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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Champ
For now I just want to convert my electrical...

For now I just want to convert my electrical scribbles to cad. Iíve got free Solidworks thru the EAA but decided the learning curve was to steep and it was way overkill. So I downloaded Draftsight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By Champ
I popped a puck out once to on my first set of...

I popped a puck out once to on my first set of pads when I let them wear down to the rivets. This happened after a flight when I shutdown at the hanger - lucky. Checking the brakes has not been in my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 70,522
Posted By Champ
Pilot135pd - I’ve got the bolt clips.

Pilot135pd - I’ve got the bolt clips.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 70,522
Posted By Champ
I plan on installing NAS6606-27 bolts and...

I plan on installing NAS6606-27 bolts and NAS1804-6N nuts at my next condition inspection in June. Hopefully with the bolts in from the top. I expect friction drag added to the 240 inlb torque will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Champ
Took the cowl off - no damage or evidence of...

Took the cowl off - no damage or evidence of backfire in the snorkel. Pulled the air filter - damage to the pleats and breaks in the wire mesh. No bulge like Scott's picture. So, could be either...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,197
Posted By Champ
Up limit switch with diode for reversing. Works...

Up limit switch with diode for reversing. Works great. Momentary contact on stick for down so I count 1-1000 etc then look outside & check mark on flap to confirm degrees down. Up is maintained...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Champ
Good point on the snorkel. Iíll check it today.

Good point on the snorkel. Iíll check it today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Champ
A start up backfire makes sense. It could have...

A start up backfire makes sense. It could have happened on a less careful recent start where I let off cranking before I got a clean start. I start with the throttle cracked and mixture at ICO and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By Champ
Air Filter Damage

I had a dirty injector, cleaned it and did another GAMI Lean test using Savvy's procedure. The lean test came out good with .4 GPH spread. However at the end of the 3rd run I also did an in-flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,042
Posted By Champ
884588468847 Aligned gear with plumb bobs down...

884588468847

Aligned gear with plumb bobs down to 6" channels (these were hinged and were my heavy duty trailing edge brake). It's been a while but I must have squared the "brake" to the fuselage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Champ
Did you get a chance to fly it again and see if...

Did you get a chance to fly it again and see if the problem is fixed?[/QUOTE]

I did a short flight and the EGT and CHT on Cyl 4 were doing what they should be doing looking at the engine monitor....
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,790
Posted By Champ
Ordered an MTV-9B/183-50a from Vans a couple...

Ordered an MTV-9B/183-50a from Vans a couple weeks ago to replace my Hartzell BA on my non-counterweighted IO375. The price from Vans was identical to the price direct from MT except Vans only...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,311
Posted By Champ
Cleaned an injector last week after I saw both...

Cleaned an injector last week after I saw both CHT and EGT dropping simultaneously on one cylinder at power reduction. SAVVY analysis suggested to clean that injector. Torquing to between 40 & 60 & A...
Forum: GPS 02-14-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Champ
Thanks Dennis. To bad the 300XL doesnít stream...

Thanks Dennis. To bad the 300XL doesnít stream time.
Forum: GPS 02-14-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Champ
Garmin 300XL Data Stream

Iíve dug thru the Garmin & Dynon manuals and contacted Garmin but havenít got an answer yet. Question is - Does the GNC 300XL transmit date and clock time as part of its data stream? Manuals say the...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Champ
I have exactly the same engine from AeroSport so...

I have exactly the same engine from AeroSport so to answer some of the questions on your video:

1. The butterfly damper works very well in controlling oil temp, especially winter time. I came off...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,989
Posted By Champ
A little thread drift

Wouldnít under a painted cowl be like painting the GPS antenna. Garmin say do not paint the antenna so I taped it with non reflective black tape and put it on my glare shield so it wouldnít reflect...
Forum: Safety 02-09-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,600
Posted By Champ
I came up with 96 kt Vbg on a flight test at 1588...

I came up with 96 kt Vbg on a flight test at 1588 lb, no flap, Hartzell CS BA. I didn't go to max pitch when I did this though. Vy came out the same in a climb test. A real test pilot with rigorous...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Champ
Iíll take them Brian. PM sent.

Iíll take them Brian. PM sent.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-08-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Champ
Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips...

Anybody know where to get the metal bolt clips for the gear bolt mod?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-06-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,259
Posted By Champ
If you go with the 370/375 195 hp get it with...

If you go with the 370/375 195 hp get it with pendulum dampers (counterweights) on the crank. Adds about 6 lbs. Hartzell donít like their BA on that engine without counterweights. Donít know about...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Champ
Iíve tried to get quotes from EAA/CPLAN/Nacora...

Iíve tried to get quotes from EAA/CPLAN/Nacora two or three times. They said they would quote but never came thru. Didnít even bother to call back when the quote was due. Terrible service!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,777
Posted By Champ
Flew with a friend in a Cessna 310. Could not...

