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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 13
Posted By rv8ch
One of the best homebuilt aircraft electrical...

One of the best homebuilt aircraft electrical system designers, Bob Nuckolls, recommends 1 circuit breaker, and that's for the alternator so it can be tripped by the crowbar over-voltage protection. ...
Forum: Canada Today, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By rv8ch
Jeppesen don't make it easy to buy their GRT...

Jeppesen don't make it easy to buy their GRT navdata, for some reason. IIRC, I had to do it via email, and then calling them, after creating an account on their system. Now it's on automatic...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 01:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By rv8ch
Might check the rubber strip that goes along the...

Might check the rubber strip that goes along the wing root.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By rv8ch
Pretty amazing, Pete. I'm trying to do the same...

Pretty amazing, Pete. I'm trying to do the same as you, but sometimes have to run 100LL. Do you use camguard?
Forum: Propellers Yesterday, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Trevor, thanks very much for your responses. ...

Hi Trevor, thanks very much for your responses. I think those of us that have been in aviation for more than about 5 minutes understand that this topic is a real minefield, and that any statements...
Forum: Tools 11-30-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 717
Posted By rv8ch
As long as the lip is not damaged, that's a steal.

As long as the lip is not damaged, that's a steal.
Forum: Fiberglass 11-29-2022, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By rv8ch
I'd put the halves together with something that...

I'd put the halves together with something that will allow them to come apart again easily, and slather on some micro to make the front match the back. Or, sand the back to mate with the front. If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,935
Posted By rv8ch
Ed, could you please go into this a bit more? ...

Ed, could you please go into this a bit more? I'd like to understand why this was a stressful event for you. I have not had this kind of failure and would like to learn from your experience.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-26-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By rv8ch
I'd be interested in knowing how this works - I...

I'd be interested in knowing how this works - I had thought that a BMS was mandatory to be able to address the exact voltage of each individual cell.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-25-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,125
Posted By rv8ch
Snap roll or hammerhead or tail...

Snap roll or hammerhead or tail slide?

https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2014/september/flight-training-magazine/technique--snap-rolls

I've read some feel a bit uncomfortable with the...
Forum: RV-4 11-23-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By rv8ch
You can use screws and nutplates, but blind...

You can use screws and nutplates, but blind rivets work fine.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-23-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,639
Posted By rv8ch
I'm not an expert, but I've read a few things...

I'm not an expert, but I've read a few things that some have written, like these:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mike+busch+engine+oil
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,439
Posted By rv8ch
You might ask the airport to install wifi, then...

You might ask the airport to install wifi, then everyone can just use that rather than having 100 hangar owners roll their own.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By rv8ch
That would be great. Your video on how to mount...

That would be great. Your video on how to mount and glass in the windscreen was very helpful, and came at exactly the right time in my build process. And mine turned out perfectly, due mainly to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,881
Posted By rv8ch
I spent some time on this putting it in my GRT,...

I spent some time on this putting it in my GRT, and now I basically ignore it. I thought this would be essential information to have while flying, but turns out it's not.

The main engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By rv8ch
I used those kinds of spark plug separators and...

I used those kinds of spark plug separators and others like them, and then later saw them all zip tied together on an engine at the Lycoming booth - they said that we don't need to worry about...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-21-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,635
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for these good reminders - as they say,...

Thanks for these good reminders - as they say, TNSTAAFL - LiFePo4 batteries are light and powerful, but they require a bit of knowledge about how to use them correctly and safely.

I have not found...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-20-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,826
Posted By rv8ch
2 ground straps

You might consider two ground straps to the engine, just in case. It's what Bob Nuckolls recommends, since the consequences of losing one can be so expensive.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,755
Posted By rv8ch
Warm up

I do a "warm up" when going down to the shop - work on something easy or non-consequential before getting to the most serious stuff.

I also tried to have several things going at once - some...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By rv8ch
Very clever! I used some of those very small...

Very clever! I used some of those very small diameter but thick washers to get space, and then a large diameter washer, as shown in the plans, but this is a much more elegant solution.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2022, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - and I used floating nutplates -...

Same here - and I used floating nutplates - worked fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps this...

