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Forum: RV-4 10-12-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 451,136
Posted By Eddie P
Love your paint and markings!

Love your paint and markings!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,142
Posted By Eddie P
Your scheme has been a favorite of mine since you...

Your scheme has been a favorite of mine since you initially posted pics! Have fun in your new home, and enjoy the weather and diverse flying opportunities you'll get to experience. That RN scheme...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,689
Posted By Eddie P
Fantastic. I'll be ordering (a couple) of these...

Fantastic. I'll be ordering (a couple) of these books Paul! Thank you.

Ed
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,560
Posted By Eddie P
JKoiter99, I wholeheartedly support your idea of...

JKoiter99, I wholeheartedly support your idea of flying an RV and even on the route you propose. And, having said that, I'd say "for pleasure only". Yes, there are plenty of RV owners that fly to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,834
Posted By Eddie P
Wow! Congratulations... be well and enjoy the new...

Wow! Congratulations... be well and enjoy the new horizons. All the best in the adventure!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,145
Posted By Eddie P
Capt, your RV-8 is a great looker too! (is this...

Capt, your RV-8 is a great looker too! (is this the RAAF Roullete's scheme?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 27,624
Posted By Eddie P
It seems like insurance rates are quite...

It seems like insurance rates are quite "variable" depending on a lot of things- I wonder if that is not only when the quote goes in for year but also the month and week.

My insurance policy expiry...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,529
Posted By Eddie P
Pierre, I always enjoy your ideas and posts. I'm...

Pierre, I always enjoy your ideas and posts. I'm really glad you "squeaked by the undertaker" and you are doing all right presently, even if it means treatments for now. Like other guys, I am hoping...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By Eddie P
Agree on AeroGraphics. Very easy to work with. I...

Agree on AeroGraphics. Very easy to work with.

I also recommend giving "Callie Graphics" https://callie-graphics.com/ an email if you have something that is not common but totally custom. I use her...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,118
Posted By Eddie P
I completed the third and final ADSB test flight...

I completed the third and final ADSB test flight (FAA PAPR report) and passed. I waited for a 4 hour break in the weather that was good enough to launch and went for it; glad I did. Logbook entry...
Forum: ADS-B 12-14-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,806
Posted By Eddie P
I wanted to thank the guys who have posted here....

I wanted to thank the guys who have posted here. It helped me prepare for my Echo test flights.

It took me 3 test flights to dial my unit in and one call to Uavionix tech support. Lessons learned...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,471
Posted By Eddie P
An old thread is here for your reference - this...

An old thread is here for your reference - this does not address the 8A vs the 8, but it does address the idea of full controls in the back vs not, and what those are good for, what minimum...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-06-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,275
Posted By Eddie P
Sweet Video!

Sweet Video!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-06-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,186
Posted By Eddie P
Love your video work Stu. Could you please share...

Love your video work Stu. Could you please share how you mount your tail camera? Love the angle. Looking to do something similar, myself. Cheers-
Ed
Forum: California 12-06-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By Eddie P
Seeking hangar spot: KWVI / KSNS

My RV-8 is looking for a spot in a hangar at Watsonville and/or Salinas. I'm in the process of going on the waiting list but of course, my timing is of a much faster rate than a wait list moves....
Forum: Safety 12-06-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,541
Posted By Eddie P
Looking forward to watching!

Looking forward to watching!
Forum: Safety 11-22-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By Eddie P
Good specific subject matter Skylor, thanks for...

Good specific subject matter Skylor, thanks for sharing.

Love the videos VAC, very useful and your time in making them is apprecuated. I like your pattern B depiction. I'm also a glider pilot. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,739
Posted By Eddie P
Thank you Carl and Dan!

Thank you Carl and Dan!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,739
Posted By Eddie P
ADSB antenna under baggage bay

Hi folks getting ready to drill the hole to mount my antenna for the ADSB (UAT Echo).

I recently had the seats and floors out for the CI. Wanted to install at that point but things got busy and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,242
Posted By Eddie P
That’s a pretty common technique in other planes...

That’s a pretty common technique in other planes too Saville, good description. I think of the “forward stick as mains roll on” as a “relaxation of back pressure to raise the tail a tad bit” in my...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Eddie P
Thank you all for the thoughts. I do believe the...

Thank you all for the thoughts.

I do believe the torque wrench I was using may not have been the best for this particular job. The desired setting was on the low end of the advertised range. Plus...
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,209
Posted By Eddie P
Great information Steve F (and others...

Great information Steve F (and others too).

Andreas I will also share my process as a recent installer of the Echo. I just add this for consideration and to perhaps give your mind something to think...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 11-06-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,384
Posted By Eddie P
I suspect the OP does not need one but I have...

