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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By rv8ch
Ciao Camillo, what kind of fuel injection do you...

Ciao Camillo, what kind of fuel injection do you have? Also, what kind of air filter system? Are you running regular magnetos, or electronic ignition?

How does it behave when flying? Do you have...
Forum: COMM Yesterday, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By rv8ch
Try turning off one of your mags to see if it's...

Try turning off one of your mags to see if it's related to spark plug wires - I've seen this happen.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats Pete! I can see why you are smiling!

Congrats Pete! I can see why you are smiling!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By rv8ch
I hope one day Gopro adds a "dashcam" mode like...

I hope one day Gopro adds a "dashcam" mode like all the $50 action cams out there - they just start recording when they get power.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of variables - do you want to have single...

Lots of variables - do you want to have single color? Are you worried about weight? There is a school of thought that wants a consistent color scheme for all wire, and those that want all white...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By rv8ch
They look very good, and the company seems to...

They look very good, and the company seems to know what they are doing. Any info on the price? My guess is probably higher than the mcfarlane cables. I've got the "custom" mcfarlane cables, with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By rv8ch
Here's a possible...

Here's a possible solution:

https://www.tcwtech.com/product/control-valve-servo-kit/

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=159508
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-22-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,555
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone have some good recommendations for the a...

Anyone have some good recommendations for the a screwdriver torque wrench? I've seen a couple out there on the net and a youtube review, and would be interested in the view of the VAF brain...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-22-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By rv8ch
My GRT Sport EX EFIS will do all the math and...

My GRT Sport EX EFIS will do all the math and provide TAS and Density altitude in the exported CSV file - I guess most EFIS systems will do this.

Bill, If you do a poll please be sure to specify the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-22-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,838
Posted By rv8ch
That is very clean. The baffle behind the ring...

That is very clean. The baffle behind the ring gear looks awesome!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-21-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bill. Here's what I see with my little...

Thanks Bill. Here's what I see with my little ETX680C and my PP alternator at 82°F:

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The EarthX will take whatever the alternator wants to give for about 30-35 seconds after starting.

I...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-21-2021, 05:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,192
Posted By rv8ch
Glad you got it going. Can you clarify what the...

Glad you got it going. Can you clarify what the problem was with the earthx? Not clear to me from your posts, and as an earthx user, I'd like to avoid trouble. :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-21-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By rv8ch
Apologies, I inadvertently linked my experience...

Apologies, I inadvertently linked my experience so far with my new engine without a separator and the relative ease of cleaning the belly to Ed's comments on what happens with combustion gasses that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By rv8ch
Blackstone Labs used to say something like this: ...

Blackstone Labs used to say something like this: "If you’re taking your sample while changing the oil, let some oil drain before you fill up the bottle. Try not to get either the first or the last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By rv8ch
Bunch of solutions out...

Bunch of solutions out there.

https://www.amazon.com/oil-extractor/s?k=oil+extractor

I use an oil extractor on my car, have not yet tested with the aircraft since I like to see the oil flow out,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-20-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree, and based on what people like Ed...

Totally agree, and based on what people like Ed Kollin say, you really want that stuff out of your engine case. This was a very good interview.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-zgGr2pKg

Not to...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By rv8ch
I used a littelfuse midi 80 amp for my 60 amp...

I used a littelfuse midi 80 amp for my 60 amp alternator. It's probably a bit small but has not blown yet.

http://www.rv8.ch/alternator-b-lead-install-with-littelfuse-midi-inline-80amp-fuse/

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-20-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By rv8ch
double flare

Hi Trent, if you have not yet done any flares, you might want to look at this. Everyone will tell you that it's not needed, but boy, are the flares...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-20-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By rv8ch
Be careful to not paint yourself into a corner. ...

Be careful to not paint yourself into a corner. What you put in today will need to be maintained tomorrow. That means it might need to come out to either replace, troubleshoot, or upgrade.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By rv8ch
John, I did the same. Works fine, and is much...

John, I did the same. Works fine, and is much more maintainable. The long tubes with crazy bends that you can barely get in when the aircraft is in your workshop will be really hard to replace in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,781
Posted By rv8ch
I've written this many times - please do not...

I've written this many times - please do not underestimate the bad guys. They are very smart, and very motivated. People are scammed out of millions every day.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,175
Posted By rv8ch
Finn - sounds like we hang out with similar...

