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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By werxcv01
The E-Mag manual recommends against powering the...

The E-Mag manual recommends against powering the P-Mag up with a battery charger charging the battery because some chargers pulse the battery and can damage the P-Mag.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks. The airplane has a few hundred hours with...

Thanks. The airplane has a few hundred hours with the current set up so I believe the wiring would be correct but the suggestion about the switch may be helpful. A couple of times the master has not...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-07-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By werxcv01
p-Mag inop on mag check

RV-8, Lycoming O-360, one Slick magneto, one P-Mag model 113. New plugs on both 6 months and 26 hours ago. Auto plugs are the solid terminal ones. Today on run up, the engine lost all power when...
Forum: RV-4 02-03-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,098
Posted By werxcv01
Both the -6A I had and the -8 I have now, neither...

Both the -6A I had and the -8 I have now, neither of which I built, had an inspection hole on each side of the rear fuselage and each was covered with a clear piece of plexiglass or Lexan for easy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By werxcv01
I asked about the size of the axle nut after...

I asked about the size of the axle nut after reading vlittle’s post to the “Facts or insightful opinions please” thread where he shared a photo of a large crescent wrench strapped in the cockpit as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-26-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By werxcv01
Need size wrench for VA-106 axle nut

Does anyone know the size wrench to use on the VA-106 axle nut that holds the wheels on? I think this is used on the -4 and -6 models as well as the -8, and maybe on the -7 and -9. I think it is...
Forum: Safety 12-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,900
Posted By werxcv01
Is the “machined aluminum canopy breaker tool”...

Is the “machined aluminum canopy breaker tool” you mentioned the one from Flyboy Accessories, a short thick rod with a flat point on one end and the other end rounded? I may have to find a place to...
Forum: Safety 12-16-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,900
Posted By werxcv01
Darn, you would have been the second one I didn’t...

Darn, you would have been the second one I didn’t have to pay. All the others have been instructors :)
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,900
Posted By werxcv01
Or putting a taildragger down in cutover timber...

Or putting a taildragger down in cutover timber can also result in flipping the airplane. I have a friend who lost power in a Kitfox on takeoff and steered it to a great touchdown - until it hit the...
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,900
Posted By werxcv01
I previously flew a -6A from a grass field and...

I previously flew a -6A from a grass field and now fly a -8 from a paved runway but still land on grass occasionally. In my -8, I have a Flyboy Accessories chisel style canopy breaker strapped on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,965
Posted By werxcv01
As a buyer not a builder, I think I have a pretty...

As a buyer not a builder, I think I have a pretty good N-Number: 184FN (One Eight For Fun). I have a copy of the builder’s letter requesting a reserved number, and this was his first choice.
Forum: Interiors 12-07-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By werxcv01
That is an interesting idea. I could mount both...

That is an interesting idea. I could mount both on creepers in case I find someone to help clean the belly! :)
Forum: Interiors 12-07-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By werxcv01
Repurposed seats

I am hoping to replace the seats in my -8 with new ones from Oregon Aero and was thinking that the old seats would work great in the hangar if I could build some kind of plywood stand for them. Has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-30-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By werxcv01
I’ve flown with an iPad mini for a while in...

I’ve flown with an iPad mini for a while in Cessnas and the -6A, using ForeFlight with a Stratus ADS-B receiver. In the -8, I have a Ram mount ball on the right side of the cockpit attached to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,348
Posted By werxcv01
This happened to my -8 not long after I bought...

This happened to my -8 not long after I bought it. It has an O-360 and the air filter sits on the fiberglass. For this time I just rebuilt it with fiberglass. I may consider Kevlar cloth if it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-21-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By werxcv01
I previously owned an RV-6A with a few partners. ...

I previously owned an RV-6A with a few partners. We purchased the aircraft from the second owner. When we started having fuel leaks in one of the tanks, we pulled it and shipped it to Weep No More...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,855
Posted By werxcv01
Smile PTT only. Keep it simpler

PTT only. Keep it simpler
Forum: GPS 11-17-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By werxcv01
I am considering the Garmin GPS 18 to provide a...

I am considering the Garmin GPS 18 to provide a GPS signal to an Artex ELT 345 when I upgrade my ELT. It is about $70 new. A few points I have learned: (1) the Artex has to be programmed to accept...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-05-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By werxcv01
I caught up with Jim Jeffries, who has been...

I caught up with Jim Jeffries, who has been unavailable the last few months. He has been highly recommended by everyone I have spoken with. We have scheduled a prop balance for tomorrow.
Forum: Propellers 11-05-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,733
Posted By werxcv01
Just FYI, Jim Jeffries in Brandon, Mississippi,...

Just FYI, Jim Jeffries in Brandon, Mississippi, specializes in prop balancing. He was unavailable for the last few months, but is working again. His number is 985-507-9981.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-30-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By werxcv01
I think you have to specify the one you want when...

