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Forum: Glass Cockpit Yesterday, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By olyolson
G5

Steve,

That did it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By olyolson
G5

Thanks Steve, Iíll give it a try
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By olyolson
G5 weird issue

I sent this same message to the G3Experts but thought I’d check with the forum as well.

I have been flying my buddy’s RV-8 with a G3X system and a G5 with a backup battery. The G5 did an odd thing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By olyolson
EZ Oil Filter Drain

Anyone used the new EZ Oil filter drain from Anti Splat Aero yet? Looks like a great product but looking for some reviews. Sure would be nice not to clean up an oil mess any...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By olyolson
Crates

Paul you make a good point, perhaps I will hold onto the prop crate. Sure does take a lot of space in a single T hangar though. I may have to get rid of some of the furniture in the “lounge”.

Engine...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By olyolson
Jereme, I would love to keep the prop crate just...

Jereme,

I would love to keep the prop crate just in case but this is a HUGE box and takes up a lot of space in the hangar. Maybe I’ll wait till the plane is flying again and no prop issues but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-07-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By olyolson
Engine & prop crates FREE St Louis, MO

I just got my engine from Aerosport and have the engine crate available now. I also have the crate from the assembled MT 3 blade prop (this is a BIG box). The prop is still in the box until the...
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By olyolson
More kudos

Iíll add my compliments to the list for Flyboyís Accessories. Bought a lot of stuff over the years and always got top notch equipment. Iíll also add Flightline Interiors, Cleveland Tools, Advanced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,293
Posted By olyolson
LEMO CQ-1

Scott,

Just curious if there is an advantage to the LEMO plug vs standard G.A. plugs since the CQ-1 isnít powered anyway. Mainly for builders that only installed a LEMO jack in the airplane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By olyolson
Charging connector

Jim,

I never even knew these existed, I have my battery in the aft baggage compartment so this will make life much easier.

Thanks for posting!
Forum: The RV Grin 04-27-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By olyolson
RV Convert

Aubrey,

Welcome to the RV world. I am SURE you must have some pictures to share with the VAF gang. I had that same RV grin right after I got a ride in an RV-4. I had never even seen an RV and right...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-25-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By olyolson
Paint Shop

Brandon,

As for the VariViggen- a hot rod it was not. Long takeoff rolls, hard surface runways and not an aerobatic machine. It was comfortable for cruising but not a lot of baggage space. And with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By olyolson
Ok Sat morning gutter humor- ďBut if it does hit...

Ok Sat morning gutter humor- ďBut if it does hit the penal.... or any non-moveable partĒ - definitely need to adjust the stick forward.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-24-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By olyolson
Paint shop

Have also heard of a place called Crider Aircraft in Mena, AR that does aircraft paint. Anyone have experience with this shop?
Forum: Painting your RV 04-23-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By olyolson
Paint shop

Need a paint shop recommendation for some minor fiberglass work and paint touch up near St.Louis.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By olyolson
Panel

Marco,

Nice panel, what kind of upgrades did you do to the avionics? Weíre always looking for good ideas. Any pictures of your new panel? Always liked the Long EZ but have never flown one. Had a...
Forum: California 04-18-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By olyolson
Touch up paint

Iím also in the market for some touch up paint but would like the shop to be within one hop of STL. I like the paint job generally but it needs a couple touch ups and a stripe down the side to finish...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,555
Posted By olyolson
Lower cowl

Never had an issue with the lower cowl. I take out all the hinge pins, unscrew the bottom screws and sit on a small stool with wheels so I can scoot around the cowl and gently work the lower cowl...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By olyolson
Hot starts

Look into Airflow Performance Fuel Injection with a Purge Valve, hot starts are a non event
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,546
Posted By olyolson
Prop clocking

How does this change for a 3 blade C/S MT prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By olyolson
Shipping damage

Replace the skins and the vertical stab root rib. Maybe itís the just photo angle but the top left bent metal looks like it also has cracks at the base where it bent.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By olyolson
Starting

Turn off the non Impulse mag and let the engine start on the electronic ignition. Mag on after start- not sure how the Plasma ignition works but prob similar to Electroair on my engine and my buddyís...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 engine

I think that is indeed an oil filter cooler but I don’t think it’s necessary if you have a well mounted oil cooler. I found one very similar to your picture (see below). Not sure how well they...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-16-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By olyolson
Picture

Mike,

That is a great picture at the perfect angle. Quite a snazzy paint job! I see you are probably a UAL guy based in ORD? I retired last year and am so glad I am not commuting to work any more....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By olyolson
Engine overhaul

Vlad,

I went through this process recently looking for an overhaul shop. I checked with the major shops and although Iím sure they are top quality, the prices were close enough to a brand new engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By olyolson
Pistons

I should mention that it is a non counterweighted crank, Electroair ignition on one side (non impulse on the other) and an MTV-12 C/S 3 blade prop. I did have extensive discussions with MT and they...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By olyolson
9:5:1 or stock pistons?

