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Forum: Engine Monitors 02-23-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 93
Posted By Rallylancer122
With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost...

With Reggie gone support for the VM1000 is almost non existent. If I were you I'd strongly consider parting that system out and putting the money towards a more modern system, or an upgrade to an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-21-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,519
Posted By Rallylancer122
How does that work? Do you just flatten and...

How does that work? Do you just flatten and feed heat shrink tube in instead of the label tape?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By Rallylancer122
A few things you can try: 1. Spend some time...

A few things you can try:

1. Spend some time developing a relationship with the manager. Listen a lot. Talk about his problems. See if there is a way to help. Be someone that the manager wants...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,060
Posted By Rallylancer122
Every once in awhile a RR250 series turboshaft...

Every once in awhile a RR250 series turboshaft shows up on ebay. Usually out of a helicopter but you might find one with the prop gearbox. They are actually relatively straightforward to work on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-05-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rallylancer122
My Dad's 8 has done over 2000 hours off of grass...

My Dad's 8 has done over 2000 hours off of grass with a solid tailwheel. Works fine.

Skybolt camlocs on the cowl are really nice!
Forum: Autopilots 01-24-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rallylancer122
If either of you guys has a better manual or...

If either of you guys has a better manual or pilots guide for the trutrak efis ap I would love to see it. The one you can download from the website leaves a little to be desired.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-24-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,745
Posted By Rallylancer122
Fixing and flipping is pretty hard. Just look at...

Fixing and flipping is pretty hard. Just look at what most "tired" planes sell for, then add in the cost of an o/h, new avionics, paint, etc..., and finally compare the total to what cream puffs of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By Rallylancer122
My 170B was a delightfully flying airplane. ...

My 170B was a delightfully flying airplane. Good balance between stability and responsiveness, light on the controls, and very well balanced. It wasn't better or worse than my rv8, just...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,914
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would reskin it. I reskinned my rv8 rudder and...

I would reskin it. I reskinned my rv8 rudder and it wasn't a big job. The skin only was about a quarter of a rudder kit cost wise and it was faster as I didn't have to refit the fairings and such....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By Rallylancer122
It isn't really something you go somewhere to...

It isn't really something you go somewhere to learn. You just sort of do it. Generally I only land where cars have recently driven. Do a low pass and check for ruts and ice ridges. Watch for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,895
Posted By Rallylancer122
The pilot could have simply said "unable" when...

The pilot could have simply said "unable" when told to descend.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Rallylancer122
There's a theory out there that a cause of cam or...

There's a theory out there that a cause of cam or lifter spalling is improperly hardened metal. Parts that have run through an overhaul or two and then been reground have "proven" they were...
Forum: Tools 01-04-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,530
Posted By Rallylancer122
You've pulled the long through studs, correct? ...

You've pulled the long through studs, correct? They come out easily with a slide hammer and usually the case will pop apart with a few dead blow taps. Keave them in and it can be nearly impossible...
Forum: Propellers 01-03-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Rallylancer122
We notice a few percent difference in performance...

We notice a few percent difference in performance when we tape helicopter blades at work. You experience doesn't surprise me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-02-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not sure what overhaul costs are currently but I...

Not sure what overhaul costs are currently but I bet for not to much more money you can get an electronic ignition. It's pretty hard to justify mags anymore.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By Rallylancer122
Not sure on the sizes, but they do make clockable...

Not sure on the sizes, but they do make clockable 90 degree AN to pipe fittings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 104,965
Posted By Rallylancer122
My Dad was a big Meyers guy. He owned an OTW...

My Dad was a big Meyers guy. He owned an OTW since the 60's and had a 200 for about 20 years. He put thousands of hours on both and restored each. N233M was part of a block of numbers originally...
Forum: Autopilots 12-12-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By Rallylancer122
Trutrak servo motor loose

Hi Guys,

When I inherited my rv8 I was doing an inspection and found that on my trutrak pitch servo the motor was loose where it mounts to the servo gearbox. I tried tightening it and no joy. So I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Guys. I tried mouser and digikey but got...

Thanks Guys. I tried mouser and digikey but got lost in the myriad of options after a long day last night. I can try again.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-10-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Rallylancer122
AMP Connector source

Hi Guys,

Are there any good sources out there for the 3 pin AMP connectors and pins (sometimes referred to as Molex connectors but really they are from AMP) used in the Whelen power supplies and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,708
Posted By Rallylancer122
My general experience has been that when you call...

My general experience has been that when you call or email, you get put on the list. If you show up and actually talk to the guys for more than 10 minutes, and they realize you are one of them,...
Forum: Propellers 11-24-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Rallylancer122
I ran into the same thing earlier this year. The...

