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Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By rv8ch
Very interesting - it would be great to get some...

Very interesting - it would be great to get some formal guidance from EarthX on how to deal with cold batteries.

Sounds like another good reason to preheat the engine compartment.
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By rv8ch
Karl nailed it. Only thing to add is that fixing...

Karl nailed it. Only thing to add is that fixing the position of the frame later is basically impossible. Make sure it's as close to perfect as you can get. A few pics here - sorry about the dead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By rv8ch
I agree with the advice you have received to talk...

I agree with the advice you have received to talk to the factory. My concern would be the corrosion you can't see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps switch to the C...

Perhaps switch to the C model?

https://earthxbatteries.com/shop/custom-fit-aluminum-battery-box-etx680c

It's very small.
Forum: Electrical Systems Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By rv8ch
Claude, do you see anything different in the...

Claude, do you see anything different in the voltage or charging current in your EFIS data? Any changes?

I've got the tiny earthx battery which would be tough to replace on a trip due to it's...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By rv8ch
How many fuel filters do folks typically put...

How many fuel filters do folks typically put inline?

One, between the electric fuel pump and the mechanical fuel pump, in the cabin.

How frequently do you change them (vs inspection)?

On...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Not to ignore your other interesting comments -...

Not to ignore your other interesting comments - is there a position that has all intake and exhaust valves closed? I'd guess this position, but not 100% sure.

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(Stolen from this video:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks John, very interesting. Which...

Thanks John, very interesting. Which temp/humidity sensor did you use?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By rv8ch
Talking I just made the flanges myself, but this was...

I just made the flanges myself, but this was before they sold them with the kit or I probably would have bought theirs.

Looking back, it's probably better to make your own so you can be sure all the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Here's some data - no idea how good it is, but it...

Here's some data - no idea how good it is, but it convinced me. :)

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,369
Posted By rv8ch
That guy is a legend! So talented. I really...

That guy is a legend! So talented. I really enjoy looking at his creations. One of the fun things to do at Oshkosh is to identify work he's done. He has a unique style which I really like.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By rv8ch
Lightbulb Sure looks like the closed loop system is a good...

Sure looks like the closed loop system is a good method.

I've got the black max electric dryer, and I run it all the time, but since it does not have humidity monitoring, I can't honestly say that I...
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 12:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By rv8ch
Looks like another nice product, Paul. ...

Looks like another nice product, Paul. Congrats!

I fly with my wig-wags on all the time with the hope that they make me just a bit more visible. The challenge is that sometimes those pesky birds...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-25-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By rv8ch
Wow - happy to have my little size 9.5 feet! :D ...

Wow - happy to have my little size 9.5 feet! :D I used to fly with topsiders to have a decent feeling for the pedals, but have changed to leather "driving shoes" as you can see in this video - the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By rv8ch
So much good happening in these photos! Thanks...

So much good happening in these photos! Thanks for sharing them, Luke!
Forum: Photography 10-24-2021, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By rv8ch
getting gauges on videos

This looks like some nice software for those of you pulling together videos. It currently also understands EFIS output. I discussed with the developer, and he's adding import for the GRT EFIS in a...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,178
Posted By rv8ch
Angry That has got to be one of the strangest canopy...

That has got to be one of the strangest canopy cracks I've heard of. Good luck with whatever path you choose to fix it. I can't imagine what that punch in the gut must have felt like.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,406
Posted By rv8ch
My advice, which is worth what you paid for it,...

My advice, which is worth what you paid for it, is to get this fixed ASAP.

What kind of ignition and fuel system do you have? What kind of battery? Over 15v means something is wrong, and it...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By rv8ch
Danke Herman. I used your method and it worked...

Danke Herman. I used your method and it worked fine. I'm surprised at how much inadvertent braking I have been doing. Probably reduced my takeoff roll by 100m! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-23-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats on getting that done! You probably...

Congrats on getting that done! You probably already know this, but one suggestion I have read that was not clear to me back in the stone ages when I did mine, is to polish all the edges of the...
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,659
Posted By rv8ch
Here's how I installed my "red cube." It is in...

Here's how I installed my "red cube." It is in about the same place recommended on the RV-14 plans, although I did bolt mine to the engine. I've read that this might not be the best idea due to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree. Below you can see a couple of...

