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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By AAflyer
Water tight

My relatively new -8 has been to OSH 3 times, and it rained quite a bit on one trip. Since I have always hangared my baby, I had not quite acquired all the necessary "outside, overnight"...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-29-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
Question New crank advice

I've been waffling about how to handle this problem; I am a first-time a/c builder/owner, and thought my (then) new engine would be my last...
I now need some advice from the A & Ps, and AIs on the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,129
Posted By AAflyer
-8 solution

I, too, liked the "push-button" starter design. I used it. Seems so..."non-Cessna"... so "old school"...
I solved the security issue by having a cut-out switch inside my forward baggage...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
I'm smarter!

Well...thanks for educating me. Now I can say I learned something new, today. ;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
Hmmm...

I don't know 'bout you, but I'm at a loss on how this AMOC is a rational alternative. I have very little engineering background, but...

How can a part be milled to a smaller diameter and retain its...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 360
Posted By AAflyer
Looking for recomendations

I need to have my 4 year old engine's crankshaft replaced thanks to a recent AD.
Hoping to avoid shipping it thousands of miles to the original assembler.
Am asking for your experiences, (good and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-09-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 789
Views: 559,260
Posted By AAflyer
Hite Airstrip, Utah

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=8164&stc=1&d=1612892055
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-10-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By AAflyer
AP servo

I had to upgrade to the 42 for my RV-8's elevator servo...I couldn't get past the setup procedure without clacking and slipping.
Don't know if my original -32 was defective or not, but the -42 works...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,769
Posted By AAflyer
Superior info

See other thread.
Moderator...can we please move this thread to the older, more encompassing thread?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
Superior response...

I just got this response from Bill Ross at Superior....only hours after I sent him MY questions:

"We are currently working on an Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) that will drastically reduce...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
Unhappy Cranky

I've been trying to pretend that this was all just a dream over the holidays, but now I need to get serious about finding a solution.
Does anyone have any info to share after talking with Superior? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,638
Posted By AAflyer
Unhappy Waaaaa...

I cried in my eggnog, after learning I'm grounded with a defective crankshaft.:mad:
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By AAflyer
Glareshield

Indoor/outdoor carpet and spray adhesive.
GPS antennae...flat black...but it still wasn't enough. Resorted to adding a piece of black felt to cover the GPS.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-18-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 46,422
Posted By AAflyer
Aaaargh!

I'm HIT !!!:eek:
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By AAflyer
In the front bag compartment only if the pax is...

In the front bag compartment only if the pax is "heavy-weight".
Can't have more than 1/2 tanks of fuel.
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,898
Posted By AAflyer
GiddyUp!

Congrats are getting started.
I would strongly encourage you to join your local EAA chapter, if there's one nearby. Doing this could be your most important investment.
You will meet many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By AAflyer
Nice Job!

Congrats. Yep...you'll be back here a lot.
We'll be here for ya!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By AAflyer
Weight and baggage

I got 2, 25# bags of lead shot. (It was funny to watch the UPS driver grab those ...)
I initially got them for the forward compartment so I could fly heavy passengers, but sorta by accident, I...
Forum: Primers 12-01-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,233
Posted By AAflyer
Prime?

I followed Cessna's lead. Look inside your C-172's tailcone and do the same.
;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-30-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 193,066
Posted By AAflyer
Wink Grass?

Hey Vlad,
I'm still trying to edit all my photos from my trip to Utah!!
It was AMAZING!!

But, I think you might consider changing the name of this thread from:
...grass strips..." to
"dirt strips?" ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-25-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By AAflyer
Anyone using an IR camera?

A year or two ago I read an interesting post about using the Dynon SkyView's new Video Input to project an infrared camera's view on the SkyView screen.

Does anyone have any experience or feedback...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,417
Posted By AAflyer
EAA 961 Fly-In

Attended the re-scheduled, off-again, on-again "Instead of Oshkosh" home-grown fly-in at Unity Aerodome, SC76. Couldn't stay after dark to enjoy the dinner an...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By AAflyer
Weight

I routinely carry 2 25# bags of lead shot stradling the rear seat when I'm flying solo.
When I have a passenger, I remove them, unless he or she is heavy...then I put them in the forward bag compt....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By AAflyer
Avionic tray attachment

I used a couple of small piano hinge sections, so the tray can be easily removed.
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By AAflyer
Talking Build on.