Flew with a friend in a Cessna 310. Could not believe how heavy it was on the controls. It almost took two hands on the yoke to roll it into even a shallow turn. RV sure has me spoiled for flying for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By Champ
Talked to a local AME who explained the procedure...

Talked to a local AME who explained the procedure and reason for burping a Rotax.

Also a procedure for ďburpingĒ a Lycoming or Continental induction system to check for leaks.

You donít learn...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,445
Posted By Champ
Please excuse my ignorance. I have never heard of...

Please excuse my ignorance. I have never heard of burping an engine. How do you do it? Is it specific to Rotax engines? Should I be burping my Lycosaraus clone?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-31-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Champ
Those pictures look a lot better than Iím able to...

Those pictures look a lot better than Iím able to get with my Vividia Abelscope VA-400.
Forum: Propellers 12-24-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,744
Posted By Champ
I spoke with AeroSport on this. Theyíve had no...

I spoke with AeroSport on this. Theyíve had no reports of problems with 375/prop combos. They did suggest to dynamically balance the prop at CIs and do frequent tap tests. Also putting in a cw crank...
Forum: Propellers 12-22-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,744
Posted By Champ
This thread has really got my attention being...

This thread has really got my attention being that I have an IO375, 8.3:1, dual P-Mags, a Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497-2 prop and 204 hrs on it.

When I bought my engine from AeroSport in 2013 this...
Forum: Propellers 12-18-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,744
Posted By Champ
+1 with Carl. Prop/MP restriction has not been an...

+1 with Carl. Prop/MP restriction has not been an issue.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-07-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By Champ
RV-8, 1153#, 78.24 cg, AeroSport IO375, 72"...

RV-8, 1153#, 78.24 cg, AeroSport IO375, 72" Hartzell BA, Battery Aft, Primed In & Out, Painted, Steam gauges
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,129
Posted By Champ
My girl friend for 54 years/wife for 47 is a...

My girl friend for 54 years/wife for 47 is a solid 2. She is very smart and has her own interests but has no mechanical aptitude, so hands on help doesnít go well. She will fly with me if there is a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,299
Posted By Champ
I like having PTT, flaps, trim, and boost pump on...

I like having PTT, flaps, trim, and boost pump on the stick. Don't have to take a hand off the stick or the throttle/mixture/prop quadrant in the circuit (pattern in America) or in a go around....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-22-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,341
Posted By Champ
+1 to DanH. Also - was very careful in alignment...

+1 to DanH. Also - was very careful in alignment to prevent wobble. 200 hr on mine. No issues so far.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,325
Posted By Champ
Took a couple grandkids for their first RV...

Took a couple grandkids for their first RV flights and their father for his first with me. Everyone had a great time, especially me.
Here’s 5 year old Layla with the RV grin.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-08-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,415
Posted By Champ
Just replaced the Vans tailwheel fork with Doug...

Just replaced the Vans tailwheel fork with Doug Bell fork and Flyboys Deluxe tailwheel (sealed bearings). Feel much better about the ground clearance especially after the original tailwheel diameter...
Forum: Safety 10-27-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,587
Posted By Champ
Did a rudder to stop & aileron to hold runway...

Did a rudder to stop & aileron to hold runway centreline into flare today with a right crosswind. It does come down without increase in airspeed but compared to my Champ - not as effective. The...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,835
Posted By Champ
I have a package enroute from Flyboy Accessories...

I have a package enroute from Flyboy Accessories via UPS. As I have been burned before on UPS brokerage fees Blake at Flyboy checked with UPS who indicated that there are no brokerage fees on UPS...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,032
Posted By Champ
Vans tailwheel diameter is down to 5 1/8" from 6"...

Vans tailwheel diameter is down to 5 1/8" from 6" and ground clearance to the leading edge of the Vans fork is 1 7/16". Rubber is still good but I'm thinking its time to replace. 200hr/500 landings...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2020, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,822
Posted By Champ
More Rudder

Had a crosswind wake up today. Just as the tail wheel was coming up I was suddenly heading to the left side of my home base 50 ft runway even though I was applying right rudder for pfactor and left...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,010
Posted By Champ
I did the Service Letter today. Used left over...

I did the Service Letter today. Used left over .032x21/32x21/32 stiffner angles instead of waiting for Vans kit. The only difficulty I had was that the dimensions given on the SL needed some...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-27-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Champ
Fuel Filtration for Injected Systems

There have been a couple threads recently that touched on injector plugging issues that prompted this.

I've got a 125 micron Airflow Performance filter > boost pump > 70 micron Andair gascolator >...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-26-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,490
Posted By Champ
N804RV

Ken,
Smartdraw looks like a good package but it would be nice to try it before buying. On their website when you click on Free Trial you are directed to a Buy page where the minimum purchase is one...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By Champ
TC cleared me to land at another airport just...

TC cleared me to land at another airport just outside the 25 mile radius. I forget the process to get this but it wasnít a big deal.
Forum: Propellers 08-17-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,754
Posted By Champ
Paul, What did you use for the moment arm for...

