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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By ronschreck
Try this...

I had the same quadrant in my RV-8 and I found a switch that fits perfectly. They came in sets of two so I have one left over. PM your address and I'll send it to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By ronschreck
Hey Craig, you've got a great weight and balance...

Hey Craig, you've got a great weight and balance program and Oliver and Dave have some really good comments. Nothing wrong with your CG as it is if you are just interested in sport aerobatics. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By ronschreck
I stand corrected. I can't imagine you slipping...

I stand corrected. I can't imagine you slipping back into Sportsman with that new ride. The "move up" calls would be deafening!

Correction made.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By ronschreck
RV/IAC Aerobatic Competition Standings - 2021

I'm hoping for a much better season than 2020 which found all but a few contests cancelled due to the pandemic. The first contest of 2021 found two RV pilots among the contestants. Mike Lopez has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By ronschreck
Check the VAF front page tomorrow! :D

Check the VAF front page tomorrow! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By ronschreck
RVs cleared for Unlimited aerobatics!

Great news: International Aerobatic Club president, Jim Bourke recently posted a graphic which describes the aerobatic capabilities of many "aerobatic" airplanes. To the surprise of many, the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-30-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,987
Posted By ronschreck
Shouldn't happen...

This type of accident is entirely avoidable. Anyone with training in upset recovery or basic aerobatics can recognize the onset of a stall and make the appropriate control inputs to regain normal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,277
Posted By ronschreck
They may not stick to the paint but they will...

They may not stick to the paint but they will keep your screws from messing up the paint.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,277
Posted By ronschreck
Another option...

This may be an option for your cowling. I used these the secure my fuel tanks which were painted separately from the wings as I didn't want to be dealing with painted screws when removing the tanks....
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,128
Posted By ronschreck
Better?

Um.....could all those people in front of a (probably) really cool-looking airplane step just a little to the left (or right) so we can see the airplane.....? Asking for a friend...............:p

Is...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,128
Posted By ronschreck
I was reading the specs on the 9S some time back...

I was reading the specs on the 9S some time back and your RV8 radial came to mind. I didn't know the 9S was that new to the market. Big advantage being higher torque and no PRU. And the sound!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,128
Posted By ronschreck
Rotec R3600 vs. Verner 9S

I'm going to follow Brian on Facebook. Wouldn't want to miss out on this conversion. (I thought this was the way to go in the first place but I won't say I told you so!)


Rotec 3600

Designers ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-16-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By ronschreck
Synthetic Vision... Meh

Had GRT synthetic vision on my GRT HX display. Never used it in 2200+ hours.
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,264
Posted By ronschreck
I think a handhold on the roll bar is even more...

I think a handhold on the roll bar is even more useful as it gives you something to hold onto when entering/exiting the cockpit. Also useful as a holding point while turning to check your six to see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-18-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,993
Posted By ronschreck
Hold on...

This thread is driving me crazy! Why is anybody asking the forum to let them know it's OK to add or remove weight from their airplane? Every airplane should have a weight and balance computation...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By ronschreck
You would have to ask the manufacturer. Not sure...

You would have to ask the manufacturer. Not sure they could catch it faster than the pilot.
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By ronschreck
With a non-aerobatic prop (no counterweights) you...

With a non-aerobatic prop (no counterweights) you may have a few instances of runaway RPM when oil pressure at the prop governor drops. You will hear it immediately and it is easy to retard the...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By ronschreck
You may have trouble with rolling circles at the...

You may have trouble with rolling circles at the Intermediate level. The most you will see is a 90-degree turn with a full roll but the roll will be rather slow with two knife-edge components and a...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By ronschreck
Hi Mark. Hi doubt you will notice any fuel...

Hi Mark. Hi doubt you will notice any fuel starvation events. The duration of negative G during typical IAC sequences, even through Intermediate are probably not long enough to cause a power...
Forum: Propellers 01-13-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,234
Posted By ronschreck
FWIW, I ditched my oil accumulator after...

FWIW, I ditched my oil accumulator after installing a full inverted oil system because the accumulator caused RPM surges, particularly during takeoff roll. If you are serious about IAC competition I...
Forum: Southeast 01-04-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,007
Posted By ronschreck
Go for it!

Hey Balls,

Wish you well in 2021. I expect there will be lots more opportunity to compete this year. I'm counting on you and Bill McLean to make the RV community proud. BTW, you should be...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-25-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
Yes. You should put a tab on the door to make...

