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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,503
Posted By rv8ch
Can't blame them - they have apparently...

Can't blame them - they have apparently transferred the risk of selling aviation products to Challenger. You will get a similar response from just about any clued-in vendor of stuff that might be...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-21-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By rv8ch
There are a lot of GRT gurus on VAF, so you might...

There are a lot of GRT gurus on VAF, so you might get an answer from one of them over the weekend. Best of luck with it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,831
Posted By rv8ch
Here is a procedure to test if you have an...

Here is a procedure to test if you have an induction leak:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/in-flight-diagnostics/

It's really hard to visually see if something is leaking. There are some other...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By rv8ch
I know that they exchange info via RS-232 so I'd...

I know that they exchange info via RS-232 so I'd expect to see 4 total wires used on the slave - RXD, TXD, 12v, Ground. You might want to drop a mail to the boys in Michigan...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. I had not...

Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. I had not noticed this podcast on their website - very interesting!
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By rv8ch
Hi, I have not heard of the possibility of having...

Hi, I have not heard of the possibility of having dual EIS units. Before doing that, you might want to try the GRT Remote App.

https://grtavionics.com/miscellaneous-software/

Perhaps it can do what...
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By rv8ch
All the servos install pretty much the same, and...

All the servos install pretty much the same, and it's not that hard. It's about the same work as if it was a new install - I installed my roll servo through the wing inspection panel and it was no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By rv8ch
The engine experts that I've read/watched (Busch,...

The engine experts that I've read/watched (Busch, Braly, Kollin) say if you use only unleaded fuel - which is easy to get in most parts of Europe - then using automotive engine oil might be superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,503
Posted By rv8ch
What I like the most about the K&P filter is that...

What I like the most about the K&P filter is that I no longer have to cut open the filter can and cut out the paper element to inspect the filter. Just a bit of diesel fuel or some brake cleaner to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,831
Posted By rv8ch
I agree with Oly - this looks like a vapor issue...

I agree with Oly - this looks like a vapor issue probably caused by the long runs of your fuel line near the hot exhaust. In fact, you've pretty much confirmed this since adding heat shielding to...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By rv8ch
Could not agree more!

Could not agree more!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-19-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By rv8ch
RV-8 Baggage area

For RV-8 owners, consider what you put in the forward baggage area. Probably not the right place for very flammable items. Unfortunately this is a convenient and popular place for smoke systems,...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-16-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By rv8ch
Keep in mind that the engine will shake like a...

Keep in mind that the engine will shake like a wet dog from time to time, which means it rotates along the same axis as the crankshaft. If your hangers allow for this rotation, which is substantial,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 23,957
Posted By rv8ch
The reason that there is not a simple answer is...

The reason that there is not a simple answer is that every engine and aircraft is different, and of course every pilot is different.

No one wants to go out and say "sure! Just use mogas - I do!" and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2022, 01:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Don, here's an old thread on this...

Hi Don, here's an old thread on this topic.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=68553

I use about 100kts best glide, and minimum 80kts in the pattern in my RV-8.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-13-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By rv8ch
It's a beautiful place to live and fly, that's...

It's a beautiful place to live and fly, that's for sure!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2022, 04:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,250
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you experienced some vapor lock. I'd...

Sounds like you experienced some vapor lock. I'd have a look at the tubing between the tank and your fuel pump. There may be a place where the flow is constrained, and it's causing the fuel to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By rv8ch
I have a Joule Performance eSports Ti which has a...

I have a Joule Performance eSports Ti which has a Nvidia RTX 2080 TI, a Playseat Air Force seat, Oculus Rift VR googles, Thrustmaster – Hotas Warthog throttle and stick, Thrustmaster TPR rudder,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,722
Posted By rv8ch
From what I can see, you are doing it right,...

From what I can see, you are doing it right, Pete. Impressive! I hope my future engine reports look like yours!

Are you doing oil analysis, like Blackstone?
Forum: Autopilots 05-12-2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,248
Posted By rv8ch
I've seen something similar with my GRT when the...

I've seen something similar with my GRT when the ball is not centered. When I center the ball, the wing comes back up.

Which AP are you flying? Is the ball centered?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,370
Posted By rv8ch
Hola Fernando, I'm sure if you dropped a note to...

