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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By rv8ch
I'm sure you haven't but please don't forget...

I'm sure you haven't but please don't forget those of us that live in 220-240v places. We want to buy your products too! :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,192
Posted By rv8ch
I have an older kit, so didn't have this specific...

I have an older kit, so didn't have this specific issue. Much advice in this thread is good - floating nutplates, don't install a nutplate in every hole - about every other hole will be fine, and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By rv8ch
Looked through my emails from ebay and they don't...

Looked through my emails from ebay and they don't mention the length, and the item that I bought brings up a 404 error on ebay. I can measure it next time I'm in the hanger. I doubt it will make a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-17-2022, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By rv8ch
Phil, very cool - I really like the "walls" -...

Phil, very cool - I really like the "walls" - that's going to be really useful for those of us that fly in complex airspace. Thankfully our controllers are helpful.

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Forum: RV-14 01-17-2022, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,522
Posted By rv8ch
Make sure you are spinning the drill bit as fast...

Make sure you are spinning the drill bit as fast as possible - that's what's nice about the air drills - they turn fast. And of course use good quality, sharp bits.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-17-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By rv8ch
Use the EBAY

About $5 on ebay. Kitchen cabinet struts.

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http://www.rv8.ch/baggage-door-hydraulic-gas-strut/

Note that there are different strengths - I found that the 20N struts (about 5 lbs) was good...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-17-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By rv8ch
Another opinion - besides looking like the...

Another opinion - besides looking like the aircraft that you trained in, why use a keyswitch? They are expensive, seem to fail regularly, and you'll still need to add toggle switches to test power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,007
Posted By rv8ch
Talking Must be an amazing maintenance facility to make...

Must be an amazing maintenance facility to make it worth a 1500 mile trip! :D
Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By rv8ch
Shawn, good idea to get some additional...

Shawn, good idea to get some additional knowledge/training. Lots of great advice already shared in this thread. I found this book...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-16-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,804
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Trent, not sure if it's the picture or the...

Hi Trent, not sure if it's the picture or the sleeves or something else - yours don't look like mine did. I would always see melted solder around the center. Are you sure you are getting it hot...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-15-2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By rv8ch
Easy - just use space shuttle switch guards. ...

Easy - just use space shuttle switch guards. That's what I did.

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https://periheliondesign.com/product/organic-handpicked-coffee/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-14-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By rv8ch
Here are some options - 850mm is about 33.5...

Here are some options - 850mm is about 33.5 inches.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/belt+drive,heavy+duty+/+industrial+v-belt,+++++++++++++3/8%22+++++(9.5mm)+belt,1000578

Another option is to use...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-13-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,259
Posted By rv8ch
Hola, no tengo foto...

Hola, no tengo foto...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-13-2022, 03:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By rv8ch
An inch gap does not seem that bad...what are you...

An inch gap does not seem that bad...what are you targeting? The engine moves a lot, particularly along the axis of rotation.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-13-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,804
Posted By rv8ch
Opinion - I like them but they would be better if...

Opinion - I like them but they would be better if they came with that missing 3rd hand needed to hold each side, and then the heating element.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-12-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,395
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the tips, Larry - all good advice.

Thanks for the tips, Larry - all good advice.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-10-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By rv8ch
Pick up some stainless steel Torx a.k.a. 6-lobe...

Pick up some stainless steel Torx a.k.a. 6-lobe fasteners from McMaster-Carr.

https://www.mcmaster.com/Torx-Screws/18-8-stainless-steel-button-head-torx-screws-9/
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-10-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By rv8ch
I think there is little doubt that this is the...

I think there is little doubt that this is the future, but it will take a few years before everyone does it, similar to EFIS, electronic ignitions, and other technological advances in aviation - it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,277
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Craig, between this and your issue with...

Hi Craig, between this and your issue with starting, I think you need to get a second pair of eyes on your wiring. Is there a nearby EAA chapter that might have a Bob Nuckolls disciple that might be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,100
Posted By rv8ch
Just installed one - seems like a very good...

Just installed one - seems like a very good quality product.

http://www.rv8.ch/kp-engineering-stainless-steel-cleanable-oil-filter/

Surprising difference in size and weight when compared with the...
Forum: Propellers 01-09-2022, 01:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,757
Posted By rv8ch
These tips and photos are great, Joe - thanks for...

These tips and photos are great, Joe - thanks for sharing them!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-08-2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,064
Posted By rv8ch
The main goal of getting the oil hot is to help...

