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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-30-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yup, its happened to me too. I discovered my...

Yup, its happened to me too. I discovered my timing on the LS to be stuck at 43 deg BTDC.

It was bit insidious in my case. I received my newly repaired engine with new cylinders in the spring...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-29-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
Just a few items left!

Just a few items left!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By RV8Squaz
This is what my favorite avionics shop does. ...

This is what my favorite avionics shop does. Works well. They showed me the mock up with everything in it before cutting any metal.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-27-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Randy, It is still available. I sent you a...

Hi Randy,

It is still available. I sent you a pm.

Thanks!

Jerry
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By RV8Squaz
I anchored the legs of the hinge pins with safety...

I anchored the legs of the hinge pins with safety wire. I donít have a picture of it so I shamelessly stole Billís picture and edited it.

I brought the legs of the pins a little higher (shown in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-25-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
Hi Barry, Thanks for your interest. I didnít...

Hi Barry,

Thanks for your interest. I didnít see your pm, so I sent you one. Let me know.

Cheers,

Jerry
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-23-2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
Still a few items left!

Still a few items left!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2022, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By RV8Squaz
Not any of those radios, but I have a couple of...

Not any of those radios, but I have a couple of Beckers listed here: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=211546
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2022, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
Yes they are. I sent you a pm. Thank you!

Yes they are. I sent you a pm. Thank you!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By RV8Squaz
FS: UAT ADSB & Other Avionics

All items removed due to panel upgrade and working when removed:

UAT SkyBeacon ADSB Out SOLD
UAT SkySensor ADSB In SOLD

EDM 700 WITH CHT and EGT probes SOLD

Shadin Fuel Flow indicator ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-02-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By RV8Squaz
If there are timing marks on your ring gear, such...

If there are timing marks on your ring gear, such as TDC, 20į, and 25į, it would be easy to count the teeth in between the marks. If your ring gear is 149 teeth it equates to 2.4į per tooth, if 122...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2022, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks Kurt! That picture was from that fly-in. ...

Thanks Kurt! That picture was from that fly-in. Hard to believe how quick time has passed. That may have been his first fly-in. It was a fun one for kids. It had everything going for it, a small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By RV8Squaz
Thanks Ron! I am very proud indeed. You would...

Thanks Ron! I am very proud indeed. You would be surprised at the impact it has on a child or even teenager when he meets and gets to know people like you, my good friend.

Cheers!

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By RV8Squaz
Shalom Ariel, Thank you! You and I began...

Shalom Ariel,

Thank you! You and I began building our airplanes long before Max was even a twinkle in my eye! Good to hear from you.

Jerry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,050
Posted By RV8Squaz
My son's RV checkout

We officially started my son's RV checkout and transition training!

Max has hundreds of hours sitting in the back seat. Most of that time was pre-student pilot, sleeping, playing video games,...
Forum: COMM 10-12-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By RV8Squaz
For what itís worth, I had similar trouble after...

For what itís worth, I had similar trouble after a panel upgrade to all new Garmin stuff. I must have tried 8 different headsets with varying results. After a lot of trouble shooting over several...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-04-2022, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,851
Posted By RV8Squaz
Also, a good lubricant is your friend here. Tool...

Also, a good lubricant is your friend here. Tool oil, 3-In-One, cutting fluid, and even engine oil will help immensely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,689
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,438
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,278
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, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,888
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,888
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,888
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, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,888
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, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 978
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,754
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, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,979
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, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
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, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
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, 03:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,651
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
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, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
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, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,059
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,628
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,193
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, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,031
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,031
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, 11:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
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, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
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, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,651
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, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,256
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,082
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, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,651
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,576
Posted By RV8Squaz
Could be the cord itself.

Could be the cord itself.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,166
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,651
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
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, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,172
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,200
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,735
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,084
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, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,084
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, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,084
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.
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