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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,236
Posted By springer
I received mine on time. My experience with ADOT...

I received mine on time. My experience with ADOT has always been terrific and you can't beat the registration price.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By springer
Interesting Bob as I fly out of there in a...

Interesting Bob as I fly out of there in a purchased -8 and have not heard of that rule. I can only think of your first flight and perhaps a -10's first flight in the last 6 or so years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By springer
Evan, I live in TUS part of the year and a hangar...

Evan, I live in TUS part of the year and a hangar is almost impossible to come by. In fact left my -8 up north this season because I could not locate one. There are shade ports at Marana Regional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,828
Posted By springer
Sam, I have the same engine on my -8 and -4 and...

Sam, I have the same engine on my -8 and -4 and have never used or had to use the primer. Both planes start on the 2nd blade with a short pump of the throttle while cranking. I say it is not worth...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,280
Posted By springer
My brand new Lycoming O-360-A1A in 1989 was...

My brand new Lycoming O-360-A1A in 1989 was $13,500.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,217
Posted By springer
Dave I did exactly the same for my -8. Waited 3...

Dave I did exactly the same for my -8. Waited 3 years for it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,335
Posted By springer
My purchased -8 had Tostens but they felt "wimpy"...

My purchased -8 had Tostens but they felt "wimpy" until I wrapped them with black electrical tape. Now they feel "manly" as if I was flying a Phantom.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-11-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 45,556
Posted By springer
Correct date?

Jim, is that date correct? On page 2 under Background, I read 2012 to 2014.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,255
Posted By springer
Warnke Prop

Your Warnke prop is probably Bernie's best design. I tested many for him and had one identical to yours on my -4.

Nice RV, good luck with your sale.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,610
Posted By springer
Jim, I had an electrical problem somewhat like...

Jim, I had an electrical problem somewhat like yours and did much of what you did. Finally changed the $4.95 Master switch and that corrected the problem.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,110
Posted By springer
^^^^^THIS^^^^^

^^^^^THIS^^^^^
Forum: Propellers 10-25-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,881
Posted By springer
Warnke "Almost Constant Speed" was pretty much in...

Warnke "Almost Constant Speed" was pretty much in name only. Prior to those his standard props had a wider chord and performed very well. I had one on my O-360 RV-4. Similar props today are made by...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By springer
Bill, I have the same set up as you on my -8,...

Bill, I have the same set up as you on my -8, O-360, Senenich FP, one mag, LS EI.

2300 rpm locally and 2500-2600 x-country depending on the turbulence.

I run LOP most of the time except at full...
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By springer
Dan, I received a tailwheel check out in a...

Dan, I received a tailwheel check out in a Citabria then flew my -4 which had liability only ins.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-30-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,237
Posted By springer
That is common in carb'd engines. My -8 with the...

That is common in carb'd engines. My -8 with the same engine does it from time to time with no engine issues. Do a search as there are several threads on the subject.
Forum: GPS 09-16-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,752
Posted By springer
I love my iFly 740. Another one to consider.

I love my iFly 740. Another one to consider.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-28-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,057
Posted By springer
Wing locker 1744

Wing locker

1744
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,828
Posted By springer
Guess I am still a little confused. Does the...

Guess I am still a little confused. Does the more expensive book "Prebuy" include the book for "inspections?" At the time of placing my order (Aug 14th) I thought the "Prebuy" book was the only one...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-14-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,239
Posted By springer
The more expensive Hawker SBS J16 that Brantel...

The more expensive Hawker SBS J16 that Brantel quoted me in this thread did not last any longer than the PC680. I went back to the PC680.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-01-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By springer
When my PC680 died last month I purchased the...

When my PC680 died last month I purchased the Apex battery but would not fit my battery box either. Decided not to modify the battery box and bought another PC680.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,190
Posted By springer
Nice Jason. I think you will like your set up. ...

Nice Jason. I think you will like your set up. I have never been happy with the -8's stick height when compared to the -4. I have adjusted my seat height to a position to make it tolerable. My -8...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By springer
Thank you Heinrich!

Thank you Heinrich!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,502
Posted By springer
I am having trouble reinstalling a new BWD S5613...

I am having trouble reinstalling a new BWD S5613 solenoid back into the SkyTec 149LS starter. I was able to remove the old one as described by someone by angling the white plunger solenoid away from...
Forum: Propellers 07-02-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,631
Posted By springer
Good to know Smoky as my RV8 is equipped like...

