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Forum: Propellers 12-07-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,584
Posted By RV8RIVETER
My 360 angle valve is counterweighted, A3B6D, and...

My 360 angle valve is counterweighted, A3B6D, and it is my understanding the counterweight system used is the same as the 390, so why the prohibition on it?
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By RV8RIVETER
There some good threads on ram air recover and...

There some good threads on ram air recover and induction air in the forum. Here is one from a quick search, https://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=49556

Search ram air.

Also, was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,094
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Ditto, keep a little power and trim 5 kts faster...

Ditto, keep a little power and trim 5 kts faster than empty to help with the light elevator at aft cg.
Forum: Autopilots 09-08-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By RV8RIVETER
I can confirm that they will fit in the same...

I can confirm that they will fit in the same mount, and use the same control hardware as I pre-wired and installed mounts for trutrak but 8 years later ended up installing grt servos. Perfect fit,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By RV8RIVETER
You can also replace the stubs with small ...

You can also replace the stubs with small modified NACA style vents like the airbus use. Works well, much less prone to ice.
Forum: Texas (South) 06-13-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By RV8RIVETER
If you are new to your aircraft it can be...

If you are new to your aircraft it can be intimidating. 3000x40, but really 2700 due to ski jump hill at beginning of 12. After 14 years of building, with little flying, I won't lie, it scared the...
Forum: Texas (South) 06-12-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,911
Posted By RV8RIVETER
1T7

1T7, kestrel air park has hail shed, tie down and fuel. Aloha aviation is the fbo for tie down and hail shed info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,641
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Had nothing but problems with my Matco masters....

Had nothing but problems with my Matco masters. We bled the brakes what seemed like 5 times a year, then we had leaking out the shaft. Rebuilt and polished shaft but still no good.

We just recently...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,133
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Thank you Larry. PM sent.

Thank you Larry. PM sent.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-11-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,133
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Have the D3000

I bought my engine off of a Mooney, -A3B6D many years ago, did the teardown and assembly ourselves after having all parts certified overhauled. It has been a great engine and experience. Have flown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,656
Posted By RV8RIVETER
We looked into the solar bump lights as well,...

We looked into the solar bump lights as well, even got a sample of a couple designed and sold for airports. If you don't have power or want to use as taxi lights they are a good option. They do not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,656
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Howdy Gil We just replaced our runway lights at...

Howdy Gil

We just replaced our runway lights at 1T7. I found these, link below, but made by Lithonia for $19 each. Well built, fully sealed, standard bulb socket. Mounted to 1/2 pvc to make them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,753
Posted By RV8RIVETER
My sky tec XLT starter just crapped out as well,...

My sky tec XLT starter just crapped out as well, though strange failure. 66.7 hours on it, about 85 starts. Last few were slow to turn and getting slower, bus volts dropping more and more until only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,633
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Yes, I duct my oil cooler outlet to a mix valve...

Yes, I duct my oil cooler outlet to a mix valve on the firewall. It either goes down through a duct to the bottom of the firewall or pull a cable and it then goes into the cabin. Very simple, gets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Proseal or other sealant. At annual time I just...

Proseal or other sealant. At annual time I just slide them down.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,649
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Found these;...

Found these; http://www.etrailer.com/Cargo-Tie-Downs/Erickson/01805.html

Rated at 500 lbs each.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,502
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Maybe I have been lucky so far, but my 5 setpoint...

Maybe I have been lucky so far, but my 5 setpoint unit has worked great and been very accurate.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Scott Thanks for adding that. I would have...

Scott

Thanks for adding that. I would have loved to try a rotary but I was afraid it would add 6 more years to my build. :)

I have sifted thru a couple dozen research papers in my quest for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-16-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Thanks Bob, no worries, I take all input as...

Thanks Bob, no worries, I take all input as constructive and enjoy the exchange of ideas that this forum facilitates. I am very appreciative of any input from those like you and Mark, who have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-15-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Mark Thanks for the input. You are correct the...

Mark

Thanks for the input. You are correct the hose is draggy but was needed for my cooler rework modification. I did not want to make glass ducts until I was sure it would be the final iteration....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Ready to start testing

My design ideas are along the lines of making the inlets only as large as required for good cooling in hot conditions and sizing the exit for good recovery velocity and smooth re-entry to free...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
preliminary work

The original oil cooler set-up just plain did not work, so back to the drawing board and the new cooler and set-up is working well.
The new cooler set-up was engineered on having to fit all to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-14-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,359
Posted By RV8RIVETER
*****Resurrecting this thread by copying 3 year...