I think you have to specify the one you want when you order, although I don’t think ACS shows that on their website. Thanks for reminding me, though.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By werxcv01
Artex 345 using Garmin 18 for GPS source

I’ve spent the last hour trying to find a thread about using a Garmin 18 as a GPS source for a 406 ELT. I remember seeing one but must not have subscribed to it. I wish the search function would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By werxcv01
I sent a PM with details.

I sent a PM with details.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks for the replies. I will experiment with...

Thanks for the replies. I will experiment with higher RPMs at altitude. I have an EI 4 cylinder engine analyzer but with a carbureted engine I am hesitant to try LOP operation.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By werxcv01
Operating RPM for RV-8 FP O-360

I purchased a flying RV-8 with a fixed pitch Sensenich metal prop on a O-360 Lycoming. Redline RPM is 2700. What RPMs do most of you operate at for 1) flying around the local area and 2) cross...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,825
Posted By werxcv01
I purchased an 1150 sq. ft. hangar last year and...

I purchased an 1150 sq. ft. hangar last year and hired an electrician to run additional outlets and install 5 commercial UFO LED high bay lights using conduit. The hangar lights up like daylight...
Forum: COMM 10-19-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,623
Posted By werxcv01
I bought the Pilot Communications BluLink which...

I bought the Pilot Communications BluLink which worked well with a Quiet Technologies Halo in the ear headset. Used it in the -8 and the 182 until I could afford a Bose A20 headset with built-in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,655
Posted By werxcv01
My first renewal on my -8 was in July and was...

My first renewal on my -8 was in July and was about $115 less than the first year’s insurance. It would’ve been about $18 lower if I had completed over 50 hours in the aircraft. This was through...
Forum: Safety 10-16-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,728
Posted By werxcv01
Three: Kelly D with a Lycoming O-235 lost power...

Three: Kelly D with a Lycoming O-235 lost power on takeoff while an instructor was checking me out. We had just purchased the airplane and the instructor had flown it from California to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By werxcv01
South Central propeller balancing service

I’m based at KJVW near Jackson, Mississippi, and would like to have the fixed pitch propeller balanced on my RV-8. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-28-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,900
Posted By werxcv01
As I understand it, low wing aircraft cannot...

As I understand it, low wing aircraft cannot depend on gravity to feed fuel to the engine, so the auxiliary fuel pump is on for takeoff and landing. Whenever I turn the auxiliary pump off, I keep my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,061
Posted By werxcv01
It is a beautiful airplane. I taxied past you on...

It is a beautiful airplane. I taxied past you on the ramp at KJVW the day you picked it up from the paint shop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By werxcv01
I would not normally be concerned about the...

I would not normally be concerned about the shine. I flew my -6A for 10 years and never noticed but with the -8, I now have some polished and some not. I figured if there was a known source I would...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2020, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By werxcv01
I noticed that about the WM screws, plus the...

I noticed that about the WM screws, plus the heads were dull, so I didn’t buy any. Someone suggested the marine screws might have a polished look.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By werxcv01
Source for bright stainless screws

The flying RV-8 I purchased has bright screws in the wingtips, fairings, etc. The screwheads are almost mirror bright. Most of these are 6-32 and 8-32 in various lengths. I purchased stainless...
Forum: Texas (North) 09-17-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By werxcv01
Last year I purchased one of eight T-hangars at...

Last year I purchased one of eight T-hangars at KJVW that a couple of pilots purchased from the original owner and “condo’d” out to individual purchasers. The airport manager gave us new 35 year...
Forum: Reviews 09-10-2020, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By werxcv01
I agree 100%. My first 5+ hours in an RV-8 were...

I agree 100%. My first 5+ hours in an RV-8 were with Bruce and I enjoyed the time and learned a lot. Approaching 60 hours in my own RV-8 and remember his instruction on every flight.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By werxcv01
With two sons who both became Eagle Scouts I have...

With two sons who both became Eagle Scouts I have camped in heat, snow, and thunderstorms, but now that I am older, I think I’ll plan my Southern camping trip when it cools off in the fall.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-27-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By werxcv01
Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key That's what ol'...

Travis McGee's still in Cedar Key
That's what ol' John MacDonald said

(opening line from Jimmy Buffett’s Incommunicado)

I’ve made a couple of stops at Cedar Key to and from Sun-N-Fun and really...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,152
Posted By werxcv01
I’ve seen other comments about sheepskin seats. ...

I’ve seen other comments about sheepskin seats. How do you keep it clean? I was thinking about getting new cloth or cloth/leather for my -8 then adding a sheepskin cover that I could remove and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By werxcv01
I’ll have to check out the Asheville area for a...

