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Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By rv8ch
Never flown the Harrier. I like all the...

Never flown the Harrier. I like all the tailwheel aircraft, and the SU25 is fun.

I use these rudder pedals, and they are very similar to the RV-8...
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By rv8ch
It's not obvious to use your feet to steer, so...

It's not obvious to use your feet to steer, so give your brain time to get used to it. If you really want to learn it, might be cheaper to get a VR headset and some good rudder pedals and plug them...
Forum: Safety Today, 01:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,363
Posted By rv8ch
I installed analog "backups" as well and expected...

I installed analog "backups" as well and expected to use them a lot while I transitioned to glass. In the end, I never look at them. The "transition" to glass that's needed to replace ASI/VSI/Alt...
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 12:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,539
Posted By rv8ch
Looks like a nice one, but don't fall in love...

Looks like a nice one, but don't fall in love until after the pre-buy. Probably too late for that, but anyway. :D
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,811
Posted By rv8ch
Starting to appreciate my training a bit more. ...

Starting to appreciate my training a bit more. It's pretty settled science that getting important stuff into your "working memory" can greatly increase performance.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,206
Posted By rv8ch
Looks nice - small typo in the URL -...

Looks nice - small typo in the URL - https://imgur.com/a/GxTwKph
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-10-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By rv8ch
Bill, Glad you got back in the air safely. If...

Bill, Glad you got back in the air safely. If you don't mind sharing, which notice was it that caused it to stop working? https://emagair.com/service-notes/
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By rv8ch
These are pretty...

These are pretty nice:

http://www.andair.co.uk/category/fuel-pumps-filters/

and another good option:

https://airflowperformance.com/index.php/product/auxiliary-pump-assembly/

and another:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By rv8ch
it's da spark, man

I agree - I had something similar. The wire had to be in just the wrong place to stop firing. I have read several people have had the same issue. If one of your wires was bad, there is a good...
Forum: ADS-B 06-08-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By rv8ch
Unfortunately, no. Seems all development on...

Unfortunately, no. Seems all development on affordable MLAT traffic systems has stopped - we're all waiting for everyone to just buy ADS-B.

Here's a prediction - someone will come up with a traffic...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-08-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,577
Posted By rv8ch
Forget smuggling drugs, start smuggling airplane...

Forget smuggling drugs, start smuggling airplane parts! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,840
Posted By rv8ch
Ain't that the truth! While I will continue to...

Ain't that the truth! While I will continue to brief what I'll do when I get an engine failure after rotation, I'd also like to try to avoid what causes it to happen in the first place. :)

Running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,840
Posted By rv8ch
It's an older thread sir, but it checks...

It's an older thread sir, but it checks out...

One more I can add to this list based on the Addison King Air crash - "loose throttle lock", or perhaps "not keeping your hand on the throttle during...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-06-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By rv8ch
Interesting idea, Fin. If you are flying, what...

Interesting idea, Fin. If you are flying, what kind of probe did you use and what values do you see? I'm thinking something like a CHT probe might work, but would it pick up heat from the nearby...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By rv8ch
The exhaust pipes have "heat shield" on them to...

The exhaust pipes have "heat shield" on them to try to reduce the radiant heat that goes to things near the exhaust, like cables and hoses. I used both store-bought heat shield from Van's and "home...
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By rv8ch
Life is short. RVs are going up in value. The...

Life is short. RVs are going up in value. The cost of the kit and the engines are going up probably faster than interest rates. If you can use someone else's money to finance, why not? ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-04-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By rv8ch
It's Dan's testing that caused me to think a lot...

It's Dan's testing that caused me to think a lot harder about my FW penetrations, and make them better. In the end it cost very little additional time or money. Still far from perfect, and no idea...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By rv8ch
I think it's a great idea. I worked with a guy...

I think it's a great idea. I worked with a guy (http://www.upnorthaviation.com) to do a panel and he sent me the cad file, and it was perfect. I'm sure he can do the same for you, based off the...
Forum: Safety 06-04-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,296
Posted By rv8ch
Great initiative! Here's my $0.02 - worth...

Great initiative!

Here's my $0.02 - worth exactly what you paid for it.

As someone who hiked down the "I know better than Van" path and had to do a long and expensive walk of shame back to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,580
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for sharing this. I'm impressed by the...

