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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-04-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By clam
Wing attach points ...

... do these attach to the wing only via the screws/platenuts through the wing skin or is there an additional attach method also?

What is the weight of each tip as they sit right now empty?
Forum: GPS 10-16-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By clam
Bill, I sent you a PM as well, but these screen...

Bill,
I sent you a PM as well, but these screen protectors improved my 430W screen readability immensely. In my case, the issue did not disappear, but the screen is completely usable in any light...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,130
Posted By clam
Or ... go on a field trip around your local...

Or ... go on a field trip around your local airport(s) and look for someone getting a panel upgrade. Most, if not all, panel upgrades are ditching the vacuum system and thus have no need for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,911
Posted By clam
;) Most likely testing for his new JATO packs...

;)



Most likely testing for his new JATO packs on the RIO-390.
(R for rocket-assist)
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By clam
Dave, check PM's...

Dave, check PM's...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2022, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By clam
antenna sharing?

... could this use the same antenna that a transponder is currently using or do they need to be separate antenna?

Also, in relation to GRT parts delays, I was told that the Mini's are a year out...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,216
Posted By clam
Well done!

Do you need a wingman for your next adventure???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,928
Posted By clam
This is alarming and preventable... There is...

This is alarming and preventable...





There is ALWAYS room for improvement, and the two issues above regarding the person in charge and the ground hazards, are certainly candidates. We are also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,688
Posted By clam
Same here ... VPX-Pro... but my electronic...

Same here ... VPX-Pro... but my electronic ignition, my backup PFD, my comm1 and my GRT engine monitor will function protected with blade fuses without the VPX. If the PFD and/or VPX go TU, the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,672
Posted By clam
Mine is similar to Dave's, with a couple small...

Mine is similar to Dave's, with a couple small differences drawn in red.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-01-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,239
Posted By clam
https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/rv-rocket-st...

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/rv-rocket-steering-link
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By clam
Refer to AC 43.13-1B, para 3-24 and the PolyVance...

Refer to AC 43.13-1B, para 3-24 and the PolyVance Plastifix kit.
I recently performed this repair, but have not yet gone through the polishing steps. I have a Micro-Mesh kit to use for the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,706
Posted By clam
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,734
Posted By clam
I also ground the tip of the pin into a point to...

I also ground the tip of the pin into a point to help it make the turns and not hang up on eyelet borders.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,734
Posted By clam
Are you using the correct diameter pin for these...

Are you using the correct diameter pin for these eyelets? ie, you didn't swap the pin for a smaller diameter?
Forum: Autopilots 06-22-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By clam
Start at the defaults

I fly GRT HXr with GRT pitch and roll servos in my RV-8, and while I don't recall exactly the settings, none are more than 5%-10% off the default. I would recommend starting at the default (100%)...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,734
Posted By clam
Hinge needs to extend forward a bit more

This is the answer. It will secure the wingtip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By clam
Talking +1 schroth

Same for me, RV-8. I have not had any quality or material issues in 330 hours. Note: Mine are setup for "pull down to tighten". This is not an issue for me upfront, but it does get kind of sporty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,584
Posted By clam
Routing

Whoa. Cool. Trip report, or at least routing and layovers?
Forum: COMM 05-04-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By clam
clean the antenna

Are the antennas in the exhaust slipstream or otherwise oily? This is just one pellet in the shotgun blast approach, but it is free and only takes 5 minutes. I had some comm issues pop-up and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,453
Posted By clam
Another happy GRT user here ... HXr with dual...

Another happy GRT user here ... HXr with dual legacy AHRS, EIS and autopilot. Customer service/tech support has been outstanding. I did have some AHRS problems recently that I was quite unhappy...
Forum: RV-4 03-15-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,824
Posted By clam
winner

We have a winner. I doubt anyone can 'one-up' this one.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 886,304
Posted By clam
Congrats!

Congratulations! You will never forget that flight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By clam
Charlie, I do not, but Robert Paisley at EFII...