Had a previous post about Lycoming vs Superior cylinders. My engine is being overhauled and there was a potential for delays getting the Lycoming cylinders but the problem was resolved as the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By olyolson
Cylinders

Decision solved, got an update from Aerosport that my cylinders left Lycoming yesterday. Now the discussion is whether I want 9:5:1 pistons and the risk that 100 octane may not be available forever....
Forum: Propellers 03-04-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By olyolson
Governor for MTV-12

I have a newly overhauled Woodward Governor (from Redline Aviation in Akron, CO - https://redlineaviation.aero/) set to 300 psi relief valve pressure but Peter Marshal from MT Props in Deland, FL...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-04-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By olyolson
A cracked ring at 100 hours doesn’t make the the...

A cracked ring at 100 hours doesn’t make the the Superior decision likely. Good that they sent brand new parts but doesn’t give me confidence in Superior. Once I get the engine back on I do not...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-03-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,378
Posted By olyolson
Lycoming vs Superior cylinders

My engine is getting an overhaul at Aerosport Power. They just informed me yesterday that the OEM Lycoming cylinders ordered for my engine are delayed and will add a month or so to the build time....
Forum: RV-4 02-25-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,191
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 Action photo

Flying on my buddy Pete Fieldís wing in his IO-390 powered Super Lancair, that thing is FAST.

https://i.postimg.cc/qRpw6PY2/BD27-C208-2357-45-B3-B3-C3-5-C3-E9-D9-A0384.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By olyolson
Avionics

I add my thumbs up to Walt, he did a panel makeover for my RV-8 buddy here in St. Louis. To say it was spectacular is an understatement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,549
Posted By olyolson
No problem with the cotter pin, once itís on I...

No problem with the cotter pin, once itís on I gently tap on the cotter pin with a small hammer (gently) to make sure the cotter pin is nice & snug on the nut.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,549
Posted By olyolson
Towbar

Oops, forgot to mention I have the towbar fork axle from Flyboy’s Accessories on my Condor tailwheel fork. Contact Flyboy’s and see if they have something compatible with your...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,527
Posted By olyolson
Mag

Scott,

I also decided to get rid of the impulse mag after reading a post here on the forum about a freshly rebuilt engine with an impulse mag. The impulse mag failed shortly after he got it back...
Forum: COMM 02-15-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By olyolson
Audio

Jeffrey,

Your GMA 245 is Bluetooth capable, this is the audio panel I have in my -8. If you want to record everything coming through the GMA 245 then get a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 or the new Garmin 360...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,549
Posted By olyolson
Towbar

Ron,

The $74 towbar from Acft Spruce that you had a link to is the one I have. It works great and I actually got it free. One of my hangar neighbors was gonna throw it away cause the spring was...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,589
Posted By olyolson
Brian, The dropouts are usually only about 10”...

Brian,

The dropouts are usually only about 10” or so and by the time I get to the GPS status page it’s back online. Maybe I’ll fly around with that page called up sometime and see. I suspect this...
Forum: GPS 02-13-2021, 07:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,589
Posted By olyolson
GPS antenna

With the old non WAAS antenna for the GNS 400 I used to have I never had an issue with GPS reception. As stated in my earlier post, I have been getting GPS dropouts occasionally with the new WAAS...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,589
Posted By olyolson
GTN 650 IFR Navigator WAAS antenna

When I upgraded the avionics I removed the GNS 430 and installed a GTN 650 and used the existing gps antenna bracket under the top engine cowl for the new WAAS antenna. Occasionally I get GPS...
Forum: RV-3 02-03-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,311
Posted By olyolson
Smile RV-3 Panel

I’ve owned an RV-3, an RV-4 and now fly an -8. Having a bunch of hours in bubble canopies I would caution you against an IPAD. I don't like them because they never seem to be bright enough to read in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 34,878
Posted By olyolson
Speedtwin

This one sure had potential, wish it would have come to market as a kit as good as the RV kits. All you UK RV guys- What ever happened to the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-18-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,073
Posted By olyolson
Engine

