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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By rv8ch
Mattituck IO-360, cold air induction, standard...

Mattituck IO-360, cold air induction, standard cowl, AFP FM200, PMAGs with eicommander (timing: ADV max: 32.2, ADV shf: -1.4), NGK BR8ES, Hartzell C2YR-1BFP/F74972, Total Aero DM 15W-50...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By rv8ch
Just another data point - I didn't put a single...

Just another data point - I didn't put a single dab of RTV anywhere on my baffles. I figured I'd do it after flying to see how bad my cooling was, but it turns out I have enough cooling without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By rv8ch
Probably not helpful, but have you considered...

Probably not helpful, but have you considered trying to find someone to move the aircraft intact, either via a helicopter or a flatbed driver that's used to moving wide loads? An RV-6A at an angle...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-24-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - thanks Rob!

Same here - thanks Rob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,047
Posted By rv8ch
I used this website on one of your...

I used this website on one of your images:

https://www.iloveimg.com

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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-23-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Greg - just ordered a couple - I assume...

Thanks Greg - just ordered a couple - I assume that there is no real shipping involved, and I'll just get something via email?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By rv8ch
Absolutely correct that NW has lots of advantages...

Absolutely correct that NW has lots of advantages over TW. Too many to list here. Most of us are not badgering, but suggesting that it's not that hard to learn. Everyone should do what they want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By rv8ch
http://www.rv8.ch/vr-flight-simulator/ It's...

http://www.rv8.ch/vr-flight-simulator/

It's getting a bit old, but works well for tailwheel training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,187
Posted By rv8ch
If I can learn to fly a tailwheel, anyone can! ...

If I can learn to fly a tailwheel, anyone can! Get good training and it will open up a lot more aircraft. I used a VR simulator to "train" my feet, even though I had a TW endorsement I picked up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By rv8ch
I can confirm - the SV view in the mountains is...

I can confirm - the SV view in the mountains is extremely close to what you see when looking outside. Same with runway views - they are spot on assuming I have the QNH set right. SV seems like an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By rv8ch
Any chance that your oil suction screen has not...

Any chance that your oil suction screen has not been cleaned lately?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 446
Posted By rv8ch
Iíll bet with a little practice you can guess...

Iíll bet with a little practice you can guess anyoneís weight within a few pounds. Many people donít give accurate weight for a variety of reasons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,296
Posted By rv8ch
I've flown to Corsica across the med in my RV-8...

I've flown to Corsica across the med in my RV-8 which is about the same distance over water as the Lake Michigan crossing. I was with two buddies in a gaggle of RVs. There are lots of ships out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By rv8ch
I use 6-packs of 1.5 liter bottles of water. ...

I use 6-packs of 1.5 liter bottles of water. Dense enough for the baggage areas, and if something bad happens, they can help put out the fire. And I can drink them later.

For the passenger seat, I...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By rv8ch
Seems to depend on several factors - some report...

Seems to depend on several factors - some report that it helps, some report that it's not needed.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=152266

I tried it both ways and saw slightly...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By rv8ch
I'll fly over from Switzerland to pick it up at...

I'll fly over from Switzerland to pick it up at this price.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By rv8ch
I was recommended to keep it as you have it to...

I was recommended to keep it as you have it to balance the mag checks.
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By rv8ch
I track flight hours, but feel free to change it!...

I track flight hours, but feel free to change it! :)
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,489
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like a great idea. I think capturing this...

Sounds like a great idea. I think capturing this information could be helpful. I think the kind of place to do this would be by someone like Savvy, where they also have other info about engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,128
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats, Kyle! Great feeling, I'm sure! Best...

Congrats, Kyle! Great feeling, I'm sure! Best of luck with the engine break-in and flight testing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By rv8ch
Same, but I use a plastic box. When I see the...

Same, but I use a plastic box. When I see the photos of Steinair's shop I dreamt of doing it like them with easy to access spools, but it's severe overkill for one aircraft and panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,080
Posted By rv8ch
First trip with the little woman to see the...

First trip with the little woman to see the in-laws down in Toulouse. Just under 2 hours each way, and picked up a nice tailwind on the way down.

27016

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Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 840
Posted By rv8ch
Here is the FAA's...

