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Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Capt
I often read the need for transition training...

I often read the need for transition training with Vans machines, is it just for insurance requirements? The Vans machines are pussycats. I'd never driven any Vans b4, test flew a Rocket first then...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Capt
As much as I hate the piano hinge arrangement the...

As much as I hate the piano hinge arrangement the look of the cowl is worth the hassle! It amazes me that the shorter of the two wires that hold the top of my 8 cowl works it's way out after a few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-01-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,275
Posted By Capt
OUCH! That's gotta hurt! -( I have a small crack...

OUCH! That's gotta hurt! -( I have a small crack about 3.5cm long from the same spot on my 8, near cried when I first saw it -)Stop drilled it and filled with clear silicon, not grown in over 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,349
Posted By Capt
Also agree, new parts only. You wouldn't accept...

Also agree, new parts only. You wouldn't accept any kit item pre damaged from a simple chair to a plane so hopefully Vans do the right thing -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,597
Posted By Capt
What's wrong wth the picture? .....ummmm, it's a...

What's wrong wth the picture? .....ummmm, it's a 'mystery' -)):D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,038
Posted By Capt
Do you get slugged tax on a winning lotto ticket?...

Do you get slugged tax on a winning lotto ticket? Down under it's all yours -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,038
Posted By Capt
I wasn't aware you win a prize thru a ticket...

I wasn't aware you win a prize thru a ticket selling system that you had to pay taxes on it, that's crazy!
Forum: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Capt
The few pilots I've taken for a drive in my 8 all...

The few pilots I've taken for a drive in my 8 all step out when done amazed, that's good enuf for me -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,597
Posted By Capt
I'm not sure on MMO but I do use Flashlube mixed...

I'm not sure on MMO but I do use Flashlube mixed with 98 Oct fuel in one of my engines, previous owner used it since day one so I continued the process. Unsure of of any advantages as it's impossible...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-27-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,698
Posted By Capt
Vans have covered pretty much everything most...

Vans have covered pretty much everything most would ever need apart from say a bush plane but the market is already flooded with same.
Bang for buck you can't beat a Vans especially a proper one,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,952
Posted By Capt
Nerves are usually due lack of confidence, the...

Nerves are usually due lack of confidence, the fear of the unknown and being poorly taught what to expect and how to reduce your risks. Flying is full of unknowns, all any of us can do is live by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 02:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By Capt
For 35 years used DC 1030's no ANR.(couldn't...

For 35 years used DC 1030's no ANR.(couldn't afford much else) Got hold of a set of S/H Sennheiser ANR's and they are super comfy, sh1t on the Boae & Zulu's for comfort BUT no Bluetooth!
I had to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-20-2021, 01:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
Second cold start using the modified principle...

Second cold start using the modified principle and bingo, no kickback. That was the issue all along, gotta wait a few seconds turned to both before starting.
Thanks guys, some saved me many dollars...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
Guys today I did all the usual pre start stuf,...

Guys today I did all the usual pre start stuf, prime, crack the gas pedal, mix idle cut off, ignition switch to both, paused for 30 secs hit the key and wham! No kickback and started instantly! -)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
Thanks guys for the suggestions etc, some things...

Thanks guys for the suggestions etc, some things to think about there. It's odd that it doesn't do it all the time or on every cold start? Battery has been replaced recently and it has a very healthy...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
I can't crank with ignition off, wish I could. I...

I can't crank with ignition off, wish I could.
I could crank without priming so no fuel to create a kickback, that might 'unstick' something, ll try that next.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
As mentioned non impulse MAG. Something has...

As mentioned non impulse MAG. Something has changed to create an excessive advanced spark? I think I'll try grounding the Mag out seperately.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Capt
EI kickback

Hi guys/gals.
I've got an IO360 180 HP with 1x Bendix Mag & 1x Plasma 11 ignition. When I go to start it cold after the usual prime using the Std Lyc procedure the prop kicks back just about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,171
Posted By Capt
As mentioned swaping either way is a big...

As mentioned swaping either way is a big undertaking, chose wisely in the first place so a conventional u/c machine would be the better choice -)
Forum: Safety 02-10-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,641
Posted By Capt
I don't overthink this too much My glide speed...

I don't overthink this too much My glide speed will vary on any given day to achieve the most important factor, keeping the ROD to a minimum. 75-80 kts is good enuf yielding around 700-800 fpm (time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,109
Posted By Capt
18 years in service (not all my doing) and after...

18 years in service (not all my doing) and after getting the plane back to where I intended to keep it coming from a warm climate to a cold climate my 8 canopy cracked about 5cm long eminatig from a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By Capt
I've been solo for over 23 years and dated on &...