Totally agree. Below you can see a couple of photos of the manual that came with my TMX IO-360.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By rv8ch
Same place as...

Same place as before:

https://ch.gsparkplug.com/1x-spark-plug-thread-adaptors-18mm-down-to-14mm-steel-m14-m18.html
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,655
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Jim - this is very helpful. I would not...

Thanks Jim - this is very helpful. I would not have thought that 1mm shaft play is enough to take them out of service, but if that's what Brad says, I'll of course follow his advice. I'm also...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-21-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,655
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone find anything at the 100 hour inspection? ...

Anyone find anything at the 100 hour inspection? I have one coming up, and it's not really that clear what to look for. The manual says this:

Seems straightforward, but wanted to check with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By rv8ch
The skins are on with a QB fuselage, so I agree...

The skins are on with a QB fuselage, so I agree with you, you should be able to proceed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,365
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone know why we don't get static pressure from...

Anyone know why we don't get static pressure from inside a wing or other area where the air is not moving that much and is at the external air pressure?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-21-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool, Steve. Thanks for sharing this with...

Very cool, Steve. Thanks for sharing this with us. I count myself in the group that has gone from "electricity is magic" to "ok, I have a basic understanding of this" thanks to interesting articles...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,516
Posted By rv8ch
Very nice photo!

Very nice photo!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 933
Posted By rv8ch
I use a couple of these little guys. This is the...

I use a couple of these little guys. This is the 110v version, I use the 220v version.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757327X3/

Throw them in the cowl at the bottom or in the intakes with a blanket on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-20-2021, 03:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 741
Posted By rv8ch
You didn't mention the period of the surging. ...

You didn't mention the period of the surging. Every 10 seconds? 60 seconds?

I agree with the others that it sounds like a fuel delivery problem.

Another idea - have you tried running with your...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2021, 12:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Paul - I thought I could adapt to ensure I...

Thanks Paul - I thought I could adapt to ensure I was not pushing on the brakes as well, and perhaps I just have pedals mounted at too much of a rearward angle.

I've recently taken the time to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Wade - the bolt/tubing doesn't bother you...

Thanks Wade - the bolt/tubing doesn't bother you too much when you have your feet up and need braking?
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,621
Posted By rv8ch
Best suggestion

As someone that's also got the dragging brakes when using the rudder pedals on my RV-8 with the "adjustable" rudder pedals, is this still the current "best" way to fix the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-19-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you skipped leg day at the gym. Or...

Sounds like you skipped leg day at the gym. Or don't eat enough blueberry pancakes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,516
Posted By rv8ch
Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible...

Just a relaxing 4 country flight in my incredible traveling machine - Spain, Andorra, France, Switzerland. Can't say enough good things about my RV-8. For those of you building, "get'er...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By rv8ch
I don't have a 14mm adapter for my compression...

I don't have a 14mm adapter for my compression tester (yet). Thanks for the reminder!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,549
Posted By rv8ch
There's a cheap supplier in the UK, and I'd guess...

There's a cheap supplier in the UK, and I'd guess they ship to the US:

https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-spark-plug-thread-adaptors-18mm-down-to-14mm-brass-m14-m18.html
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-17-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By rv8ch
Rod, this is one of those areas, like fuel system...

Rod, this is one of those areas, like fuel system design, where you will hear lots of people encouraging you to take care. Quite a few engines have stopped due to very non-obvious design issues. I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-17-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By rv8ch
You can also use the paper clip, then the photo...

You can also use the paper clip, then the photo will stay with the post even when smugmug goes out of business or changes their URLs.
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dennis, you should get a mag drop. If you are...

Hi Dennis, you should get a mag drop. If you are not getting any drop, then something is wrong. As suggested by Walt, it would be good to do a bit more checking - you should be able to choose 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,932
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Joe - enjoy the retirement! All the best.

Thanks Joe - enjoy the retirement! All the best.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-15-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,074
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Keith, do you have a pmag ignition monitor...

Hi Keith, do you have a pmag ignition monitor like the enginebridge or eicommander? You might get some info there about what's happening. I like to keep an eye on the advance with my eicommander,...
Forum: Propellers 10-14-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of discussion on this on VAF over the...