I ran into the same thing earlier this year. The parts no longer exist. I ended up wrapping the prop dome with some stout rubber (I want to say silicone baffle material) and fine tuning the fit...
Forum: GPS 11-17-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 939
Posted By Rallylancer122
Cliff, are you sure it's worth the bother? Even...

Cliff, are you sure it's worth the bother? Even without the gps input the satellites can get a pretty good location. Mine went off in my garage once and when I asked the nice Air Force officer who...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By Rallylancer122
Mine is in the back of a standard fuselage. It's...

Mine is in the back of a standard fuselage. It's not hard to get to so a fastback would probably be easier. Keep in mind that that modern sealed batteries don't really require service like the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,928
Posted By Rallylancer122
I've done Lake Michigan a few times. Summer...

I've done Lake Michigan a few times. Summer only ( not that it matters, you still only have 20 minutes before hypothermia gets ya, but better odds of finding a boat), good weather, flight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,817
Posted By Rallylancer122
Ok, both good units. But why one of each?

Ok, both good units. But why one of each?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,674
Posted By Rallylancer122
I bought a plane with 440 snew on the engine but...

I bought a plane with 440 snew on the engine but had been sitting and had a rusty cam. I assumed a full OH and was glad I did. When we opened it up nothing was worn out, but we found corrosion...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-04-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,653
Posted By Rallylancer122
I tried all the usual tricks to increase the heat...

I tried all the usual tricks to increase the heat output. Then one day I realized it's actually putting out plenty of heat. I think the biggest issue is lack of insulation. Put your hand on the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Danny!

Thanks Danny!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By Rallylancer122
Air Filter Housing ID

Hi Guys,

I'm wondering if someone can identify this air filter housing. It's pretty tricky, with a K&N filter and a direct center bypass for ram air. I'm having some trouble with it and was hoping...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,528
Posted By Rallylancer122
I wheel land my 8 all the time. Does nice tail...

I wheel land my 8 all the time. Does nice tail low wheel landings. Handles crosswinds fine but rudder tends to lose effectiveness when the tail comes down so don't screw around in the transition....
Forum: Autopilots 10-15-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,611
Posted By Rallylancer122
I have one. It's been on the shelf for a while...

I have one. It's been on the shelf for a while but I can power it up and check it out if you really need it.
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,728
Posted By Rallylancer122
I had a partial power loss in a PA12. You know...

I had a partial power loss in a PA12. You know all that slow flight stuff they teach you? Turns out it comes in pretty handy! Nursed it to an airport.

As pilots we talk a lot about the engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,857
Posted By Rallylancer122
Skybolts! They are top quality and the cowling...

Skybolts! They are top quality and the cowling goes on and off effortlessly. After fighting with other cowl fastener methods on other planes I smile every time I use the Skybolts. Ours have been...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,999
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hey man, if you want a turboprop, get a...

Hey man, if you want a turboprop, get a turboprop! A big reason to homebuild in the first place is to get what you want. Just make sure you do it for the right reasons. As others have pointed out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,709
Posted By Rallylancer122
I work for a helicopter manufacturer and we've...

I work for a helicopter manufacturer and we've found that things like canopy covers do more damage than good. Especially if they are at all loose fitting. They just end up rubbing the dust in and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rallylancer122
Enstrom F28F helicopters use a cable to change...

Enstrom F28F helicopters use a cable to change the angle of the light up and down. The 480 series use a servo with a switch on the collective. It's a nifty feature that I rarely use. Usually...
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-21-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Rallylancer122
JPI theoretically supports the vm1000. I tried...

JPI theoretically supports the vm1000. I tried them once and they did try to help.

What happened to Reggie?

DEM
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By Rallylancer122
You might want to check the logs and review the...

You might want to check the logs and review the previous overhauls. For example, if the mains are already 6 under there isn't much room to grind them down further and could require a new crank. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,654
Posted By Rallylancer122
This is what I was going to say was well. While...

This is what I was going to say was well. While financially it makes a lot more sense to own for 90% and rent the other 10%, this assumes that:

1. That 10% plane is available locally to rent.
2....
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By Rallylancer122
Paint time after alodine?

Hi Guys,

Is there a minimum amount of time I need to wait between applying alodine (600 RTU), and primer? I've looked up all the specs and instructions I can find but don't see anything about cure...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-08-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By Rallylancer122
We've had some customers use Scheme Designers at...

We've had some customers use Scheme Designers at work and they were great to deal with. They are true pros to work with and will stay with a project until the customer is happy. You won't be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-01-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By Rallylancer122
My airplane has a .250" shim. I believe stock is...

My airplane has a .250" shim. I believe stock is .125"? It's been that way for as long as I remember. I assume my Dad did it to reduce drag. I haven't noticed any real issues other than it's...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-20-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By Rallylancer122
I used plastiguage. Worked well. Just be sure...

