & fuel pressure on my engine. Was concerned at first but no leaks since they were installed so I?m leaving them on for now. Advanced Flight Systems will have the new...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By olyolson
It looks crowded in the picture because they have...

It looks crowded in the picture because they have 3 mirrors mounted. I only have one mounted and its not too big
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By olyolson
Formation Mirror

it's adjustable two ways. There is a decent size gap in the plastic on the back so you can rotate it around the roll bar. Its a nice snug fit that stays where you put it. The mirror is mounted on a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Formation Mirrors

If you want a no hassle snap it on and go solution then order a mirror from FlyboyAcessories:

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7201.htm

I know you can probably make them but this is an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,181
Posted By olyolson
Starting

Randy,

Have you checked out the Skytec high torque NL starter? If not I would bet that is the solution to your problem. I bought an RV-4 many years ago (now have an -8) and always had trouble...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-13-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,327
Posted By olyolson
Twin

Not a 4 seater but definitely a hot twin. The trick is to get the company to offer a kit. They are shooting for the military/govt market but if someone was to convince them to offer a kit I’ll bet a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

Yesterday was truly the best day of the year so far. Yobo is virus free and was cleared by the Doc to leave the hospital. He is home safe and is recuperating. He’s starting to get back to his old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo update

KC Flight had more happy news this morning. Yobo asked the nurse for his release papers to sign cause he wants to go home. I think he is finally out of the woods and anyone that wants to shave off a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

Pleased to report to the RV community that Yobo talked to his wife last night for the first time since coming off the ventilator. That is a really good sign and we are hopeful that his recovery will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

Beards for Yobo continued:

Ryno, KC Flight #20
https://i.postimg.cc/BZ5LZ4bJ/A56FFFB6-2334-493B-975C-9C70C13C7C21.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Cowboy, KC Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

Beards for Yobo, no words can possibly express our thanks to God and joy that Yobo is back among the living.

In no particular order:

Fitz, KC Flight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

And here’s Bryan Regan, Aeroshell Pilot #2 showing his support for Yobo, he definitely has the best beard.

https://i.postimg.cc/kXsNBn2Q/399-A31-D2-C03-F-4-F59-8658-4-D679368-A52-D.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

Yobo came out of hibernation today and is off the ventilator and recovering. KC Flight ain’t shavin’ till he leaves the hospital. Our prayers were answered, KC Flight can breathe...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By olyolson
Video

Looks like you got a bit of a Corona beard there or you’re supporting Yobo in KC Flight who just came off the ventilator today and is recovering. We all stopped shaving till he comes out of the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Video

Great video, so glad you didn?t put classical music in the background. Fast paced, lots of movement enjoyed the **** out of it. Well done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,916
Posted By olyolson
Yobo

I flew A-10s with Yobo and now RVs with KC Flight. He is an exceptional flight lead, a good friend and a believer like Smokey Ray said. All of KC Flight is praying every day until he walks out of...
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