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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By Danny King
Cooling scat tubes to the Pmags are critical. If...

Cooling scat tubes to the Pmags are critical. If your Pmags have overheated and the heat sensor on the side of the Pmag has turned black, your problem my be a damaged Tach circuit. The solution is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,394
Posted By Danny King


It is probably the canopy fairing to fuselage. I've seen this on several RV-8s including mine.
Install a felt tape pad glued to the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-11-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,254
Posted By Danny King
None of those things would be an improvement for...

None of those things would be an improvement for an
experienced pilot that understands how his Lycoming, Continental, etc is properly operated.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,046
Posted By Danny King
Simular experience. I0360, G3X, fuel pressure...

Simular experience. I0360, G3X, fuel pressure fluctuating at cruise power from 24psi down to 19psi and back. Around 10 years of operation. Replaced fuel pump. No real change. Replaced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,279
Posted By Danny King
If no one has ever told you....You will fit in an...

If no one has ever told you....You will fit in an RV-8! Just saying!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 25,984
Posted By Danny King
Dan....I'm impressed again! Is there anything...

Dan....I'm impressed again! Is there anything you can not do?

Scott...I second Dan's advice: Finish the RV-8! You'll love it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,186
Posted By Danny King
Future homebuilder

What a cutie!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,142
Posted By Danny King
RV engineering

When I first started reading this thread you came to mind. I was not surprised to see your post so soon. You have some great ideas. I'm sure you and the other engineers on VAF can solve this...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-24-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,828
Posted By Danny King

Thanks for the big smile on my face today. She's a doll. What a wonderful experience for you both!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-12-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,439
Posted By Danny King
Hot Start

I've been successfully starting the Doll's hot I0360A1B6 for 20 years. I never have a problem with hot starts. Each pilot develops his/her own technique. Some errors are learned from flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,683
Posted By Danny King
Jason, You just drilled out those aluminum pop...

You just drilled out those aluminum pop rivets and removed your floors/baggage sheet metal.. Didn't you find that to be fairly easy? A long 12" 1/8 drill bit and a angle drill makes it even...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,748
Posted By Danny King
Quote: "No way I'm loading with the flaps up. ...

"No way I'm loading with the flaps up. I'm old. All my friends are old. Leaping over the flap is for kids. They go down on final and stay there until the next...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,379
Posted By Danny King
Maybe it's just me

I would never be comfortable with an internally regulated alternator and a Lithium iron battery. I know it's rare, but it has already happened to an RV-8A. The alternator failed, and the internal...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,964
Posted By Danny King

I vote yes to the red spinner. With the red wing tips and tail trim, a red spinner
will pull the visual together.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-15-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,517
Posted By Danny King
Canopy attachment with silicone tubing inserts

Copy and paste from 2012.
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Last winter, my RV-8's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,159
Posted By Danny King
Thanks Doug. Twenty years! It went fast. I...

Thanks Doug. Twenty years! It went fast. I just wish I had aged as well as the Doll.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,910
Posted By Danny King
Can I do it?

I bet most of us builders flying our RV's today ask ourselves that question. Can I do it? We all learned as we built each part that the answer was yes. Still, after I completed each part, I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-08-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,063
Posted By Danny King
Cracked Exhaust Flange

I found a similar crack during an oil change years ago. I sent the entire exhaust system back to Vettermans for repair so they could add reinforcements to all four flanges. Don't just repair this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
Posted By Danny King
15 years

Fifteen years of Total Performance, and RV grins!

I'm glad you kept pounding those rivets and resisted the urge to roll her out on garbage collection day when the frustration meter hit max. She's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,074
Posted By Danny King
Tim, I had the same set up and was not happy with...

I had the same set up and was not happy with my LOC/VOR performance until I installed a bunny ears antenna on the fuselage under the horizontal stabilizer. I went from marginal reception to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By Danny King
Mark, What are you missing? You own an airplane...

What are you missing? You own an airplane that uses brakes to steer. I realize your RV-9A is a tricycle and the brakes are not as critical as they are on the taildraggers but they are still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,101
Posted By Danny King
Maybe the reason fewer and fewer homebuilts...

Maybe the reason fewer and fewer homebuilts attend SnF is because how they treat the homebuilt crowd. I use to attend every other year or so, but swore off after the way homebuilt owners were...
Forum: RV-14 01-31-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,138
Posted By Danny King
T-37 spin recovery

"Ask anyone that went thru UPT to recite the T-37 single spin recovery bold face items. Guarantee they will know it."