I used plastiguage. Worked well. Just be sure you don't move the crank.

If you are building a Lycoming engine I would follow the Lycoming manual.

I had a reputable shop screw up machine work. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Scott, This sounds like what I was thinking...

Hi Scott,

This sounds like what I was thinking of doing. Is your wedge on the skin, or on the fiberglass cap? Don't suppose you have any pics?

Thanks,
Dennis
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-14-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rallylancer122
We dropped the original rudder while doing the...

We dropped the original rudder while doing the stab spar SB, and put a kink in the trailing edge. This led me to reskin it. Only afterwards, when I realized I needed trim, did I look at our...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks for the advice guys. I've tried springs...

Thanks for the advice guys. I've tried springs and they don't work on my plane. If they work for others, great. My plane is polished so a trim tab will stick out. My Dad had a wedge on there at...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rallylancer122
Rudder Trim

Well, I've come to the inevitable conclusion that I need a trim tab on my rudder. I was really trying to avoid this as I recently built a new rudder for the plane (long story) and it looks great. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rallylancer122
Is it a new engine? I would be very surprised if...

Is it a new engine? I would be very surprised if the servo is that far off. You might want to look for other issues before messing with it. (How was fuel pressure? )

There is an art to setting...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-06-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks Brad. Dual power inputs likely covers the...

Thanks Brad. Dual power inputs likely covers the majority of potential failures. I was curious if Garmin had done something tricky like power each half the screen so that you didn't lose it all in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,273
Posted By Rallylancer122
Hi Lars, I had to do some reskinning on my Dad's...

Hi Lars,

I had to do some reskinning on my Dad's RV8 last year. What I found out afterwards was that I spent more time thinking about it, worrying about it, and planning it than actually repairing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,755
Posted By Rallylancer122
In Wisconsin we are allowed to leave the house...

In Wisconsin we are allowed to leave the house for "recreational activities " so long as they don't contradict social distancing guidelines. I would define going to the airport and flying as within...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By Rallylancer122
G3X Redundancy Question

Hi Folks,

First off, sorry if this has been gone over already. I searched it, but there is about one million threads on the G3x so I may not have seen it.

I've got a question regarding redundancy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,071
Posted By Rallylancer122
Don't agonize, just get one. And spend a little...

Don't agonize, just get one. And spend a little more to get a decent one. The cheap flux core models are will stick something together, but if you really want to weld something you'll want one with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,967
Posted By Rallylancer122
I would suspect the big insurance increases are...

I would suspect the big insurance increases are going to affect the market more than this. A lot of pilots can no longer get enough coverage to insure their net worth, and/or they are seeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Rallylancer122
Thanks guys. I did hear back from James Cowls...

Thanks guys. I did hear back from James Cowls and they do not provide the spinners. It doesn't appear to be a stock Vans spinner as according to the rv8 drawings those use a back and a front plate....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Rallylancer122
Sam James Cowl Spinner Parts

Hi All,

We have an RV8 with an early Sam James cowl. (It's actually the first one, my Dad prototyped it with Sam.) Does anybody know what spinners were typically used with these cowls? According...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,154
Posted By Rallylancer122
I'm fortunate that I currently live in a hanger...

I'm fortunate that I currently live in a hanger friendly area, however in the past that wasn't always the case. I found a little face time helped move things along.

The first thing is to go visit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By Rallylancer122
RV-8 CAD Model

Does anybody have a good CAD model of the RV-8, or at least a FWF? Based on the assembly drawings I assume Vans does, but I doubt they'll give it to me. I want to play with an alternative motor...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,715
Posted By Rallylancer122
I don't know what the price delta is, but I will...

I don't know what the price delta is, but I will say this: BPE's product support has been phenomenal. Allan Barrett (a great guy) and now his brother Monty (Jr.) always answer my questions quickly,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rallylancer122
I bought a set a year ago for a Bose Series X. ...

I bought a set a year ago for a Bose Series X. I'm follically challenged, so I almost always fly with a hat. I also often use sunglasses. I've noticed both of these break the ear seal and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,887
Posted By Rallylancer122
I bought one of the Chinese power strips that is...

I bought one of the Chinese power strips that is text activated off of Ebay. It's a nice unit with good reviews, unfortunately I've been unable to find a cheap sim to work in it. The...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-28-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 535
Posted By Rallylancer122
IO-390 Engine Preheater

HI Folks,

I'm trying to install an EZ-Heat engine preheater on my Dad's RV8 with an IO-390. I've had good luck with EZ-Heats in the past on other airplanes, and they work well for the flying I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,569
Posted By Rallylancer122
I started flying with my kids when my daughter...

I started flying with my kids when my daughter was 2 (oldest) and my son was a few months. I held off on my daughter precisely because I only had a tandem airplane up until then and was waiting for...
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