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Forum: Safety 06-28-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By smithflys23
That makes sense. Thanks

That makes sense. Thanks
Forum: Safety 06-28-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By smithflys23
For those of you that have done this, how did you...

For those of you that have done this, how did you bend the spring to ensure the tail wheel remains perpendicular to the ground, and not canted off left or right?
Forum: Propellers 06-22-2022, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By smithflys23
Thatís a good looking prop!

Thatís a good looking prop!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By smithflys23
I’m not sure Cleveland Tools sells them anymore....

I’m not sure Cleveland Tools sells them anymore.

I had to order one from RvPlasticParts.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-16-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By smithflys23
Contact Vic Syracuse. He’s in Atlanta, but...

Contact Vic Syracuse. He’s in Atlanta, but travels.

baselegaviation.com
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-03-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By smithflys23
Any change in top end after you added these?

Any change in top end after you added these?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 45,046
Posted By smithflys23
Whoa, that looks awesome!

Whoa, that looks awesome!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-01-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By smithflys23
Since you have both, how does the noise...

Since you have both, how does the noise cancelling on the DC compare to the Bose A20? On ear, vs over. Iím specifically interested in how they compare in an RV cockpit. Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By smithflys23
Youíve already done the hard part in figuring out...

Youíve already done the hard part in figuring out how much you need.
The shims are pretty easy to install. No change to your wheel pants.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By smithflys23
WW

I have a WW composite prop. 74HRT I believe. They were very helpful when it came time to pick a prop. I told them what I do, and they gave me a recommendation. The prop looks, and performs great! Iíd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By smithflys23
https://www.stewarttransport.com/

https://www.stewarttransport.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-11-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By smithflys23
I bought a back pack from Ebags. I use that to...

I bought a back pack from Ebags. I use that to haul my flying gear back and forth to the airport. It was cheaper than the back packs that are marketed as flying bags, and it suits my needs just fine....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By smithflys23
I am positive theyre legit. I am wearing Randolph...

I am positive theyre legit. I am wearing Randolph aviators. Maybe I have a mishapen head?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By smithflys23
I have an A20. When I wear sunglasses it breaks...

I have an A20. When I wear sunglasses it breaks the seal around the ear. Then the noise cancellation doesnít work as well. I havenít tried the A20 in the work airplane. The Blue tooth on the A20 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By smithflys23
One of the website vendors does offer a 60 day...

One of the website vendors does offer a 60 day trial, so maybe thatís a good idea.
Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By smithflys23
David Clark Pro-X2 ANR headset in a RV?

I am curious if anyone has tried this headset in a RV. Im wondering how the over the ear ANR works in the noisy cockpit of an RV. I like the idea that this design would not be affected by wearing...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,811
Posted By smithflys23
Thanks! Extra words

Thanks!

Extra words
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,811
Posted By smithflys23
If attending for the day, is there a sign for day...

If attending for the day, is there a sign for day parking, or should we just plan on parking at "HB"?

Also, when leaving in the evening, is it best to wait until the big rush subsides, or just get...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By smithflys23
IMO, Sustained inverted flight is challenging in...

IMO, Sustained inverted flight is challenging in the -8 because of the seat belt and shoulder harnesses. It would be easier with a ratcheting set up like Ron Shreck put in his -8. There is a thread...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-07-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By smithflys23
I guess which system depends on whether or not...

I guess which system depends on whether or not you intend to do aerobatics, specifically sustained inverted, or zero G flight.

I have a full Raven system on my -8. I fly a lot of aerobatics, and I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-03-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By smithflys23
I experienced the same thing when I had a ground...

I experienced the same thing when I had a ground adjustable Sensenich. I think prevention is the key in salty Florida. Now that I use pledge after every flight, my prop looks great. No signs of...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-02-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,352
Posted By smithflys23
I have a composite WW prop. I wipe it down with...

I have a composite WW prop. I wipe it down with pledge after every flight.
Forum: Engine Monitors 01-29-2022, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By smithflys23
68,000 is the general ball park setting for the...

68,000 is the general ball park setting for the EMS 220/221. Maybe thatís a good starting point?

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Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
The only thing I have left to do, is to properly...

The only thing I have left to do, is to properly configure the battery voltage widget. According to the EarthX instructions, the normal voltage ranges are quite a bit different than a standard...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
As with many of my projects, things that seem...

As with many of my projects, things that seem simple, are not so simple. I came across a few issues while switching from a PC680, to the EarthX 680. I have a few pictures, and some configuration...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Thank you! Iíll give that a look tomorrow.

Thank you! Iíll give that a look tomorrow.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Dynon HDX fault monitoring

The EarthX instructions say to set up the EMS input as ďactive lowĒ and ďalarmĒ type. I donít have those options available when I attempt to configure pin 20. Can someone provide advice on how to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
I believe that will work. Thank you! Should I...

I believe that will work. Thank you!

Should I bother I insulating the aluminum bracket in case of accidental contact with the terminals?
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-15-2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Who has a clever solution for this problem? The...

Who has a clever solution for this problem?

The terminals are located in a different place on the EarthX battery Vs the PC680. They are now directly under the hold down for the battery box.

Is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Ok, thanks!

Ok, thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Fault monitoring

The installation instructions say to connect the battery fault monitoring wire to one of the General Purpose Input pins. They list 4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,20,21,22,23, or 31.

I assume these pins are on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-08-2022, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
20701 Iíve been looking through the EarthX...

