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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 45
Posted By rv8ch
Good advice here.

I read a lot of posts about what to "finish" before closing up this skin or that. When I see them I try to get the builder to think about what they will do when they need access there to repair or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 468
Posted By rv8ch
Great video

Pete - you have really raised the bar. Nice camera work and editing - and nice flying!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By rv8ch
Michel - that does look like a gap that should be...

Michel - that does look like a gap that should be filled. I recommend spending some time with the RV-14 documentation, even though you have a -6. It's available mostly on the Van's website, and you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By rv8ch
I have the Sport EX touch screen and I've...

I have the Sport EX touch screen and I've basically never used it outside of checking to see if it works. I'm day vfr only - perhaps there is something that you might need it for that I never use,...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By rv8ch
I use the tiny one for my io-360 - starts...

I use the tiny one for my io-360 - starts great!

http://www.rv8.ch/battery-holder/

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By rv8ch
The way you describe it, it does sound useless. ...

The way you describe it, it does sound useless. Do you have a photo? This seems kind of strange. As DanH said, all air that comes into the cowl should be passing by some part of the engine where...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,842
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Steve - I ordered 10 from these guys in...

Thanks Steve - I ordered 10 from these guys in the UK - it was a whopping 20 USD for 10 of them with shipping to me in Switzerland. :)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,842
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Steve, this is a great idea. Obviously I can...

Hi Steve, this is a great idea. Obviously I can just buy some to check it out since they are very cheap, but how do they connect to the spark plug wire? I can't find any information on installation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By rv8ch
I'd disassemble and take it to a local welding...

I'd disassemble and take it to a local welding shop, if you don't have a friend who's good at welding.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By rv8ch
Any hole will weaken whatever it's drilled into,...

Any hole will weaken whatever it's drilled into, but the CT83 arms are pretty strong. I doubt an extra hole there will cause trouble in this application. At least I hope not, since that's how I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,144
Posted By rv8ch
Well said, Jason.

Well said, Jason.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-18-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By rv8ch
telemetry overlay

This guy has a pretty cool product if you want to produce some videos with telemetry overlay.

https://goprotelemetryextractor.com/telemetry-overlay-gps-video-sensors
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-18-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By rv8ch
I tried many other things but finally did it the...

I tried many other things but finally did it the way Vetterman recommended - hanging from the engine - and it's working fine. I used double good quality "hose clamp" instead of one, with longer...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-18-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,950
Posted By rv8ch
3 hands needed

The 3 hands part is my main complaint - you think you have it stable, put the heat gun on, and it all moves.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,791
Posted By rv8ch
I can give you a data point - I can get to right...

I can give you a data point - I can get to right at 1500f EGT when running about 10gph at 4500 or 5500 ft WOT. At 16GPH I show about 1180f.

Not saying this is right or good or confirms your setup...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,255
Posted By rv8ch
use the rags

Getting the bottom cowl on and off isn't that hard if you don't care about your paint! :D

I do dread it, but can do it single-handedly since I have the skybolts.

I place a lot of microfiber...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By rv8ch
Apologies for not providing more detail earlier -...

Apologies for not providing more detail earlier - it was meant to be an example of a "flatish" curve.

The different numbers are different altitudes from 0 ft to 5000 ft.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-15-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 687
Posted By rv8ch
My recommendation is to just assume that the...

My recommendation is to just assume that the whole project will be 50% more expensive than it would be if you lived in Topeka. If it ends up being a bit less - happy days!

I recommend that you...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By rv8ch
Here's a good article talking about this from...

Here's a good article talking about this from Paul's magazine:

https://www.kitplanes.com/using-level-accelerations-to-determine-climb-performance/

The curve does not change much in terms of Rate of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By rv8ch
Arkon

I use one of these and it's surprisingly solid, and works perfectly in my RV-8 with an ipad 10.2.

https://www.arkon.com/product/TABRMAMPS-tablet-wall-mount-screws.html

You might want a different...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-15-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By rv8ch
Since you are in Tejas, head on down to visit...

Since you are in Tejas, head on down to visit Bruce Bohannon just south of Houston.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/81D

He does RV-8 transition training.