*****Resurrecting this thread by copying 3 year old posts/pictures from "my project status" for more work context. I am finally ready to start taking data measurements in a series of various outlet...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
The purpose of my question is only to determine...

The purpose of my question is only to determine if others have had a need to significantly adjust the fine pitch stop to know (1) poor mans dyno for comparison and (2) if the pitch from the factory...
Forum: Propellers 02-05-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Unfortunately, I did not measure the original...

Unfortunately, I did not measure the original stack (3 washers) only what was added. Added a total of 5 shims, which I measured at approx. 0.030 each. Started with 3 at WW suggestion (picture above)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 116,925
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Second passenger

Took my 10yr old daughter for her first ride last Saturday. She was slated to be the first passenger, but she gave her spot to her brother. She did great and loved it, especially the rolls. Proud...
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Here are the pictures I took during the process....

Here are the pictures I took during the process. Found it best a 3 man job, one to pull snap ring and install shim, while one guy on each blade compresses the spring.

Do you need to install...
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
I have the PCU500X and backed out the high rpm...

I have the PCU500X and backed out the high rpm stop so that the governor is not controlling.

I corrected my post, my 2750 is full throttle take off roll and climb out not static, was not clear....
Forum: Propellers 02-03-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Thank you very much for the reply. What I am...

Thank you very much for the reply.

What I am looking for is what is the max rpm you get if you have no governor control. To set up your prop correctly, you should adjust the stop so that you...
Forum: Propellers 02-02-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,188
Posted By RV8RIVETER
WW 200RV owners question

Hello

I would like to post a question to all of those who have the 200RV prop and IO-360 angle valve engine. Trying to compare engines hp using static rpm with the same prop.

What is your max...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,131
Posted By RV8RIVETER
The decrease in oil cooling I was talking about...

The decrease in oil cooling I was talking about was due to coating the intake tubes, my current thinking anyway. The intake tubes run through the oil pan and being coated removes less heat from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,131
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Here are two articles I found when I was...

Here are two articles I found when I was researching the idea. The third, another hot rod magazine test of strictly the same manifold before and after coating showed a large drop in surface temp,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,131
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Coated only on the outside. I wanted both sides...

Coated only on the outside. I wanted both sides coated, but the coating expert was adamant that they only be coated on the outside. He had dyno runs that showed higher hp with only the outer coated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,131
Posted By RV8RIVETER
mine are

My exhaust is ceramic coated. All is good so far, though on very low hours.

I haven't heard any valid reason why not to coat, yet. Why have all that heat energy radiating into the cowl? With half...
Forum: COMM 01-07-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,156
Posted By RV8RIVETER
I didn't have much luck getting an answer to that...

I didn't have much luck getting an answer to that question, years ago. There was an RV-3 that had one, by the the pictures I saw it added quite a bit of height.

I am thinking about building a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-19-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,241
Posted By RV8RIVETER
My problem was that the skirt did not match the...

My problem was that the skirt did not match the contour of the fuselage very well at all.

I ended up making vertical cuts about 1 inch apart all the way around the rear of the skirt, except for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By RV8RIVETER
The vent should be the only unsealed portion of...

The vent should be the only unsealed portion of the tank and it. So even if the plane was on a rotisserie and you put one wing down it should not spill fuel because there should be no way for air to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Vent outlet

I know this should seem obvious but since it wasn't mentioned and no one has asked.... Assuming the vents are just the end of the tubing, are the vent opening pointed forward like a pitot tube to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Pictures on post...

Pictures on post #7.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=102073
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,565
Posted By RV8RIVETER
I have the coiled vents using custom built...

I have the coiled vents using custom built submerged ducts on the bottom of the gap fairing as my vents. Have not had any fuel loss, in the air, or on the ramp. I could not see you losing fuel, in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,390
Posted By RV8RIVETER
As you can see by the responses everyone has...

As you can see by the responses everyone has diifferent preferences. I found that you can rig a mockup stick out of PVC and aluminium tubing. The PVC bolts in place at the weldment and the tubing is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,374
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Balanced should be just that, neutral balance....

Balanced should be just that, neutral balance. The surface will stay level, or where it was put when you remove any support.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,374
Posted By RV8RIVETER
BALANCED EACH

I am with Dan on this and also balanced each after paint.