Lots of discussion on this on VAF over the years:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforce.com+clocking

I didn't re-read the threads but IIRC, there were some that said they had good...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-12-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Dan - got it.

Thanks Dan - got it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By rv8ch
Talking Actually doesn't look that bad if it's your first...

Actually doesn't look that bad if it's your first 380 hours and it has not been cleaned - considering when you open the cap some dust or plant material can float in there, sometimes stuff crawls into...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-11-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,981
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dan, could you please double-check the URL? ...

Hi Dan, could you please double-check the URL? Seems the automatic post URL formatter changed it. Thanks!

Never mind - found it here: ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,149
Posted By rv8ch
My experience is that you have to ship it back to...

My experience is that you have to ship it back to the factory. Not sure how they update or if this could become a field updatable process. So far, I've only needed to do it once in 11 years of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,149
Posted By rv8ch
The manual has this text: Could be that not...

The manual has this text:



Could be that not having the plugs connected could damage the coils?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,149
Posted By rv8ch
Oi JC, how do you have your pmags wired? My...

Oi JC, how do you have your pmags wired? My understanding is that the issue of losing timing was solved in 114 and if they are wired so that they are not in "maintenance" mode. Obrigado!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,876
Posted By rv8ch
CH to NL via FR and DE - less than 3 hours

Quick hop up to NL to see daughter #1. Thanks to lots of good tips, advice, and training from my CH RV brothers on this forum, I'm starting to take advantage of the capabilities of these amazing...
Forum: Safety 10-09-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By rv8ch
These guys are selling a GPS/INS system for...

These guys are selling a GPS/INS system for handling GPS "failures" for cars. We've had INS in aviation for a long time, but not at a price point that most of us want to pay....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,155
Posted By rv8ch
Kevin, best of luck with the move and we're...

Kevin, best of luck with the move and we're looking forward to see what's next for you. Many flying RV-8s, including mine, are better because of the time you invested in documenting your build -...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-07-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By rv8ch
It would probably take you about an hour to...

It would probably take you about an hour to measure someone's seats if they gave you access to their machine. They are not that complex.

I paid to get mine made, and they turned out fine, but if...
Forum: Tools 10-07-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By rv8ch
tool roll bag for traveling tool set

I'm currently using a couple of $5 canvas HF tool bags https://www.harborfreight.com/electrical/tool-boxes-bags-belts/tool-bags/15-inch-canvas-tool-bag-32282.html and they work ok, but when I need to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-07-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Casey, great idea - I'd love to be able to...

Hi Casey, great idea - I'd love to be able to "fly" my Sport EX from my living room. I play with certain functions in flight, but the cockpit at 8k is not a very good classroom.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 741
Posted By rv8ch
Bob, That's some amazing 360° video and flying! ...

Bob, That's some amazing 360° video and flying! Thanks for sharing it, I hope to see the team perform some day.
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 980
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same - works well even in the smaller...

I have the same - works well even in the smaller RV-8 cockpit. Using FF. I use one of these mounts bolted to the panel on the...
Forum: RV-4 10-04-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By rv8ch
Impressive achievement! I spent more than that...

Impressive achievement! I spent more than that on one engine that I still have collecting dust in the corner. There are guys that spend more than that on their panel.
Forum: Reviews 10-04-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome Brian. The RV-8 and probably other...

Welcome Brian. The RV-8 and probably other models with the "snorkle" use this air filter:

https://www.knfilters.com/33-2060-replacement-air-filter

I'm personally not a big fan of K&N filters from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By rv8ch
Many people on the forums have noted large errors...

Many people on the forums have noted large errors due to static ports that are different from what Van's tested. These look like they are sticking out a lot, and that can cause a difference in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-04-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By rv8ch
stripper

I've got these and they work great:

https://www.steinair.com/product/automatic-wire-stripper/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,750
Posted By rv8ch
I believe I have read every RV NTSB accident...

I believe I have read every RV NTSB accident report and I don't recall any structural failures that were not caused by flying outside the design limits. Even those failures are a very rare cause of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 49
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 6,748
Posted By rv8ch
And I thought flying over water was scary! 16619

And I thought flying over water was scary!
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