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Forum: RV-14 11-11-2022, 01:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Mark Albery
rockitdoc - Thanks. But, as you say, the...

rockitdoc - Thanks. But, as you say, the tailwheel layout is quite different to the nosewheel and the photo in OP62 is of no use . I think I have it sorted now, and the passenger vent mod is not a...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Mark Albery
T-duct on EXP119

The OP62 plans are not very clear about mounting vent-00002 on the RV-14. All the detail photos are only relevant to the 14A.

Do we use the same bushing arrangement as in OP 62-17 fig 2A?

Do we...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-17-2022, 02:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,179
Posted By Mark Albery
I discovered another YT video from one of the...

I discovered another YT video from one of the French crews who joined with Hermann on their way to Oshkosh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0h2ZeTHZ5dY

I believe the red RV-8 is now for sale.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-15-2022, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,179
Posted By Mark Albery
Just to correct any misunderstanding from Doug's...

Just to correct any misunderstanding from Doug's front page intro. This is Hermann Schiele's flight and video.

Probably better known to many of you from his tour of the US and Oshkosh in 2019 -...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,099
Posted By Mark Albery
My ply A template appears to be different to what...

My ply A template appears to be different to what is shown in the video and fig. 4 of page 38-29 in that it is narrow at the outer aft end and doesn't fill the area between forward and aft...
Forum: Canada 05-12-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 952
Posted By Mark Albery
What's the latest for flying into Canada

I plan to be taking my RV-8 from the US through Canada next month and have been trying to get up to data on the procedures.

I'm familiar with the eAPIS and flight plan requirements and have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mark Albery
As has been said, they are very similar to the...

As has been said, they are very similar to the 180HP O360 options from Lycoming/Vans.

I have a similar one, TMX IO-360, that has ECI cylinders that are covered by the AD (09-26-12) which calls for...
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,507
Posted By Mark Albery
A quick measure on my seat backs shows the...

A quick measure on my seat backs shows the centres to be at Y=+/-10.5".
I.e. 21" between H-points.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Mark Albery
Thanks Brian, I'd missed that tip on the big...

Thanks Brian,

I'd missed that tip on the big drawing. It is rather cumbersome to scroll through!
Better placed on the section 55 printed diagrams.

But after an age of manipulating files to widen...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,464
Posted By Mark Albery
I've recently got the main fuselage harness from...

I've recently got the main fuselage harness from Stein.

It seems the connectors won't thread through the SB-750 grommets or even the holes for the grommets.
There's no mention of de-pinning the...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mark Albery
I had similar intermittent symptoms on a skytec...

I had similar intermittent symptoms on a skytec starter with not many hours.

It turned out to be the starter integral solenoid that engages the gear and switches the current to the starter motor. A...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,778
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm in similar situation. One issue that I'm up...

I'm in similar situation.

One issue that I'm up against is fitting the canopy.
Because I was waiting on some back order parts, I mounted the gear before finishing the canopy. Now I don't have the...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,978
Posted By Mark Albery
I've done it in an RV-8 with standard tanks; an...

I've done it in an RV-8 with standard tanks; an RV-10 should have no problems.

Weather, planning and time of year are most important considerations.

I'm happy to fill in detail if you have...
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,933
Posted By Mark Albery
I had a similar issue and got the C-01409 part...

I had a similar issue and got the C-01409 part replaced by Van's.

It seems to have been a relatively common issue as others that I've spoken to had the same problem. It appears to be a manufacturing...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,969
Posted By Mark Albery
If you haven't already got the wing kit, you will...

If you haven't already got the wing kit, you will need the W-00026 fixture in a couple of places in the fuselage build ( flap torque tube and canopy release pins). That part is supplied in the wing...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mark Albery
Pondering this. I think the fixture is correct,...

Pondering this. I think the fixture is correct, but I need to remove one of the bronze clecos to get the top flange to line up, and then the hole where the cleco was is slightly misaligned as can be...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2021, 04:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,208
Posted By Mark Albery
Aft canopy frame fit query

Assembling the components for Page 38-14 step 4, I can't get the C-01442C fixture to cleco into the outboard holes without some slight mis-alignment of the pre-punched holes in the handle and...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,595
Posted By Mark Albery
I've just had a similar issue with the C-01409...

I've just had a similar issue with the C-01409 canopy rail angles.
This is a curved angle piece, so not a simple brake form. It must have moved during forming as the flange widths in the centre vary...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,058
Posted By Mark Albery
It was John Koehler, based at Concord CA, who...

It was John Koehler, based at Concord CA, who flew his RV-9A around the world, but got caught out by weather in Hawaii, delaying the final leg to the US.

Jon Johannsen's book "Aiming High"...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-15-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,522
Posted By Mark Albery
Ah yes! Axel had to introduce himself as I didn't...

Ah yes! Axel had to introduce himself as I didn't recognise him in his dust storm apparel.
Here's a glimpse of the wind blowing (not my RV).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-13-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,343
Posted By Mark Albery
Grove ...