Thanks for sharing this. I'm impressed by the work that the ATSB does, and this report is another example of that good work. Very interesting reading, and a good reminder of things that I believe...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-04-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,561
Posted By rv8ch
The VA-400 resolution is much lower than the...

The VA-400 resolution is much lower than the pictures shared above, but it articulates. Waiting to hear what Dan thinks of the VA-800... ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-03-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By rv8ch
That is very surprising, and I guess might want...

That is very surprising, and I guess might want to go into Vic's "loose nuts" archive!

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Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,303
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the pirep, Charlie. Did you do...

Thanks for the pirep, Charlie. Did you do anything special? Charging? Any events where the battery got completely drained? Do you fly regularly?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,580
Posted By rv8ch
I've seen things that bothered me on aircraft,...

I've seen things that bothered me on aircraft, both certified and experimental. What might be very interesting is to hear about the kinds of things you have seen, kind of like when Vic shares his...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-02-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By rv8ch
+1 on everything Larry said. That's not a fun...

+1 on everything Larry said.

That's not a fun place to work. What I do is remove my panel to get access to that area - not sure if that's possible in this build.

What I see in the picture looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By rv8ch
To me they look like little bits of proseal, and...

To me they look like little bits of proseal, and from time to time a small flake of aluminum.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By rv8ch
Here's a typical example from yesterday, the...

Here's a typical example from yesterday, the pieces I got when sumping, and then put onto a paper towel. If I get anything, it will be like this. The size is a rough guess, I forgot to put the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By rv8ch
I had stuff like this for several tanks when I...

I had stuff like this for several tanks when I started flying, and I'm about 99% sure it was left over crud from the build - even though I thought I really cleaned the tanks. It eventually cleaned...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2021, 12:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By rv8ch
Another classic: ...

Another classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWr5FDOjEcg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,353
Posted By rv8ch
Only one explanation! 12020

Only one explanation!

12020
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-28-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,804
Posted By rv8ch
As much as I love IC engines, this is probably a...

As much as I love IC engines, this is probably a wise decision. Investing in battery technology is probably the best use of money today. There will be a huge breakthrough in the coming years -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,796
Posted By rv8ch
Have you ever hand-propped your RV?

Have you ever hand-propped your RV?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,086
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Manfred, this is a common technique for...

Hi Manfred, this is a common technique for running mogas, and allows the best of both - safety and cost savings. I personally use only UL91 at this time, but might try mogas sometime in the future. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,946
Posted By rv8ch
use nutplates

Next time I take mine off I'm putting on some nutplates. It seems surprising, but getting access to that area is not easy once you have the seat in. My advice is to use nutplates as Saville shows.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-27-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Terry - just sent him a mail. Regards,...

Thanks Terry - just sent him a mail. Regards, Mickey
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
I don't have the exact details as I have not...

I don't have the exact details as I have not spoken to the engine shop myself, but she tells me that they said that the case is shot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,134
Posted By rv8ch
I recommend the kitty quaaludes. Had a GF who...

I recommend the kitty quaaludes. Had a GF who transported a cat from Maryland to Texas - the cat shouted the entire trip (by car), which destroyed her vocal cords. She had the most bizarre meow...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By rv8ch
Cable quality

I used a high quality cable to avoid an issue with failure and a return spring. I'm not sure I'm 100% comfortable with no spring, but it's what I've done so far. Here's my installation on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
Everyone I'm checking with is at 6 - 9 months. ...

Everyone I'm checking with is at 6 - 9 months. No one has an engine they won't use? Perhaps someone with a 320 that wants to look at that sweeeeet 340 that Continental sells: ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-25-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
WTB new IO-320 engine for RV-4

A friend of mine is "aog" as her io-320 has given up, and she wants a new engine. Van's is at about 15 weeks to deliver a new Lycoming. Does anyone happen to have a new IO-320 laying around that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,496
Posted By rv8ch
I'd guess a ring CHT probe would also give a...

I'd guess a ring CHT probe would also give a pretty good idea of the temperature of the adapter, at least at the top.
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,084
Posted By rv8ch
Thank you, sir, all clear!

Thank you, sir, all clear!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By rv8ch
I use a bit of acf-50 anti-corrosion on bolts or...