The main goal of getting the oil hot is to help remove moisture from the oil. While the conventional wisdom is 180F is a magic number at the oil temperature sensor, oil in other parts of the engine...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By rv8ch
During your CI you will remove the fairings...

During your CI you will remove the fairings between the wing and the fuselage, and under there you will see the fuel level sensor. It will looks something like this:

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Set your multimeter to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-07-2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By rv8ch
I have the parallel valve io-360 on an RV-8 but I...

I have the parallel valve io-360 on an RV-8 but I believe this is a common...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By rv8ch
Just an FYI - There seems to be a limitation on...

Just an FYI - There seems to be a limitation on the ipad (iphone too) that the bluetooth connection/headset can be used to make calls, but it can't be used to record using any other app.

When I use...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By rv8ch
Arkon

I used one of these - $30.

https://www.arkon.com/product/TABRMAMPS-tablet-wall-mount-screws.html

Screwed it to the panel - took about an hour total time. Very solid.

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-05-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By rv8ch
Very risky, but if you get the canopy warm, it...

Very risky, but if you get the canopy warm, it will reduce the chances of cracking. Worst case is you remove the canopy and re-glue.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-05-2022, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By rv8ch
The principles don't change at all if your...

The principles don't change at all if your aircraft is complete or not. The details of how to do a W&B are published in a lot of places, here's a good...
Forum: Safety 01-04-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,077
Posted By rv8ch
Rotated. 20515

Rotated.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,000
Posted By rv8ch
Garry - any idea what caused that? Must have...

Garry - any idea what caused that? Must have been quite a surprise when you saw it!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By rv8ch
The Van's RV-8 baggage door is not really that...

The Van's RV-8 baggage door is not really that hard to build if you are careful and follow the instructions that have been shared quite a few times here on VAF. Assuming that avoiding of building...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,122
Posted By rv8ch
Although it may feel overbearing to the honest...

Although it may feel overbearing to the honest seller of these expensive devices to "prove their worth", I believe that erring on the side of caution is best for everyone.

A single scam will of...
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,757
Posted By rv8ch
Bob, do you have a recommendation? Thanks.

Bob, do you have a recommendation? Thanks.
Forum: Propellers 01-02-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,757
Posted By rv8ch
I dropped an email to Hartzell asking for advice...

I dropped an email to Hartzell asking for advice last week, but probably won't hear from them for a few days. There must be some grease that is compatible.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-02-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,888
Posted By rv8ch
My QB tanks were works of art, and they came from...

My QB tanks were works of art, and they came from the Philippines around 2004.

Anyone who has managed humans, particularly in a challenging production environment, knows that good training and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By rv8ch
This is a very good test to do, and can help find...

This is a very good test to do, and can help find issues that otherwise would occur during first flight - not what you want.

My andair backup electrical fuel pump put out over 50GPH at all angles,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-01-2022, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By rv8ch
I'm right handed, radio/transponder on the left,...

I'm right handed, radio/transponder on the left, GRT EFIS in the middle, ipad/FF on the right.

The RV-8 panel is so small that you can touch all of it with either hand at any time. That said, I...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-30-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By rv8ch
I met Jack at KOSH one year when he came up to me...

I met Jack at KOSH one year when he came up to me out of the blue and started telling me about props, and sacks of cement. Anyone who has met him will know what I'm talking about.

I came away from...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-30-2021, 02:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Carl. So for a slacker, daytime, VFR...

Thanks Carl. So for a slacker, daytime, VFR flyer like me, then essentially it doesn't make much difference, and slightly higher TAS reading actually gives me a bit higher Vne TAS margin.

If I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-29-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,537
Posted By rv8ch
I have mine on the NACA vent on the fuse, and I'm...

I have mine on the NACA vent on the fuse, and I'm sure it reads a bit high.

Serious question - does it make any real difference if OAT is off by a few degrees?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By rv8ch
Good tips. Does the balancing need to be done at...

Good tips. Does the balancing need to be done at that high of an RPM? What happens if you balance at 1700 and fly at 2500 RPM? Is it an improvement, but not as much as if you balanced at 2500?
Forum: Propellers 12-29-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By rv8ch
I would look closely at who you will contact if...

I would look closely at who you will contact if you need some work done on the prop. If you have a local prop shop that can work on both, then that's a wash. If you have to ship the prop back to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-29-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By rv8ch
Stunning pictures, Mike. Looks like a perfect...

Stunning pictures, Mike. Looks like a perfect day to fly! Thanks for sharing them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,227
Posted By rv8ch
The valves look good to me. If you can run mogas...

The valves look good to me.