I haven't flown a T-37 since 1971, but here goes...Single Spin Recovery:

Forum: Safety 01-15-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,479
Posted By Danny King
Fuel plumbing

WARNING This is a serious building Error!

The problem is that the boost pump should be in series with the engine driven pump. I highly recommend you re-plumb this aircraft correctly. The boost...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-09-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By Danny King
RV-8 wheel pants

I have a pair of RV-8 wheel pants painted Beautiful Doll silver with hand molded pants to gear leg fairings already there.

These are the original pants made with fiberglass resin, and are a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,776
Posted By Danny King
G-5 integration vs GRT

IMHO....if you do a plus minus analysis it would be G-5 hands down.
The G-5 does a lot more than offer a standby HSI. For example, the G-5 is on the can bus, and will drive the G3X HSI if your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By Danny King
Angle Valve CG

Good answers, so I'll just add this. It is a MUST to put the battery in the rear location. I recommend using a standard 25 AH battery instead of a smaller and lighter battery. Don't even think...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,265
Posted By Danny King
Smart move, You won't regret it.

Smart move, You won't regret it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By Danny King
Removable rear stick

I used Infinity stick grips in my RV-8. In the aft stick I wired the Trim, PTT, and Flaps functions. I removed all the bulky blue covering and shielding and all unused wires for unused switches. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By Danny King
Those radios are heavy. I'm happy with my single...

Those radios are heavy. I'm happy with my single GTN-650, and I've been flying it since 2011 with zero problems. YMMV
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,484
Posted By Danny King
Quote: I started with a SW/Meggit 10599 and...

Quote: I started with a SW/Meggit 10599 and later switched to a 10611. I've never counted rows. Both were remote mounted, which was not an issue. I've seen multiple approaches to...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,112
Posted By Danny King
Cost to paint an RV

I painted the Doll myself back in April-May of 2000. It took me a month of labor to complete the job starting with a bare new airframe. The materials cost was $2500 at 2000 prices. I paid myself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,147
Posted By Danny King
Dawn Patrol

I don't think there is anything you can do! Hats off!
If you need extra pilots to fly the dawn patrol at Ripon and Fisk give me a call.
See you at Oshkosh.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,564
Posted By Danny King
What Walt said! The Doll's first flight was 19...

What Walt said!

The Doll's first flight was 19 years ago this week. My pins and hinges are original and still working great. On the bottom of the cowl on each side to the air ramp I used three...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,829
Posted By Danny King
Beer Fairy

Please Count Marthajane and me in for another year. Five week and counting!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By Danny King
I0360A1A accessory case

If it helps your decision making I have a I0360A1A accessory case you can purchase for a mere $250. I can't remember if I still have the vacuum drive, but the oil pump is there. I'll check to see if...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,510
Posted By Danny King
Don't mix systems

I don't understand why builders want to mix avionics makers. You are bound to run into compatibility problems when you do this. I can't speak for Dynon or other makers, but Garmin systems...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By Danny King
Max hours on the NGK plugs should be about a 100...

Max hours on the NGK plugs should be about a 100 hours! Really! I change mine at every conditional inspection. Change the plugs and your problem will probably go away!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-16-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 640,987
Posted By Danny King
Oshkosh 2014
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,236
Posted By Danny King
What and arrogant remark! The last airliner I...

What and arrogant remark! The last airliner I flew.... "Ops"....Managed was a 777. I'll gladly put my stick and rudder skills up against yours any day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,677
Posted By Danny King
9 to 1

I completely agree with Dan. There is no reason to put more than 9 to 1 pistons in your RV. Higher CR will stress more than just the crankshaft and propeller. Your starter and battery will also be...
Forum: RV-14 03-15-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,463
Posted By Danny King
RV-14 vs RV-8

Let me get this strait.... You're a former fighter pilot and you are thinking about building an RV-14 to fly solo most of the time instead of an RV-8? ( will fly solo 90% plus)

As Julia...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,301
Posted By Danny King
Love it!

