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Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
Posted By BealeStAviator
POH Template/Example

Hi all,

Bought my -8 a few years ago sans detailed AFM and I've decided to take on writing a a full AFM/POH either to the civil standard or like the USAF Tech Orders I'm used to. Seems like this...
Forum: RV-4 11-14-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,408
Posted By BealeStAviator
What size studs did you put in there? Iíve just...

What size studs did you put in there? Iíve just removed my vacuum system and I have a raven vac pad adapter for my inverted oil system that has to go there. Need to replace those long studs, but Iím...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-15-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,654
Posted By BealeStAviator
I bought 150 lbs of ballast from...

I bought 150 lbs of ballast from https://wakeballast.com . Depending on fuel load, I strap bags of varying numbers/combinations (I have 2x 50 lbs and 2x 25 lbs) into the back seat. I don't have tie...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By BealeStAviator
Ah, sorry. Forgot that bit. It’s an ECi...

Ah, sorry. Forgot that bit. It’s an ECi IOX-360-A2A. Rear mounted gov. I’m told the engine is the same as a Lycoming IO-360-B1B.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-18-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,288
Posted By BealeStAviator
Prop Surging

Iím experiencing prop surging on takeoff and when adjusting power at altitude. Generally it seems like itís hunting to stabilize when I move the prop lever. Sometimes it prevents an over speed,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,877
Posted By BealeStAviator
NACA scoop/duct covers?

Has anyone found or made a solution for plugging or covering NACA scoops while the aircraft is tied down? The one company I found that also makes prop sleeves has quit making them, and Iím betting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,936
Posted By BealeStAviator
Leaning for high DA in a tailwheel

What's y'all's technique for leaning to best power before takeoff given the propensity to tip forward at full power?

I'm based out of a high altitude field and routinely see well above 3000' DA. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BealeStAviator
Thanks Bill! I've got jack points in the tie down...

Thanks Bill! I've got jack points in the tie down points. If I understand correctly, I can use the canopy rails as the longeron from which to measure with a digital or bubble level to confirm that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By BealeStAviator
Prop Gov Return Spring Issue

Got my CS propeller all rigged up. Having a strange issue with the prop control lever. It moves freely for about half its range of motion. About halfway back toward the coarse/high pitch position it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-16-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By BealeStAviator
Wheels Pants & Leveling Longerons on a Completed RV-8

I bought an RV-8 with some torn up wheel/pressure recovery pants about a year ago. They were bad enough that I just chucked 'em. I figure it's time to craft some new ones and take advantage of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-14-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,178
Posted By BealeStAviator
Throttle Quadrant/Mixture Issue

Hey all,

Bottom line up front: My mixture control has full range of motion at the engine, but the lever in the cockpit stops 1" short of forward when running full rich.

Long version: I've noticed a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-30-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,723
Posted By BealeStAviator
Damaged oil tube in crankshaft.

It happened: My mechanic and I were going through a fixed to CS conversion on my Lycoming IO-360 clone. The previous owner/builder saw fit to seal the aft crankshaft plug in place. During the turmoil...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By BealeStAviator
I'd be more than happy to have a maintain a...

I'd be more than happy to have a maintain a polished aircraft. But restoring it to that condition is variably said to be either impossible or cost prohibitive. So the "if you can" portion of your...
Forum: Painting your RV 12-27-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By BealeStAviator
That silver looks pretty good! I'd also be...

That silver looks pretty good! I'd also be interested in the code if you know and would be willing to share it.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By BealeStAviator
Paint to simulate polished aluminum

Hey folks,

My RV-8 was painted by the previous owner. Not only is it time for a re-paint, but he was a Marine and painted it as such, and I can't be seen flying that as an Air Force guy, right!?

My...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-12-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,120
Posted By BealeStAviator
That was immensely helpful, thank you. So to make...

That was immensely helpful, thank you. So to make sure I have this right, as I (and more realistically, my A&P and I) cruise through the Lycoming manual that covers various types, I should be using...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,120
Posted By BealeStAviator
Did ECi actually have its own operators manuals...

Did ECi actually have its own operators manuals for kit built engines? I recently acquired an RV-8 with what the builder listed as an ECi IO-360-A2A on the eligibility statement. There's no data...
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