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Forum: Oregon 06-04-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By BruceEicher
Plans have changed

Hi Butch and Steve, good to hear from you both!

Our group plans have changed and driving the trailer North after our float. Thank you so much for your offer though!

My hangar with lite...
Forum: Oregon 06-02-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By BruceEicher
Plans changed, no hangar space needed in Medford or Grants Pass wanted for a few days

No need any more, thanks!
Anyone have spare room for a few days in Medford or Grants Pass. We are coming off the Rogue June 9th and wish to store a raft on a trailer till Sunday or so.
Can trade...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,706
Posted By BruceEicher
And they are both beautiful, nice builder pilot...

And they are both beautiful, nice builder pilot too.
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,910
Posted By BruceEicher
Yep, and they are flying approach with excess rpm...

Yep, and they are flying approach with excess rpm to maintain speed. Then will have a lead sled if they loose oil pressure.
Forum: Propellers 09-13-2021, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,437
Posted By BruceEicher
Have you adjusted the hard stop in the hub yet?...

Have you adjusted the hard stop in the hub yet? Mine came with the hard stop set too fine. Your pattern sounds just like mine, I had to use 2000 or more rpm to keep 85mph. Though setting the governor...
Forum: Propellers 08-05-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,437
Posted By BruceEicher
I found it took some careful reading of the MT...

I found it took some careful reading of the MT prop and governor manuals,
Also this advice from a related post;
Follow the approved data, of course - the manual. Generally, set the gov for 2700. Then...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, kept running.

Yes, kept running.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
Good idea, thank you!

Good idea, thank you!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-25-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
Rising only when running on one magÖ

Rising only when running on one magÖ
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, P-Lead with Vanís standard ignition key...

Yes, P-Lead with Vanís standard ignition key switch P-Lead wiring.
The breaker switch check is normal, no drop with Emags self powered.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-24-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By BruceEicher
E-Mag; No P Lead ground when hot?

Hi,
I have dual emags about 2 years old. When hot like after a fuel stop and I do a mag check I get no drop in my left mag, right drops like normal. This has also prevented inflight lean mag checks...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-26-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,107
Posted By BruceEicher
Prize here waiting

Vlad, KUAO has your prize waiting, only one airport and includes a bonus free beer.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,349
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes I agree Steve, the dipstick only deserves a...

Yes I agree Steve, the dipstick only deserves a few minutes in the making. I made mine as I first filled the tanks 7 years ago. Much more time was spent calibrating, testing and recalibrating the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-01-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,349
Posted By BruceEicher
Pic

https://i.postimg.cc/vgqjSVVr/D69-A471-E-3-B3-F-44-BB-BDE6-A676-E37-D351-A.jpg (https://postimg.cc/vgqjSVVr)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,229
Posted By BruceEicher
Sorry Hermann for not catching up to you with a...

Sorry Hermann for not catching up to you with a sleeping pad and steak!
Prost!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 76,229
Posted By BruceEicher
German sighting

Image actually from Hermann, I think it?s Johnson Creek

https://i.postimg.cc/GpK2LTXQ/02-EC714-A-F85-B-4-F68-A55-A-652-CC1-F49956.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-06-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,468
Posted By BruceEicher
Solo I always put my tiedowns, oil, tools and any...

Solo I always put my tiedowns, oil, tools and any luggage in the back for better CG. In your configuration I would run out of trim but my knob will stop turning.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,493
Posted By BruceEicher
I?ve never met him, but do have solid evidence of...

I?ve never met him, but do have solid evidence of his visits and escapades that I am holding onto, these objects might be collectors items some day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes 60? to my IO-360 M1B 2.25? movement would be...

Yes 60? to my IO-360 M1B
2.25? movement would be an 1/8? improvement over stock, stock just does it with no spare in my case.
Spare parts on hand, adel clamps, heat shield sleeve, thru firewall...
Forum: Oregon 05-09-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
Posted By BruceEicher
Done. Enjoy Van?s and I?ll see you tonight.

Done. Enjoy Van?s and I?ll see you tonight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,047
Posted By BruceEicher
One of the best threads...lost. Image hosting...

One of the best threads...lost. Image hosting problems Scott?
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=140836&highlight=Bike+scott

HEY! On another biking note, if anyone wants to MTB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,747
Posted By BruceEicher
I am in conversation with...

I am in conversation with merrill@supreme-door.com and have had a look at his doors for my current project. Looks great, good client feedback, honest business man...:cool: Merrill manufactures and...
Forum: Oregon 04-25-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Ariel, If you would like to have dinner with...