Another option is Alex De Dominicis who is...
Forum: Autopilots 04-15-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By rv8ch
Is the autopilot moving the stick left and right,...

Is the autopilot moving the stick left and right, or just a tail wag?

If the first, then you need to back off on the servo gain a bit. That solved it for me. If you have tail wag, you need to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-14-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,950
Posted By rv8ch
Two solutions: 1) slide some heat shrink on the...

Two solutions: 1) slide some heat shrink on the finished connection like you have in the photo; 2) put the heat shrink on before finishing the connection and make the connection in a straight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,147
Posted By rv8ch
Hate to be the one to tell you, but I think you...

Hate to be the one to tell you, but I think you landed on a taxiway! :D

Cool video!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By rv8ch
What kind of prop do you have? A 360 should get...

What kind of prop do you have? A 360 should get you some really good climb performance - if you are not getting that, might need to check some things.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-13-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,950
Posted By rv8ch
The pmag manual seems to say that lack of ground...

The pmag manual seems to say that lack of ground could cause "bad things" to happen.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,100
Posted By rv8ch
I love riding, I've been racing MX and riding...

I love riding, I've been racing MX and riding street since the 70s, but once the kids came, the bikes went. Too many close calls, too much risk that I can't mitigate. I like the cage.
Forum: Reviews 04-12-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By rv8ch
Jim, thanks for the info - do you feel that...

Jim, thanks for the info - do you feel that having the engine advance logged is providing you some interesting information? I've got the EI Commander and glance at the ignition advance from time to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the reminder, Randy! Looking at your...

Thanks for the reminder, Randy!

Looking at your "CV" - I'd say you've achieved more than 99+% of us here on this site, and still going strong!

Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 -...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree - I think Ross needs to give this...

Totally agree - I think Ross needs to give this hint to his webmaster so people can link directly to the right part of the page:

https://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links_bookmarks.asp
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By rv8ch
SDSEFI.com

This is probably what you are looking for:

http://www.sdsefi.com/sdsaero.htm

I've got these, and they are holding up pretty well.
Forum: International 04-12-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,382
Posted By rv8ch
That's why Europeans invented the liter - makes...

That's why Europeans invented the liter - makes paying for gas less painful! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,181
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed! Impressive work!

Indeed! Impressive work!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-11-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By rv8ch
It does not look like it has a good seal or the...

It does not look like it has a good seal or the carbon buildup on the valve and the seal match perfectly. Do your other valves look the same? Recent videos from Mike Busch seem to suggest "do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,682
Posted By rv8ch
Picked up a used wheelchair that works fine. ...

Picked up a used wheelchair that works fine. Stripped off the unneeded stuff to just see if it has the power to move the beast that's between me and the taxiway.

I used Keith's idea to capture the...
Forum: International 04-11-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,382
Posted By rv8ch
Dan - I've seen these at Birrfeld for about 20...

Dan - I've seen these at Birrfeld for about 20 years but I've never seen one in action - I didn't realize that you don't have to move the aircraft under you - that's really cool! Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By rv8ch
True - can't recall too many hot start problems...

True - can't recall too many hot start problems with a carb.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By rv8ch
Sweep

DanH's "sweep" post was very helpful to me to understand how to start an aircraft piston engine. After reading this, I've never had a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By rv8ch
Here is how I did it. 10209 A couple of more...

Here is how I did it.

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A couple of more pictures here: http://www.rv8.ch/fire-extinguisher-installation/
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By rv8ch
I do the purge/prime with my electric fuel pump...

I do the purge/prime with my electric fuel pump and the AFP purge valve depending on the engine temp. I don't run the electric fuel pump at startup - just the mechanical fuel pump.

I don't have an...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 854
Posted By rv8ch
Looks good - I'd say you are very close. Just...

Looks good - I'd say you are very close. Just need to trim as needed. If it touches something, cut it and put a patch on it. There are parts that you can't easily change, like the angle of the...
Forum: ADS-B 04-08-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By rv8ch
Another +1 on the SafeFly2020 with the Trig to...

Another +1 on the SafeFly2020 with the Trig to get ADS-B out. The safefly2020 was easy to install and wire, and is a very solid piece of equipment.
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly as Carl on my RV-8/IO-360/AFP200/Dual...

