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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-03-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Cloudy Holiday Weekend

In typical Northwest fashion it was scheduled to stop raining right after the 4th of July. Saturday was looking to be the best day of the weekend, so we wanted to get some flying in, but the weather...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,767
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Since the picture is there, here is the video...

Since the picture is there, here is the video that goes with the picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPFym5-raMc
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-15-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Martin, Glad things are moving along for you. ...

Martin,

Glad things are moving along for you. Maintenance is a part of flying. Fixing squawks a part of phase 1. On the one hand, if you fly a lot, there is a lot of maintenance to do, but on the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-14-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the 2022 Condition Inspection

I just finished this year's condition inspection. It took much longer than usual, but I knew it would as I was doing more work than usual. At least I didn't miss very much good flying weather while...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I currently use Phillips Victory 20W50, but I...

I currently use Phillips Victory 20W50, but I have switched between Phillips and Aeroshell over the years.

No, I don't believe there is any relief on #3, but CHTs are really not a problem, if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By ArlingtonRV
#3 and #4 do run a little warmer than #1 and #2,...

#3 and #4 do run a little warmer than #1 and #2, but CHT's are usually in the low to mid 300s, a little cooler in the winter. Heat and time are indeed good probabilities.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Lycoming Conundrum

I found an interesting thing during this year's Condition Inspection, which is still ongoing. I had a leaking valve cover on #2 and possibly #4 that I replaced about a month ago and thought just for...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-31-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 110,297
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Congratulations! Now you get to deal with a...

Congratulations! Now you get to deal with a whole new batch of frustrations, issues, challenges, expenses and problems. But! At least you're flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,559
Posted By ArlingtonRV
If you liked Unbroken, you will probably like...

If you liked Unbroken, you will probably like Devil at my Heels, which was written by Louis Zamperini and David Rensin.

My favorite is Whistling Death which was written by the chief test pilot on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-10-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,356
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I went the FLyLeds route as well. The lights...

I went the FLyLeds route as well. The lights themselves are truly a drop in replacement. It took me longer than I care to admit to figure out how to wire the WigWag module, but Paul was very...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By ArlingtonRV
iPhone 11 Pro

They were shot with an iPhone 11 Pro. Last year I was looking for a better camera and after doing some research figured that the 11 Pro camera was at least as good as anything you can get in the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-21-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,262
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Cold Sunset

Sunday 12/19/21 was a nice day here in the upper left hand corner. I didn't get to take off until just after1500 and didn't have much of a plan for where to go. I was going to go west (young man)...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-28-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the 2021 Thanksgiving Week

I got much of the Thanksgiving 2021 week off and managed to get both some flying and some maintenance tasks taken care of. The full stories are the first links below, if you want to skip all the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Big Muddy

OK, so not THAT Big Muddy.

It has been an uncommonly wet fall here highlighting why some people refer to this area as the Pacific Northwet. I have had precious few opportunities to fly of late but...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 13,121
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I had a similar incident several years ago in my...

I had a similar incident several years ago in my RV-12 at the non-towered airport I am based out of. The runway is just over 5,000' long. I was at the 16 end, the wind favored 16, other traffic was...
Forum: Photography 11-04-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I mounted a FlightFlix power supply on the tip...

I mounted a FlightFlix power supply on the tip rib that gets power from the position lights. It was pretty easy and works...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,849
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I concur with the FlyLeds route. Here's how I...

I concur with the FlyLeds route. Here's how I did it. For my installation, this was a truly drop in...
Forum: RV-4 10-05-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I know this photo doesn't help a lot, but the one...

I know this photo doesn't help a lot, but the one in the -4 I had was mounted under the floor. You can see the motor just to the left of the control column mounted to the left bulkhead. The rest...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Mount of Olympus

Friday was a nice day in the PNW, possibly the last of the year, so I bailed on work to go flying. After lunch at Forks, we came home via Mt. Olympus in the Olympic National Forrest. It was a nice...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-04-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,199
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Here is a long winded history of all the things I...

Here is a long winded history of all the things I have tried over the years. My current set up is at/near the bottom.

https://www.rushesroost.com/post/mounting-cameras-in-on-airplanes
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-03-2021, 11:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,296
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Innodyn

It is a very exciting concept and I hope it works well and actually comes to market. Anyone remember the Innodyn?