Hi Ariel,
If you would like to have dinner with 30 or so pilots and their spouses, Thursday night on the Aurora airport is our Columbia Aviation Association dinner and meeting. It is a mixed group...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,009
Posted By BruceEicher
I’m working with Flyboy’s to replace the classic...

I’m working with Flyboy’s to replace the classic wood slide quadrant on my -8.

I take it most choices are made by DJM?

The Flyboy model looks very nice and Blake offered to make me one for my fixed...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-06-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,958
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Sandy and Roy! You guys are always having fun...

Hi Sandy and Roy!

You guys are always having fun in many great spots! Thanks for sharing, love your stories too.

A couple years ago we flew and camped at PAN Payson, South of Sedona. Nice desert...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,455
Posted By BruceEicher
How did the flight review go? Did you do any zero...

How did the flight review go? Did you do any zero or negative G maneuvers? I was quite surprised on how much oil dumped on my belly through the crank case vent the first time I slow rolled. Then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 732
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Jim, I don?t live there but have family and...

Hi Jim,
I don?t live there but have family and fly there often. We plan the next 4 of 5 weekends there. I can?t tell you much about the airport community, non-towered but one or two commercial...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,512
Posted By BruceEicher
Law Two

RV LAW OF STATED PERFORMANCE NUMBERS
If you state any performance number on your craft someone in the audience will have always have a better one for theirs.
Forum: Safety 03-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,110
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, quite nice NW RV-10 family designed it. I...

Yes, quite nice NW RV-10 family designed it. I have purchased one but have not found the 30 minutes to install it yet. Will report when I do. Very good Dynon and Advanced support for it, talked to...
Forum: Canada 03-04-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,689
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi Hermann! So you are going to make the hop over...

Hi Hermann!
So you are going to make the hop over the pond, fantastic!
Where is Val-d`Or Area? Canada?
Let me know how I can help, if needed.
Blue skies and tail winds!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 281,076
Posted By BruceEicher
Very Cool Kent!

Very Cool Kent!
Forum: Aircraft Camping 02-16-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,944
Posted By BruceEicher
My findings and personal preferences

My wife and I have transitioned from car camping with the boat to backpacking and airplane camping over the course of seven years. We now have spare everything as we settle into comfortable but light...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,780
Posted By BruceEicher
Another potential member

It was so cold my fingers and brain missed the altimeter adjustment by .01. Hope this and the dirty screen is forgiven.
Flying home from Arizona last weekend.
I should have also turned into the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 02-11-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,488
Posted By BruceEicher
I too enjoyed the fly-in and the airshow. Good...

I too enjoyed the fly-in and the airshow. Good idea to combine the two and bring in the public, for free. You can’t be too judgemental of regional events, they need our support. Great job Joe!
It...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By BruceEicher
Here?s the thread on larger tires, same wheels...

Here?s the thread on larger tires, same wheels and pants.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=23360
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 66,845
Posted By BruceEicher
But did you land on that strip? ;)

But did you land on that strip? ;)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 66,845
Posted By BruceEicher
www.postimages.org has no pop ups,...

www.postimages.org has no pop ups, yet...

https://i.postimg.cc/6pKPJr5n/C190560-F-6287-4-A3-D-AC75-730-E182970-EC.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-02-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,575
Posted By BruceEicher
Yesterday was my third flight to the coast in...

Yesterday was my third flight to the coast in three days. Katie, Hana and I beached and lunched at Left Coast Monday. It was a great weekend.

The flight plan assumes cruise with no taxi or stops,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-01-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,575
Posted By BruceEicher
2019 Sats, maybe ahead of Vlad for a day?

Finished off (this year so far) 15 different airport landings, 5 new airports for Hula and I, one grass strip and 2 night landings and one victory roll. I was trying for the intire Oregon Coast and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By BruceEicher
My Hangar is 100’ from PCA, so I ordered most of...

My Hangar is 100’ from PCA, so I ordered most of my complete Dynon system thru them. But if they don’t have it in stock you do wait for Dynon, then for PCA as the middle man. I feel both companies...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-16-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,980
Posted By BruceEicher
Thanks Ken for both your help and compliments. ...

Thanks Ken for both your help and compliments. We saw Harmon and all the gang last night at our party, sorry you weren?t there. I did not think, maybe you don?t get the chapter emails?
And, my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-15-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,980
Posted By BruceEicher
Done...

Back to indoor activities here in Oregon; so I finally took the time to finish the wheel pants from the larger tire upgrade and the transition fairings for Hula?s new Aluminum Airfoil Gear...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 12-11-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,944
Posted By BruceEicher
Airplane Camping Equipment List Using UL (Ultra...