Finn - sounds like we hang out with similar practical jokers! :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-18-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By rv8ch
Not that easy to see but this picture shows it a...

Not that easy to see but this picture shows it a little bit.

I just kept the bowden cable under the angle along the FW, a small notch in the vertical part of the baggage sidewall, and then under...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,740
Posted By rv8ch
Riley, It's really good that you are asking here,...

Riley, It's really good that you are asking here, and that you are testing these lines. Small leaks can be annoying since they make your aircraft smell like fuel, and large leaks can cause a...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,000
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Nick - welcome to VAF! You might want to...

Hi Nick - welcome to VAF! You might want to place the order now and then when the time comes you can just delay shipment. Talk to the folks at Van's - they are very easy to work with.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-16-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By rv8ch
Fuel issue

Ouch.

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https://www.wptv.com/news/region-s-palm-beach-county/small-plane-makes-crash-landing-on-dirt-racetrack-west-of-delray-beach
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-16-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By rv8ch
I did this too, but I didn't remove the check...

I did this too, but I didn't remove the check valve - I was pretty happy with my 80/80 compressions! :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,610
Posted By rv8ch
I understand what you and DanH are saying - and I...

I understand what you and DanH are saying - and I know that Bob Nuckolls says the same thing. Two things - 1) modern cars are doing lots of things with their millions of relays, so it's not clear if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2021, 05:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,554
Posted By rv8ch
According to this diagram, unless the humidity at...

According to this diagram, unless the humidity at that altitude was higher than 80%, it is not likely that you had carb ice.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,610
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Jan, I saw a video of the Plane Power/Hartzell...

Hi Jan, I saw a video of the Plane Power/Hartzell guys from Oshkosh this year, and the PP expert said something to the effect of "I don't know why you would want to have the alternator on during the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-15-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By rv8ch
Here's some advice - build the aircraft as close...

Here's some advice - build the aircraft as close to the plans as possible. Every change will cost you a lot more time than you might think. I got this advice before I started building, didn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,847
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Vern. I had not heard of USB OTG - this...

Thanks Vern. I had not heard of USB OTG - this will solve the problem! I'll start looking for devices.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 09-14-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,601
Posted By rv8ch
Follow-up

Just a follow-up on this thread - the airflow straightener is still installed and working well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 37,847
Posted By rv8ch
automatic upload to savvy or other service

Vern, gents, gurus, quick question - when I finish a flight I take the USB stick out of my GRT, plug it into my laptop, drag the CSV files onto the laptop, log into savvy.com, and drag the CSV files...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-14-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,277
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bill. I have a "heavy" left wing, and...

Thanks Bill. I have a "heavy" left wing, and want to install a gopro, will probably put it on the right wing anyway. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,657
Posted By rv8ch
Bill, is this still for sale?

Bill, is this still for sale?
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-13-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By rv8ch
Some good hints...

Some good hints here:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1102695

Also, if you use a tool like foreflight, it can be set up for your W&B, but you need an accurate W&B done on your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,554
Posted By rv8ch
I agree - it seems like carb ice can happen at...

I agree - it seems like carb ice can happen at any time, which is why I raised the point. Not sure everyone is trained to watch out for it. I know I was not trained for this - but could be just me.
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,566
Posted By rv8ch
Mike, did you notice a difference in handling...

Mike, did you notice a difference in handling after bending the "stinger"?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8ch
My setup feels very accurate and responsive, and...

My setup feels very accurate and responsive, and after a bit of practice, I didn't have any trouble with the ground handling of the Eagle or the P51. The Spitfire was a bit more tricky.

I know...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Peter, how do you have your oil cooler...

Hi Peter, how do you have your oil cooler mounted? I have the opposite problem - my oil is too cool. I think it's because I offset my cooler just a little bit back from the cylinder when I mounted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8ch
In flight, no real difference between nosewheel...

In flight, no real difference between nosewheel and tailwheel. On the ground, my experience is that it helps. It's not natural for us to steer with our feet, so getting experience taxiing with your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,554
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Dave, have you seen carb ice during times when...

Hi Dave, have you seen carb ice during times when you didn't expect it? Traditionally it's only supposed to happen during descent to landing under "high" humidity conditions, not under full power. ...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-13-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By rv8ch
I put mine here - worked out well. On the FW the...