If you can run mogas or UL it will of course slow or stop the lead buildup, but I have not ever heard of anything you can do to clean it. I hope someone has some...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-28-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,114
Posted By rv8ch
I think this is something common in aviation, and...

I think this is something common in aviation, and probably due to the high risk of bad outcomes if something goes wrong.

I think some of you recall when the idea of a plastic airplane was "crazy",...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,699
Posted By rv8ch
My experience is that with good rudder pedals, a...

My experience is that with good rudder pedals, a VR headset, and a powerful PC and graphics card, simulators can help a lot with training tailwheel skills.

Learning to use your feet to steer in a...
Forum: Propellers 12-27-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,044
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Gentlemen, this is really good info! The...

Thanks Gentlemen, this is really good info!

The 1 oz that hartzell recommends is by weight? I understood it to be volume, which is kind of hard to measure.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By rv8ch
Here are some...

Here are some graphs:

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/moisture-holding-capacity-air-d_281.html

Seems like very cold air does not hold much moisture.

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Forum: Tools 12-26-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - the flares they make are very nice. ...

Same here - the flares they make are very nice. It's expensive, but worth it in my opinion.
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By rv8ch
This W&B excel sheet was shared a few days...

This W&B excel sheet was shared a few days ago:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WnHCo4qSMm33WNAQaIAHL_7kJTtT_kFn/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118235194307985569143&rtpof=true&sd=true

You can play...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,903
Posted By rv8ch
I also find that DCS has very realistic ground...

I also find that DCS has very realistic ground handling when using good rudder pedals. I fly with an oculus VR headset, and it feels responsive and accurate. The Christen Eagle II, T-51, and the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-25-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,821
Posted By rv8ch
Mel, I hope she has a speedy and full recovery! ...

Mel, I hope she has a speedy and full recovery! Not the place you want to be right now with the holidays and other stuff going on. Take care!
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-25-2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By rv8ch
Just a hint, which is probably becoming obvious -...

Just a hint, which is probably becoming obvious - take time to read all the plans carefully when you are taking on a task. Think of it as a treasure hunt. There are important details spread all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-25-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,453
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps consider a change to multigrade oil, like...

Perhaps consider a change to multigrade oil, like PHILLIPS 66 VICTORY AVIATION OIL 20W-50:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/phillips_08-17114.php

Or Total Aero DM...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By rv8ch
I have no wires going through the spar. I ran...

I have no wires going through the spar.

I ran mine from the wing into the fuse, under the floor back to the area around where the flap WD is, which is covered, and to the left and right of the GIB...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-22-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By rv8ch
What are you concerned about causing a spike when...

What are you concerned about causing a spike when shutting down the engine? I always thought the concern was at startup, since there is a huge current draw when engaging the starter.

The main...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-22-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,767
Posted By rv8ch
Most of the experts like Bob Nuckolls recommend...

Most of the experts like Bob Nuckolls recommend two ground wires to the engine, so this would be a good idea, based on what I've read. I have two braided ground wires to my common ground...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-22-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly the same for me. I believe that Savvy...

Exactly the same for me. I believe that Savvy can handle the LOG files, but I have only tried it a few times by accident. I should probably look again, but currently only upload the CSV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,376
Posted By rv8ch
Owning a car is a hard necessity in much of the...

Owning a car is a hard necessity in much of the USA, and while expensive, it enables the owner to get to work, buy groceries, etc. No car, no job in many places.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-19-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,563
Posted By rv8ch
This is a common problem, but not normal. There...

This is a common problem, but not normal. There is oil leaking from somewhere, if you have oil outside the engine.

It's not always easy to find the source. If you are lucky, it's one of the 4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,209
Posted By rv8ch
I agree. I saw a ground loop at SNF one year - a...

I agree. I saw a ground loop at SNF one year - a guy in a T6 was just rolling out and had the tail down. There was a light headwind and then all of a sudden there was a shift to a quartering...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2021, 04:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,858
Posted By rv8ch
I covered the rivet heads in the snorkel with a...

I covered the rivet heads in the snorkel with a couple of layers of fiberglass just in case.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-10-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By rv8ch
Fully symmetric valves are actually a good thing,...

Fully symmetric valves are actually a good thing, and likely indicate that the valves are rotating as they should. :)
Forum: Safety 12-08-2021, 01:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,823
Posted By rv8ch
I have actually had this happen as we do get some...

I have actually had this happen as we do get some balloon activity around here on those beautiful, quiet evenings in the summer. Balloon drifting across the final approach path at our small,...
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