I suspect the OP does not need one but I have obtained a ferry permit for an experimental aircraft before. It varies per FSDO as far as personalities go, but generally, it?s very easy. You call up,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-06-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Eddie P
Axle bolts and nut torque, RV-8 (question)

Admission -I over torqued an axle attach nut yesterday when attaching some jack points on the main gear. :o (The jack points (https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/7212.htm) are the ones from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,181
Posted By Eddie P
Looking good Bruce. Does the Sharpie marker stay...

Looking good Bruce. Does the Sharpie marker stay readable over time with the constant exposure to 100LL? I'm at the point now where I'm ready to mark down the gallons available from all the data I've...
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 34,806
Posted By Eddie P
Good info and I greatly appreciate the report...

Good info and I greatly appreciate the report hevansrv7a!
Forum: ADS-B 11-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,209
Posted By Eddie P
I'm installing the EchoUAT as well in my RV-8. I...

I'm installing the EchoUAT as well in my RV-8. I was thinking of placing an inline fuse vs using a newly installed CB. I don't want to thread hijak but I'm interested in collaborating and posting...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,126
Posted By Eddie P
Good story. I always carry a "hip pocket"...

Good story. I always carry a "hip pocket" alternate on top of whatever I've got in the books for the legalities. Sometimes it requires a little extra fuel though most times it doesn't. The price for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By Eddie P
To me, $380 is a steal to go from E-Mag to P-mag...

To me, $380 is a steal to go from E-Mag to P-mag with latest updates to firmware and control boards. As far as owner and operator experience goes, you'll have extra "setup" and timing control over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,130
Posted By Eddie P
Great timing (yeah corny joke). But I just...

Great timing (yeah corny joke).

But I just removed my P-Mag 114 and sent it in for a major looking over and new firmware since it has 500 hours on it. The new firmware is what I'm after but it can...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,181
Posted By Eddie P
I purchased a fuel dipstick from Aircraft Spruce....

I purchased a fuel dipstick from Aircraft Spruce. It's the Fuel Hawk 11" gauge. See here: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/fuelhawkuniv11.php

In my RV-8 it's a basic setup with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,109
Posted By Eddie P
Ed I?ll send you a PM in a couple days. Would...

Ed I?ll send you a PM in a couple days. Would love to chat further.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,109
Posted By Eddie P
Both of those articles are well worth the read!...

Both of those articles are well worth the read! Your work is both impressive and generous. I hope it continues. While I love to fly aerobatics and own an AOA system, I can see E3 as being an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,109
Posted By Eddie P
I'm really curious as to the LOC comments and...

I'm really curious as to the LOC comments and forthcoming material. Please keep us informed!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-14-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,109
Posted By Eddie P
I had to work this weekend. So, I flew to work...

I had to work this weekend.

So, I flew to work in my RV-8.
1 hour and 5 minutes of bliss and I watched the cars crawling along the road en route :D
I'll fly home from work in a couple days....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,242
Posted By Eddie P
I love the 8! It's a wonderful airplane to fly...

I love the 8! It's a wonderful airplane to fly and superbly fun to land. I'm a noob compared to the experts here in the 8, but as a noob, I will share some lessons I've learned over the past 7 months...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,577
Posted By Eddie P
Great to hear it Bill, will be looking at your...

Great to hear it Bill, will be looking at your photo site soon to check out the work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By Eddie P
Excellent, thanks for your insights Larry! This...

Excellent, thanks for your insights Larry! This jives with my previous understanding. Glad to have the additional perspective.



A particularly useful set of comments Vic, thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By Eddie P
In your title, "Solve high EGT with timing" - I...

In your title, "Solve high EGT with timing" - I want to think you meant, "Solve high CHT with timing". He never mentions timing in this video. But I get what you are wondering about, in at least as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,484
Posted By Eddie P
It's a beautiful and great performing prop. Yours...

It's a beautiful and great performing prop. Yours looks outstanding with the matched colors. I've got an RV200 on my RV-8 spun by an IO-360. I did not build this 8 nor have I flown the 8 with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,691
Posted By Eddie P
Thank you Tom! Very helpful indeed.

Thank you Tom! Very helpful indeed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,691
Posted By Eddie P
Hi there Dayton, I flew over your hangar twice...

Hi there Dayton, I flew over your hangar twice today in and out of Minden-Reno :) Glad to see your results, and thanks for the thread, it's been a good one for me to follow along with.

I enjoyed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,691
Posted By Eddie P
Thanks for that post Tom! I read all of the...

Thanks for that post Tom! I read all of the engine articles and will be referring to them a few more times for sure. I have to say Deakin?s method to descend using mixture and RPM to manage power is...
Forum: Safety 08-11-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,767
Posted By Eddie P
Recommended book - Engine Out Survival Tactics

I just finished a book by Nate Jaros titled, "Engine Out Survival Tactics" (https://www.amazon.com/Engine-Out-Survival-Tactics-Emergencies-ebook/dp/B01HTWFPQU). I'd recommend it to any RV aviator who...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
Marshall, that’s a great point. I had wondered if...

