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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-15-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Capt
Ive got one of these set up on my 0360-8, just...

Ive got one of these set up on my 0360-8, just wish someone down under knew something about them! Iíd buy it for a spare but with the exchange rate and shipping it would have to be cheap.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,540
Posted By Capt
The bigger issue is getting out and away from a...

The bigger issue is getting out and away from a crashed airframe, possibly on fire!
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-06-2022, 05:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 971
Posted By Capt
I would not put any animal in a cockpit...

I would not put any animal in a cockpit especially a tandem cockpit, just too dangerous as they are too unpredictable especially dogs!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By Capt
My panel is almost identical, a real manís plane...

My panel is almost identical, a real manís plane -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,577
Posted By Capt
Recently bought the K&N E3450 filter from Amazon,...

Recently bought the K&N E3450 filter from Amazon, 6 days to Australia, Christ wish our corrupt postal system was that quick!
Anyway that aside it seems a bit small? It’s for my IO360 A1A, is there a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,212
Posted By Capt
……conventional is a tail dragger! I only use...

……conventional is a tail dragger!

I only use flaps in heavy machinery, Mr Vans designs are kinda over powered anyway.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By Capt
I guess Iím old fashioned, I de-cowl, and drain...

I guess Iím old fashioned, I de-cowl, and drain via the drain plug that way it flushes out the rocks, dead birds, gears and anything else that wants out at the time as well as go right over my donk...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2021, 03:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,991
Posted By Capt
Wow just wow! Itís any wonder used RVís are...

Wow just wow! Itís any wonder used RVís are expensive these days!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2021, 02:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,577
Posted By Capt
Whilst I admit the 4 looks cool the 8 is far more...

Whilst I admit the 4 looks cool the 8 is far more useable👍
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-15-2021, 04:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,430
Posted By Capt
You always bleed from calliper to reservoir,...

You always bleed from calliper to reservoir, that’s the way it’s done in the aviation industry. Air bubbles want to rise, help them!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,527
Posted By Capt
A good test is to find out the sellers location...

A good test is to find out the sellers location and mention that you have a mate who will call round with cash and collect on your behalf, tried that a few times, never heard back from some! If I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,198
Posted By Capt
Conventional u/c 8, CS/180 Gee Geeís, 1215 ibs.

Conventional u/c 8, CS/180 Gee Geeís, 1215 ibs.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-03-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,029
Posted By Capt
Some good advice here -) Is there another air...

Some good advice here -)
Is there another air filter to suit RV8 with the intake below the cowl? I canít source one here, seems they are very rare!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,233
Posted By Capt
We are all human and humans are experts at making...

We are all human and humans are experts at making mistakes/errors especially under duress. The takeaway here is to apply the std troubleshoot procedure regardless of airframe type. Engines only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By Capt
Imagine the amount of very old airframes out...

Imagine the amount of very old airframes out there with corrosion flying daily?
Iíd hate to think!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,172
Posted By Capt
Looks flash -) Iíd be interested to know perf...

Looks flash -)
Iíd be interested to know perf specs over a stock 180 gee gee 8, my 8 flies really nice but is slightly nose heavy with IO360 & CS prop solo, a 6 banger must be heavier up front?
I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,714
Posted By Capt
Oh that would make a grown man weep!-( I hope it...

Oh that would make a grown man weep!-( I hope it wasn’t fuel exhaustion, that would haunt a man forever!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,213
Posted By Capt
I fitted a rotary switch battery isolator...

I fitted a rotary switch battery isolator accessible thru the oil dip stick door on my 8, also acts as a anti theft device as it canít be seen only felt.
I fitted a Fullriver HC20 AGM battery, a 680...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,632
Posted By Capt
Iíve been using furniture polish (Pledge type) in...

Iíve been using furniture polish (Pledge type) in a pressure pack can since the Wrong Broís first left the ground, no issues!
I lay my full oil bottles on top of my hot engine for a few mins then M/T...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,493
Posted By Capt
I wanted to add some 3M 1080 to ,y canopy but...

I wanted to add some 3M 1080 to ,y canopy but couldnít get a colour to match.
I see Vans donít recommend Lemon Pledge, furniture polish, well Iíve been using it on my own Vans as well as many many...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 963,575
Posted By Capt
15464 There's some fancy panels out there -)...

15464

There's some fancy panels out there -) think I've posted this before but I still get a kick out of driving my 8 like the good old days -)
I spent a lot of hours staring at glass for a living,...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-05-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,883
Posted By Capt
Can't see this being a commercially viable...

Can't see this being a commercially viable concept for a long time!
Turbines are just different beasts in so many ways. Cost and operation being just two. Fuel availability (assuming it's designed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,152
Posted By Capt
I've looped as low as 120 kts but prefer 140 kts...

I've looped as low as 120 kts but prefer 140 kts in my 8. 22"/2300, 3-3.5 gee's, I don't touch the gas pedal -).
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-21-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Capt
The left mag has no impulse capability and the...