Charlie, I do not, but Robert Paisley at EFII could likely tell you.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,932
Posted By clam
EFII fuel filters in each wing root

I installed an EFII FF-2 90-micron fuel filter in each wing root. I change them at each condition inspection. Access isn't bad, but spend some time thinking through the plumbing with maintenance in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 69,119
Posted By clam
Dec 2017

Thanks Dan & Jim. I should have mentioned that I had the viscosity valve parts list from your previous posts.

I found this example in a Dec 2017 article in Sport Aviation about this subject.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-14-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 69,119
Posted By clam
Anyone happen to have part numbers & supply...

Anyone happen to have part numbers & supply sources for this ball valve arrangement?

My OT remains too low (in my opinion) and thus I am considering either the ball valve or the oil cooler shutter...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By clam
JustPlaneTint

I use the slap shades from these guys...
https://justplanetint.com/collections/frontpage/products/slap-shades?variant=39630939979850
More expensive than other options, but they block 100% of the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,320
Posted By clam
Love it! Congrats.

Love it! Congrats.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-05-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,364
Posted By clam
already on there

Leave your nav lights on. They make a great “already installed” indicator light.
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By clam
2x PC680 mount

This is for RV-8, but I mounted 2 PC680 batteries together on the firewall. Problem free for 300+ hours. Battery contractors mounted below the tray. This is starboard side, just above lower engine...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-13-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 946
Posted By clam
plus a handle

Rubber hose stops for me as well. Also, I added a small handle for sliding the canopy. Look directly above the star point just aft of the canopy plexi. This is super convenient and loads the...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By clam
Good to know, thanks. I’ll try to get an update...

Good to know, thanks. I’ll try to get an update on that from Garmin too. That 430W is like my previous loaded Chevrolet Suburban at 249k miles... lotsa bang for the buck ... and paid for many, many...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By clam
I follow you, and my plan is the Avidyne 440...

I follow you, and my plan is the Avidyne 440 direct, slide-in replacement if my repair proves too costly. Thus my research. And a unit with screen problems has significantly less resale and/or...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2022, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,710
Posted By clam
Garmin 430W screen

Over the last few months my 430W has developed screen issues. The photos better describe the problems than words, but what are these, what causes them, and most importantly, would a screen R&R fix...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,459
Posted By clam
clean the antenna

... I began having radio receive issues with quite loud background static recently. I made a long list of troubleshooting steps, and then read here on VAF to make Step 1 cleaning the antenna. The...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-28-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,769
Posted By clam
+1 for Bruce and his program.

+1 for Bruce and his program.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,852
Posted By clam
I used Falcon Insurance. Much better terms. Try...

I used Falcon Insurance. Much better terms.
Try Kathleen Ring at kring@falconinsurance.com.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,027
Posted By clam
Not sure on the diameter question on the RV-12,...

Not sure on the diameter question on the RV-12, but for the -8 I drilled the holes oversized a bit so the canopy can "float" (expand/contract) relative to the fasteners. No cracks in 300 hours.

For...
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,611
Posted By clam
Are you flying this now?

Is this currently on your airplane? I may follow suit, since I seem to copy everything else you do :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-05-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By clam
So the screw hole is dimpled, but the rivet holes...

So the screw hole is dimpled, but the rivet holes are countersunk? Are you sure you have the skin thickness to countersink? A couple of thoughts are that maybe you need the platenut (anchornut)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-05-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By clam
GRT HX - Procedure on moving map

Slightly different system, but the HX and HXr are similar in many ways ... I have an HXr/430W system. My steps are similar to Terry above, except that I do not have to "ARM" the approach in the...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-05-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,009
Posted By clam
N779KT first flight

Congratulations!
Forum: COMM 07-17-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,165
Posted By clam
+2

I have had excellent results with this technique as well. Beyond what is stated here, follow Archer’s installation instructions explicitly.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-14-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 666,287
Posted By clam
Trigger Gap

RV-8 at Trigger Gap (17A) in NW Arkansas. The hood ornament is of course removable before flight.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-03-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,820
Posted By clam
A = Attack

... plus the rare, but beautiful A-RV8 with gun ablazin' that put fear in the hearts of the enemy across western TN. Check six! ;)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By clam
+1 with HXr

+1. I leave HXr in split screen with map/traffic/wx on the 1/3 side. The geo-referenced plates on the mini via WingX are a winner. You can also overlay, with varying levels on opacity, approach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,766
Posted By clam
Pipe cleaners

Pipe cleaners. They cost about 20 cents and go on/off with the other protectors/control locks at each pre/post flight inspection. Any fuel burps on hot days just dribble and drip down the pipe...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-27-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,820
Posted By clam
Reminder ...