I think I could handle the construction of one of these, but I have no idea where to get a snowblower gearbox. Maybe RV-8 builder Don McNamara .... Elkhart Indiana transplant to Peoria Arizona...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,656
Posted By Danny King
Build or Buy

It's a very personal decision. I started the Doll September 1997. The quick build option was months away, so the only option available to me was a slow build. Buying? Not a chance. As best as I...
Forum: Autopilots 03-01-2019, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,211
Posted By Danny King
Garmin Autopilot

I upgraded the Doll to glass in 2011 with the non-touch G3X. Garmin did not make an autopilot so they partnered with Trutrak which made the GX pilot to work seamlessly with the Garmin G3X. The...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-01-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,613
Posted By Danny King
I agree. If the engine is properly set up with a...

I agree. If the engine is properly set up with a healthy ignition system then it is almost always pilot technique that makes starting a hot fuel injected Lycoming easy or difficult. Since the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-31-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,613
Posted By Danny King

Van built the cowling and plenum to fit the Lycoming Bendix throttle body mounted on the forward facing sump. (Lycoming I0360A1B6) If you use the other system you will be in for a major change of...
Forum: Texas (North) 01-04-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By Danny King
Jan 5, 2019 KSEP Stephenville Tx on ramp @...

Jan 5, 2019

KSEP Stephenville Tx on ramp @ 11:00a for Hard 8 BBQ.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,196
Posted By Danny King
What to Build

You ask an impossible question for an unbiased answer. If you look at the total builds of the RV-7s and RV-8s, there are a few more RV-7s out there. I've been flying my Beautiful Doll for 18 years...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,582
Posted By Danny King
New panel

What Walt said.

Don't mix Vendors. Garmin is a good choice.
Forum: ADS-B 11-02-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,547
Posted By Danny King
Easy ADS-B out

If you own a GTX327 then the purchase of a GDL82 for $1800 is all you need.
The GDL82 contains the required WASS GPS and is simply installed between the GTX327 RF cable and the antenna. Then there's...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 40,377
Posted By Danny King
Very Sad Day

I am very sad this morning. It?s 5am. The day has just begun and I learn that the RV community has lost Jon. What a terrible loss. He will be sorely missed!
I pray for his family and all those...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-11-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,836
Posted By Danny King
Hard to start

I agree with Ingo. The only reason to use wide open throttle is if the engine is flooded. At shutdown the engine is lean because you pulled the mixture to cutoff. But as you walk away, the fuel in...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,464
Posted By Danny King
The Christen inverted oil system is still...

The Christen inverted oil system is still installed, so the Doll can fly continuous inverted flight. Still, with a Hartzel prop that is spring loaded to low pitch, I still need the accumulator for...
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,464
Posted By Danny King
Inverted oil system

The Doll is equipped with inverted fuel, and Christen inverted oil. I put it on because I owned a Christen Eagle II. I knew I would be selling the Eagle when I started flying the 8. I didn't want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,882
Posted By Danny King
Beer Fairy

Love that beer fairy. Builder Doll and I we see all you RVers there! Thanks Dan for pulling it off again!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-04-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,774
Posted By Danny King
Will Avgas Mix with Jet A

Gee....All these years I thought the JP-4 I burned a jillion gallons of in the T-38 was a mix of Avgas and Jet A. I could be wrong! If I'm not, then they mix just fine.

Update: According to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-18-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,269
Posted By Danny King
------------------------------ The Doll's canopy...


The Doll's canopy was replaced with the silicone grommets installed as outlined in the first post of this thread in 2012, and has done well for six years now....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,104
Posted By Danny King
Maybe this will work for you


I installed front seatbelts in the Doll that have a ratchet on the lap belt. I installed them for the purpose of doing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-25-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,608
Posted By Danny King
Any filter is a good thing. A high quality...

Any filter is a good thing. A high quality dedicated filter would be much better than the screen in a gascolator. I have one for each tank mounted in the wing roots, a larger filter mounted just...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 178,136
Posted By Danny King
G3X Touch Portrait GDU 470 heading card

I'd like a software update to resized the Portrait GDU 470 PDF heading card to the same size as the GDU 370 non-touch Portrait PFD heading card.

When the 470 came out, there were two data field...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,608
Posted By Danny King

Gascolators are installed in the low point of a fuel system to trap water. I have yet to see one installed in an RV that is lower than the fuel tank drains. If you drain the tanks during your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-11-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,235
Posted By Danny King
-------------- A disconnected plug wire would...

A disconnected plug wire would have been discovered with the first mag check when #4 cylinder cut out completely when the other mag or ignition was grounded! I guess I'm missing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,508
Posted By Danny King
Thanks Scott. I just ordered my booklet! Danny

Thanks Scott.
I just ordered my booklet!
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