I've been solo for over 23 years and dated on & off the whole time, if there's one thing I've learned about women and that is keep the two separate as much as possible, aviation & women don't often...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,611
Posted By Capt
This Question comes up from time to time on...

This Question comes up from time to time on numerous forums, build or buy.
No one can answer that for you directly only you can determine the outcome, all any of us can do/say is how 'we' made the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,226
Posted By Capt
Simply put.....what price does one put on ones...

Simply put.....what price does one put on ones time? That's the burning question! I've made money on all the planes I have owned cause I've let the builder or buyer from new take the initial ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2021, 03:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 22,764
Posted By Capt
My RV is IFR capable as are I. Would I drive it...

My RV is IFR capable as are I. Would I drive it IFR! Never!
It's about choice. I simply chose not to.
Life is too short and now that I'm no longer forced to drive in IFR conditions I intend to...
Forum: RV-4 01-01-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By Capt
I like the 4 the most style wise but the 8 is the...

I like the 4 the most style wise but the 8 is the overall pick of the bunch. Wth the third wheel where it's meant to be the concept fills many rolls. The 4 is too limiting, can't aero 2 up with any...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-01-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,698
Posted By Capt
Pilots are never satisfied, always wanting a...

Pilots are never satisfied, always wanting a little more power, a little more room, a little more (insert alphabet here) be grateful you own the most sucsesful exp built machines ever as they...
Forum: RV-4 12-31-2020, 04:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,711
Posted By Capt
As soon as Vans was forced to add a training...

As soon as Vans was forced to add a training wheel his concept/ideas changed, poor bugger!:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,039
Posted By Capt
Remember once above SL yr speedo gets more...

Remember once above SL yr speedo gets more inaccurate the higher you go.
I don't drive my 8 above 150 kts IAS under normal Ops, I don't see the need to!
It's scary the amount if drivers who don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,424
Posted By Capt
Training wheel type planes are more popular in...

Training wheel type planes are more popular in all makes (not just Vans) as most learnt to drive on training wheel machines and never went on to learn the proper skills to drive conventional U/C!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Capt
Yeah the Full River HC20 it seams is only an...

Yeah the Full River HC20 it seams is only an Aussie labeled Chinese knock off of the 680. Still does a good job though:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By Capt
I recently swapped out my boat anchor Concord...

I recently swapped out my boat anchor Concord firewall mounted batt in my 8 wth a Full River HC20 AGM us gbtheing same batt holder with a couple of right angles pop riveted to the batt box floor to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 03:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,381
Posted By Capt
I've got a headache reading all that:) I just...

I've got a headache reading all that:) I just point my 8 skyward and it's an express elevator at any angle/speed:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,154
Posted By Capt
I've had two goes at bat (like most Airline...

I've had two goes at bat (like most Airline drivers) and both where a weight around my neck when it came to aviation! I'm not sure I envy those that have a supporting spouse cause I've come to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,186
Posted By Capt
The 8 hands down! More personel space and you are...

The 8 hands down! More personel space and you are at one with the machine unlike side by side where you are simply not balanced!:) Also you arrive first at yr destination!:D
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-23-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By Capt
Ram air recovery

Anyne from the 8 fraternity fitted a Ram Air recovery system?
I flew an F1 once and the owner had a 'Ram Air. Knob on the panel, pulled gace about a 1.5" manifold gain in high speed crz, anyone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,610
Posted By Capt
Wow that's quick:)wish my 8 had that!

Wow that's quick:)wish my 8 had that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,610
Posted By Capt
What's the VNE on these Rockets?

What's the VNE on these Rockets?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,610
Posted By Capt
The first Vans machine I ever flew was an F1, I...

The first Vans machine I ever flew was an F1, I was looking to buy either an 8, 4 or Rocket. Ended up with Vans best design, the 8, proper U-/C of course:) the F1 was quick but the FF was too high...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,346
Posted By Capt
I bought my RV for a few reasons, speed wasn't...

I bought my RV for a few reasons, speed wasn't the top reason, it was cause the machine can do a LOT quite well just not perfectly!
Bang for buck you can't beat an RV:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,232
Posted By Capt
After reading that cluster fcku of a story I had...

After reading that cluster fcku of a story I had to re check you where not the dealing with our corrupt authority down under as that's exactly what they would do here, run you around till you give...
Forum: Safety 11-06-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,676
Posted By Capt
Polish the bucking bar to a mirror finish,...

Polish the bucking bar to a mirror finish, lacquer it, mount it on a nice bit of mahogany wood with a plaque added saying " Pre-Flight trophy":)
Forum: Safety 11-02-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,163
Posted By Capt
How did we ever survive pre the fancy gizmo...

