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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By olyolson
Hot starts

Look into Airflow Performance Fuel Injection with a Purge Valve, hot starts are a non event
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,238
Posted By olyolson
Prop clocking

How does this change for a 3 blade C/S MT prop?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By olyolson
Mag timing light

Buddy,

Just sent you an e-mail
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By olyolson
Shipping damage

Replace the skins and the vertical stab root rib. Maybe itís the just photo angle but the top left bent metal looks like it also has cracks at the base where it bent.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By olyolson
Starting

Turn off the non Impulse mag and let the engine start on the electronic ignition. Mag on after start- not sure how the Plasma ignition works but prob similar to Electroair on my engine and my buddyís...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,228
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 engine

I think that is indeed an oil filter cooler but I don’t think it’s necessary if you have a well mounted oil cooler. I found one very similar to your picture (see below). Not sure how well they...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By olyolson
Rocket

So does the insurance company still rate it as a Rocket for ~$3K/yr? I think that was the quote I got when I was looking at one a year ago.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By olyolson
Picture

Mike,

That is a great picture at the perfect angle. Quite a snazzy paint job! I see you are probably a UAL guy based in ORD? I retired last year and am so glad I am not commuting to work any more....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By olyolson
Rocket

However- if there was a ďRocketĒ that said ďRV-4Ē on the data plate like I have seen (you know who you are), I would be very interested.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-15-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,038
Posted By olyolson
Rocket

Man I would love to own a Rocket but the insurance would be over 3 times what I pay now for my -8. Hard to justify but then again Iíve never flown a Rocket. I better stay away from them because I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By olyolson
Engine overhaul

Vlad,

I went through this process recently looking for an overhaul shop. I checked with the major shops and although Iím sure they are top quality, the prices were close enough to a brand new engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By olyolson
Pistons

I should mention that it is a non counterweighted crank, Electroair ignition on one side (non impulse on the other) and an MTV-12 C/S 3 blade prop. I did have extensive discussions with MT and they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By olyolson
9:5:1 or stock pistons?

Had a previous post about Lycoming vs Superior cylinders. My engine is being overhauled and there was a potential for delays getting the Lycoming cylinders but the problem was resolved as the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By olyolson
Cylinders

Decision solved, got an update from Aerosport that my cylinders left Lycoming yesterday. Now the discussion is whether I want 9:5:1 pistons and the risk that 100 octane may not be available forever....
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By olyolson
Governor for MTV-12

I have a newly overhauled Woodward Governor (from Redline Aviation in Akron, CO - https://redlineaviation.aero/) set to 300 psi relief valve pressure but Peter Marshal from MT Props in Deland, FL...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By olyolson
A cracked ring at 100 hours doesn’t make the the...

A cracked ring at 100 hours doesn’t make the the Superior decision likely. Good that they sent brand new parts but doesn’t give me confidence in Superior. Once I get the engine back on I do not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By olyolson
Lycoming vs Superior cylinders

My engine is getting an overhaul at Aerosport Power. They just informed me yesterday that the OEM Lycoming cylinders ordered for my engine are delayed and will add a month or so to the build time....
Forum: RV-4 02-25-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,957
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
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, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,343
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
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, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
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, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,906
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,906
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,906
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, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
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: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,408
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,797
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,071
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
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, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,248
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 938
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,191
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, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,239
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
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, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,374
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
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, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,124
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,999
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, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
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, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
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, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
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, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,608
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, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,497
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
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, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,187
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,558
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 678
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,948
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,148
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
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, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,598
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,714
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,389
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....
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