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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,523
Posted By RV8Squaz
This what I did many years ago. I use a 3/8Ē nut...

This what I did many years ago. I use a 3/8Ē nut driver to remove the valve stem cap and access the valve stem with a 6Ē extension.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By RV8Squaz
13.8 ??? EarthX documentation specifies...

13.8 ???

EarthX documentation specifies 13.9-14.6. https://earthxbatteries.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/ETX900-Product-Spec.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By RV8Squaz
Here are my curves. To be fair, it was in my...

Here are my curves. To be fair, it was in my Extra 300S. A lot of high g curves for just a 0.7.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,165
Posted By RV8Squaz
Am I responsible for starting a crab cake trend? ...

Am I responsible for starting a crab cake trend? Nice pictures of clouds, but I want to see some crab cake pictures!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,011
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yes, I did hear you! However I didnít realize it...

Yes, I did hear you! However I didnít realize it was you. That must be really annoying to hear all the Falcon Field traffic. I hear Cartersville all the time but never Wetumpka. Thanks for chiming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,011
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have been many places over the course of 1800...

I have been many places over the course of 1800 hours flying the RV, but Tangier keeps eluding me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,011
Posted By RV8Squaz
Zermatt is one of my most favorite places on...

Zermatt is one of my most favorite places on Earth winter or summer! Love, the skiing, the aprŤs skiing, the sound of the cow bells in the valley, the hot chocolates, the raclette, and of course the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,011
Posted By RV8Squaz
My Day Trip Lunch Outing

First a little back story...

I've always been intrigued by Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, MD ever since AOPA did an article about it a long time ago. It seems like it comes up every few...
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By RV8Squaz
Card Machine Works A+++ customer service!

Hello all,

This is more of a review of CMW's customer service as opposed to the headset itself. I previously submitted a review of the CQ-1 and have high praise for the headset.

But for those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,566
Posted By RV8Squaz
Not a complete airplaneÖ. But I built my ailerons...

Not a complete airplaneÖ. But I built my ailerons and flaps while training to be a C-17 Aircraft Commander at Altus AFB. I did most of it in my VOQ room and used both the auto and wood hobby shops. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have stalled an airplane going straight down at...

I have stalled an airplane going straight down at a 90 degree dive angle with full power. It's a necessity for doing a snap roll on a downward vertical line during IAC competition.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By RV8Squaz
I found this article. Look toward the bottom for...

I found this article. Look toward the bottom for info specific to spark plugs.

https://www.kitplanes.com/maintenance-matters-5/

It’s definitely Lycoming S.I. 1043A, but I still can’t find it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thereís a special helicoil and a special tool...

Thereís a special helicoil and a special tool required to the the job. The ATS website explains this.

https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=4260-18&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

When I did...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-18-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By RV8Squaz
Chad, Thereís a small chance I have an extra...

Chad,

Thereís a small chance I have an extra one in the hangar. I will look tomorrow. Please send me a PM with your number. Iíll call or text you after I confirm whether I have it or not. Where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yes. See my post (#35) immediately prior to...

Yes. See my post (#35) immediately prior to yours.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Brian, I would confirm the oil pressure by...

Hello Brian,

I would confirm the oil pressure by temporarily installing an additional oil pressure sender and mechanical gage with a T-fitting. It could be a bad sender or gage. If that proves ok,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By RV8Squaz
IAC East Coast Championship results!

Huge congratulations to both Bill McLean and Ben Poffenberger!!!

Both competed in their RV-4's during this past weekend's Mark Fullerton Memorial East Coast Championship. Bill took 1st place out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Justin, Thanks for your prompt reply. ...

Hello Justin,

Thanks for your prompt reply. Before I posted here, I called and spoke with Dan. He said the same thing you did.

I also emailed and I got a quick reply from Mike. He initially...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have one. I will need to check the model. It...

I have one. I will need to check the model. It was just removed from my airplane. It will include the transducer.

Jerry

P.S. Ah, you were asking about the transducer itself. Mine is probably a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks Ed. Iíll send them an email.

Thanks Ed. Iíll send them an email.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By RV8Squaz
10Ē G3X Fuel Quantity Labels

Does anyone know if the fuel gage labels can be changed? Iíve seen L & R and Main & Aux. The G3X is going in an Experimental Extra 300. It has an Acro tank and a combined Wings tank. The left and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By RV8Squaz
We have a 4 way partnership with our Bonanza. We...

