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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By AAflyer
Smile Flew a couple...

..of Young Eagle flights at KUZA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,832
Posted By AAflyer
Starter "Cut-out"...

...switch in the locked forward baggage compartment. This lets me leave the canopy open, yet turn my back/walk away without fear of anyone reaching in and turning the prop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By AAflyer
Crates are great

Tell your chapter-mates about it. Someone always needs one at some time.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By AAflyer
Panel mod

I cut off the bottom of my panel...I'm 6'4 and needed the knee-room.
I have more pics of progressive build and rear, if you...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-08-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,167
Posted By AAflyer
Grass condition?

Is the grass "Wheel-pants friendly"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,115
Posted By AAflyer
T/O Flaps

I changed to using 1/2 flaps for TO in my -8, because it eliminates the tire "skittering" during the rotation.
Now, with 1/2 flaps, I raise the tail immediately and hold a steady, almost level pitch...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,658
Posted By AAflyer

I got my coil-spring support from a marine/boat supply site. They are often used to support built-in cooler lids.
Less than $10.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-20-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By AAflyer
Gear bracket

Pretty sure the bolts are installed the other direction...which MIGHT allow them to fit OK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By AAflyer

I just got my IO-360 back from AeroSport today! Haven't gotten it out of the box yet. Had the old crank returned to me in hopes Superior will ultimately come through with a buyback.
Not holding...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-14-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 961,738
Posted By AAflyer

Oh my! A cleaner panel than mine. Well done!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,749
Posted By AAflyer
Auto plug adapters...forever?

I'm in the process of removing my engine for a crankshaft replacement, and intend to R & R those things that are "usually" replaced around 500 hours. ( I have 381 hours on my Superior IO-360)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By AAflyer
Too hot

Yep. Both the HF's and VHF's in the Boeings I flew had a 30-sec limit for continuous transmissions. yakkin' allowed!!:D
Forum: RV-14 06-22-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,950
Posted By AAflyer
What issue?

I'm guessing that Vans doesn't think it IS an "issue".
Forum: Fiberglass 06-08-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,852
Posted By AAflyer
Cool K.I.S.S.

Yep...I did THIS ^^^^

Hardly miss the .00005 knots at cruise. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,143
Posted By AAflyer
Get Chartered!

Sounds like you have started a new just haven't chartered it with National. Go ahead,...make it REAL! ;)
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,151
Posted By AAflyer
Folding latches

I have used the metal version of those latches for a few years in my -8.
Saves space and works great
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,813
Posted By AAflyer
Water tight

My relatively new -8 has been to OSH 3 times, and it rained quite a bit on one trip. Since I have always hangared my baby, I had not quite acquired all the necessary "outside, overnight"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer
Question New crank advice

I've been waffling about how to handle this problem; I am a first-time a/c builder/owner, and thought my (then) new engine would be my last...
I now need some advice from the A & Ps, and AIs on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,477
Posted By AAflyer
-8 solution

I, too, liked the "push-button" starter design. I used it. Seems so..."non-Cessna"... so "old school"...
I solved the security issue by having a cut-out switch inside my forward baggage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer
I'm smarter!

Well...thanks for educating me. Now I can say I learned something new, today. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer

I don't know 'bout you, but I'm at a loss on how this AMOC is a rational alternative. I have very little engineering background, but...

How can a part be milled to a smaller diameter and retain its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 655
Posted By AAflyer
Looking for recomendations

I need to have my 4 year old engine's crankshaft replaced thanks to a recent AD.
Hoping to avoid shipping it thousands of miles to the original assembler.
Am asking for your experiences, (good and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 640,568
Posted By AAflyer
Hite Airstrip, Utah
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By AAflyer
AP servo

I had to upgrade to the 42 for my RV-8's elevator servo...I couldn't get past the setup procedure without clacking and slipping.
Don't know if my original -32 was defective or not, but the -42 works...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,841
Posted By AAflyer
Superior info

See other thread.
Moderator...can we please move this thread to the older, more encompassing thread?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer
Superior response...

I just got this response from Bill Ross at Superior....only hours after I sent him MY questions:

"We are currently working on an Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) that will drastically reduce...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer
Unhappy Cranky

I've been trying to pretend that this was all just a dream over the holidays, but now I need to get serious about finding a solution.
Does anyone have any info to share after talking with Superior? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,932
Posted By AAflyer
Unhappy Waaaaa...

I cried in my eggnog, after learning I'm grounded with a defective crankshaft.:mad:
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,003
Posted By AAflyer

Indoor/outdoor carpet and spray adhesive.
GPS antennae...flat black...but it still wasn't enough. Resorted to adding a piece of black felt to cover the GPS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,970
Posted By AAflyer

I'm HIT !!!:eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,835
Posted By AAflyer
In the front bag compartment only if the pax is...

In the front bag compartment only if the pax is "heavy-weight".
Can't have more than 1/2 tanks of fuel.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,130
Posted By AAflyer

Congrats are getting started.
I would strongly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter, if there's one nearby. Doing this could be your most important investment.
You will meet many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By AAflyer
Nice Job!

Congrats.'ll be back here a lot.
We'll be here for ya!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,835
Posted By AAflyer
Weight and baggage

I got 2, 25# bags of lead shot. (It was funny to watch the UPS driver grab those ...)
I initially got them for the forward compartment so I could fly heavy passengers, but sorta by accident, I...
Forum: Primers 12-01-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,335
Posted By AAflyer

I followed Cessna's lead. Look inside your C-172's tailcone and do the same.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 240,978
Posted By AAflyer
Wink Grass?

