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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 512
Posted By rv8ch
My rubber wing fairing gap seals underneath the...

My rubber wing fairing gap seals underneath the wing could move about 1/16" and that was plenty to cause a nasty vibration. I "temporarily" put on some speed tape and it disappeared. I doubt this...
Forum: RV-14 Today, 12:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By rv8ch
I've accidentally bumped the controls getting...

I've accidentally bumped the controls getting into or out of an aircraft - please be careful, that could be the start of a bad day if it happens with the engine running and you just fell out of it...
Forum: Electrical Systems Today, 12:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By rv8ch
That might already be ok if the battery tray is...

That might already be ok if the battery tray is well-grounded to the airframe. When I had my tray in the back it had several square inches of contact with the airframe, with I believe 3 10-32...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By rv8ch
I think it's always valuable to have someone...

I think it's always valuable to have someone asking the "uncomfortable" questions, and challenging us. We're lucky to have this excellent forum where we can get the benefit of so much experience.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,486
Posted By rv8ch
Google seems to read my mind - I just got this...

Google seems to read my mind - I just got this "Project Farm" video suggested where he evaluates various ceramic coatings. He always has a fun way of deciding how objectively measure...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By rv8ch
Why not both? :D

Why not both? :D
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,765
Posted By rv8ch
Please tell me I'm an idiot

There have been some threads recently where people seemed to be unhappy when other forum members questioned the way that they have implemented something, or the device they installed or planned to...
Forum: RV-4 05-09-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By rv8ch
These guys have one. https://www.enginebridge.com

These guys have one.

https://www.enginebridge.com
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-09-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,013
Posted By rv8ch
https://www.surefly.aero/faq I've got two...

https://www.surefly.aero/faq



I've got two pmags which I like (so far), but if you are worried about a common "bug" hitting both pmags at the same time, the surefly seems like an option. Looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,486
Posted By rv8ch
My painter said to use anything you would use on...

My painter said to use anything you would use on a car - doesn't matter. I've tried several things, and I can't get any of them to work badly. It seems like a situation where we've come a long way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By rv8ch
I'd get them to send you pictures of how they box...

I'd get them to send you pictures of how they box them when they ship them. Perhaps even send you an empty box with the correct packing foam, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,970
Posted By rv8ch
Not sure who said it, famous pilot or astronaut,...

Not sure who said it, famous pilot or astronaut, something like "if you are not at least a little bit nervous, then you probably don't understand the risk you are about to take."
Forum: Painting your RV 05-07-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By rv8ch
I laughed so loud at this my girl had to know...

I laughed so loud at this my girl had to know what it's all about. She suggested a naked man, and had some not very family-friendly suggestions for how he should look, sizes, and what he should be...
Forum: Safety 05-07-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By rv8ch
Very sad. FlightAware looks very...

Very sad.

FlightAware looks very strange.

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More info:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/253804
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By rv8ch
carb cleaner

Aeromotive recommends carb cleaner for their stainless steel filters.

https://aeromotiveinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TB-104-Cleaning-Stainless-Filter-elements.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By rv8ch
Anyone know what the filter size is at the fuel...

Anyone know what the filter size is at the fuel station pump? I guess there must be a standard, and I'm guessing it's bigger than 40 micron.

We had a presentation from a guy from Total at our...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
My understanding, which is extremely limited, is...

My understanding, which is extremely limited, is that the main time you need to worry about the increased moment of inertia is when doing a spin. Recovery can be hard/impossible if you have too much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of great info...

Lots of great info here:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#WeightandBalance

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Forum: RV-7/7A 05-04-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,125
Posted By rv8ch
I did it more for my own piece of mind. It was a...

I did it more for my own piece of mind. It was a bit of work, but after so many years without doing real metal fabrication while doing the engine and panel, it was nice to get in there and drill out...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By rv8ch
You whippersnappers with your fast modems - I...

You whippersnappers with your fast modems - I started with 110 baud modems and paper terminals, and my "storage" was a paper tape with holes punched in.

Looked something like this, but ours didn't...
Forum: Safety 05-04-2021, 03:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,327
Posted By rv8ch
I'd say "why not?" Couple of other options - get...

I'd say "why not?" Couple of other options - get a wifi camera that she can look at from time to time, or keep your phone in your pocket.

