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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems Today, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
14mm plugs with adapters

Hi Brian, emagair recommends plugs in this heat range:


NGK BR8ES
NGK BR8EIX Iridium Electrode
Denso IKH27 (for long-reach heads with LR adapters only.)


These are 14mm plugs that need the 14mm...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
AOA
Views: 228
Posted By rv8ch
Here's a really good option - but not sure if...

Here's a really good option - but not sure if they are ready to sell a complete product.

https://www.flyonspeed.org

Apparently the dynon/aoa pitot is a good solution.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By rv8ch
What Larry says is where I would also look. It's...

What Larry says is where I would also look. It's also recommended by the gurus to have two ground straps - just in case. If you only have one, might be worth it to add a second to two different...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-29-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly - send photos and the VAF brain trust...

Exactly - send photos and the VAF brain trust will tell you what you need. I'm sure it's not the WD-411. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,720
Posted By rv8ch
Hopefully a massive switch to unleaded will...

Hopefully a massive switch to unleaded will quickly happen across the entire GA fleet. This is good news for everyone who likes to fly, since it can't be good for us to be seen as spraying lead...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-28-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By rv8ch
Some pictures

Here are some pictures I took today after flying. Not sure if they can help or not, but here they are.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By rv8ch
Congratulations! I really enjoy following your...

Congratulations! I really enjoy following your progress on this development and look forward to getting into my RV-8 at some point.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-28-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 649,359
Posted By rv8ch
Mike, if the paint on those baffles is a preview...

Mike, if the paint on those baffles is a preview of the paint on the rest of the aircraft, I think you are going to have one beautiful RV! Very nice!
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,129
Posted By rv8ch
Don't forget repair - particularly field repairs....

Don't forget repair - particularly field repairs. Poop happens.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By rv8ch
It's been a long time since I did this, but I...

It's been a long time since I did this, but I don't recall it being too complex. I have some pictures here, but not much detail.

http://www.rv8.ch/flap-fairings/

I have to say that looking at...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,581
Posted By rv8ch
Take out your back seat, and pretend your RV-8 is...

Take out your back seat, and pretend your RV-8 is a bigger RV-3. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-26-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By rv8ch
Here's how I did it - it was not hard at...

Here's how I did it - it was not hard at all.

http://www.rv8.ch/fuel-return-line/

Just be sure to clean out all the chips.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,338
Posted By rv8ch
Here's good...

Here's good explanation.

https://www.netknots.com/rope_knots/tautline-hitch

Or you could "cheat" and buy some of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-25-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,954
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats Dave! Looking forward to hearing about...

Congrats Dave! Looking forward to hearing about your test flights. That was a really fast build!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-25-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By rv8ch
That is just amazing. So much happening! Be...

That is just amazing. So much happening! Be safe my friends!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,720
Posted By rv8ch
cylinder pressure sensor

If we can get a company like this one to make cylinder pressure sensors cheap enough, they would provide the information needed to safely burn lower octane fuel in higher compression...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By rv8ch
One hint for custom cables - I recommend that you...

One hint for custom cables - I recommend that you measure thrice - cut once. I ended up buying two sets for the mixture and throttle due to not having fully engineered the brackets on the engine...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By rv8ch
There were some tests run a few years ago and...

There were some tests run a few years ago and this is what seemed to be the consensus. I don't recall if the two props tested were these exact models, or if those props have changed over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By rv8ch
That is clever!

That is clever!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,201
Posted By rv8ch
I agree with Bryan - we can all learn a lot from...

I agree with Bryan - we can all learn a lot from these kinds of failures, and if you don't read a forum like this daily, you'll struggle to find them.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-22-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,369
Posted By rv8ch
OB Podcast Oshkosh NOTAM

These guys have an "ATC" podcast and this week they talk for about an hour about the 2021 Oshkosh NOTAM.

https://www.opposingbases.com/2021-eaa-airventure-notam/
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 955
Posted By rv8ch
Wow - that's more than double what I paid 8 years...

Wow - that's more than double what I paid 8 years ago.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone have any data on how a gopro on the...

Anyone have any data on how a gopro on the opposite wing will affect a "heavy wing?" Or if someone was fully balanced, and they added a gopro, what effect did it have?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-18-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By rv8ch
Rotated the image. I just open the oil door, but...