Hey Vlad,
I'm still trying to edit all my photos from my trip to Utah!!
It was AMAZING!!

But, I think you might consider changing the name of this thread from:
...grass strips..." to
"dirt strips?" ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,423
Posted By AAflyer
Anyone using an IR camera?

A year or two ago I read an interesting post about using the Dynon SkyView's new Video Input to project an infrared camera's view on the SkyView screen.

Does anyone have any experience or feedback...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,324
Posted By AAflyer
EAA 961 Fly-In

Attended the re-scheduled, off-again, on-again "Instead of Oshkosh" home-grown fly-in at Unity Aerodome, SC76. Couldn't stay after dark to enjoy the dinner an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,905
Posted By AAflyer

I routinely carry 2 25# bags of lead shot stradling the rear seat when I'm flying solo.
When I have a passenger, I remove them, unless he or she is heavy...then I put them in the forward bag compt....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,700
Posted By AAflyer
Avionic tray attachment

I used a couple of small piano hinge sections, so the tray can be easily removed.
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,397
Posted By AAflyer
Talking Build on.

Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,609
Posted By AAflyer

I concur with others, who have said your angles look excessive. Sorry, it looks like you've worked HARD at your solution ;(. I remember having to cut out a bit of the bracket to fit in front of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,495
Posted By AAflyer
Relative Ease.

My wife and I took advantage of blue skies to zip 1 hour south to see her parents. They brought the picnic, and we visited and ate lunch in rocking chairs on the "back porch" of the terminal at...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,356
Posted By AAflyer

I flew 5 hours, over 2 days, dual with an instructor in Okeechobee Florida. RV-6, I think. We did dozens of landings until I was comfortable...and my first flight in my -8 was uneventful!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,045
Posted By AAflyer

Oh my...You're gonna get a lot of advice on this.

For the record, I am not an electrician, and I, too, was very intimidated about wiring my bird. I even called up a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-12-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,443
Posted By AAflyer
One more..
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,013
Posted By AAflyer
OAT location

I flew my first flight a couple of weeks ago where I was somewhat concerned about in-flight icing, and after closely reviewing icing levels and actual conditions, I feel that my probe, being mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,039
Posted By AAflyer
Smile New Rubber

After 4 years, 400 hours and about 400 landings...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,283
Posted By AAflyer
Smile Bucket List...Check!

Nice. Monument Valley...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,701
Posted By AAflyer

I quickly transitioned to using flaps during takeoffs in my -8, ...
it seems to reduce/eliminate the "skittering around" just prior to liftoff.
Forum: Southeast 07-23-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,097
Posted By AAflyer
Carolina Museum

Pretty sure the Carolina Aviation Museum is "between homes"...i.e. they lost the lease on their hangar and everything has been moved into storage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,257
Posted By AAflyer

For what it's worth, my IO-360, with dual P-Mags will cruise at around 2250 rpm, 50 degrees LOP at 5.2 gph. About 145 TAS.
You HAVE broken in the cylinders, haven't you?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,708
Posted By AAflyer
Im a lightweight

999# pantless, paintless.
1 Skyview, 1 radio
Catto 3-blade
Odyssey battery
SkyTec lightweight starter
PlanePower alt.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,382
Posted By AAflyer
Drain hose size?

Could you please tell me the i.d. of the hose you use on the Fumoto?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,024
Posted By AAflyer
Quick drain hose size?

Can anyone tell me the size of the nipple on the Fumoto T202N quick drain valve?
Hoping to be lazy and order this from home, without returning to the hangar to measure...
Want to get a section of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-01-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,471
Posted By AAflyer
Don't miss a day trip over to Ocracoke Island....

Don't miss a day trip over to Ocracoke Island. Its only 20 miles from Hatteras to Ocracoke and its a beautiful flight. When announcing on the unicom frequency, feel free to follow the local custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,672
Posted By AAflyer
Hi Vlad,...Looks like you have plenty of sand...

Hi Vlad,...Looks like you have plenty of sand near you! No beach required. Hoping to see Monument Valley some day soon.
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,975
Posted By AAflyer
Huh...So THAT's what I hear "squirting" under the...

Huh...So THAT's what I hear "squirting" under the cowl while I clean the bugs off. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,706
Posted By AAflyer
Evil ways

Purgatory for YOU! ;)
Forum: Formation Flying 05-18-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,427
Posted By AAflyer
Talking Thumbs UP!

Great job, men! You made so many, many people proud and happy. Doesn't get much better than that!! Thanks for contributing to "The Recovery".:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,672
Posted By AAflyer
Visited Blackbeard's island hideaway-Ocracoke Island

An amazing day on Saturday in the East brought many planes out and about. The Mrs. & I headed out in our RV-8 to Ocracoke Island, in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By AAflyer
Panel pics

John, <-

Here's a link to my pictures on Google.

Hope it helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,483
Posted By AAflyer

What the heck is a "Heim" bearing?:confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,301
Posted By AAflyer
Save our knees!

PM me for pix of my -8 panel mods.
I'm 6'-5"...cut the few inches bottom off..
Sorry, posting pix on this site is laborious:mad:
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