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=453&highlight=INNODYN
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-02-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the "At Last, A Nice Day" flight

Last Saturday 8/28/21 was the first chance I had to fly in a month. Between excessive heat, excessive smoke, and insufficient cloud/tree clearance, it was the first chance I got.

The whole story...
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-25-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,149
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I can't take credit for these as I didn't make...

I can't take credit for these as I didn't make them, nor did the original builder. The guy who did the maintenance for the guy I bought it from came up with these. Really slick...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,040
Posted By ArlingtonRV
All of the above. They make cleaning the leading...

All of the above. They make cleaning the leading edges harder, I "believe" that they do absolutely nothing to stall speed and stall characteristics and I also "believe", largely due to the article...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,040
Posted By ArlingtonRV
https://www.kitplanes.com/vortex-generators-on-an-...

https://www.kitplanes.com/vortex-generators-on-an-rv-8/

I have them on my -8 and REALLY want to get rid of them.
Forum: RV-4 08-02-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,669
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Desser Retreads

For me, the Desser retreads are the way to go. They wear like iron and with good Michelin Airstop tubes makes tires very long lasting and low...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,299
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Solid

Having built a -12, much of a -7 and parts of a Sportsman and Glastar, I prefer solid rivets. Makes for a much smoother finish, easier to paint, easier to clean.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 27,606
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Received my LODA this afternoon from the Seattle...

Received my LODA this afternoon from the Seattle FSDO.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,893
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Hey great idea. That looks like a really easy...

Hey great idea. That looks like a really easy way to do it. I had thought about several methods, but none as simple and elegant.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-26-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,098
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Nice Weekend

The weekend starting Thursday 6/17/21 was very nice in the Northwest. This weekend, not so much. I can't hang with the heat up here, I'd rather have the rain.

I got three good days of flying in...
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-20-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 98,650
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I love that sub-panel. Where do I get a knob...

I love that sub-panel. Where do I get a knob that allows me turn down the volume of traffic? It would be great to get some of the traffic out of the way on returning home on a Saturday afternoon.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By ArlingtonRV
That's a good idea. I have some electrical tape...

That's a good idea. I have some electrical tape that is a very close match, I was going to give that a try.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By ArlingtonRV
On the tool it says "Handee Clamp", LLC.

On the tool it says "Handee Clamp", LLC.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure it...

I thought about doing that, but wasn't sure it would work out. With everything required to gain access to them I didn't want to have to do it again if I didn't have to.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-05-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Thanks a lot. Looks a lot different than when I...

Thanks a lot. Looks a lot different than when I was there. May have to make a trip to check it out.

Thanks again.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-04-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Do you have any more pictures of the Mountain...

Do you have any more pictures of the Mountain Home airport? I used to fly out of there when I was stationed there, way back in the early '90s.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The Daignosis

As promised, here is the diagnosis from the repair shop.

There was light corrosion on the terminal of the points that the circuit board lead attaches to which was making the timing light act like...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-30-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,267
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Crater Lake

Saturday 5/29/21 was a spectacularly nice day. Spectacular in that is was exactly as forecast.

We took this opportunity to make a trip to Crater Lake, a trip we have wanted to do for some time now....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-23-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,217
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Smoking Rivets

This weekend turned out to be a good time to replace a couple of smoking rivets.

https://www.rushesroost.com/post/rv-8-and-the-smoking-rivets
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-21-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Nope, t'weren't me. I was going in the other...

Nope, t'weren't me. I was going in the other direction on Sunday. There are getting to be a lot of -8s around here and several look very similar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,366
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The absolute best would be Mike Seager in Oregon,...

The absolute best would be Mike Seager in Oregon, but you would have to travel to him and train in Van's RV-12. Not bad, but he is booked up pretty solid most of the time.

You could try AFS at AWO,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-19-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,838
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Great Weekend

This past weekend was one of the best we've had so far this year in the upper left hand corner. The rain stopped (briefly), the clouds parted (briefly) and the temperature warmed enough to put the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By ArlingtonRV
As promised, here is a picture of what was on...