Perhaps this one?

https://vansairforce.net/articles.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,992
Posted By rv8ch
Showing unavailable for me on Amazon.com - do you...

Showing unavailable for me on Amazon.com - do you have another source?

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Forum: RV-14 11-15-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,777
Posted By rv8ch
Got this today:

Got this today:
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,584
Posted By rv8ch
Bob Nuckolls advises that if you have an avionics...

Bob Nuckolls advises that if you have an avionics master, it's a good idea to exercise the power switches on devices that have them from time to time. It seems that if the contacts are not used,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,992
Posted By rv8ch
I have one of these in my...

I have one of these in my pocket.

https://www.karatemart.com/black-tactical-knuckle-knife

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and one of these strapped to my seatbelt, where either the GIB or I can access...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2022, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By rv8ch
Strange, I thought that there was something in...

Strange, I thought that there was something in Section 5 at one time, but I don't find it there now.

Here is Bob Nuckolls'...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2022, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By rv8ch
Looks good, Bill! Thanks for the update.

Looks good, Bill! Thanks for the update.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
Black's or Smitty's? Going back to visit the...

Black's or Smitty's? Going back to visit the family for Thanksgiving - I'm so looking forward to some brisket!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats, Marlon! Time to update your avatar! :D

Congrats, Marlon! Time to update your avatar! :D
Forum: Propellers 11-14-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Dan. One challenge is that many people...

Thanks Dan.

One challenge is that many people run electronic ignitions, and it would be great to understand their impact on the prop beyond what Hartzell has published:




A lot of us fall in the...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By rv8ch
First Responders to aircraft accidents

Just ran across this website that Cirrus put together for their aircraft.

https://firstresponder.cirrusaircraft.com/

It was mentioned in this video done by a guy that was one of the first...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2022, 11:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 17,695
Posted By rv8ch
Almost exactly the same for me. Local "98" mogas...

Almost exactly the same for me. Local "98" mogas does not have ethanol, and we have UL91 on my home field. I have not yet run any ethanol in my fuel systems, but imagine my surprise when the Andair...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,476
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Walt. Doesn't sound like something we...

Thanks Walt. Doesn't sound like something we want to happen.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-12-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,510
Posted By rv8ch
I've tried Denso with a couple of heat ranges,...

I've tried Denso with a couple of heat ranges, the Iridiums and the most basic $2 BR8ES with the solid tips from Rock Auto, and the last seem to work the best for me. Here is about 100 hours on the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-12-2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,476
Posted By rv8ch
Not saying I would do that, but what would happen...

Not saying I would do that, but what would happen if you ran it to failure? I like to understand the edge cases.
Forum: Safety 11-12-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 43,246
Posted By rv8ch
You have of course highlighted one of the many...

You have of course highlighted one of the many problems with statistics in general. Anyone that has done this is highly unlikely to put it into any kind of database.

One place to find this might be...
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 11-12-2022, 02:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By rv8ch
Another excellent reminder that the fundamentals...

Another excellent reminder that the fundamentals are fundamental. Simple things, when ignored, can kill you. Many people have been killed or injured due to missed preflights, not following a simple...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-07-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,755
Posted By rv8ch
I don't know if the EICommander eic32 provides...

I don't know if the EICommander eic32 provides the current advance value that could be used by an EFIS to plot this data along with the other parameters you mention. I believe that the Engine Bridge...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,733
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - the instrument panel is so easy to...

Same here - the instrument panel is so easy to remove, and you get full and easy access to everything from there. I can't see any need to go in through the baggage area.

Aluminum gear - I got the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,366
Posted By rv8ch
Seems pretty reasonable I think - some of Van's...

Seems pretty reasonable I think - some of Van's suppliers are not huge multinationals that can afford to float months of stock before they get paid. This money has to come from somewhere.

Imagine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-06-2022, 03:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By rv8ch
Consensus? Ha! We can't even agree to prime or...

Consensus? Ha! We can't even agree to prime or not prime! Or tailwheel/nose-wheel! Or a hyphen before "wheel" when writing tailwheel and nose-wheel! :D

The heat shrink terminals look great,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps add a valve between the purge valve and...