Marshall, that’s a great point. I had wondered if I should give the no light landing a try at some point myself in the 8. While I may have a fair bit of overall night experience, it’s the specific...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-07-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
Made a night 3 point landing to compliment...

Made a night 3 point landing to compliment previous practice night wheel landings this evening (partial moonlight). Very standard operation and happy to report no surprises. The biggest thing for me...
Forum: California 08-07-2019, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Eddie P
Thanks guys! I ended up getting ahold of the...

Thanks guys! I ended up getting ahold of the right person at PSA who sorted me out with the right procedure for after hours departures. If you plan something like this plan on checking with the mid...
Forum: California 08-06-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Eddie P
After Hours ramp entry KCCR Concord

I?ve parked at PSA (Pacific States) for a few evenings and have discovered that the gates to enter the ramp are chained shut at 10pm. PSA tells me there is a county ramp gate located just to the west...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,929
Posted By Eddie P
Hi Don, really good story, thank you for taking...

Hi Don, really good story, thank you for taking the time and being generous enough to share for our benefit. The proverbial chain was working against you. Add the steep turn maneuvering at 1000 feet...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
OK first off many thanks again to all of you...

OK first off many thanks again to all of you here. Great advice, great points made by all. While I have a lot of night time experience flying diverse types of flight ops at night I did not have any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,876
Posted By Eddie P
Hi Capt, hope all is well! I was reading ahead...

Hi Capt, hope all is well! I was reading ahead for my own C/I and also downloaded the Flyboy's Accessories "Tailwheel Maintenance" sheets as already recommended by RV6 and Carlos here on the thread....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
Wow! Was wondering what sort of amp draw those...

Wow! Was wondering what sort of amp draw those lights demanded. Definitely worth making sure the new lights have their own proper power setup and breaker as appropriate when swapping from “old school...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
Fantastic thoughts guys, each and every response...

Fantastic thoughts guys, each and every response has been appreciated. Summing up some of the help here... I have a hands free light I have and will wear around my neck to back up any lighting I may...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,953
Posted By Eddie P
Landing the 8 at night

He’ll fellow 8 drivers.

I am very comfortable landing my 8 in a diverse set of conditions. I abdolutely love this airplane. All my flying in the 8 so far has been in daylight. I will likely be...
Forum: Safety 07-13-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
So... as we know there are many jam nuts in the...

So... as we know there are many jam nuts in the RV series of aircraft. When I was in the search process for my RV-8, I came to realize a vast majority of the aircraft I looked at (and I did look at a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By Eddie P
That was a helpful link, thank you!

That was a helpful link, thank you!
Forum: Safety 06-30-2019, 02:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
Thank you GMCJet and every one else here. All...

Thank you GMCJet and every one else here. All great information. It takes effort to share and I appreciate it. I'm taking it all in!

(PS, the torque paint strip in my case was not understood to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By Eddie P
I am in the market for some plugs too. I like the...

I am in the market for some plugs too. I like the "Bruce's Custom" product a lot in the photos. For the price delta between the Vans Covers and the Bruce's Covers ($100 difference, $55 vs $155) is...
Forum: Safety 06-24-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
Great idea, thanks. I'll have to see if I can...

Great idea, thanks. I'll have to see if I can google a few images of that type of torque contraption.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,381
Posted By Eddie P
Thanks for the report Terry, I have these mirrors...

Thanks for the report Terry, I have these mirrors myself. Mirrors make the flight control check and trim tab position confirmation a snap even with shoulder harnesses nice and snug. These particular...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
Thank you for that link and description. Very...

Thank you for that link and description. Very doable. How do you know / verify the proper spec for torque? I'm assuming in this case it's a "TAR" torque device (That's About Right)?
Forum: Safety 06-23-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
These particular jam nuts (of many types thought...

These particular jam nuts (of many types thought the plane) are the nuts that screw down onto the elevator spar (and attach to the rod end thread. I think these jam nuts pre load the rod end thread...
Forum: Safety 06-23-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,167
Posted By Eddie P
Speaking of Jam Nuts...

Hi guys, I’m looking for opinions and techniques.

I have been quite attentive to my “nuts” on preflight thanks to the great information here and the video posted to Youtube featuring Vic Syracuse...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,175
Posted By Eddie P
Ron, thanks for leaving this thread open. I hope...

Ron, thanks for leaving this thread open. I hope your great thread can serve to be a conversation for some time to come rather than just a commentary, if it were closed.

I would place myself in sort...
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