Hola Fernando, I'm sure if you dropped a note to Doug he could reset your password...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2022, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 27,661
Posted By rv8ch
Would this be an option? MS Flight Sim with...

Would this be an option? MS Flight Sim with G3X...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sHi1RXKZTg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,800
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the update, Steve. Please pass on our...

Thanks for the update, Steve. Please pass on our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-10-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,897
Posted By rv8ch
Here's how I would approach it. The distance...

Here's how I would approach it.

The distance from your hinge line to the trailing edge of the elevator is your "inches".

The weight of the elevator as measured at the trailing edge will be your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-10-2022, 11:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,632
Posted By rv8ch
Good videos, Bill. I really enjoyed the sparks! ...

Good videos, Bill. I really enjoyed the sparks! I think you have raised the bar in terms of abusing your product to show it can handle it.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-10-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,721
Posted By rv8ch
Good point. This is also one reason I'm not too...

Good point. This is also one reason I'm not too excited about rear controls. I'll keep this one in mind if I end up implementing the rear throttle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By rv8ch
Higher. Van's says to squeeze the light wing,...

Higher. Van's says to squeeze the light wing, which means that reducing the radius will move the aileron up, pushing the wing down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By rv8ch
I think it's easier to sharpen the trailing edge...

I think it's easier to sharpen the trailing edge gently and of course it will probably look better.

I have the folded trailing edges which were built by the quickbuild factory and they kindly left...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-09-2022, 05:35 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 962,717
Posted By rv8ch
Image attached with the paper clip: 25626

Image attached with the paper clip: 25626
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-08-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By rv8ch
As long as you can avoid leaded fuel, running a...

As long as you can avoid leaded fuel, running a synthetic would be best for our engines, according to the engine experts I've read/listened to. I mostly run unleaded fuel, but occasionally need to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,721
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Paul, I think I can visualize it. I...

Thanks Paul, I think I can visualize it. I believe I've seen something similar in other tandem aircraft.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,721
Posted By rv8ch
Thank you, Dan! That's a clean solution.

Thank you, Dan! That's a clean solution.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2022, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,721
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone know where I can find Paul's or Dan's...

Anyone know where I can find Paul's or Dan's photos? They don't seem to show up in this old thread. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By rv8ch
This is the way the flying clubs I have been...

This is the way the flying clubs I have been members of do it. It works well, and is very simple and fair.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-04-2022, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By rv8ch
I used an old thermos bottle/cup that happened to...

I used an old thermos bottle/cup that happened to have the right size, then connected with hose. These bottles can be bought anywhere - they are really common.

My snorkel is ugly, NSFL, so only...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-03-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By rv8ch
That greatly reduces the likelihood that the...

That greatly reduces the likelihood that the problem is in the pmag - sounds like a wiring problem, or the engine monitor you are using. Most likely a loose wire somewhere.

While you are playing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-03-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,591
Posted By rv8ch
Here is some interesting...

Here is some interesting reading.

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/slides_airventure2021/2021-07-30%201300%20F7%20Benefits%20of%20Running%20Oversquare.pdf
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-03-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,010
Views: 1,470,122
Posted By rv8ch
I was about to write the exact same thing!

I was about to write the exact same thing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,213
Posted By rv8ch
Very strange information from the...

Very strange information from the ADS-B:

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N1218B

25387
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 04:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By rv8ch
Some good points. Just a thought exercise - do...

Some good points. Just a thought exercise - do you think using the rudder pedals you could stop someone from moving the rudder from stop to stop with their hand? I have not tested this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By rv8ch
This is also my experience. If you have a...

This is also my experience. If you have a side-by-side, you can get a safety pilot and play with the cockpit toys. In a tandem, not so easy.

What I do is carefully plan whatever testing I plan...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 02:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,430
Posted By rv8ch
A bit fiddly is right - happy to get any hints...

A bit fiddly is right - happy to get any hints about how to make this work easier. I tried drilling another hole to make it install easier, but that didn't solve the problem. It just feels too...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,865
Posted By rv8ch
Probably blasphemy, but the boat guys have some...

Probably blasphemy, but the boat guys have some good key...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,689
Posted By rv8ch
True, we should always sump, but even with...

True, we should always sump, but even with sumping, there is a chance that a bubble of water could be trapped somewhere in the wing tank, or the water could be pretty well mixed in the agitated fuel....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
Be careful installing it - it fits into a little...