Right!....
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,877
Posted By AAflyer
Bracketology

I concur with others, who have said your angles look excessive. Sorry, it looks like you've worked HARD at your solution ;(. I remember having to cut out a bit of the bracket to fit in front of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,694
Posted By AAflyer
Relative Ease.

My wife and I took advantage of blue skies to zip 1 hour south to see her parents. They brought the picnic, and we visited and ate lunch in rocking chairs on the "back porch" of the terminal at...
Forum: RV-4 10-15-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By AAflyer
Transition

I flew 5 hours, over 2 days, dual with an instructor in Okeechobee Florida. RV-6, I think. We did dozens of landings until I was comfortable...and my first flight in my -8 was uneventful!
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-15-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,255
Posted By AAflyer
Sparks!

Oh my...You're gonna get a lot of advice on this.
Which is JUST WHAT YOU WANT!!!

For the record, I am not an electrician, and I, too, was very intimidated about wiring my bird. I even called up a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-12-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,647
Posted By AAflyer
One more..

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=3347&stc=1&d=1602518674
Forum: RV-10 10-12-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,551
Posted By AAflyer
OAT location

I flew my first flight a couple of weeks ago where I was somewhat concerned about in-flight icing, and after closely reviewing icing levels and actual conditions, I feel that my probe, being mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,263
Posted By AAflyer
Smile New Rubber

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=3345&stc=1&d=1602517417

After 4 years, 400 hours and about 400 landings...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-10-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,084
Posted By AAflyer
Smile Bucket List...Check!

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=3246&stc=1&d=1602344648https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=3247&stc=1&d=1602344765

Nice. Monument Valley...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,221
Posted By AAflyer
Flaps

I quickly transitioned to using flaps during takeoffs in my -8, ...
it seems to reduce/eliminate the "skittering around" just prior to liftoff.
Forum: Southeast 07-23-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,669
Posted By AAflyer
Carolina Museum

Pretty sure the Carolina Aviation Museum is "between homes"...i.e. they lost the lease on their hangar and everything has been moved into storage...
CLOSED.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-15-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By AAflyer
LOP

For what it's worth, my IO-360, with dual P-Mags will cruise at around 2250 rpm, 50 degrees LOP at 5.2 gph. About 145 TAS.
You HAVE broken in the cylinders, haven't you?
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,477
Posted By AAflyer
Im a lightweight

999# pantless, paintless.
RV-8
IO-360
1 Skyview, 1 radio
Catto 3-blade
Odyssey battery
SkyTec lightweight starter
PlanePower alt.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,359
Posted By AAflyer
Drain hose size?

Could you please tell me the i.d. of the hose you use on the Fumoto?
Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-10-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,431
Posted By AAflyer
Quick drain hose size?

Can anyone tell me the size of the nipple on the Fumoto T202N quick drain valve?
Hoping to be lazy and order this from home, without returning to the hangar to measure...
Want to get a section of...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 06-01-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,696
Posted By AAflyer
Don't miss a day trip over to Ocracoke Island....

Don't miss a day trip over to Ocracoke Island. Its only 20 miles from Hatteras to Ocracoke and its a beautiful flight. When announcing on the unicom frequency, feel free to follow the local custom...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,896
Posted By AAflyer
Hi Vlad,...Looks like you have plenty of sand...

Hi Vlad,...Looks like you have plenty of sand near you! No beach required. Hoping to see Monument Valley some day soon.
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,413
Posted By AAflyer
Huh...So THAT's what I hear "squirting" under the...

Huh...So THAT's what I hear "squirting" under the cowl while I clean the bugs off. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,409
Posted By AAflyer
Evil ways

Purgatory for YOU! ;)
Forum: Formation Flying 05-18-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By AAflyer
Talking Thumbs UP!