Good to know Smoky as my RV8 is equipped like your Sq/CC's.

The wings of my RV4 were built by Art Chard in '87.....never leaked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,647
Posted By springer
George, my Global went up approx 12% in June...

George, my Global went up approx 12% in June using Sky Smith. Also using Sky last week, my brother's ins (forget name) was $400 less than the next quote.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-18-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By springer
Eloy AZ paint shop

I have heard nothing but good things about Don Copland's shop in Eloy. I believe Bonanza owners take their planes there.

https://arizonaaeropainting.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,762
Posted By springer
Walter, I too learned to fly out of Honolulu...

Walter, I too learned to fly out of Honolulu International in 1972. Soloed off of Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Did my training at the local FBO thru the Air Force FIP program while in ROTC at U of H....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-27-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,343
Posted By springer
Butch, when Jon is not building RV's, making vids...

Butch, when Jon is not building RV's, making vids or 'drumming' around the country, he is a renowned vascular surgeon. Kind of a slacker if you ask me.
Forum: Midwest 04-01-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,107
Posted By springer
Nice Pete. That's my early evening flying "fix"...

Nice Pete. That's my early evening flying "fix" as well out of Fleming to Red Wing and back.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By springer
I have had a nuance leak for a couple years that...

I have had a nuance leak for a couple years that for the life of me cannot locate. This may be my source. Thanks!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-23-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,950
Posted By springer
Beautiful photos DC. You missed the...

Beautiful photos DC. You missed the Lauterbrunnen Valley and the town of Wengen, my favorite place in the world.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-01-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,061
Posted By springer
Steve we swear by it in our house as the best...

Steve we swear by it in our house as the best glass cleaner ever. Never tried on my plane. Good to know......thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-26-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By springer
Battery master switch. This happened to me...

Battery master switch. This happened to me exactly as described. It turned out to be my cheap $4.95 master switch itself and not the wiring.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-23-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,160
Posted By springer
Low fuel pressure is a common complaint on carbed...

Low fuel pressure is a common complaint on carbed engines. I have had the same issue but engine ran fine. Here is a past...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-27-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 26,826
Posted By springer
Wing lockers

Wing tip wing lockers

https://ibb.co/LYgRzRB
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-29-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,203
Posted By springer
I like the presentation in my old D-180 than the...

I like the presentation in my old D-180 than the newer Dynon so will not change but then I am VFR only.
Forum: RV-3 11-24-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,605
Posted By springer
Smile Wait a minute Rob. I bought my -8 from Dick and...

Wait a minute Rob. I bought my -8 from Dick and your -3 is next on my list!:-)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,826
Posted By springer
+1 Very little wicking w/o painting. Marked...

+1

Very little wicking w/o painting. Marked with a Sharpie in 2 gal increments.

Dipped before each flight and am amazed how accurate it is comparing to my D-180 fuel counter. Limit boost pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,582
Posted By springer
Great pic Tom! I suspect the "Tweets" you flew...

Great pic Tom! I suspect the "Tweets" you flew were painted (if at all) differently when you went thru UPT.
Forum: ADS-B 10-13-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By springer
ADS-B uAvionix Ping EFB/iFly GPS Altitude Fix

Many of us are using iFly GPS with the small uAvionix Ping EFB attached for our ADS-B IN. For several months the target aircraft altitudes have been off by thousands of feet.

I brought this to the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-12-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 27,184
Posted By springer
On my -8 I mounted the GDL-82 in the pax...

On my -8 I mounted the GDL-82 in the pax compartment inside the right side panel covering the flap control rods. Mounted the antenna in the same place as depicted the above photo cept I put a wedge...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-08-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By springer
Actually there is another screw at the very back...

Actually there is another screw at the very back of the of the tray that secures the 180 as well. He will need to go behind the panel/tray for access.

I did not build my plane and I found out the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-07-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,556
Posted By springer
Tom, I wrote this on another thread. Below is a...

Tom, I wrote this on another thread. Below is a response from several people at Odyssey. Basically the two batteries are the same. I replaced the SBS J-6 after 2.5 yrs.

Thank you for using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By springer
I have a 5 pt Hooker in light gray about 9 yrs...