We have a 4 way partnership with our Bonanza. We just jot down what we burn based on the fuel computer. Itís very accurate, probably less than a 2% variance between what is burned and actually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2022, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By RV8Squaz
I use a 3/8Ē nut driver to remove the cap and a...

I use a 3/8Ē nut driver to remove the cap and a valve stem extension to put air in. No need to put your fingers in there.

The hatch is of my own design, born from frustration with button caps,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2022, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,935
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iím in the 4 color camp! I agree with Walt. The...

Iím in the 4 color camp! I agree with Walt. The wheel pants often give the paint job some flair. And yes, I have had to do repairs. They just go back to the paint shop. No way I would go with a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By RV8Squaz
I know those people! Looks like a nice trip!

I know those people! Looks like a nice trip!
Forum: Safety 04-16-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,303
Posted By RV8Squaz
Iím with Randy. 20 years of USAF, 15 years of...

Iím with Randy. 20 years of USAF, 15 years of airline, and a few thousand hours of GA flying all over the world and Iíve never heard a tower controller reply ďROGERĒ to ďReady for takeoff.Ē I do...
Forum: COMM 03-08-2022, 06:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,523
Posted By RV8Squaz
As an absolute minimum, I would have one radio...

As an absolute minimum, I would have one radio that incorporates a monitor feature. If youíre planning on flying any formation and planning on leading, two radios is a must (one for ATC and one for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2022, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By RV8Squaz
You have to come to Georgia though! :) I'm...

You have to come to Georgia though! :) I'm based at FFC, about 30 miles south of Atlanta. We can fly directly to the peach farm, GA81. It's similar to Martha's, peach and pecan orchards,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2022, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,873
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks for the write up Capt Sandy! I just...

Thanks for the write up Capt Sandy! I just ordered 5 lbs. of dates from Martha's because of your post! If I wasn't so far away, I would just fly to Yuma and get them myself. I like to order...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-07-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By RV8Squaz
I count the teeth between the timing marks and...

I count the teeth between the timing marks and then do some simple math.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By RV8Squaz
My older VM1000C had an extra probe for carb...

My older VM1000C had an extra probe for carb temp. Since Iím fuel injected I had no use for a carb temp gage. I renamed it Cowl Air Temperature and placed it near the engine driven fuel pump. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello All, Airplane Plastics has a couple of...

Hello All,

Airplane Plastics has a couple of pairs of lenses that went unclaimed. They are available for sale at $225 per pair. The lenses are beautiful and optically perfect!

Again, these lenses...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,939
Posted By RV8Squaz
I think that’s about right Vern. I quit counting...

I think that’s about right Vern. I quit counting once it got over 50. I can only count those fingers and toes so many times! BTW, Atlanta Regional- Falcon Field is not a very large airport, but we...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-22-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,727
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Oly, I have a 2nd radio (haven’t installed...

Hello Oly,

I have a 2nd radio (haven’t installed it yet) and have been thinking about doing the same thing regarding the relay setup. I haven’t yet taken the time to draw a schematic or wiring...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-17-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By RV8Squaz
I didnít notice any difference in vibration...

I didnít notice any difference in vibration levels when I switched from the original VIP mounts to the LORD. The only reason I switched is because the engine was off the airplane for a repair and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
The lenses for the Airtech kit as installed on...

The lenses for the Airtech kit as installed on the older W-415 Hoerner wingtips are now available from Jeff at https://www.airplaneplastics.com.. If you're interested in these lenses, call him ASAP...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,373
Posted By RV8Squaz
Could be the cord itself.

Could be the cord itself.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,926
Posted By RV8Squaz
Dan, On my RV-8, Iíve never had trouble bleeding...

Dan,

On my RV-8, Iíve never had trouble bleeding the brakes from bottom to top. However, we had the same difficulty you are experiencing while bleeding the brakes on a friendís RV-7 using the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Lenses!

Hello all,

Airplane Plastics came through back in August and produced a couple of different versions which look great. I finally got them installed last month. The fit and finish is fantastic. If...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-22-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,068
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks to Steveís relay system above, my relays...

Thanks to Steveís relay system above, my relays have been limiting the up travel on my flaps, actuating the pitch trim speed control based on flap setting, and my fuel pump from my Infinity stick...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-26-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By RV8Squaz
I also have my Lightspeed firing the top plugs...

I also have my Lightspeed firing the top plugs and a Slick 4370 firing the bottom plugs. Since massive plugs will typically last about 400 hours and they typically need servicing (cleaning and...
Forum: Safety 09-03-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,911
Posted By RV8Squaz
When I teach aerobatics, I do exactly what Ed...