Great job, men! You made so many, many people proud and happy. Doesn't get much better than that!! Thanks for contributing to "The Recovery".:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,896
Posted By AAflyer
Visited Blackbeard's island hideaway-Ocracoke Island

https://i.postimg.cc/9MQHFNtS/UJMXrmp-ETPu-Qj-EXPXynep-A.jpg

An amazing day on Saturday in the East brought many planes out and about. The Mrs. & I headed out in our RV-8 to Ocracoke Island, in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-13-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By AAflyer
Panel pics

John,

https://photos.app.goo.gl/9zfuBjYNF9YU6igm8 <-

Here's a link to my pictures on Google.

Hope it helps.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,847
Posted By AAflyer
???

What the heck is a "Heim" bearing?:confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By AAflyer
Save our knees!

PM me for pix of my -8 panel mods.
I'm 6'-5"...cut the few inches bottom off..
Sorry, posting pix on this site is laborious:mad:
Forum: RV-4 05-11-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,722
Posted By AAflyer
Wink Perfect registration "number"! :D

Perfect registration "number"! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,312
Posted By AAflyer
Why a 5-minute check?

What's the purpose for checking fuel pressure 5 minutes after shutdown? Should it increase or decrease? Or would that be a bad thing?
I don't see anything about this from Dynon or Van's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,878
Posted By AAflyer
Flying Picnic

Flew to the Appalachians to Mountain City, TN ( 6A4), with my wife, grabbed the crew car, drove to Cherokee National Forest and hiked on a beautiful creek-side trail to the Virginia state...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,988
Posted By AAflyer
My friend did this just the other day, with...

My friend did this just the other day, with negligible oil loss and only a little oil streaking from the oil filler door after landing. My friend thinks most of the "splashing/leaking" happened...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,737
Posted By AAflyer
New Pin in the map, err...chart.

Updated my Grass Currency. [ed. Bruce, picture no show. ...
Forum: Canada 04-16-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 980
Posted By AAflyer
Hi!

Welcome to your future "most used, couldn't have done it without you" site!!
Can't offer you any tools...but keep searching this site...they're out there.
Good luck with your build.
We'll be here...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By AAflyer
CLT

I'm based at friendly KUZA, Rock Hill, SC, just south of Charlotte. Many RV's and other experimentals...Home to EAA Chapter 961.
Well maintained 5000' runway with RNAV & ILS approaches. Lots of...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-13-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,178
Posted By AAflyer
Right foot...

I'm in the same boat. It's something that I say "I'll do that...later".
I like the idea of modifying the fiberglass cap,
Following for more ideas...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,832
Posted By AAflyer
MiG Patrol

Stirred up the oil, looked up to see down, practiced a couple wheel landings, and RTB with a crisp overhead pattern for a 0.7!
https://i.postimg.cc/FKqDGhK7/fullsizeoutput-6665.jpg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,756
Posted By AAflyer
Thanks

Congrats to you and yours. Like many, many others...without this site, I would have:
1) given up
2) taken 3 x longer
3) have a lesser quality plane.

Thanks for providing us all with such a useful,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,196
Posted By AAflyer
Rudder coverage

After flying my -8 for 3 years, I FINALLY vinyl-wrapped my rudder in orange vinyl to match the ailerons.
https://i.postimg.cc/wM70HyqM/F14-D3-CA9-E8-FB-4160-B535-CCB45-D1186-F7.jpg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,560
Posted By AAflyer
It depends

Obviously, or maybe not,...it depends on which model you're building.
I'd re-read the instructions, vs. relying on this forum.
The answer HAS TO BE in your instructions.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 12-27-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,724
Posted By AAflyer
Yikes!

Oh, Mikey,
So sorry for you... and your impending rehab work. Thanks for sharing, in your usual creative, literary style. Wish I were there to help you along.
Happy? New Year! :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,816
Posted By AAflyer
Flying for food

Attended my second South Carolina Breakfast Club meeting in...
North Carolina?! KRUG, aka Mid-Carolina Airport. Delicious, well-attended
gathering on a chilly day in the "Eagles' Nest"...EAA Ch...
Forum: Tools 11-18-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,768
Posted By AAflyer
Tools

I would suggest making sure your rechargable tools...drills, saw, handheld air compressor, sander...are all the same brand and use the same battery.
Have a charger at home and the hanger.
This way,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,715
Posted By AAflyer
Trailing edge radius

Why is noone talking about squeezing the trailing edge of the aileron, per Vans plans, to alleviate this condition?
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