20701

Iíve been looking through the EarthX installation instructions, and Iím wondering what this statement means.

Also, Iím trying to find an appropriate spade connector for the fault monitoring....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By smithflys23
Thatís great!

Thatís great!
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-08-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,712
Posted By smithflys23
I have the same tool, and I had the same problem....

I have the same tool, and I had the same problem.
Itís been a while, but I believe I used the larger 16-14 side, and the pins fit through the silver guide on that side. The crimps came out perfectly.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Ideally, i would put it on the firewall. However,...

Ideally, i would put it on the firewall. However, with the inverted oil system, there isnít a lot of real estate left.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
What is the consensus on using the vented, or...

What is the consensus on using the vented, or standard EarthX battery on an RV8 with the rear mounted battery?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-07-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,374
Posted By smithflys23
What size wire is needed for the fault...

What size wire is needed for the fault monitoring?
Ill be connecting it to a Skyview HDX.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,053
Posted By smithflys23
Germany

This is at The Hotel Christine in Landstuhl Germany. It’s pretty impressive.
I wish I could attach a video of it in motion. I believe it’s off of a float plane....
Forum: Florida (Central) 10-21-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,899
Posted By smithflys23
Look no further!...

Look no further!

https://jbaircraftengines.com/

Jimmy will take good care of you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By smithflys23
Flyboys has some good documents that may help...

Flyboys has some good documents that may help with this process. Good luck!

http://flyboyblog.com/
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By smithflys23
My understanding is that it depends on the age of...

My understanding is that it depends on the age of the kit. With the older kits, the builder drilled the spring in the weldment. This led to them not always being drilled straight. I believe the new...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-12-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By smithflys23
Youíre correct. I couldnít find the instructions...

Youíre correct. I couldnít find the instructions on the tabs either. I actually broke one of the tabs and had to buy a new housing. I believe you have to push down on the back of the tab. Youíre...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,269
Posted By smithflys23
Jan did my transition training about 3 years ago....

Jan did my transition training about 3 years ago. A very nice man, and a knowledgeable teacher.

Tailwinds my friend.
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,079
Posted By smithflys23
Great video!

Great video!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-06-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,030
Posted By smithflys23
Synergy Air builder assist can help you. You'll...

Synergy Air builder assist can help you. You'll end up with a show quality airplane.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,795
Posted By smithflys23
If you donít get any replyís, and youíre willing...

If you donít get any replyís, and youíre willing to fly a few hours, Synergy air in Oregon would likely be able to help subject to their availability. They are experts in RVís.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,428
Posted By smithflys23
This is what I do. I put it on a step stool, and...

This is what I do. I put it on a step stool, and I have it on a timer to run for an hour. Iíve attached a pic of the blower I use. It really does move a lot of air.

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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By smithflys23
I have the Raven system. Iím not sure if it has...

I have the Raven system. Iím not sure if it has that inside the pot. I believe the Christen system does though.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-15-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By smithflys23
Ok. This is something I was thinking about. When...

Ok. This is something I was thinking about. When I first got the system installed, I don’t remember having this much oil on the belly. That being said, I only have about 200 total hours on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,289
Posted By smithflys23
No, using the bender from HF, you definitely have...

No, using the bender from HF, you definitely have to remove it.

Also, itís difficult to make sure you get the bend just right so that itís not cocked off to one side. Unfortunately, I ended up...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By smithflys23
Aerobatic guysÖ.

Iím wondering what you do to minimize oil on your belly.

I have an IO-360, with a Raven full inverted system. It seems that any zero to negative pushes result in oil going out the breather, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,289
Posted By smithflys23
12 ton is plenty.

12 ton is plenty.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,110
Posted By smithflys23
I agree. This is the first one Iíve seen.

I agree. This is the first one Iíve seen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,650
Posted By smithflys23
I use pledge on my prop after every flight.

I use pledge on my prop after every flight.
Forum: RV-4 06-17-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,319
Posted By smithflys23
I look at my entry speed. At the top, Iím looking...

I look at my entry speed. At the top, Iím looking outside to make sure Iím on a straight line. I donít think Iíve ever looked at my speed while on top.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,687
Posted By smithflys23
The link didnít work for me.

The link didnít work for me.
Forum: COMM 05-27-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,822
Posted By smithflys23
Mine works great.....in the Airbus. Havenít...

Mine works great.....in the Airbus.
Havenít tried it in the RV.
Forum: Florida (South) 05-19-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,469
Posted By smithflys23
Hangar space palm beach area

Looking for hangar space for my- 8 in the Palm Beach area.
Any help is appreciated!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-16-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,795
Posted By smithflys23
Using a straight edge, Iíve discovered that my...

Using a straight edge, Iíve discovered that my right flap is lower than the left. Itís about a 3/8Ē gap, VS a 1/4Ē or less gap on the right flap. The problem that I see, is that the flap is all the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 567
Posted By smithflys23
Bottom of cowl inlet air seal fabric

I am trying to nail down a cooling issue that I am having with my #2 cylinder. While examining the baffling, I discovered that I am missing the strip of air seal fabric that attaches to the bottom of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By smithflys23
I had a frog pop out of my air vent shortly after...

I had a frog pop out of my air vent shortly after takeoff!
I did a quick return to the airport, and he must have hopped out once the air pressure let up.

Anyway, try Bruceís canopy covers.
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