Yes. You should put a tab on the door to make sure it can't open more than 90-degrees so it closes easily when fuel tries to flow back through the opening.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-25-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
Removing a tank is not too difficult and can be...

Removing a tank is not too difficult and can be done in a few hours. Remove the wing fairing and all the #8 screws around the tank perimeter. Remove the bolt attaching the nose of the tank to the...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-23-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
A typical Sportsman sequence doesn't have any...

A typical Sportsman sequence doesn't have any sustained knife edge flight. I don't think you will have any issues even without the door.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-22-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
I typically start a practice session with 6 or 7...

I typically start a practice session with 6 or 7 gallons in each tank but have started with more than that with little noticeable difference. I'm sure I have run a tank down to 3 gallons or so many...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-21-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
No need for an acro tank. If you happen to be...

No need for an acro tank.

If you happen to be into your tank for some other reason it would be a good idea to put a door in the rib. I wouldn't open up the tank just to do that. With a tank at...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 12-21-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,595
Posted By ronschreck
Hi Hans, I flew my RV-8 with the same airflow...

Hi Hans,

I flew my RV-8 with the same airflow performance FI. Yes, you will occasionally get air in the fuel line but the FI is seldom stumbles with a small amount of ingested air. I have run a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,907
Posted By ronschreck
Try milk and cookies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJPoRPi7F8
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By ronschreck
I wrote an article in the August 2016 issue of...

I wrote an article in the August 2016 issue of Sport Aviation on "Equipping your RV for Aerobatics". You can find it in the EAA magazine archives. If you only want to do the occasional light...
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By ronschreck
No. You don't need it tight except during...

No. You don't need it tight except during aerobics.
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By ronschreck
The problem with the stock attach point is that...

The problem with the stock attach point is that isn't located directly below your hips which makes it difficult to arrest upward movement of your body during negative G maneuvers. You are going to...
Forum: RV-4 11-01-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By ronschreck
Hooker makes a very nice dual seatbelt with a...

Hooker makes a very nice dual seatbelt with a ratchet. I fashioned a second attach point under the seat for the ratcheting belt.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,220
Posted By ronschreck
This is definitely a case where the only safe...

This is definitely a case where the only safe opinion can come from the Mother Ship. There are dozens of Monday morning engineers on this forum who will pontificate and beat their chest before...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,435
Posted By ronschreck
Check stock seats, too!

I know of two RV-8s with stock Van's seat backs which have shown significant deformation of the seat back. I one instance I was noticing that I couldn't apply sufficient forward stick pressure to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,068
Posted By ronschreck
Tailwinds, my friend!

Steve, thanks for posting the video. It still hurts to know that Jon is no longer in the sky with us. I flew with Jon and Ken on Team Aerodynamix for a few years and again when Ken busted his elbow...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,900
Posted By ronschreck
Enough already!

I hope this long, detailed discussion of spins doesn't discourage those new to aerobatics to have second thoughts about exploring the outer regions of their flight envelope. The RV series are quite...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,900
Posted By ronschreck
I have never spun my -8 with a passenger aboard...

I have never spun my -8 with a passenger aboard but I regularly flew with 19 pounds of lead shot in a ballast box mounted between the front and rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer. This gave me a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-02-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
You see a lot of stupid things on YouTube.

You see a lot of stupid things on YouTube.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
Perhaps you don't! I would never encourage...

Perhaps you don't! I would never encourage anyone to exceed the weight or CG limitations published by VANs. You must include the weight of pilot, passenger, parachutes and all fuel. I have always...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
Yes, that's me. The engine is a narrow deck...

Yes, that's me. The engine is a narrow deck IO-360-B1E with standard compression, constant speed prop and inverted fuel and oil. The prop is not an aerobatic CS (ie: counterweighted hub) but I...
Forum: RV-4 09-22-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,604
Posted By ronschreck
I wrote an article in the August 2016 EAA...

I wrote an article in the August 2016 EAA magazine on "Equipping Your RV for Aerobatics". You can find it in the EAA archives.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-11-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,701
Posted By ronschreck
Thumbs up Sweeet!

John, it looks like you are having a ball! And I really like your approach to aerobatics. You got some great training and then practiced at altitude. I encourage you to take it one step further...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By ronschreck
If you set the pressure to about 25 PSI you won't...