Ken,

Thanks for posting the engine build pictures. Is the final color on your engine the Metallic Gray shown on their website?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-04-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By olyolson
Tailwheel control arm

What Vince said, now might be a good time to put a new control arm on the -8. Flyboy’s has a handy one with a convenient tie down ring on the back. While you’re at it you might also replace the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,250
Posted By olyolson
EGT probe

Bill,

Have you pulled off the engine cowls and looked at the affected egt probe? I had the exact same symptoms and discovered the egt probe clamp that goes around the exhaust had broken clean...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By olyolson
Oil Cooler

My engine is being overhauled at Aerosport so while itís there this may be a good time to have the oil cooler flushed and checked since I am not the builder and not sure how long itís been on the...
Forum: RV-10 12-24-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,471
Posted By olyolson
Fuel leak

Pictures definitely look like a slight fuel leak to me. But the best post by far was AIRGUY saying ďget naked and look for wet spotsĒ. Maybe he wasnít trying to use a play on words but I laughed out...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-24-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By olyolson
Mag

Impulse mag on the left and Electroair EI on the right, easy starts and running perfectly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,282
Posted By olyolson
Battery

I am considering replacing the battery in my -8 with a lighter weight model. I am replacing the metal Hartzell with an MT 3 blade so Iím losing about 10 lbs up front. I have the battery just behind...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-26-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,386
Posted By olyolson
RV Groups in Wichita?

Iím planning more trips in the RV to see my son & grandson in Wichita. Any formation guys in the Wichita area?
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By olyolson
Av 100 Headset

Joel, thanks for the info. I just called the number and they are going take care of the headset. I do have a buddy thatís an electrical wizard so hopefully heíll be able to figure it out before I...
Forum: COMM 11-13-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By olyolson
AKG AV100 Headset inop earcup

Hoping someone out there is an electronic whizz and might be able to figure out why my right earcup suddenly stopped working. Iíve had the AKG AV100 for several years and by far itís the most...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,326
Posted By olyolson
Flap bang

Paul,

I had the exact thing happen in my RV-4. Traced it down to the opening in the floor pan that wasn't big enough. Enlarged the hole and the problem disappeared.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-31-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,263
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 prop CG

Thought of an easier way to compute/measure the prop CG location. I taped a measure upside down to the left side of the fuselage and put the 70” mark at the leading edge of the wing. Then taped it on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,263
Posted By olyolson
CG Arm for RV-8 prop

Thanks to all who responded especially Paul Dye

I ran the numbers based on 12” Arm, IO-360, metal Hartzell C/S prop and there wasn’t a big change in the CG. Ready to fly with full fuel and me on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-26-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Prop CG Arm Position

Reading the Build manual describes the datum and arm positions for the RV-8. I know what I really need to answer this question is to go out and measure this at the airplane in the hangar. I wont be...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-14-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,261
Posted By olyolson
I think of him when I see my panel since he gave...

I think of him when I see my panel since he gave me a lot of guidance on how to set it up when I redid the entire panel. It started when I saw a picture of his cockpit with his pyro switch panel I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,268
Posted By olyolson
Sealed main wheel bearings

Has anyone done the main wheel mods from Anti Splat for sealing the main wheel bearings for no repacking bearings ever again?

Any issues?
Forum: COMM 09-10-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By olyolson
Audio panel/music input

Follow up to my other posts- I got the new audio jack installed and the music works great with the cord by pushing to highlight the “music” button on the audio panel. I did a test to make sure I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,931
Posted By olyolson
Aera 760 vs Ipad

Eric,

Go with the Aera 760, I have an AFS EFIS which I love and an IPad MIni I use to display backup navigation, approach charts and listen to music. The IPad is basically worthless on a sunny day...
Forum: COMM 08-30-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245 problem resolved

As the ref says in sports, ďafter further review the call is reversedĒ. There was no real issue with the GMA 245 or the Garmin VIRB or my IPhone. I was able to turn off the Bluetooth and turn it back...
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245

Thanks to the two Brianís I think I know what to try. I was looking in the Virb camera manual when the audio panel manual has it clearly spelled out. Thanks guys.

1770
Forum: COMM 08-29-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By olyolson
GMA 245 Audio panel question

I sent the following info to the G3 experts but the Forum is also a good place for answers:

I have a GMA 245 Bluetooth audio panel in my RV-8 and use it frequently to pair with my Garmin Virb Ultra...
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