Here is the FAA's view:

https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2018/media/SE_Topic_18-05.pdf

I think the EAA flight test cards can help with this, if you have not seen them, they are worth the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By rv8ch
Threaded tips seem to come loose. Not sure of the...

Threaded tips seem to come loose. Not sure of the true impact of this. Every time I’ve used threaded tips, even squeezing the nut before installing it, they come loose. I’ve changed to the solid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,698
Posted By rv8ch
Is anyone aware of a failure with the stock...

Is anyone aware of a failure with the stock aluminum rods?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By rv8ch
I'll bet if you post the engine data on Savvy and...

I'll bet if you post the engine data on Savvy and provide a link, the guys with the decades of experience will tell you what's wrong. Since it affected all cylinders, the only three common things...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By rv8ch
I use the same CO detector and get similar...

I use the same CO detector and get similar results - nothing when flying, but get alerts on the ground when the wind is behind me. So I know it's working, at least.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,087
Posted By rv8ch
That's a good tip! Also, perhaps other brands of...

That's a good tip! Also, perhaps other brands of permanent marker work better? (trying to defend my suggestion above! :D )

This is what we all need in our shops - laser wire markers!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-09-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Ed - the wife loved it!

Thanks Ed - the wife loved it!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By rv8ch
Here's what I got from emagair a couple of years...

Here's what I got from emagair a couple of years ago:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By rv8ch
Anti-splat works well - just take time to get it...

Anti-splat works well - just take time to get it adjusted right - depending on many factors you might need to drill a new hole, or get used to moving your pedals back.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-08-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By rv8ch
The Surefly manual should give you the...

The Surefly manual should give you the recommendation for the spark plug gap. Most EIs say about 0.030", which is about where new NGK plugs are when they come out of the box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By rv8ch
HF snowmobile/motorcycle lift under the belly...

HF snowmobile/motorcycle lift under the belly supported by the spar, with good padding seems to be a popular choice, tail weighted down appropriately, with some correctly sized and padded sawhorses...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By rv8ch
Sure sounds like you are doing it right - I hope...

Sure sounds like you are doing it right - I hope she enjoys it enough to get her own RV!
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By rv8ch
Completely aligns with my limited experience. ...

Completely aligns with my limited experience. From time to time there is a new but wrecked Japanese car with some very good parts. Forgot to mention - a powerful electric screw gun will allow you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By rv8ch
I agree completely. These TCW guys are much...

I agree completely. These TCW guys are much smarter than I am (not hard) and have designed their solution to handle things most of us have not even thought of. The instructions are very clear,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,969
Posted By rv8ch
Where I live, you can take a tool bag to the...

Where I live, you can take a tool bag to the junkyard and dig around for good alternators, and other stuff. Or look on their shelves for alternators that they have removed. If nothing else, it's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,327
Posted By rv8ch
I was at an airshow and a guy had a bag full of...

I was at an airshow and a guy had a bag full of little balls - I think they were ping pong balls - and was jamming them onto all the exposed VOR antennas he saw. He had a pretty tragic story behind...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,087
Posted By rv8ch
GRT's wire color scheme is very helpful. I...

GRT's wire color scheme is very helpful.

I bought a lot of different colored wire in different sizes, but the number of combinations grows quickly.

In the end, I used labels at each end of mainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,683
Posted By rv8ch
Hildesheim(D) RV Fly-in

I flew up to this event in Germany - it was excellent!

https://rv-pilots.eu/Images/RV-FlyIn_2022_EDVM.pdf

There were lots of RVs there from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, and I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By rv8ch
I'd upload the data to Savvy and then share the...

I'd upload the data to Savvy and then share the link - the gurus on VAF will tell you what's wrong in about 2 mins. From what I can see on your graphs, it seems that there is an instrumentation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 2,803
Posted By rv8ch
I use the ceramic cleaner/polish, and it's...

I use the ceramic cleaner/polish, and it's wonderful until I start up.

Not sure what it's like where you live, but during warm (>15c) weather, I'm lucky to be able to see out of the windscreen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,776
Posted By rv8ch
Ouch, that looks like his next landing would have...

Ouch, that looks like his next landing would have been interesting.
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By rv8ch
How to adjust the hard stop is in the...

How to adjust the hard stop is in the manual.

https://hartzellprop.com/services/product-support-library/manuals/hartzell-owners-manuals-english/

Direct link to the PDF (as of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed there seems to be something strange...