How did we ever survive pre the fancy gizmo distractions? Scan the area a lot!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,831
Posted By Capt
I too found the artical very poor -(

I too found the artical very poor -(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2020, 03:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,005
Posted By Capt
For the purpose of selling TIS would/should be...

For the purpose of selling TIS would/should be quoted, time from engine start to engine stop, tach time is for service intervals.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,006
Posted By Capt
You guys are lucky! Try getting stuff sent to...

You guys are lucky! Try getting stuff sent to Australia! Goes via the Moon first with the costs of a Moon flight!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 01:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,081
Posted By Capt
Gee that's nice, and you built the proper version...

Gee that's nice, and you built the proper version of the best Vans Design ever!:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,114
Posted By Capt
Agree with others here, tail wheel low wheelie...

Agree with others here, tail wheel low wheelie landing, more control.
My 8 is almost impossible to do a 3 pointer wth just me onboard, it's a heavy machine but I don't mind it plants well:)
Forum: RV-3 10-23-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,659
Posted By Capt
RV3 wing mod

Hi guys. I know there's a fair bit written about the 3's wing mods to clear them for aero's but I'm interested in one that has the Std wing (no mods). Just asking if anyone has tackled the mod/s...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,402
Posted By Capt
40+ years driving planes from simple OTTO cycle...

40+ years driving planes from simple OTTO cycle donks to Airliners, wth one Conty IO360 that decided to die in a twin I figure I've been blessed, I might stop reading this post in case I get jinxed!:D
Forum: Safety 10-15-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,402
Posted By Capt
When the current crop of basic air cooled aero...

When the current crop of basic air cooled aero engines where designed back when Noah just stepped off the Ark the main concept was easy to produce, to have basic compact design (VW had the perfect...
Forum: Safety 10-13-2020, 02:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,402
Posted By Capt
Whilst all that's somewhat true to some extent an...

Whilst all that's somewhat true to some extent an engine is actually the sum of ALL parts needed to operate. An engine won't run without a serviceable crankshaft just like it won't run without a...
Forum: Safety 10-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,402
Posted By Capt
Flying any SE plane is all about risks,...

Flying any SE plane is all about risks, calculated risks. When I was young and dumb I flew as if I where untouchable but one day many years ago I had one donk go quiet on me (in a Sneca) and that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,463
Posted By Capt
I'm still looking fwd to the Boeing you could...

I'm still looking fwd to the Boeing you could build with all that stuff!:D
Forum: Safety 10-11-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,564
Posted By Capt
3285 eBay.

3285

eBay.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-10-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,868
Posted By Capt
My 8 will come out of a fully developed spin by...

My 8 will come out of a fully developed spin by power to idle, controls neutral, it takes a turn or two to stop but the slightest of opposite rudder will shorten the time to recover. Most A/C that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-09-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,299
Posted By Capt
I'm wth you DeeCee I don't touch the flaps till...

I'm wth you DeeCee I don't touch the flaps till I'm on final and assured of making the airfield (not so much the Rwy) I like a clean machine till the last minute in case it all goes quiet:)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,666
Posted By Capt
Whilst it's possible to spin the motor over as...

Whilst it's possible to spin the motor over as they do on cars it's generally not the accepted practice for a few reasons. The danger aspect is one, spining over a prop in a workshop not a clever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,463
Posted By Capt
All good suggestions above, you could probably...

All good suggestions above, you could probably build a Boeing with that much stuff!:D
The one thing you need above all else is just get out there and have fun:)
You are not running a commercial ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,127
Posted By Capt
As much as I dislike the wires removing/fitting...

As much as I dislike the wires removing/fitting to hold the cowl I love the clean lines of the finished cowls. I think the rows of traditional fasteners look damned ugly!:D
Forum: Safety 10-03-2020, 01:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By Capt
To those that advocate we have moved on from T...

To those that advocate we have moved on from T model Fords have it all wrong! T model Fords are no longer made (and for good reason) but MAGNETO's are still being made new & utilised the world...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,957
Posted By Capt
I don't do aero's 2 up but just wondered how...

I don't do aero's 2 up but just wondered how others do it? See it all the time on YT! I like my 8 but it is limiting to some degree.
Forum: Safety 10-01-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By Capt
Now I wonder why mankind invented magneto's? The...

Now I wonder why mankind invented magneto's?
The 'KISS' method has kept man alive for many years:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-01-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,957
Posted By Capt
How do you guys do 2 up Aero's in the 8? Mine is...

How do you guys do 2 up Aero's in the 8? Mine is fairly heavy so I have 180 kg's left to play with, hardly enuf for two bums and fuel?
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