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Forum: My RV Build Project 04-01-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 107,502
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Congratulation...looking forward for the next big...

Congratulation...looking forward for the next big news!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,223
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Sorry for the late answer. Yes, I do have...

Sorry for the late answer.
Yes, I do have experience with Flaps 20 on T/O in the RV-8 and RV-7. The T/O roll shortens and this is more noticable on real soft and wet runways where roll resistance is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,455
Posted By SuperCubDriver
At 45% power with 2000 RPM I burn 6 GPH and...

At 45% power with 2000 RPM I burn 6 GPH and indicate like 123 kts with reduced noise levels. At this lower RPM the oil temperature is actually lower despite the lower speed. My engine(s) donīt like...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-13-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By SuperCubDriver
This is by chance. The canopy is not binding but...

This is by chance. The canopy is not binding but somehow slow moving when I release it. Usually I hold it half way back and then let it go. At the rear end in the rails I have two hoses as dampeners...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-04-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By SuperCubDriver
That is looking good. I had a hard time to get it...

That is looking good.
I had a hard time to get it fixed on my RV-8. No way for me without interference with the cowl no matter how I turned the throttle body. I ended up mounting it 90 deg turned...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Thanks for the positiv critics. I do like the...

Thanks for the positiv critics. I do like the perspective of a cam mounted on a stick protuding from a wingtip forward but have to fabricate the hardware first - next time!

Was that Whiskey or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Video

Some pics of my playground:

​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJioKxp0JwM&t=1s
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-23-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Here are my speeds, IAS is checked and...

Here are my speeds, IAS is checked and calibrated, I wish it was faster.
Engine low compression IO-375, they said 195HP, I believe itīs more like 180-185HP. Whirlwind 74RV prop, standard Vans cowl....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,223
Posted By SuperCubDriver
0 flaps for me on hard surface unless the runway...

0 flaps for me on hard surface unless the runway is very very short.
Soft field T/O usually flaps 10 and up to 20 deg with almost 3-point attitude to transfer weight to the wings early on.
Forum: Safety 01-06-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,694
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I just built a new 3000W version using it on...

I just built a new 3000W version using it on different planes. So the height is adjustable and the heater itself can be swiveled. It works very well and blows into the air outlet heating up the whole...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,291
Posted By SuperCubDriver
On my home airfield only two.

On my home airfield only two.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I bought a black anodized Hurst Shifter from...

I bought a black anodized Hurst Shifter from summitracing with a momentary switch. Very good quality but a little heavy for aircraft...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,371
Posted By SuperCubDriver
At low speeds during the landing roll we have...

At low speeds during the landing roll we have almost no rudder authority and with tailwind there is a speed with Zero airstream and so Zero aerodynamic authority whatsoever. I believe applying brakes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-25-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,514
Posted By SuperCubDriver
The scenery there is spectacular by itself, with...

The scenery there is spectacular by itself, with Fall colors even more. Nice pics Luca.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,947
Posted By SuperCubDriver
told my wife I was going to do the Crimson route…...

told my wife I was going to do the Crimson route… I’m in the planning stages…


Mee too...

PM sent
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,947
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I riveted an aluminum angle (3/4 or 19mm) on the...

I riveted an aluminum angle (3/4 or 19mm) on the lower pedal. So the foot pressure is below the tilt axes and I can still rest my feet below the pedals on long flights - works perfect for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,620
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Once my A&P recommended or approved thread tape...

Once my A&P recommended or approved thread tape on brake lines. I objected but he said there is no fluid movement in our brake systems so is ok. He was very experienced and right - at least as far as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-06-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,805
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Hey Jeff, yes the area around Trento is so...

Hey Jeff,

yes the area around Trento is so beautiful with the mountains, river and Lake Garda.
And yeah - and my son is quite tall now, he already catched me. Unfortunately he is not all about...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-03-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,805
Posted By SuperCubDriver
F1R, it is Lake Garda in north Italy. It is just...

F1R,
it is Lake Garda in north Italy. It is just southwest of Trento LIDT where we departed, home base of Luka and Franz - also members of the forum.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,805
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Formation Days Trento

Here is a video of our formation event in Trento/Italy in September 2021.
We had quite some fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqcAdoE7saE&t=60s
Forum: Safety 09-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,598
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I did fill part of the wing interior with foam...