I have thought of this as I often spend hours alone when in...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-03-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds great!

Sounds great!
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-03-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By rv8ch
This is what it sounds like to me too. I had one...

This is what it sounds like to me too. I had one ignition wire which worked perfectly sometimes and then badly others, depending on the bend of the wire. Turns out it was the connector between the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By rv8ch
And that time could be 6 months or 6 years - and...

And that time could be 6 months or 6 years - and the next guy that owns the aircraft will not know what happened or why.
Forum: ADS-B 05-03-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By rv8ch
How do you check the status on the iphone app? ...

How do you check the status on the iphone app? Is this an EchoUAT app?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By rv8ch
Practicing patterns with very square corners! ...

Practicing patterns with very square corners! :D

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/hb-ymm#2796b9a1

They look more rounded here:

https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/HBYMM
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-02-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By rv8ch
Don't forget that one of the possible situations...

Don't forget that one of the possible situations when you need an ELT is if the aircraft is flipped over or in another "non-standard" position.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By rv8ch
Cool video. Do you a closeup of the gear? It...

Cool video. Do you a closeup of the gear? It might be the angle, but those don't look like my Grove airfoil gear. I had started to video what's happening outside like you are doing, but I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-02-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By rv8ch
Understanding the electron flow path is extremely...

Understanding the electron flow path is extremely important, no matter what the application - 737 or RV7.

I can confess that in the late 1980s I had a very small part in a project that will remain...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By rv8ch
Since I have Space Shuttle switch guards, I...

Since I have Space Shuttle switch guards, I pretend I'm Bob Crippen at every startup. :D

https://periheliondesign.com/product/organic-handpicked-coffee/
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,653
Posted By rv8ch
Just curious - why not? Bob Nuckolls recommends...

Just curious - why not? Bob Nuckolls recommends them for a variety of what seem to be good reasons.
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,653
Posted By rv8ch
A "bus" is just a fuse holder or some other...

A "bus" is just a fuse holder or some other method of power distribution - even a wire with a lot of splices could be considered a bus - although not exactly what we want to do in our...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-29-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,759
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed - this is working fine for me. The part...

Indeed - this is working fine for me. The part of the engine that the starter bolts to is very clean, flat, un-anodized metal, securely bolted, so is probably conducting pretty good to the engine...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-29-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By rv8ch
That's disappointing. I saw that they were not...

That's disappointing. I saw that they were not dual crimp, but I didn't check the size. :(


Here's a thread with a link to the ETCO connector that Emagair said that they require. I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,572
Posted By rv8ch
It can be very hot and miserable in there if...

It can be very hot and miserable in there if there is no breeze and it's a humid night. Those dorm rooms only have windows on one wall, so little air circulation. If it's hot, I recommend buying a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-28-2021, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree on raising the tail - much easier...

Totally agree on raising the tail - much easier to work back there when it's level and all the blood is not flowing to your head.

To get the baggage area out to inspect the belcrank and autopilot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 31,097
Posted By rv8ch
Very cool feature. This is what I'd like to see...

Very cool feature. This is what I'd like to see with my EFIS - soon as it connects to my wifi, it uploads the files to Savvy. And grabs the updated Jeppesen data. And checks for bug fixes. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By rv8ch
Félicitations, great to hear that it's better!

Félicitations, great to hear that it's better!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By rv8ch
I doubt you will need to replace the baffles,...

I doubt you will need to replace the baffles, just tune them up a bit. I want to "third" Larry's good advice on checking your timing - something seems off based on your numbers.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-27-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By rv8ch
That's for sure! I got a lot of good advice...

That's for sure! I got a lot of good advice before starting my -8 to not fall into the trap of "enhancing" things - and I generally didn't listen, unfortunately. "i'M vErY sMaAaRT!" Eventually I...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the info, Dennis. Not giving me a...

Thanks for the info, Dennis. Not giving me a warm, fuzzy feeling about my fuel pump, but I guess I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep listing for unusual sounds.
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 953
Posted By rv8ch
I didn't either - are you sure it's the pump...

I didn't either - are you sure it's the pump beeping? Did it ever work? Perhaps it needs a prime or a little nudge?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,908
Posted By rv8ch
Ferrule...