Exactly as Carl on my RV-8/IO-360/AFP200/Dual Pmags:

Master/Alt on
L and R Pmags on
Start button
Fly :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By rv8ch
wet playground sand

During my flight test phase I used many small ziplock freezer bags of wet kid's playground sand - total was about 100kg (220 freedom units) spread between the forward baggage area, rear baggage area,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By rv8ch
Your W&B shows 35 lbs in the forward baggage...

Your W&B shows 35 lbs in the forward baggage compartment - I'd move that to the back if flying solo.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-06-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,551
Posted By rv8ch
Same for me, but they have decided that a metal...

Same for me, but they have decided that a metal lock nut is adequate now.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2021, 04:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,754
Posted By rv8ch
I'm told that a Mann 940/4 filter is a good...

I'm told that a Mann 940/4 filter is a good alternative - I just bought 3 from Amazon.fr and will have a look at the dimensions. All the youtube videos I've seen seem to show that Mann filters are...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-05-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,754
Posted By rv8ch
Well said, Bob!

Well said, Bob!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,181
Posted By rv8ch
GRT

Thanks Gents. I've sent a mail to GRT to see if they already have a datastream that will work. Hopefully they will just get in touch with you.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,120
Posted By rv8ch
There is some concern about vapor lock when a...

There is some concern about vapor lock when a fuel servo is installed on the low pressure side, which is why many say that the best place is right before the fuel spider (assuming fuel injection). ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By rv8ch
Look at "Memphis's" CV - he's probably forgotten...

Look at "Memphis's" CV - he's probably forgotten more about flying than I'll ever know, and he went for transition training and learned something.

I also heard this from Alex D when I got...
Forum: ADS-B 04-05-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By rv8ch
Antenna echo?

Anything strange about your antenna placement? Reflection off those nice gear legs?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,181
Posted By rv8ch
GRT?

Just curious about GRT - I think I sent them a link to the https://www.flyonspeed.org website a while back and encouraged them to talk to you, but I have not heard anything back. Are you guys...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By rv8ch
Which fuel flow sensor do you have? Red cube or...

Which fuel flow sensor do you have? Red cube or the grey one? Perhaps some air in the line making it spin faster? Also, you can remove the fuel line just before the servo and pump it into a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-03-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By rv8ch
headset clicking/crackling

I got this sound in the headset a while back, and it was a bad spark plug cable. How much of a zig-zag are you seeing on the EGT?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-03-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,322
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool - please keep us posted. Those of us...

Very cool - please keep us posted. Those of us with sikaflex-bonded canopies who have recently been slapped out of our slumber can go back to sleep knowing that there is a fix in case it happens. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,429
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly, you need to define your mission for the...

Exactly, you need to define your mission for the aircraft, and that will help guide you on the features needed.

VFR only?
Autopilot?
Traffic?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-02-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By rv8ch
Table of Limits

You want this document: https://www.lycoming.com/special-service-publication-no-1776-5

Here's what I got from it:

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By rv8ch
I don't recall the exact details, but the key is...

I don't recall the exact details, but the key is that the metal frame needs to hold the filter and fit in the snorkel. Those are the critical sizes. Once that's done, make sure that it fits up...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-01-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By rv8ch
roller lifters

I have roller lifters on my TMX IO-360, built by Mahlon's guys at Mattituck a while back. Perhaps he could chime in with his view on if there is extra oil flow up there.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,322
Posted By rv8ch
There used to be speculation that this was caused...

There used to be speculation that this was caused by drilling holes in the canopy, but not that long ago someone had a crack in a canopy glued on with sika, which was pretty surprising. Perhaps that...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,986
Posted By rv8ch
Well said, Michael.

Well said, Michael.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By rv8ch
Hold my beer while I go do some hammerheads...

Hold my beer while I go do some hammerheads followed by some Lomcováks - works fine with DCS World and the Christen Eagle II, should be fine in my RV-8! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-31-2021, 03:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By rv8ch
# of tabs

Just a suggestion - don't underestimate the number of ground tabs you will need. I recently had to add some, much to my surprise. "The best-laid plans of mice and men ..."
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