Grove (https://www.groveaircraft.com/brakepads.html)also do a nice quality pad that seems to wear a lot better than Rapcos
Forum: RV-14 10-26-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,388
Posted By Mark Albery
I queried the same thing last week. It seems the...

I queried the same thing last week. It seems the wire from pin 9 was eliminated but the plans weren't updated. They sent this harness wiring diagram
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,221
Posted By Mark Albery
The national regulations for registration...

The national regulations for registration markings derive from the international standard of ICAO Annex 7 (https://www.theairlinepilots.com/forumarchive/quickref/icao/annex7.pdf). Though the US have...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,541
Posted By Mark Albery
Aft fuselage installation (10-18) panels not flush

While pre-assembling to drill the tail spring weldment, I notice that there's no curvature on the aft lower edge of the side skin (F-01473) to match the curvature in the aft bottom skin (F-01479 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,087
Posted By Mark Albery
A short way to the north is Monterey Bay Academy...

A short way to the north is Monterey Bay Academy - CA66. Closed on Saturdays, but a short walk to the adjacent beach. It's a nice grass strip (rare in CA) in decent condition, just outside the...
Forum: International 05-26-2020, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By Mark Albery
I know of at least a couple of RVs in...

I know of at least a couple of RVs in Portugal.

I have flown in to Alvor on the Algarve, which is a quite busy GA airfield. Quite a bit of air sport activity nearby at Lagos. No real problems with...
Forum: California 03-16-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By Mark Albery
I was speaking to an airworthiness inspector from...

I was speaking to an airworthiness inspector from Oakland FSDO at our chapter meeting last week. He said that although they don't have much capacity, if you giver them at least 3 months notice of the...
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,850
Posted By Mark Albery
I plan to be passing nearby tomorrow, so I'll...

I plan to be passing nearby tomorrow, so I'll call by in the red one!. Hope to see you there.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By Mark Albery
I just use the standard amount. I think it's...

I just use the standard amount. I think it's 1.6oz per quart
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By Mark Albery
I have the same engine with 900 hrs and switched...

I have the same engine with 900 hrs and switched to Phillips XC 20w50 with added Camguard.

The oil analysis comes back good. It's cheaper too and I haven't heard any bad reports.

Continental are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By Mark Albery
Amateur built experimentals in Europe are subject...

Amateur built experimentals in Europe are subject to national regulation, so the rules will depend on which country it is to be based and registered.

Assuming it meets the requirements for a...
Forum: California 11-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,962
Posted By Mark Albery
Steve, That picture was taken 10 years ago....

Steve,

That picture was taken 10 years ago. Despite what you see, I wouldn't recommend wheel pants. I had to fix some stone damage afterwards!

I've no idea of the current condition. There may be...
Forum: California 11-13-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,962
Posted By Mark Albery
Furnace Creek in Death Valley has a few camp...

Furnace Creek in Death Valley has a few camp grounds close to the airport. Stovepipe Wells too and close to Mosaic Canyon and the Mesquite dunes.

Grand Canyon Caverns strip is also next to a camp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,184
Posted By Mark Albery
I've been using windy.com more often in addition...

I've been using windy.com more often in addition to weathermeister.
I like that you can switch between different forecast models and get and idea of the variability in the forecast.
If they all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,986
Posted By Mark Albery
I was told that as a manufacturer, the use tax...

I was told that as a manufacturer, the use tax isn't due until the date of manufacture i.e. when the aircraft is certified.

So I collected the receipts and paid online just before certification....
Forum: RV-3 09-18-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,331
Posted By Mark Albery
There was a jacking device made for the tapered...

There was a jacking device made for the tapered rod gears called the RV Hi-Jack that hoisted via a cable around the axle end of the gear.

That may be hard to find as I don't think they are still...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mark Albery
According to my notes main wheel station is 68",...

According to my notes main wheel station is 68", tailwheel is 240". So that makes 172" between wheel centre stations.
Forum: International 08-23-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 30,741
Posted By Mark Albery
If you can make Schefferville, this is a nice...

If you can make Schefferville, this is a nice place to stop. (https://www.aubergeguesthouse.com/fr-ca)
The airport has the last pumped Avgas before Iqaluit.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 48,199
Posted By Mark Albery
I have the Denso 021080-0760 with an external...

I have the Denso 021080-0760 with an external crowbar to shut off the field voltage. A spare in the hangar cost $90.

120 hours so far and all nominal (to use NASA-speak).
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,742
Posted By Mark Albery
I ordered on the first day of Oshkosh and the...

I ordered on the first day of Oshkosh and the tailcone kit arrived 2 days ago.
So I'm now the proud owner of kit 140657.
The first 9 rivets have now been set!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-29-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,226
Posted By Mark Albery
Home safe

Maybe this should be in the "Arrived safe from Oshkosh" thread, but I see from the tracking that you are safely back home.
It was great to meet you in California and sorry that I missed you at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By Mark Albery
I did that change on a completed aircraft for the...