Rotated the image. I just open the oil door, but where I live it's not too hot.

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Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By rv8ch
Are you planning on a transponder? I also have...

Are you planning on a transponder?

I also have all the lights on the side panel, none on the main panel.

Avionics master is so 1980s. (You said to roast your panel! :D)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By rv8ch
Oil is pretty cheap and it will take about 5 mins...

Oil is pretty cheap and it will take about 5 mins to remove it via the dipstick with a vacuum remover, either store-bought or a DIY (youtube vacuum oil extractor). If there is so little time on it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-17-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
Just another data point - I have the 2-pipe...

Just another data point - I have the 2-pipe crossover vetterman with the superior cold air sump on my mattituck io-360 and it fits perfectly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dan, very good videos - thanks for producing...

Hi Dan, very good videos - thanks for producing them. Couple of questions if you don't mind - did you also look at the insta360 camera? If so, what did you prefer with the gopro?

Also, if you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed - Mike, you reminded me of the other...

Indeed - Mike, you reminded me of the other things I also had to do. Just like a woman forgets much of the pain of delivery when she sees the beautiful baby - so it is with our RVs! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By rv8ch
I have an io360 from mattituck with cold air...

I have an io360 from mattituck with cold air induction and the AFP FM200 and I had to use different throttle and mixture cables, and I had to have a bump in the cowl, and I had to re-do my snorkel. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
I guess it's an obvious statement, but you've got...

I guess it's an obvious statement, but you've got something magnetic affecting the compass. If you have a small "hiking" compass, bring it near the place your SIRS is installed and see if it...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-16-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By rv8ch
And add a GRT Avionics Sport EX EFIS and you will...

And add a GRT Avionics Sport EX EFIS and you will have a really nice setup for under 4k - and you can probably see if they will give you a bundle discount. They might also have an Oshkosh discount...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv8ch
I've read all I can on this recommendation but do...

I've read all I can on this recommendation but do we have any videos or math or physics or other data that shows that this is the correct angle? How is it possible that all the shopping cart wheel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,161
Posted By rv8ch
Did you do this while it was on the aircraft? Is...

Did you do this while it was on the aircraft? Is there enough room for the hydraulic pipe bender?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,954
Posted By rv8ch
Lookin' good Dave!

Lookin' good Dave!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Ray - that's exactly what Brad told me - I...

Thanks Ray - that's exactly what Brad told me - I had them as you describe, one on top and the other on bottom. I changed them to be split top/bottom and it made some difference - probably about...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-14-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Walt - I'll be looking forward to this in...

Thanks Walt - I'll be looking forward to this in the coming weeks as well. One thing I want to do is to swap the ignitions left/right to see if my mag drop numbers move with the ignition. I have a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Walt. I still have a lot to learn about...

Thanks Walt. I still have a lot to learn about batteries.

Looking at my graphs on Savvy for voltage and current with my PP alternator and EarthX I see very consistent 14.0 +/- .2 volts after the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-13-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By rv8ch
Battery

Why do you want the voltage to stay so high? If you have a gel battery, it should not stay that high for very long, but come down, at least according to some stuff I've read on the Internet - and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,270
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool flying! Which USB port are you...

Very cool flying!

Which USB port are you using? I've got the bluesea and I don't get any static in my recordings. http://www.rv8.ch/blue-sea-usb/

My only complaint is that I installed one up...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,949
Posted By rv8ch
You've got 99% of the great advice you need...

You've got 99% of the great advice you need above. Do it like the plans and it will turn out great. One thing that helped me is to remember that the engine is going to move - a lot. Think wet dog...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,968
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Gary - is it common to have a sticky valve...

Thanks Gary - is it common to have a sticky valve on new engines? The two listed here both seem to have a lot less than 100 hours. I tried to make it happen today and it would not. I re-checked...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,968
Posted By rv8ch
I have gotten a stumble about 3-4 times, usually...

I have gotten a stumble about 3-4 times, usually just once at about 1000ft during climbout. Seems to be related to warmer temps, but it feels like an air bubble in the fuel system or a little bit of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,448
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Rick, thanks for the update. As part of my...