If you set the pressure to about 25 PSI you won't harm a thing. Set final torque by feel or with a torque wrench if you can get one in the tight spaces. I have used a pneumatic wrench for about a...
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By ronschreck
You would have a devil of a time getting a torque...

You would have a devil of a time getting a torque wrench on those 21 bolts! Just snug them up by feel.
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,821
Posted By ronschreck
Get one of these.

This makes the job much easier:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50270738382_772649285e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jAfF7E)

Only $20 from harbor freight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By ronschreck
There are two B1Es!

I once heard it rumored that there were not two Lycoming engines with the same model number. :) Well, low and behold I also bought an IO-360B1E for my RV-8 back in 2003. It was sitting on a hangar...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2020, 04:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,125
Posted By ronschreck
Sight Gauge Instructions

I'm sorry I didn't take any close up pictures during the construction of the sight gauge but here's a picture of it in use. (Well not actually in use at the moment the picture was taken as I was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
You only need a flop tube for extended inverted...

You only need a flop tube for extended inverted flight. If you have not built your fuel tanks yet then this might be a good time to put a flop tube in one tank. It's cheap and easy. You can do the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-13-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
Yes. There are a few snaps in the Intermediate...

Yes. There are a few snaps in the Intermediate level of IAC competition. The RV does snap!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
No. Enter at 150 - 170 knots with a 3.5 - 4 G...

No. Enter at 150 - 170 knots with a 3.5 - 4 G pull and you will end up at about the same speed that you entered.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2020, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,981
Posted By ronschreck
Here you go!

No tail slides and keep the Gs and weight within published limits. Have fun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNKnD2N5sI
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,165
Posted By ronschreck
I so wish I knew!

Man, if I still had my RV-8 in the hangar I would be out there doing the plumb bob thing just so I could say that "I once told Paul Dye something he didn't know." Opportunities like this don't come...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By ronschreck
I have logged thousands of spins in my RV8 and...

I have logged thousands of spins in my RV8 and find no adverse structural defects other than HS spar cracks corrected by recommended service bulletin. (Note: Spar cracks have been found on RVs that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By ronschreck
A tad low on that recovery?

The ground under waivered airspace is just as hard as that outside of waivered airspace but observers would be helpful to locate the smoking hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,467
Posted By ronschreck
Webinar is posted!

You can view the webinar HERE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,467
Posted By ronschreck
It will be in the EAA Webinar archives sometime...

It will be in the EAA Webinar archives sometime today. (Member required.)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,997
Posted By ronschreck
Just curious: What speed do you enter a loop and...

Just curious: What speed do you enter a loop and at what speed does your prop hit 2700 RPM? I'll admit to having little experience with a fixed pitch prop. Maybe Eric Sandifer will chime in here. ...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-14-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,997
Posted By ronschreck
Yes. Done properly you will likely exit a loop...

Yes. Done properly you will likely exit a loop with almost the same speed you had a the entry. If you are concerned about an overspeed on exit you might choose to enter at a lower speed. RVs can...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-13-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,997
Posted By ronschreck
Full power! If the loop is round you will find...

Full power! If the loop is round you will find that your exit speed is very near to your entry speed. If you start the loop with 4 Gs you will probably need 4 Gs to finish the loop. Slack off the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,588
Posted By ronschreck
VAF members amaze me!

Very clever. Well done!

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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-12-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By ronschreck
Is this what you need?

Just happen to have these lying around the hangar. They are lightly used.

Steering arm - $15 + shipping
Taiwheel fork - $90 + shipping

Sold together - $100 + shipping

(Mark Andrew Tacquard gets...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,383
Posted By ronschreck
I tried the string on the wingtip but that didn't...

I tried the string on the wingtip but that didn't work well.

I observe the airspeed indicator and count two potato after the needle passes 40 knots then kick rudder. With practice you will discover...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,609
Posted By ronschreck
A true barrel roll is pretty easy to follow. You...

A true barrel roll is pretty easy to follow. You are probably referring to a high G barrel roll which is really a last ditch maneuver designed to break a tracking solution. Zeros and MIGs are more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,383
Posted By ronschreck
As far as I know there are very few who have...

As far as I know there are very few who have installed aerobatic CS props. I know that of all the pilots who flew on Team RV and Team Aerodynamix with me none had aerobatic props. In 10 years of...
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