Paul,

What did you use for the moment arm for the prop? I’d like to run a CofG on my 8 swapping the Hartzell BA with the WW 300. I’ve got a rear mounted PC680 with an empty CofG at 78.24. I carry...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-15-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,498
Posted By Champ
Likewise, I keep the boost pump on during a hot...

Likewise, I keep the boost pump on during a hot start (and cold). Throttle cracked. No prime. Slow advance on mixture from ICO until it fires. Works for me. Precision Airmotive Silverhawk Servo. No...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 07-29-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 16,904
Posted By Champ
I contacted Precision Airmotive during my build...

I contacted Precision Airmotive during my build regarding filtration for their Silver Hawk EX-5VA1 servo. They indicated that a 40-50 micron filter in leu of the 32 in their installation specs would...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-29-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,338
Posted By Champ
Yves, Great looking RV-8. The paint job is...

Yves, Great looking RV-8. The paint job is awesome!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,229
Posted By Champ
Just another data point - Like others only I...

Just another data point - Like others only I leave the boost pump on during crank from ICO. Mixture full rich 5-7 sec (depends on how cold it is), 0 sec on a hot engine. Diamond Aircraftís test pilot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By Champ
Rob, Thanks for the tip on Marsh. Iíll give them...

Rob,
Thanks for the tip on Marsh. Iíll give them a try next year. Also - I have been with Air1 in the past. Still have my Champ with them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,937
Posted By Champ
Canadian VAFrs

I just renewed my insurance with COPA/Magnes (Canadian). It went down slightly mainly because I took my son off as a "Named Pilot". His hours were low this year and apparently their underwriter goes...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By Champ
I did my canopy with pop rivets per Vans plans....

I did my canopy with pop rivets per Vans plans. No stress on the canopy is a must. Making the canopy frame fit the canopy rather than vis/versa is the way to go. I think the best tip I got and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,616
Posted By Champ
Thread drift question - Keith - What software did...

Thread drift question - Keith - What software did you use to draw your electrical diagram? I need to convert my scribbles to real drawings and don?t want to draw everything from scratch. Something...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-12-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 951
Views: 752,512
Posted By Champ
Yves, Great looking paint job! Multi colour with...

Yves, Great looking paint job! Multi colour with lots of curves - the taping and masking alone has got to be a labour of love. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,952
Posted By Champ
Anyone experienced similar problems with VDO...

Anyone experienced similar problems with VDO pressure transducers? VDO transducers came with my sensor kit from Dynon in 2006. The kit PN is EMSKIT-L4F (for fuel injected engines). I'm sending Dynon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,357
Posted By Champ
+1 to Scott. I would not do it again. If I get...

+1 to Scott. I would not do it again. If I get hard up for something to do some day I may even remove them, glass over the hole and repaint.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,285
Posted By Champ
Mine are: Empty: 78.24” (IO-375, Hartzell CS...

Mine are:
Empty: 78.24” (IO-375, Hartzell CS blended airfoil, PC680 in the back)
Solo: 79.72” (Me - 155#, full fuel, 11# flight bag in front baggage)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,681
Posted By Champ
Got to close to the disc on my belt/disc sander...

Got to close to the disc on my belt/disc sander reaching for something. Sanded off a bit of my inside forearm. Still have the scar to remind me. Also a friend nearly cut off a finger (18 stitches)...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By Champ
Michael - sent you a PM about your cylinders.

Michael - sent you a PM about your cylinders.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Champ
Tom, yes probably the fuel caps. When I fill to...

Tom, yes probably the fuel caps. When I fill to the brim and then bring my RV into the heated hanger I can get a pretty good fuel stain in a few days off the left cap - gas expands. I don?t do this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Champ
I put in the camlock doors but don?t use them...

I put in the camlock doors but don?t use them anymore. Even with the tire marked their kind of a pita to line up the stems and get the valve caps off. It is fast and easy enough to remove the front...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Champ
I get this occasionally to but only on the first...

I get this occasionally to but only on the first climb out on real full tanks. After that nothing. Figured it came from one of the vents as there are no other system leaks.
Forum: Canada 04-09-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By Champ
Joe, Good to see another Kingsville native is...

Joe,

Good to see another Kingsville native is going the RV route. I built my 8 and fly it out of Leamington CLM2. I’d be glad to try to answer any questions you have. I’ll send you a PM with my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,832
Posted By Champ
Had great weather, no ceiling for a change with...

Had great weather, no ceiling for a change with low winds so I gave my 8 and me a good work out doing climb and glide tests. 1.1 hr going up and down. Vy and Vbg at 1588 lb, flaps up, 2400 rpm, came...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,318
Posted By Champ
When I got my Champ a long long time ago I had it...

When I got my Champ a long long time ago I had it tied down next to a barn at a grass strip near me. On the first flight from this tie down I decided to taxi out on the lane running parallel to the...
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