I use a bit of acf-50 anti-corrosion on bolts or screws like this that I won't see that often. Tef-Gel is also a product that seems to also be recommended for this type of application, which I use...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By rv8ch
May seem cheesy, but I just used some nail-in...

May seem cheesy, but I just used some nail-in plastic gliders. These allow easy sliding of the tables across the...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,084
Posted By rv8ch
Dan, cool image - very helpful! One question -...

Dan, cool image - very helpful! One question - where does the mixture lever play in your diagram?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,353
Posted By rv8ch
Ouch - that's a pretty bad leak! :D

Ouch - that's a pretty bad leak! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,198
Posted By rv8ch
I have an airflow performance fm200 and pmags,...

I have an airflow performance fm200 and pmags, and I can idle at about 680 rpm and can lean until it just stops, and I normally idle around 800 rpm when warming up the oil. No ticking. I'm running...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,086
Posted By rv8ch
Interesting data on what happens to "old" fuel...

Interesting data on what happens to "old" fuel from the Project Farm guy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvS_D4_lF5U

I have no plans to run fuel with ethanol, but i included all the right kinds of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,353
Posted By rv8ch
That one has killed a lot of people.

That one has killed a lot of people.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2021, 01:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,353
Posted By rv8ch
That's a good tip! I like to think of my...

That's a good tip! I like to think of my tailwheel tow bar as chocks that sometimes get used as a tow bar.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-19-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome to VAF - totally doable, but why not...

Welcome to VAF - totally doable, but why not share the fun with someone from time to time? Perhaps a neighborhood kid who needs a little direction? Since you are in Bastrop, just down the road in...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-19-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,881
Posted By rv8ch
Mike, just a reminder, I think you also have an...

Mike, just a reminder, I think you also have an actual RV-8 to finish! :) I'd also be very interested in this model. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By rv8ch
Or use a twin like the guy with the engine dryer...

Or use a twin like the guy with the engine dryer did - one with the product, one without.

Unfortunately Van's has not yet released his twin kit. :D

Perhaps another test that might be closer to...
Forum: RV-4 05-18-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By rv8ch
The third key is the key to the airport toilet,...

The third key is the key to the airport toilet, which is my most important! :D
Forum: RV-4 05-18-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By rv8ch
My fuel caps require the key - which I just keep...

My fuel caps require the key - which I just keep in my pocket with the key for the baggage area. I got 2 keys with each cap so I have 4 total and I have not yet lost one - knock on wood! They are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By rv8ch
This page has some...

This page has some hints.

https://pbxbook.com/other/mac-tty.html
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-18-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,576
Posted By rv8ch
People much smarter than me recommend...

People much smarter than me recommend it.

https://aslcamguard.com/mike-busch-q-a/

For the average 100 hour a year aircraft, it will add about $50/year to the running cost.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By rv8ch
And check the plug wires. Any crackling or...

And check the plug wires. Any crackling or popping in the radio? That could indicate an intermittent connection. You might need to move the plug wire around when checking resistance to get it to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-17-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By rv8ch
You could probably do it with the tank on the...

You could probably do it with the tank on the wing, but it will be easier with it off. Specifically, you'll want to shake out any chips or other debris, which will be easier with just the tank. It...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By rv8ch
There are a lot of pictures of RVs on...

There are a lot of pictures of RVs on Kathrynsreport. From my very informal analysis, most non-fatals that end up there are flipped.

http://www.kathrynsreport.com

I assume that if I have a...
Forum: RV-10 05-17-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,084
Posted By rv8ch
I had been using various "OWT" methods on various...

I had been using various "OWT" methods on various aircraft for years, with what felt like random success/failure.

I now use Dan's "goldilocks/sweep" method for every start - and so far no trouble....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-16-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By rv8ch
I have the "no tools adjustable" pedals and in...

I have the "no tools adjustable" pedals and in the most forward position they can just hit the firewall, so not sure how the "with tools adjustable" pedals can go further forward.
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rv8ch
Great info - thanks gentlemen!

Great info - thanks gentlemen!
Forum: RV-4 05-16-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By rv8ch
Dynafocal or Conical

Quick question - is it possible by looking at pictures to know if this a dynafocal or conical mount? Asking for a friend.

Lots of pictures here:

http://www.rv8.ch/rv-4-engine-replacement/

Here is...
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