Be careful installing it - it fits into a little hole in the sump like it does on the plug.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-29-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 106,663
Posted By rv8ch
Canopy skirt buzz is a very common problem on the...

Canopy skirt buzz is a very common problem on the RV-8. When it happens it sounds like something very bad is happening, but a bit of velcro loop material or felt or rubber door sealing material will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,171
Posted By rv8ch
Unless you plan to ingest a bird, I'd say you do...

Unless you plan to ingest a bird, I'd say you do not need a filter in cruise. The challenge is the installation of a reliable system to switch from filtered to unfiltered air. Builders have been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By rv8ch
I installed two, because I was curious what the...

I installed two, because I was curious what the difference would be. My GRT EIS and my GRT EFIS both have OAT inputs, so why not? :D

One in the cabin air vent NACA duct in the left side of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-29-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By rv8ch
Mark, pm sent for the pmag.

Mark, pm sent for the pmag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By rv8ch
None that I'm aware of. The first installation...

None that I'm aware of. The first installation in an RV that I know of is from the 1990s, so we've got a couple of decades of experience.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-26-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By rv8ch
Talking I flew in this evening before the "slot"...

I flew in this evening before the "slot" requirement. I'll have my VAF hat on, so if you see a good-looking young man bouncing around the show with a VAF hat - it ain't me - I'm old! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-25-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By rv8ch
Any advice you get could be good or bad depending...

Any advice you get could be good or bad depending on the exact wiring of your aircraft, so take it with a grain of salt.

One simple and safe solution is to run on battery for a while, then power...
Forum: Tools 04-25-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,804
Posted By rv8ch
Beautiful work Dan. We took delivery of a very...

Beautiful work Dan. We took delivery of a very similar brake - brand new - in I believe '75 or '76 and it didn't look as nice as this. My brother and I spent many hours using that thing, "racing"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,503
Posted By rv8ch
Here are a couple of pictures of my installation....

Here are a couple of pictures of my installation. Seems like a good product.

http://www.rv8.ch/kp-engineering-stainless-steel-cleanable-oil-filter/

My understanding is that sadly the owner of K&P...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,213
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds pretty scary. Lots of variables to get...

Sounds pretty scary. Lots of variables to get right with the elevator trim, and not all are obvious. It's a good place to take your time and get an extra pair of eyes on it.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,161
Posted By rv8ch
Josh, if you have not already, I recommend...

Josh, if you have not already, I recommend downloading the pmag manual from the emagair website. These ignitions are great, but do require knowledge from the owner/operator that is different from...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-25-2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,503
Posted By rv8ch
Several threads on that here on VAF, they seem to...

Several threads on that here on VAF, they seem to be pretty good, but also hard to get.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By rv8ch
I've got a CPU and a few other components that I...

I've got a CPU and a few other components that I can let go for $300 plus a bit for shipping. The stuff I don't have is the round things that glue to the wing, and some of the tubing.

Here is more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 633
Posted By rv8ch
Trig for both transponder and radio. I have the...

Trig for both transponder and radio. I have the remote heads in the panel, and didn't connect them to the EFIS, mainly because like Bob, I like to touchy-touchy. And I didn't see a strong use case...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-22-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,730
Posted By rv8ch
I just start every flight with a full tank - no...

I just start every flight with a full tank - no thinking needed! :D

Seriously, my GRT with red cube is really accurate. I check it at each fill-up and I'm within about a liter every time.

On a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,139
Posted By rv8ch
Glad you found a solution, Fred. To answer your...

Glad you found a solution, Fred.

To answer your question, here's my timing, which is working great.

25004

In words:
RPM max:2816
ADV max: 32.2
ADV shf: -1.4
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-21-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By rv8ch
Hi George, it will be great to have you in the...

Hi George, it will be great to have you in the GRT family to get your insights and rigor in setting it up and using it to its maximum potential.
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By rv8ch
Strange - there was a thread on a similar topic...

Strange - there was a thread on a similar topic earlier today but it seems to be gone. The Hartzell manual has information about possible restrictions with electronic ignitions and restricted RPM...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Brian - those are some nice valve cover...

Thanks Brian - those are some nice valve cover screws you have there - did Ross send you those? I got the Allen heads, which are nice, but not as nice as yours!
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