The left mag has no impulse capability and the ign switch is wired to start only on the EI only. I've got the ign switch wiring diagram and it is set up to ground the Bendix nag in the start...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By Capt
Every Vans Design would have been flown over the...

Every Vans Design would have been flown over the designed weight, it would happen constantly! Only trouble is everytime someone does they are in test pilot territory!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-10-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,748
Posted By Capt
My whole 8 floor is covered in heavy duty outdoor...

My whole 8 floor is covered in heavy duty outdoor pool carpet, that ribbed synthetic stuff, I want the comfort and quietness -) Safer when ones feet are wet also. I drove my plane once with no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,409
Posted By Capt
That's a given with any of his designs, more...

That's a given with any of his designs, more choice more customers:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,409
Posted By Capt
The 8 (proper U/C of course) no contest:) a much...

The 8 (proper U/C of course) no contest:) a much more versatile machine hence Mr Vans got clever and went up a few rungs of the capability ladder:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Capt
Very informative -) could never understand why...

Very informative -) could never understand why people set their cockpits up to be flown on the wrong side? A mate bought a 7 like that, took us ages to get it correct:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,712
Posted By Capt
What is an engine? .....it's a very expensive...

What is an engine? .....it's a very expensive agricultural piece of equipment that still is being made out of solid gold:D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-05-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Capt
Thanks for the feedback thus far guys. I bought...

Thanks for the feedback thus far guys.
I bought the plane 3+ years ago with the current set up of 1x Plasma & 1x Bendix Mag. It's always done it from day one only when I start cold, hot has zero...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-03-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Capt
Plasma11

Thought I'd kinda re hash this problem here I've got in case some fresh minds pass by.
I have a Plasma 11 on the r/h side of a Lyc IO360 and a S4LN-21 Mag on the left side.
When cold say for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,658
Posted By Capt
42 years driving planes (currently own 3) and...

42 years driving planes (currently own 3) and (apart from Turbo engines I've driven) I've never run over square other than briefly at T/off, each to their own but I don't like stress and neither do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 54,351
Posted By Capt
Man that would look so much better as a...

Man that would look so much better as a conventional U/C machine:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-19-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,194
Posted By Capt
That decision is up to you two. I wouldn't even...

That decision is up to you two. I wouldn't even think about it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,207
Posted By Capt
No harm in checking yourself but ask Mr Vans...

No harm in checking yourself but ask Mr Vans anyway -)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By Capt
This is when it pays to have a plane built from...

This is when it pays to have a plane built from proper materials, Nother better than metal👍:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-16-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,117
Posted By Capt
13686 This is the ideal angle, obviously not an...

13686

This is the ideal angle, obviously not an RV but one of my 'toys' -)
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-25-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,194
Posted By Capt
Whilst I acknowledge its very difficult to...

Whilst I acknowledge its very difficult to extract a person from the rear seat unaided my solution is if they can't get out unassisted they don't fly with me!
My reason is safety, that's my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,591
Posted By Capt
I agree with 'ironflight', build the rear seat...

I agree with 'ironflight', build the rear seat up, far more comfy. I rarely do more than 2.5 hrs in mine, at my age I wanna pee too many times and the bottle fills rapidly:D
After spending a career...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,702
Posted By Capt
Might be a 15 yr old thread but it's a 100+ year...

Might be a 15 yr old thread but it's a 100+ year old problem!-)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,300
Posted By Capt
Your typical Cessna and a typical RV are simply...

Your typical Cessna and a typical RV are simply not even comparable!
A trained monkey could drive a C172 all day long, an RV8 (conventional u/c of course) takes a lot more skill!
I drove a C172 just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,178
Posted By Capt
Each to their own of course cause that's what...

Each to their own of course cause that's what Experimental is all about BUT unlike a vehicle you just cant pull over when the engine fails or starts acting up. I value my life a lot more than saving...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,005
Posted By Capt
I never wash my plane nor wax it. After every...

I never wash my plane nor wax it. After every flight I hit it with spray on furniture polish which contains bees wax rub with a soft cloth, plastics and all, I never put the beast away with a single...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,688
Posted By Capt
Show me someone who hasn't been an idiot at some...

Show me someone who hasn't been an idiot at some stage, nobody has cornered the market on not being an idiot:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,429
Posted By Capt
All the limitating speeds on the speedo are to be...

All the limitating speeds on the speedo are to be adhered to bearing in mind that the speedo under reads at altitude. TAS is the only speed used for limitations and for all intensive purposes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-25-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,963
Posted By Capt
It's the change in airflow around the whole A/C...

It's the change in airflow around the whole A/C during aggressive uncoordinated flight allowing air in a gap ordinarily not exposed enough, something you don't notice during balanced flight or even...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-22-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,483
Posted By Capt
An RV8RG, conventional u/c of course, oh that...

An RV8RG, conventional u/c of course, oh that would be sweet:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
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: 1,857
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: 35
Views: 7,355
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: 2,179
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: 10,715
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: The RV Grin 03-27-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,015
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: 10,715
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: 50
Views: 20,728
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: 39
Views: 10,160
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: 3,459
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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: 2,565
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...
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