I did that change on a completed aircraft for the same reason.
I also had to switch from individual, cylinder-mounted reservoirs to a single reservoir on the firewall to avoid interference when full...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-30-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,226
Posted By Mark Albery
It was great to meet up with Hermann today. I...

It was great to meet up with Hermann today.
I flew out to Concord airport where Hermann was being hosted by John Koehler.
We lined up the 3 inter-continental RVs for a photo session then headed off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mark Albery
In 8130-6 "certification requested": Tick B -...

In 8130-6 "certification requested":
Tick B - special airworthiness, 4 Experimental, 2 Amateur built and nothing else.

Make sure the aircraft description is the same as on your registration...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By Mark Albery
If you are wanting to calibrate an airspeed...

If you are wanting to calibrate an airspeed indicator with a water manometer, then you will need at least 24" of gauge height.
At 180 KIAS the pitot pressure is equivalent to 21" of water (about 0.8...
Forum: Tools 06-26-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,698
Posted By Mark Albery
The professional (expensive) tool would be...

The professional (expensive) tool would be something like a GageBilt GBP704E-Cherry Max riveter with the Cherry offset pulling head.

You may be lucky and get that combo on EBay for about $600 (but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-26-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,610
Posted By Mark Albery
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113185
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mark Albery
$50 Coleman tents, $10 air mats at Walmart...

$50 Coleman tents, $10 air mats at Walmart (https://www.walmart.com/search/?cat_id=0&query=tent). Give it to the goodwill shop when you're done.

Probably cheaper than shipping 2 ways.

I also know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,250
Posted By Mark Albery
That only applies to Oceanic airspace....

That only applies to Oceanic airspace. CYFB-BGSF-BGKK-BIRK-BIEG-EKVG stays outside of the OCA and may be done VFR.

Having the capability to fly through a cloud layer, if needed, is highly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,250
Posted By Mark Albery
It does involve more risk than every-day flying,...

It does involve more risk than every-day flying, but with good planning and judgement that isn't too much more.

But the rewards make up for the risks and will leave you with great memories,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,250
Posted By Mark Albery
I've not heard of any, but it should be possible...

I've not heard of any, but it should be possible with standard fuel to cross the atlantic by the northern route.

You have the advantage of using unleaded mogas, which is much more available than...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-15-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,226
Posted By Mark Albery
And on his way to Kulusuk, Greenland already...

And on his way to Kulusuk, Greenland already where the weather looks great.
Excellent progress!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 78,226
Posted By Mark Albery
Good luck with the weather Hermann! Did you try...

Good luck with the weather Hermann!

Did you try the Old Pulteney at the Norseman? - Wick's finest.

'Hope to see you at OSH and hear about your voyage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Mark Albery
Not a cheap solution, but the electric Brompton...

Not a cheap solution, but the electric Brompton (https://us.brompton.com/bikes/brompton-electric) should be available soon in the US.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mark Albery
Most of those issues can be resolved (apart from...

Most of those issues can be resolved (apart from the radios).
The LAA have a system of approving modifications from plans and there are examples in the UK that have similar access panels. If a...
Forum: California 05-23-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,992
Posted By Mark Albery
I'm planning on paying a visit for the fly-in on...

I'm planning on paying a visit for the fly-in on Saturday (https://www.catalinaconservancy.org/index.php?s=general&p=memberadventures).

They're asking for registration on the web page and I believe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,529
Posted By Mark Albery
Ignore the actual value of EGT and differences...

Ignore the actual value of EGT and differences between cylinders. Small differences of the position of the probe in the flame make big differences in the measured temperature, but don't really affect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,366
Posted By Mark Albery
There's some great hiking trails in the...

There's some great hiking trails in the Desolation Wilderness just south of Lake Tahoe. You need a wilderness permit if going more than a short hike from the trail heads.
The trailhead parking by...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-24-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,064
Posted By Mark Albery
Kracon at Lincoln (http://kracon.com/) -...

Kracon at Lincoln (http://kracon.com/) - KLHM

Not the cheapest but very good work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mark Albery
I used the grass a few weeks ago and it was in...

I used the grass a few weeks ago and it was in good shape. It should have dried out even more now.
The nature trail out the back had a few puddles but was OK for walking in to the old town.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,567
Posted By Mark Albery
The LAA in the UK specify this test schedule...

The LAA in the UK specify this test schedule...
Forum: Oregon 04-10-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,459
Posted By Mark Albery
Evergreen is well worth a visit. Not too far is...

Evergreen is well worth a visit. Not too far is the WAAAM museum at Hood River (4S2). They roll out some of their antique aircraft and motors on the second Saturday of the month.

Nice scenic flight...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,780
Posted By Mark Albery
I fly out of Hayward and get the impression that...

I fly out of Hayward and get the impression that they would like you to be with them while flying under the bravo. I'd use them while flying across to HAF.
Forum: International 03-01-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Albery
June 15th marks the 100th anniversary of Alcock...

June 15th marks the 100th anniversary of Alcock and Brown's first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. There should be a few events to mark the centenary.

There are a couple of memorials near the...
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