Hi Rick, thanks for the update. As part of my "phase 1" I was required to fly my RV-8 on all corners of the W&B and CG envelope, and it was really interesting and informational. I learned a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,650
Posted By rv8ch
Quick video that shows how it's done, but kind of...

Quick video that shows how it's done, but kind of light on details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnWrXKfh_XM

I've seen my hangar mates do it a dozen times, and it looks pretty secure, but kind...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-11-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,336
Posted By rv8ch
Great video, Paul! You and Louise are once again...

Great video, Paul! You and Louise are once again making us all proud!
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-10-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By rv8ch
Sum Ting Wong

You might have a problem - I installed mine many years ago, and I was surprised it was so easy.

http://www.rv8.ch/mt-propellor-governor/

Perhaps get some photos of the inside of the case - is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By rv8ch
Book your flight to Oshkosh - you will find a...

Book your flight to Oshkosh - you will find a lifetime of interesting people and aircraft there.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-09-2021, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By rv8ch
Did the problem just start? Some lights pull a...

Did the problem just start? Some lights pull a lot of power - are yours LEDs or incandescent?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,621
Posted By rv8ch
OMG - Looks like you picked up a couple of UAPs...

OMG - Looks like you picked up a couple of UAPs in the first photo! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By rv8ch
Very nice Paul! Are you going to meet him at KOSH...

Very nice Paul! Are you going to meet him at KOSH for a touchup after landing! :D

What products did he use?
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,838
Posted By rv8ch
The current Hartzell docs only have these 2...

The current Hartzell docs only have these 2 limitations. Perhaps if we have an engine/prop combo that is similar it would be a good idea to avoid the ranges of RPM and MP that they list for other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same setup on my RV-8 and have often...

I have the same setup on my RV-8 and have often thought about how I might deal with that problem. I have not done it, but my first thought would be to try to re-seal it using proseal, and just...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-07-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By rv8ch
My experience exactly echos Larry's and Kyle's. ...

My experience exactly echos Larry's and Kyle's. I tried to do the "multi-color in the correct size" thing, but constantly ran out of the right size or color, and had to compromise on either color or...
Forum: Tools 07-06-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool! It will be interesting to see what...

Very cool! It will be interesting to see what you guys pick up. Might be fun to collect the FOD in a big glass jar.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Posted By rv8ch
I maintain minimum 80kts until on final, then...

I maintain minimum 80kts until on final, then slow it down to 72kts over the last obstacle, then down to about 65kts over the threshold. Throttle usually idle the last 50ft or so. This gives me...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Posted By rv8ch
I too would love to get more info about how to...

I too would love to get more info about how to land my RV-8 over a 50ft obstacle at MTOW in 500 ft. I could easily do it with a 25kt headwind, but not sure if that's what you guys are talking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,054
Posted By rv8ch
That's a good idea. It's so nice to have spare...

That's a good idea. It's so nice to have spare stuff when you need it. Another option is to become friends with a local builder, particularly of an RV-12, since that's what you fly. I probably...
Forum: Safety 07-03-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,710
Posted By rv8ch
Great idea - no idea if it will make it a lot...

Great idea - no idea if it will make it a lot harder for the idiot with the laser to find you but it should. I've never used one of these lasers, so I guess there's not enough light to actually use...
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2021, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,913
Posted By rv8ch
Not sure what sniffle valve you have, but mine...

Not sure what sniffle valve you have, but mine would not flow enough air to make a difference, plus it's in the intake system and if it were leaking it would just lean the mixture slightly across all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2021, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome! You've come to the right place, and it...

Welcome! You've come to the right place, and it looks like your background will put you in a very good position to build an excellent aircraft. My small sampling of builders that come from a model...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-02-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By rv8ch
I can't answer your question about how to do...

I can't answer your question about how to do this, but I can say that the design allows the pilot pedals to be all the way back or all the way forward without any impact on the passenger...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-01-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By rv8ch
You can use as many ground blocks as you need,...

You can use as many ground blocks as you need, you just want to make sure that they are all at about the same potential - meaning connected to each other with as little resistance as possible. This...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-01-2021, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,329
Posted By rv8ch
Thumbs up Randy, beautiful aircraft. I don't think I've...

Randy, beautiful aircraft. I don't think I've ever seen a more complete listing, and lots of really good photos on your website. Best of luck with the sale!
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