I did fill part of the wing interior with foam which is not expanding at altitude, doesnīt absorb water and has reasonable resistance to fire and producing smoke. I put about 22 lbs into the wings...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-21-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 107,502
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Now itīs getting even more interesting - waiting...

Now itīs getting even more interesting - waiting impatiently for THE PIC of your airplane!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,699
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Funny - I also parked right next to him on the...

Funny - I also parked right next to him on the other side, the silver-blue RV-8 in the background.

Hey A2Jake, how are things going? You have an impressive fleet!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-14-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 641,741
Posted By SuperCubDriver
One of my...

One of my favorite..

https://i.imgur.com/XyMkxTF.jpg?1
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-26-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,549
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Very nice! Hope to be there again at your...

Very nice!
Hope to be there again at your playground very soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 108,202
Posted By SuperCubDriver
https://i.imgur.com/pfM4ARc.jpg?2 For general...

https://i.imgur.com/pfM4ARc.jpg?2

For general amusement.

I have a PA-18-95 which I somehow neglect as I am addicted to RVs. But whenever I fly the dust off the plane I know I keep her.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-12-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,105
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Looking good....

Looking good....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-10-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,087
Posted By SuperCubDriver
One of the most spectacular flights! I flew all...

One of the most spectacular flights!
I flew all corridors except the Tuckup Corridor and this is one reason to come back.

https://i.imgur.com/xnw4AWY.jpg?1
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-07-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,013
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Hey Dan - I hope next time there is one more!

Hey Dan - I hope next time there is one more!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-05-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,013
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Formation over the Swiss Alps

2 hours flight only, but it took me two weeks to edit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBamh8bYfQk&t=101s
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Third one airworthy in your hangar -...

Third one airworthy in your hangar - congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 03:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,257
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Barb, it was a very positiv experience ordering...

Barb, it was a very positiv experience ordering from Vans and especially dealing with you!
Wish you all the best for your retirement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I put the oil valve on the lower right firewall,...

I put the oil valve on the lower right firewall, height according to instructions. the air/oil separator is installed on the engine mount with Adel clamps. Note that Iīm using a Superior sump, so...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,754
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I made an extra vertical stab fairing with an...

I made an extra vertical stab fairing with an integrated camera mount and a USB power supply inside. I have the wiring there for a beacon light and when I swap the fairing I just also swap the power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,212
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Trying to explain with my words: Va is the speed...

Trying to explain with my words:
Va is the speed at which the max g-load can be produced, further AOA increase will relieve the stress on the wing with a stall. Va is lower with lower gross weight....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Now you have it: September 10 -12 2021 No excuses...

Now you have it: September 10 -12 2021
No excuses accepted!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I donīt know the exact number of cameras. Two in...

I donīt know the exact number of cameras. Two in my airplane, my son just aiming a Gopro, another time Gopro on the glareshield and one 360 cam on the canopy. Then I used some footage from the fellow...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,303
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Another Formation Video

Several nightshifts of work:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLBf21mlnb8
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,795
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I have the Dynon autopilot panel which also...

I have the Dynon autopilot panel which also controls the elevator trim. Even when flying manual the trim switch actuates whatever is in the box and so drives the trim motor. There is a safety feature...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,179
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Another...

Another one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzhk6b4Qnmk
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,590
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I installed a second heater valve on the lower...

I installed a second heater valve on the lower right of the firewall. It connects to the outlet with a scat tube. I do have a Vetterman trombone exhaust with two muffler/heat exchangers.
The rear of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,334
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I had a sticking exhaust valve twice and the...

I had a sticking exhaust valve twice and the symptoms were typical for morning sickness. Only after engine start the offensive cylinder was missing - no rising EGT and CHT and recovered after a while...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,881
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Here are two pics from the internals of the Red...

Here are two pics from the internals of the Red Cube. This one failed on me and I wanted to have a look. There is only a plastic wheel inside which is driven by the fuel flow. This wheel interrupts a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-14-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,473
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Have been there last year in June and didnīt have...