Indeed there seems to be something strange happening - no idea why this is taking so long. I'm struggling to understand why the FAA would be blocking progress on this.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By rv8ch
One interesting feature of Savvy is the Report...

One interesting feature of Savvy is the Report Card feature. It allows you to compare your engine numbers to others with the "same" engine. The more engines in their DB, the more useful this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By rv8ch
Since your RV is new to you, it could be...

Since your RV is new to you, it could be interesting, educational, and fun to run through at least some of the EAA flight test cards to learn about it, and update your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By rv8ch
I have not heard of I-Start, but if you want to...

I have not heard of I-Start, but if you want to be able to reliably hot start your FI Lycoming, there is a lot of good info...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,071
Posted By rv8ch
My solution to that problem is a 10mm wrench in...

My solution to that problem is a 10mm wrench in my bag that I use to remove the negative terminal on my EarthX battery, which is easily accessible from the oil door.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2022, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,168
Posted By rv8ch
Steve, I could not agree more, and strongly...

Steve, I could not agree more, and strongly recommend the same.

As you know, the challenge comes when the various suppliers give inconsistent advice. In the case of electronic ignitions using auto...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By rv8ch
I just ordered some thin shims from mcmaster-carr...

I just ordered some thin shims from mcmaster-carr - hopefully that will be a good solution - I want the wheels to rotate freely but not have any play.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By rv8ch
The pre-stall buffet that we all know and love...

The pre-stall buffet that we all know and love can be removed using a "strake" just above the intersection of the front of the wing and the fuselage. This strake is changing/smoothing airflow in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,538
Posted By rv8ch
I've been meaning to ask - is this method common...

I've been meaning to ask - is this method common across small aircraft? Just seems very hokey, particularly when things get a little loose - do you drill another hole? Or are there very thin shims...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,168
Posted By rv8ch
Which plug does LSI recommend? Here's a Denso...

Which plug does LSI recommend? Here's a Denso FAQ which does not recommend "grease", but does not address a specific...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 12:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,168
Posted By rv8ch
NGK says to put them on...

NGK says to put them on dry.

https://ngksparkplugs.com/en/resources/5-things-you-should-know-about-spark-plugs
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-22-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,440
Posted By rv8ch
Can't blame them - they have apparently...

Can't blame them - they have apparently transferred the risk of selling aviation products to Challenger. You will get a similar response from just about any clued-in vendor of stuff that might be...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-21-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By rv8ch
There are a lot of GRT gurus on VAF, so you might...

There are a lot of GRT gurus on VAF, so you might get an answer from one of them over the weekend. Best of luck with it!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-21-2022, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,468
Posted By rv8ch
Here is a procedure to test if you have an...

Here is a procedure to test if you have an induction leak:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/in-flight-diagnostics/

It's really hard to visually see if something is leaking. There are some other...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2022, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By rv8ch
I know that they exchange info via RS-232 so I'd...

I know that they exchange info via RS-232 so I'd expect to see 4 total wires used on the slave - RXD, TXD, 12v, Ground. You might want to drop a mail to the boys in Michigan...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. I had not...

Thanks for pointing this out, Bruce. I had not noticed this podcast on their website - very interesting!
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-20-2022, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By rv8ch
Hi, I have not heard of the possibility of having...

Hi, I have not heard of the possibility of having dual EIS units. Before doing that, you might want to try the GRT Remote App.

https://grtavionics.com/miscellaneous-software/

Perhaps it can do what...
Forum: Autopilots 05-20-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,134
Posted By rv8ch
All the servos install pretty much the same, and...

All the servos install pretty much the same, and it's not that hard. It's about the same work as if it was a new install - I installed my roll servo through the wing inspection panel and it was no...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By rv8ch
The engine experts that I've read/watched (Busch,...

The engine experts that I've read/watched (Busch, Braly, Kollin) say if you use only unleaded fuel - which is easy to get in most parts of Europe - then using automotive engine oil might be superior...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-20-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,440
Posted By rv8ch
What I like the most about the K&P filter is that...

What I like the most about the K&P filter is that I no longer have to cut open the filter can and cut out the paper element to inspect the filter. Just a bit of diesel fuel or some brake cleaner to...
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