Perhaps add a valve between the purge valve and the connection to the return tank.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By rv8ch
True, but he replied to that address and they...

True, but he replied to that address and they responded. What would be interesting is to look at the detailed message headers - that's how you find out where the mail came from. Could be that...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 11-03-2022, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By rv8ch
Same as Bevan - very close to where the fuel...

Same as Bevan - very close to where the fuel comes in on the firewall.




Not sure I understand your concern about the damaged fuel return line FWF - that line only sees fuel flow at startup and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By rv8ch
Seems like extra hassle and weight for no gain -...

Seems like extra hassle and weight for no gain - I also like that it makes a lot of noise so there's no way I can forget that the pump is on.

I'm going for that "P-51 raw" look with my cockpit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-01-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ryan, Have you done more ground tests where...

Hi Ryan, Have you done more ground tests where you cycled the prop a few times? Also, have you noted max RPM, moved the screw a few turns, and run the test again? This would at least tell you if...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2022, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By rv8ch
You are smart to be concerned. Please don't end...

You are smart to be concerned. Please don't end up on one of those Youtube crash analysis videos.

Standard fuel caps seem to allow water in under some circumstances. If you are going to park...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-31-2022, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Marek, these are really cheap - why are you...

Hi Marek, these are really cheap - why are you selling them at such a low price?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-30-2022, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By rv8ch
The RV8A uses a different gear type than the RV8,...

The RV8A uses a different gear type than the RV8, and while anything is "possible", it would be a lot of work.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-30-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By rv8ch
Yes, I was able to get 2700 RPM during ground...

Yes, I was able to get 2700 RPM during ground runs.

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To confirm the RPM, see if someone has a prop balancer you can borrow. Also, check your fuel flow numbers to see if they are above...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-29-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By rv8ch
What kind of engine and ignition? Do you have an...

What kind of engine and ignition? Do you have an engine monitor with data that you could potentially upload to savvyaviation.com? Might help identify the culprit.

Based on the information you have...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-29-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,572
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same governor, with the same...

I have the same governor, with the same "Equipment Log-Sheet" with 2332 max RPM and 760 min RPM and can get 2700 no problem.
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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By rv8ch
I've requested that they allow you to choose your...

I've requested that they allow you to choose your "cohorts" since as you said, for the purpose of this analysis, any RV-6, RV-7, or RV-8 with an IO-360 will provide very similar value. I'll follow...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-28-2022, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,688
Posted By rv8ch
If I wanted a BRS and I found an aircraft with...

If I wanted a BRS and I found an aircraft with one that was good, I'd buy it, fly it, and not worry about the resale value.

I'm guessing BRS are like swimming pools with a house - if the buyer wants...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-28-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,978
Posted By rv8ch
Thumbs up Works now

Thanks Ed, it works now. I think I just didn't wait long enough.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,978
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ed, the link does not work for me - is it a...

Hi Ed, the link does not work for me - is it a PDF? If so, you can attach it with the paperclip. Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-27-2022, 02:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,133
Posted By rv8ch
Savvy Analysis question

Quick question - for those of you with an EFIS or logging engine monitor, is there a reason why you don't use Savvy? I'm using it and like it. One document I got from this had this info:





I...
Forum: Tools 10-26-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Nils, My experience is that it's probably...

Hi Nils,

My experience is that it's probably cheaper to fly to the US and buy your tools and fly back.

You might also find a builder that has decided to stop their build, and buy all their...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you will be ready for some...

Sounds like you will be ready for some back-country adventures!
Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 10-25-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,095
Posted By rv8ch
I sure hope those guys go on to live amazing...

I sure hope those guys go on to live amazing lives - they were probably some of the luckiest people on the planet that day. Wow.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,377
Posted By rv8ch
I see the picture just fine, Jay. 32781

I see the picture just fine, Jay.

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Forum: RV-10 10-25-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By rv8ch
I think it's a really risky thing to do. Airflow...

I think it's a really risky thing to do. Airflow is strange, you don't want to test this, particularly with your family on board.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,247
Posted By rv8ch
Just looked at some old photos, and I didn't use...

Just looked at some old photos, and I didn't use an aluminium backer - just riveted the nutplates right on the fiberglass, carefully and slowly.
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