Have been there last year in June and didnīt have the courage to land. Ended up in Wendover, your pics look familiar!
Forum: Propellers 09-04-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,525
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I changed from the Hartzell to the WW200RV. This...

I changed from the Hartzell to the WW200RV.
This is an easy swap, no modifications required and the (Vans) spinner will be right where your Whirlwind spinner is sitting. The required cutout on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By SuperCubDriver
RV addiction

Honestly, I?m addicted. I?m always flying around with RV?s and when the weather is bad I?m still around them in the hangar. There is always something to do - clean, maintain, admire...
My wife is...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,393
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Had the same issue testing my RV-8. Luckily I...

Had the same issue testing my RV-8.
Luckily I knew a spin-Guru and he suggested to keep a little power like 10" or so on spin entry (only) and that worked very well.
Forum: Safety 06-24-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,252
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Very clean and readable layout. I´m following...

Very clean and readable layout.

I´m following another checklist philosophy however. I would not add power settings, lights (except mandatory lights) and things like this in a checklist, these items...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,908
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Cool - looking forward flying beside you again!

Cool - looking forward flying beside you again!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,278
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Recently I had a rough running engine and noticed...

Recently I had a rough running engine and noticed that this is only true when the Pmags were on ships power. Switching off the external power supply to the "rough" Pmag the engine was then running...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-19-2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 179,850
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Nice bird - looking forward to see the RV-grin.

Nice bird - looking forward to see the RV-grin.
Forum: Photography 05-06-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Yes I did and I?m not the only one. Check out...

Yes I did and I?m not the only one. Check out this:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=132275&highlight=taxi+cam
Forum: RV-10 05-06-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Very cool - where is it in China?

Very cool - where is it in China?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-27-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,335
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Same problem on my -8. Initially I made 1/8 shims...

Same problem on my -8. Initially I made 1/8 shims but was aware there might be a stress concentration like Mel stated. I made shims 1/8 thick and feel better. Tire clearance looks good, don?t know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 649,076
Posted By SuperCubDriver
https://i.imgur.com/TS4K8J0.jpg?2 https://i.imgur...

https://i.imgur.com/TS4K8J0.jpg?2

https://i.imgur.com/DEFhYka.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,701
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I installed a 10Gal tank from SummitRacing in the...

I installed a 10Gal tank from SummitRacing in the rear baggage area of my RV-8. It feeds the engine via a 3-way-fuel-valve. Easy removable, just two bolts and the connectors on the aft baggage...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,585
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Harald - congratulations for the maiden...

Harald - congratulations for the maiden flight!
Another one here in Germany - beautiful plane - you will like it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,579
Posted By SuperCubDriver
This is one of the best forums - the...

This is one of the best forums - the best!!
Although I?m presently not building I?m almost everyday looking for news.

Keep going!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 03-30-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I once had a pump which made this noise. It...

I once had a pump which made this noise. It failed a while thereafter.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-23-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,727
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Gruezi Dan, I envy you! These days with blue...

Gruezi Dan, I envy you!
These days with blue skies I?m often looking skywards but it?s all quiet - except one RV waving....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-22-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,376
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Hi Dan, flying here in South Germany itself is...

Hi Dan, flying here in South Germany itself is not restricted as far as I know but we are effectively grounded as we are not allowed to leave home.
Many time I saw the Matterhorn but never that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,327
Posted By SuperCubDriver
Wow, 115 hours for this mod - but it really looks...

Wow, 115 hours for this mod - but it really looks nice!
What other modifications did you do and how much time spent for them?
I myself did some mods on my -8 and it all adds up - probably 300 hours...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,944
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I too have a IO-375 with dual Pmags and the...

I too have a IO-375 with dual Pmags and the FM-150. Idle was unstable and hard to adjust. I found three issues and things are much better now - still not perfect however:

- the diaphragm in the flow...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-15-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,691
Posted By SuperCubDriver
I see nothing is perfect and I?m not alone with...

I see nothing is perfect and I?m not alone with issues.
My experience with customer support from Dynon is very good and I?m sure they will sort this one out.
It is however frustrating to find faults...
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