... we are still on for this event. The ribs and butts will go in the smoker soon.

Thanks Karl for adding to the calendar - hope to see you there.

Those planning to attend can RSVP...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-25-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,820
Posted By clam
1st annual fly-in: KFYE Memphis

KFYE is hosting it's first annual Van's Aircraft Rendezvous on May 1, 2021, 9am - 3pm.

Rendezvous of like minded Van's Flyers and Builders. Lunch provided. For more information, contact:

Rusty...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,180
Posted By clam
RV-8 with skis

This doesn't help your RV-9A configuration, but by removing the aft baggage panels, inserting the skis and poles, and then reinstalling the aft baggage panels, my equipment just fits. 177cm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,429
Posted By clam
New wires

This doesn't help you troubleshoot per se, but it is an inexpensive and nice replacement anyway ... I was trying to troubleshoot some ignition issues and it was recommended to me to try carbon core...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,723
Posted By clam
CONGRATULATIONS! Great looking airplane.

CONGRATULATIONS! Great looking airplane.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-09-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,147
Posted By clam
I am not familiar with helo engines, but...

I am not familiar with helo engines, but searching Lycoming Service Instruction 1435 should give you an idea.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By clam
Yes Sir, I'm aware of those, thanks. I don't fly...

Yes Sir, I'm aware of those, thanks. I don't fly this system, but helping a buddy, so was trying to get smart on the system. Sounds like the consensus (per the manual and general practice) is that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,480
Posted By clam
Christen 801 system oil screen(s) inspection

After searching VAF and the Christen manual, I can't find mention of how often to inspect the oil screen on the 810-S fitting and/or the 804-A (in our case) screen.

The manual does not speak to an...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 06-19-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,495
Posted By clam
Reno this weekend...

... Anything RV related going on this weekend in Reno?
RV-8 driver here for the weekend without an RV.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-08-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,154
Posted By clam
GRT EFIS USB ports...

Make sure you are not using the USB ports as a power source. Per GRT and the manuals, the GRT EFIS USB ports are data only. I had a brief issue with screen flicker and was told this by GRT to be...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,440
Posted By clam
I just use the frame. Open the handle, then move...

I just use the frame. Open the handle, then move left and right hands to the frame and pull aft. I did install a brushed nickel drawer pull from the hardware store on the aft end of the skirt to...
Forum: Midwest 04-29-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By clam
KFNL transient oil change

I'm at KFNL NoCo Regional for a few days parking in the tie-downs. Was wondering if anyone hangared here could assist with an oil change? I can do it on the tie-downs but would rather move off the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-16-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,156
Posted By clam
ELT antenna Under the empennage fairing

I mounted mine under the empennage fairing on my RV-8. During the special airworthiness inspection, the FAA-actual inspector said "nice installation - that fits well". Then, a year later during...
Forum: COMM 04-09-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,746
Posted By clam
Interested...

I am interested and will follow. My past aviation experience used this capability routinely. When building my RV-8 it seemed to get complicated quick, so I resorted to a pushbutton flip-flop...
Forum: COMM 04-08-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By clam
Correct... they were cordial but not interested...

Correct... they were cordial but not interested in even suggestions to troubleshoot. And I did not really expect them too. This is just a quick attempt before the old headset goes in the trash. I...
Forum: COMM 04-06-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By clam
Repurposing Lightspeed ANR headset - squeal

I have a side project going trying to refurbish a military helmet and convert to civilian use. I took the electronics out of an older Lightspeed Zulu ANR headset and installed them in the helmet. I...
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