I have a 5 pt Hooker in light gray about 9 yrs old. Can't remember if it has black trim...don't think it does. Your blue would go with my blue/white scheme.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,265
Posted By springer
Flew local sending a message to my bride via...

Flew local sending a message to my bride via Flight Aware:

http://halie.com/o5N.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,719
Posted By springer
Good luck Rob. I said exactly the same thing a...

Good luck Rob. I said exactly the same thing a couple of years ago and still do, "My Last Hoorah." Purchased an -8 that was perfect for me.

"74-07?" Is that your UPT class number? Mine was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,150
Posted By springer
Mark, Garmin ADS-B IN does not support iFly 740. ...

Mark, Garmin ADS-B IN does not support iFly 740. The uAvionix ADS-B IN/Out does thru wifi. I am happy with my uAvionix PingEFB but it is giving off wrong altitudes of target aircraft and they no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,150
Posted By springer
PingEFB

To piggyback on this thread.....

I also have a 740 mounted vertically using the suction mount in my RV-8. For ADS-B IN I have the small format uAvionix PingEFB that plugs into my 740 USB port. The...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,823
Posted By springer
Interesting as my AME in TUS is a former AF F-4...

Interesting as my AME in TUS is a former AF F-4 driver.
Forum: RV-3 08-15-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,045
Posted By springer
Smile I am still partial to your, errrr mine now,...

I am still partial to your, errrr mine now, -8.:)

Have fun Dick. Let me know when you are ready to sell the -3.
Forum: Safety 08-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,545
Posted By springer
I have done exactly what you have except after...

I have done exactly what you have except after landing I finished draining the tank into a marked container and compare the results. I refilled the tank two gallons at a time, dip and mark it on a...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,373
Posted By springer
I looked at all the tire brands and like you have...

I looked at all the tire brands and like you have stayed with Air Hawks/leakguard tubes because the wear has been great and even. I use 45-50# for tire pressure though.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By springer
I don't understand how your -8 is tail heavy in...

I don't understand how your -8 is tail heavy in the configuration as you describe. Mine is built light but with a metal Sensenich FP prop and Odessey battery on the firewall and I think it is too...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-26-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,556
Posted By springer
More Odyssey Info

Here is more info I received from Odyssey about the PC680's life expectancy and battery "freshness" from online vendors:


Typical service-life expectation for both batteries is about two years. In...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-25-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,556
Posted By springer
Battery differences

Here are the differences per conversation with Odyssey:

Thank you for using EnerSys/Hawker aviation batteries.* Although both of these batteries have the same footprint and performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,176
Posted By springer
I go back to early '87 when I flew in a RV-4...

I go back to early '87 when I flew in a RV-4 backseat with a father/son team (name escapes me) near Van's headquarters in Oregon. Purchased wings built by Van's prototype builder Art Chard and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,556
Posted By springer
As we know, the PC680 is not recommended for...

As we know, the PC680 is not recommended for aircraft. I purchased the "aircraft rated" equivalent (Hawker SBS J16) 2.5 yrs ago from Battery Mart. So far so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,871
Posted By springer
Same thing happened to mine 4 yrs ago but not...

Same thing happened to mine 4 yrs ago but not near as bad as yours (sorry). None of the suggestions mentioned worked however I do believe the sun is having some effect as the stain is slowly fading....
Forum: Safety 06-30-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,663
Posted By springer
Is 74-07 your UPT class number? 74-01 here

Is 74-07 your UPT class number?

74-01 here
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-07-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 46,240
Posted By springer
Eddie, have you tried sitting lower. After...

Eddie, have you tried sitting lower. After flying a -4 for 20 years I have felt Van's never got the ergonomics right for the -8. Straight stick too low and too far forward. I kept lowering my seat...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,521
Posted By springer
I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand...

I agree, even after many Bus years, my right hand works better.

I was "stuck" in Germany for 3.5 years while you were enjoying short 6 mth cruises on the Boat.:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,521
Posted By springer
Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand...

Ok then, would you rather fly with your left hand or your right hand?
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,521
Posted By springer
I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet...

I was one as well. Would you rather fly a Tweet or a Talon?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,399
Posted By springer
Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear...

Now my feelings are hurt. I raised your gear (B-727) before Doug ever did while showing you pics of my '88 RV-4.:mad::D
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