I’ll have to check out the Asheville area for a longer trip. I’ve been to Biltmore and the Grove Park Inn on a corporate trip and enjoyed both. My -8 was built by a man in the Autryville area so...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By werxcv01
I had heard of that airstrip but had forgotten...

I had heard of that airstrip but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll check it out.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-26-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By werxcv01
Southeast U.S. destinations

Looking for fun destinations in the Southeastern U.S. suitable for a weekend flying trip. I have my camping gear for AirVenture ready, so airports that allow camping would work, or airports close to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,469
Posted By werxcv01
I ordered a similar model and during the first...

I ordered a similar model and during the first time to use it, the “tendon” came through the covering and it would not articulate. I had ordered from Amazon so returned it and had a replacement in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By werxcv01
Finally a bit cooler and clear here in...

Finally a bit cooler and clear here in Misssissippi. I flew from my base at KJVW to Tallulah/Vicksburg, then up the Mississippi River, watching the barges on the river.
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By werxcv01
There are several threads that have covered that...

There are several threads that have covered that discussion. As I understand it 1) EAB’s with more than one seat must have an ELT. 2) Said ELT must comply with the applicable TSO.
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks for the explanation which is helpful to...

Thanks for the explanation which is helpful to understand how the unit functions but it raises a few more questions. As I stated, in an RV-8 there is no good place to install the ELT with a sky...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By werxcv01
Kannad Integra ELT installation

I am considering replacing my Ameri-King ELT with a Kannad Integra Ameri-Fit retrofit kit. Does anyone have experience with the installation of the Kannad Integra? I understand it has a built-in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-11-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By werxcv01
I have the standard Vans tail wheel stem with a...

I have the standard Vans tail wheel stem with a Flyboys tailwheel. Flyboys recommended Aeroshell 6 but my A&P recommended Aeroshell 5 because the -6 is better for high altitudes. I?ve used both.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
The elevator/stabilizer and the aileron SB?s all...

The elevator/stabilizer and the aileron SB?s all checked out fine. We plan to safety wire the flap rod IAW that SB. I?ll have a good look at the belly skin rivet heads because she needs a good...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks. I will check it while we have it opened...

Thanks. I will check it while we have it opened up. Glad I thought to reach out to VAF members during the annual.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks, I will check this. I have SB 16-12-16...

Thanks, I will check this. I have SB 16-12-16 which is for QB and refers to 12 bolts. So far, it appears the builder was very meticulous and careful. The issues found so far mostly wear items.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks. I watched the Vic Syracuse webinar a...

Thanks. I watched the Vic Syracuse webinar a couple of times and took notes that I have gone over with my A&P so we are looking at those. I also attended some of Vic’s sessions at AirVenture.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks. I’ll check the area behind the exhaust. ...

Thanks. I’ll check the area behind the exhaust. The 6-A had a similar problem that actually wore a line in the exhaust from touching the piano hinge pin at that point.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-12-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,500
Posted By werxcv01
RV-8 specific inspection items

I am working on the first annual condition inspection for the flying RV-8 I purchased. We have researched the requirement to check the torque on the landing gear attach points and will be doing that,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
Bill, thanks for posting the photo I sent you. ...

Bill, thanks for posting the photo I sent you. I’m not seeing any CHT or other temp issues. In fact, this engine seems to be running cooler than the O-320 in my -6A. I was curious since my A/P-I/A...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
Looking at the photos I took (sorry but I’m not...

Looking at the photos I took (sorry but I’m not sure how to provide a link to the photos) the cylinders are wrapped so the fins on top are exposed for about 2.5 to 3 inches, and most of the upper...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
Both cylinders and heads are wrapped. My...

Both cylinders and heads are wrapped. My original post did not use the correct terminology.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
It does look very similar to the photo you...

It does look very similar to the photo you posted, Ken.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
I believe it is a parallel valve engine.

I believe it is a parallel valve engine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
CHT’s seem normal, perhaps a bit lower than I saw...

CHT’s seem normal, perhaps a bit lower than I saw in the -6A with an O320. Maybe 335-360. It has a 4 cylinder CHT/EGT gauge from Electronics International.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,500
Posted By werxcv01
O-360 RV-8 cylinder fins covered

Working on the condition inspection with an I/A he commented about the orange rubber wrapped around each cylinder. I bought this flying -8 last year and am still learning about it, even though I was...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By werxcv01
Thanks everyone. I?ve bought a new filter so I...

Thanks everyone. I?ve bought a new filter so I can replace the old if it has shrunk. I?m glad that I don?t have to notch and seal it.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By werxcv01
O-360 RV-8 K&N filter question

I purchased a flying RV-8 last year and am now preparing for the annual condition inspection. This aircraft has a Lycoming O-360 and the standard Vans airbox.

I want to purchase a second K&N air...
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