I made them nose heavy before paint in anticipation, but had to add some weight after anyway. I chose to buy some tungsten cylinders about...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 835
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Tip: Easy composite bead

Excuse me if this has been posted before. I found an easy way to make even beads to seal the hose for composite inlets. Wet a cut to length piece of cotton yarn in epoxy and wrap around the edge....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,400
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Life Hammer

Here is the test thread.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=60863&highlight=breaking+canopy

I bought one.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,555
Posted By RV8RIVETER
It is fairly easy to make cylinder wraps and...

It is fairly easy to make cylinder wraps and upper plate to keep the air inside the cylinder fins. I made a curved plate that connects in the same way to the lower baffle plate but just made a longer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,244
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Sounds like a good experiment

Lycoming also says, do not run LOP..... Not saying the 25/50 is not correct, but I would bet it is based on oils and fuels of the 1930s. The 3k car oil change has proven be no longer valid.

I read...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By RV8RIVETER
No problem at all. I put my servo mount on the...

No problem at all. I put my servo mount on the left before I noticed the instal plans for the trim. Just reversed the plan and installed on the right. Easy.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-24-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By RV8RIVETER
no offset

Unless something has changed there should be no offset on the tail. The engine mount is offset on the -8.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 73,257
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Newbie

A relative newbie RV-8 pilot, but I will share my recent experiences hoping they might help.

Did my transition training with Alex, (can't recommend highly enough), and the -7 "squashes" right down...
Forum: COMM 08-12-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,047
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Thumbs up HALO

Howdy Mel

I bought a halo when we started flying the -8. Wishing I would have bought them sooner. Jerry bought the Clarity since he was hoping to fly commuters. He loves the Clarity's too, but...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Emailed Van's and got the OK to use Cherry Max...

Emailed Van's and got the OK to use Cherry Max there. I thought, why kill yourself and increase your chances of pounding a bad rivet. Did the same for a couple more that are right behind the roll bar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By RV8RIVETER
I made them myself after reading the test reports...

I made them myself after reading the test reports for NACA fuel vents and icing that were done. This is actually model #2. Number 1 was a standard NACA scoop with the holes and manifold. This model...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By RV8RIVETER
pic posted above.

pic posted above.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Here is a photo when I had it mounted in my wind...

Here is a photo when I had it mounted in my wind tunnel. I made a mold so both were the same.

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/4121/vent004.th.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,643
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Works well for me so far, but have not done much...

Works well for me so far, but have not done much traveling yet, so no experience with any sloped ramps or hours in the sun.

I like because no lines in the cabin and it works well with my flush NACA...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,608
Posted By RV8RIVETER
crank seal

Our leak was at the front seal. It seemed like there was no way that could be, as the front seam of the case under the nose was dry and clean. Our leak had oil coming out of the spinner gap and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,608
Posted By RV8RIVETER
UV Dye

We had a tough leak to find and based on recommendations used the UV dye. It made finding the leak very obvious. Amazing how well it works. Read the info from the manufacturer. The bottle we used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,261
Posted By RV8RIVETER
We use something like...

We use something like this,
http://www.theonlinecatalog.com/lpi-inc/store/buynow.asp?ITEM_ID=1394&ITEM_PART_ID=9384

It is actually a Wesco hydraulic foot pump model. Am very lucky to have a neighbor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-18-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,291
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Jamie Hard to have a good opinion from the...

Jamie

Hard to have a good opinion from the web. You are using a parallel valve engine and a stock cowl, which should not be an issue. There are ways to improve the exit, see Vetterman's fairing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,291
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Also, how is the air being controlled around the...

Also, how is the air being controlled around the cylinders?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 27,291
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Take measurements

Jamie

Your prop has nothing to do with your cooling. You say you converted to stock baffles, is that complete stock, cowl and all? Or is that just baffles inside a modified cowl?

The cooling...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,605
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Have the ductworks lights that I put HIDs in....

Have the ductworks lights that I put HIDs in. Great light output. DIY LED position lights. They work great as well, but not very pretty to look at. Would go with current LEDS for those.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,483
Posted By RV8RIVETER
Build a shroud

It is relatively easy to build a cooling shroud to run your engine on the ground without issue.

I built one and ran my engine for the first 2 hours with it. Plenty of cooling. I did not want to test...
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