I put mine here - worked out well. On the FW the forest of tabs will get in the way, and be harder to run cables to.

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FW ground info is here to ground the engine and starter to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,554
Posted By rv8ch
Carb heat on takeoff?

Just ran across this accident in which the NTSB seems to recommend carb heat on...
Forum: International 09-13-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By rv8ch
Same here. I always request shipment via USPS...

Same here. I always request shipment via USPS but some suppliers confuse USPS with UPS or just ignore me. I always enjoy getting the shipment, but dread the letter that comes a few days later with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8ch
My PC was about $3000, and the other stuff about...

My PC was about $3000, and the other stuff about another $1000. The prices are about the same now, but the performance is better. It could probably be done with slightly less powerful hardware, but...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By rv8ch
I bought some VR goggles (Oculus Rift), a good PC...

I bought some VR goggles (Oculus Rift), a good PC (Joule Performance), graphics card (RTX2080Ti), some good rudder pedals (Thrustmaster TPR)/HOTAS/Stick and practiced with a game called DCS World.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-11-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By rv8ch
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforc...

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Avansairforce.com+hot+start+io-360

Lots of great threads on this topic.

Mixture ICO, throttle at about 1000RPM, crank until it starts and feed in the mixture. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-11-2021, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By rv8ch
Looks cool, Colin. Also looks like you changed...

Looks cool, Colin. Also looks like you changed the gasket. Always interesting to see people experimenting. I think DanH is also running the megajolt.
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By rv8ch
I agree - I work a lot with China and those guys...

I agree - I work a lot with China and those guys are extremely motivated to knock down barriers to making money. It's a delight to work with them. No comment on all the problems that exist in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,370
Posted By rv8ch
The Denso website says that the IK24 plugs have...

The Denso website says that the IK24 plugs have the 5k ohm resistor, and I confirmed this when checking both the IK24 and IK27 Iridium plugs. I have not yet put the IK24 plugs in - will probably do...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By rv8ch
Just as a recent datapoint - I thought I had an...

Just as a recent datapoint - I thought I had an issue with my PP alternator, and contacted them. They shipped a brand new one to me in Switzerland totally at their cost. Turns out there was not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By rv8ch
Does the pin go in easily if it's only one side...

Does the pin go in easily if it's only one side of the hinge? If not, then that might be something to fix - perhaps some loops are not aligned right.

Mine were stiff for a while, but now I can...
Forum: International 09-10-2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By rv8ch
The challenge seems to be fraud as previously...

The challenge seems to be fraud as previously mentioned. The US market is so huge, many businesses just decide to avoid the hassle of "international". Even in very large companies, "international"...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,370
Posted By rv8ch
The timing will help - are you running on the A...

The timing will help - are you running on the A curve or the B curve? Do you have an enginebridge or eicommander? They can tell you the pmag timing while flying. Our engines don't seem to be as...
Forum: International 09-09-2021, 12:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By rv8ch
Dan, if only you knew someone from the US who has...

Dan, if only you knew someone from the US who has a sister in Texas who could forward the occasional package, if only... :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,370
Posted By rv8ch
Isn't a 14 a bit...

Isn't a 14 a bit hot?

https://www.densoproducts.com/heat-range-conversion-chart-2

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Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
I think you are right! I'm not sure why i...

I think you are right! I'm not sure why i thought that it had an internal generator like the pmag, but I was clearly wrong. Thanks!
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Mike, If you have an electrically dependent...

Hi Mike, If you have an electrically dependent aircraft, you are doing the right thing by trying to understand the design of the system. There are many factors that go into the design of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,411
Posted By rv8ch
From what what I understand, it's not the key...

From what what I understand, it's not the key switch that's the problem, it's the systems connected to the key switch. What does the key switch actually do? Provide power to the EFII(s)? Any other...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-07-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By rv8ch
Are you in a hurry? I've got a couple I could...

Are you in a hurry? I've got a couple I could drop in the mail from Switzerland, but I won't have them in my hands for a few days.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-06-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By rv8ch
Here are some sample...

Here are some sample POHs.

https://vansairforce.net/poh.htm
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By rv8ch
Can't argue with that logic! As another data...

Can't argue with that logic!

As another data point, I'm at 3.1 bar or about 45 psi with my big, fat 380X150-5 Michelins. I need that extra pressure due to my "carrier" landings.
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