As promised, here is a picture of what was on mine when I bought it. It really needs to be smaller, and I would use something more tapered if I were to do it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-14-2021, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Size does matter. Unfortunately, mine's too...

Size does matter. Unfortunately, mine's too big.

I have to hold left rudder in cruise to keep the ball centered. Also unfortunately it was installed prior to paint. There was an entry from very...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I think what you're seeing in the last photo is...

I think what you're seeing in the last photo is the canopy blocked by the wing tip.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-05-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,591
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Post Maintenance Flights

With the 2021 condition inspection completed all that remained was to perform a test flight to make sure that everything worked as advertised. Saturday 5/1/21 provided just enough decent weather to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-27-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the 2021 Condition Inspection

2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of the RV-8 that I recently (Dec 2017) bought. In 20 years it has accumulated 2,172 hours of, mostly, issue free service. I just finished up the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-12-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ArlingtonRV
It has been 3 years and 222 hours since they were...

It has been 3 years and 222 hours since they were in for the 500 hr inspection. There was no mention of replacing the M3611 plastic cam. I have been in contact with Scott at Progressive in Kamloops...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, I...

Thanks for the information. Unfortunately, I don't have a spare, so it looks like I will be sending this one in for test/repair.

Appreciate the help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-10-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,152
Posted By ArlingtonRV
LASAR Timing Help

I am having difficulties timing my LASAR mags, well, just the left one.

A little history. I bought the airplane a few years ago and shortly thereafter sent both mags out for IRAN. I installed and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 646
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Another Shout OUt for Flyleds

I just wanted to add another shout out for Flyleds and for Paul's help. I recently replaced my old Duckworks halogens with a pair of Flyleds Double Spotlights. That installation is described...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,667
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Here are some and you are right, it is a tight...

Here are some and you are right, it is a tight...
Forum: Reviews 03-01-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,811
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I did the same thing recently and it looked a lot...

I did the same thing recently and it looked a lot like this. https://www.rushesroost.com/post/rv-8-and-the-flyleds
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,657
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I have used this setup on my last couple of...

I have used this setup on my last couple of airplanes. In 2-3 hours it has the entire engine compartment very warm. I usually see oil temperatures between 65-85 when I start the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Double Spotlight

I went with the Double Spotlight to replace the Duckworks lights in my -8. Below as a not-yet-complete write up. I have finished the left side with the right side to...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,014
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Partial Day Off

The weather was so good on Friday that I had to take a sun day (other parts of the country have snow days, we have sun days since it is so rare in the winter), or at least a partial.

The whole story...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-06-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,826
Posted By ArlingtonRV
Leave it On

I went through many iterations of trying to turn it on/off in flight and none of them worked satisfactorily. Usually the remote (iPhone or camera remote) would stop responding after a few on/off...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-22-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,826
Posted By ArlingtonRV
How to Mount a Camera In/On an Airplane

Several people have asked what I use for cameras and how I mount them. I finally took the time to gather up all of my trials and errors and put them in one place. For those of you who don't want to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,453
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I use the oil filter drain device sold by Vans...

I use the oil filter drain device sold by Vans (TOOL FILTER DRAIN). It is an aluminum tray with a string that can be used to hold it in place. There is a hose that attaches to the back to run into...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,650
Posted By ArlingtonRV
RV-8 and the Day the Clocks Changed

The Halloween weekend was a pretty nice one in the upper left hand corner of the country. The full write up is here https://rushesroost.blogspot.com/, but if you prefer to skip that you can go right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,924
Posted By ArlingtonRV
What, if anything, is in the big dome where the...

What, if anything, is in the big dome where the Spruce Goose used to be?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,957
Posted By ArlingtonRV
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=77228&highlight=strake&page=3

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=133495&highlight=strake

https://vansairforce.net/community/showt...
Forum: RV-4 10-14-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,502
Posted By ArlingtonRV
I flew with Mike Seager in the -7 he instructs...

I flew with Mike Seager in the -7 he instructs in. Well worth the effort. I figured with just a stick in the back seat I didn't want to take instruction in my -4, even if someone would do it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,770
Posted By ArlingtonRV
The better question is what do you gain? You...

The better question is what do you gain? You have to take the cowl off somewhere. Whether you take it off before the flight or after doesn't matter, does it? If you are worried about someone else...
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