When I teach aerobatics, I do exactly what Ed says above. I spend the first hour doing upset recovery training reserving the last few minutes for a couple of loops and rolls all of which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,865
Posted By RV8Squaz
I have extensive aerobatic experience in RVs and...

I have extensive aerobatic experience in RVs and non-RVs, in competition and not in competition.

Do what Salvi767 and Pauls Dye say. Do whatever makes you feel comfortable. A typical RV at cruise...
Forum: Propellers 08-05-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,509
Posted By RV8Squaz
I made a ďtoolĒ with a dowel, duct tape, and a...

I made a ďtoolĒ with a dowel, duct tape, and a plastic spoon. Worked marvelously.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,529
Posted By RV8Squaz
Youíre welcome Mark. I hope it works out. At...

Youíre welcome Mark. I hope it works out.

At the time, McFarlanes cables were triple the cost of the Vans cables. I figured even if they only last twice as long it would be worth it. So far so...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,529
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Mark, See attached picture. I don't...

Hello Mark,

See attached picture. I don't remember which one is which. If I had to guess, I would say the 60" is the throttle, 53" mixture, and 50" prop. Having at least 2 1/4" travel is critical....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,529
Posted By RV8Squaz
See this thread, specifically my post, #18. ...

See this thread, specifically my post, #18.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=170300&page=2

I now have 800+ hours on McFarlane cables. Still going strong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,873
Posted By RV8Squaz
Great story Vern! I hadnít heard that one before.

Great story Vern! I hadnít heard that one before.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,999
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hey Irv, I sent you a PM. Jerry

Hey Irv, I sent you a PM.

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
The lenses I'm referring to in this thread will...

The lenses I'm referring to in this thread will NOT fit either of those wingtips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
This thread is in reference to the lenses...

This thread is in reference to the lenses provided with the Airtech kits for the older Hoerner style W-415 wingtips. The Airtech kits ONLY fit the Hoerner style wingtips, not the wingtips with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks Maj Burns!

Thanks Maj Burns!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Bill, Thanks for the number crunching. I...

Hello Bill,

Thanks for the number crunching. I agree that the key number is how many would be purchased. But that number would change dramatically depending on the cost of the lenses. I feel that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Paul, I understand. It is confusing. Lot's of...

Paul,

I understand. It is confusing. Lot's of different wingtips and lots of different lighting kits over the years. The lenses you are referring to also fit the old style W-415 wingtips, but are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Paul, The $45 price was for EACH as listed in...

Paul,

The $45 price was for EACH as listed in the 2013-2014 Vans catalog which are no longer available.

The Flyboys $249 price was for a PAIR of lenses that DO NOT fit the Airtech fiberglass insert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hello Dan, Maybe that was some other kit. This...

Hello Dan,

Maybe that was some other kit. This particular Airtech kit included the fiberglass insert and lens only for each wing as pictured above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
I should add that... How much would you be...

I should add that... How much would you be willing to pay for the PAIR? They used to be available in the Vans catalog for $45 each. Flyboys had a pair of lenses available for a different wingtip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
OK Scott. Thanks. Since I got you on the...

OK Scott. Thanks. Since I got you on the line.... Do you know what happened to these lens kits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
I was trying to make this a poll, but can't...

I was trying to make this a poll, but can't figure out how.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,280
Posted By RV8Squaz
How much would you pay for...

Hello all.

I'm working with Airplane Plastics, manufacturer of RV canopies, to produce the wingtip lenses for an older style lens kit that is not longer available. The kit, once very popular, was...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-29-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,490
Posted By RV8Squaz
Bob, This isn’t the case at Raytheon. I visited...

Bob,

This isn’t the case at Raytheon. I visited the Raytheon factory many times where Air Force T-1’s and T-6’s were/are built to pick up new aircraft and ones that were modified and upgraded. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By RV8Squaz
When I was stationed at Reese AFB in Lubbock in...

When I was stationed at Reese AFB in Lubbock in the mid-nineties, the weather reporter on the local news didn’t even mention the wind unless it was above 20 mph! That was considered a light breeze. ...
Forum: Northeast 05-27-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,376
Posted By RV8Squaz
FANTASTIC!!! I wish I could reply to each and...

FANTASTIC!!! I wish I could reply to each and every one of you for all of your terrific information and suggestions. Now I feel like I need a monthís worth of vacation to cover all of that ground! ...
Forum: Northeast 05-26-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,376
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thank you so much Jason. Thatís very kind of...

Thank you so much Jason. Thatís very kind of you. Iíll keep your info on my speed dial!
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