Airplane Camping Equipment List
Using UL (Ultra Lite) backpacking gear mostly bought at REI, we fit all this, plus clothes and food and keep under gross with full tanks in our RV-8. This list weighs...
Forum: ADS-B 12-10-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,171
Posted By BruceEicher
I assume what Jim is saying and I am thinking is...

I assume what Jim is saying and I am thinking is the ADSB is reporting altitude difference from your flight and the traffic flight position. But what are the two devices using for your altitude? ...
Forum: Reviews 12-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,243
Posted By BruceEicher
New Dynon D3 Pocket Panel.

Dynon D3 PIREP
I am participating in the early release of the Pocket Panel D3 with synthetic vision.
I have had my eye on the D1 and D2 as they have come out. My complete Dynon Skyview Touch system...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,121
Posted By BruceEicher
I used fly boys, been 6 years and no problems on...

I used fly boys, been 6 years and no problems on my -8

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-27-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,544
Posted By BruceEicher
Hermann Demos RV-8 Aerobatics While Giving You a Scenic Tour of Germany

Hermann Schiele "SuperCubDriver" shows off his flying skills, his countryside and his beautiful RV-8

Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/K1KEvNY3-DM

https://youtu.be/om4cj67pavo
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-26-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,802
Posted By BruceEicher
Hermann is sending me some more video, but he?s...

Hermann is sending me some more video, but he?s not one to bore you with extra footage. :)

LOM in-line 4
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-23-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,802
Posted By BruceEicher
RV flying in Germany, photo and video proof.

Posting for a very dear friend;

RV-7 Tobias Treichel, RV-6 Peter Grievner and Herbert Fluck, RV-7A Klaus-Peter Morhard.
http://i66.tinypic.com/r2kdu9.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/mue8g5.jpg

And if...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,471
Posted By BruceEicher
I’ve been pulling some 5 year old 1080 and Avery...

I’ve been pulling some 5 year old 1080 and Avery chrome vinyl, it has been mostly hangared with 550 Hobbs hours. So far pretty easy to pull with heat, then some clean up with alcohol where the 3M...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-17-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,683
Posted By BruceEicher
Hi, Exciting! I inserted some possible answers...

Hi,
Exciting! I inserted some possible answers into your text below. A lot of good experience and advice here on VAF, but also talk to the manufacturers, Van?s, Garmin and so forth.
Have fun, you...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,913
Posted By BruceEicher
I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from...

I like my flightcom 403 intercom, $250 from Van?s. when I switched out my Icom for the Dynon Radio I kept the 403.
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,913
Posted By BruceEicher
You might already know...A common ?weak link?...

You might already know...A common ?weak link? with the A210 is the ribbon connecting the head to the base.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=49429&highlight=A210+ribbon
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,471
Posted By BruceEicher
I asked aircraft wraps once what their special...

I asked aircraft wraps once what their special trade secret product was. They brushed me off.
Six years and 500+ hours now on my 3M 1080 colors and Avery Conform Chrome. While I have polished...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By BruceEicher
Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but...

Yep, here with clear resin the burlap is seen but not felt.
http://i64.tinypic.com/ix8r34.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,023
Posted By BruceEicher
Grandson?s RV

Another completion, used a giant scale prop and spinner, belt driven from pedal crank as per EAA plans.
2 yr?s Birthday, he?s too small yet to reach the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By BruceEicher
Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and...

Upgrade to touch for the faster processor, and get the dongle, works great with ForeFlight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-23-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,467
Posted By BruceEicher
Experienced all three

I started with Van?s stock springs, in about 100 hours went to Rocket link, liked it but had one cross wind breakout, without any more than a scare, and then it broke at about 400 hours. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By BruceEicher
Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes...

Yes, to the Dynon converter and as I remember yes to the plates. It?s been 8 years since I built my tanks, I used Van?s plate kit. And the Dynon converter from 6 years ago. So things could have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By BruceEicher
http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg I did...

http://i67.tinypic.com/14mw7yu.jpg

I did recalibrate after flying about 30 hours. Now I am within a gallon or two almost all times.
My dipstick is the most accurate, then my fuel flow red cube then...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-12-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By BruceEicher
Sure, I?ll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...

Sure, I?ll snap a pic tonight, but Ray is right...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-11-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By BruceEicher
I have your same set up for six years. I have...

I have your same set up for six years. I have found that a poor electrical connection at the tank to converter will give me a false reading, sometimes even an empty tank reading. The connection...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,947
Posted By BruceEicher
Looks like the Death Star used rattle can,...

Looks like the Death Star used rattle can, several cans...
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