Ferrule video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jJqSGMB5g
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,584
Posted By rv8ch
But the music was awesome! :D That was some...

But the music was awesome! :D

That was some serious climb performance - 6000 FPM. It would be fun to look at his raw data.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-26-2021, 01:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By rv8ch
kit availability

I think you will enjoy building either kit - they are both awesome as are even the "older" kits. One thing to check from Van's is the kit availability - it seems like some parts have quite a long...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-26-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,584
Posted By rv8ch
It all depends on how much experimenting you like...

It all depends on how much experimenting you like to do. These numbers are impressive - you just need to make them real in your aircraft. Quite a long road. Not trying to be a buzzkiller, but...
Forum: Safety 04-25-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By rv8ch
I guess that would only help if there was a...

I guess that would only help if there was a checklist item stating - "If you have to jumpstart the aircraft, don't. Take the aircraft to a good mechanic before flight!"
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By rv8ch
Mine are all 90° on both the plug and the mag...

Mine are all 90° on both the plug and the mag end. I have a parallel valve io-360, and can't say if all engines have their plugs at the same angle, but I think so.

This is the kit I bought and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-25-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By rv8ch
Mine were the correct length.

Mine were the correct length.
Forum: Safety 04-25-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,334
Posted By rv8ch
Excellent points

These are excellent points, thanks for sharing them, Walt.

One of my design considerations to avoid a "john denver" incident for a future owner of my RV-8 - make everything simple, obvious,...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-24-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By rv8ch
I bought a complete new set from Jegs I believe. ...

I bought a complete new set from Jegs I believe. I found one wire that was very bad, and replaced the plug cap and connector, and it solved my issue. I still have all the other parts ready to go in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 02:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,572
Posted By rv8ch
In his YT comments he wrote he had some aircraft...

In his YT comments he wrote he had some aircraft in front of him. For a typical Sunday at his home airfield he kept a "reasonable" distance. Most people are not used to the spacing of airshows like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By rv8ch
This is a very powerful statement that most...

This is a very powerful statement that most people don't seem to be understanding.

What's the highest compression ratio you've seen run mogas or equivalent with your EI?
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,777
Posted By rv8ch
GBX-25A

The GBX-25A is another option, if it's still being sold.

http://www.vx-aviation.com/AXIS.html

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By rv8ch
UL91

I'm running this stuff and my engine seems to like it.

https://www.aviation.total.com/fuels/avgas-ul-91

No lead, about the same price as 100LL at my home airport, and oil reports from Blackstone...
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats, Scott! Interesting to read your...

Congrats, Scott! Interesting to read your comparisons of the -7 and the -14.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,025
Posted By rv8ch
Good advice here.

I read a lot of posts about what to "finish" before closing up this skin or that. When I see them I try to get the builder to think about what they will do when they need access there to repair or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-22-2021, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By rv8ch
Great video

Pete - you have really raised the bar. Nice camera work and editing - and nice flying!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By rv8ch
Michel - that does look like a gap that should be...

Michel - that does look like a gap that should be filled. I recommend spending some time with the RV-14 documentation, even though you have a -6. It's available mostly on the Van's website, and you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 269
Posted By rv8ch
I have the Sport EX touch screen and I've...

I have the Sport EX touch screen and I've basically never used it outside of checking to see if it works. I'm day vfr only - perhaps there is something that you might need it for that I never use,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-21-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By rv8ch
I use the tiny one for my io-360 - starts...

I use the tiny one for my io-360 - starts great!

http://www.rv8.ch/battery-holder/

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-21-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,683
Posted By rv8ch
The way you describe it, it does sound useless. ...

The way you describe it, it does sound useless. Do you have a photo? This seems kind of strange. As DanH said, all air that comes into the cowl should be passing by some part of the engine where...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,185
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Steve - I ordered 10 from these guys in...

Thanks Steve - I ordered 10 from these guys in the UK - it was a whopping 20 USD for 10 of them with shipping to me in Switzerland. :)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-20-2021, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,185
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Steve, this is a great idea. Obviously I can...

Hi Steve, this is a great idea. Obviously I can just buy some to check it out since they are very cheap, but how do they connect to the spark plug wire? I can't find any information on installation...
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