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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By akarmy
Good luck Danny! Premier will do a great job....

Good luck Danny! Premier will do a great job. They did mine early last year and it's been perfect since then!
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 28,335
Posted By akarmy
I too have the 1/8" play due to the hinges. I've...

I too have the 1/8" play due to the hinges. I've flown 300 hours that way and it's never caused any issue, however I'm still looking for a solution too. It's on my list to try and get to the bottom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-06-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,282
Posted By akarmy
I did exactly the same thing earlier this year....

I did exactly the same thing earlier this year. Superior also provided the rebuild parts, I bought a crank.

It's tempting to take the $750 and not be looking at the old crank in a bag on my...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By akarmy
what about the opposite problem?

While we are on the subject of sticking exhaust valves how about the opposite problem where the valve guides are too loose and worn.

This is my reality, with a 350hr engine that started leaking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,979
Posted By akarmy
I just used permatex valve lapping compound from...

I just used permatex valve lapping compound from the auto parts store. 2 grits
We sprayed the valve with brake cleaner through the spark plug hole with the lower plug out to drain the excess...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,979
Posted By akarmy
I've lapped a number of valves in place on my...

I've lapped a number of valves in place on my 0-360 which on average raised each cyl about 15lbs. I did this over a 2 year period but it would always start leaking again. We pulled the Cyl's and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-05-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,085
Posted By akarmy
I think you can use most anything. I used this...

I think you can use most anything. I used this pack that had 120 and 220 coarse and fine.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C3Z9EX4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,282
Posted By akarmy
This week I left both VM and email for Bill at...

This week I left both VM and email for Bill at Superior. I got back what seemed like a form email mid week with the same information we all already have. AMOC under way, reimbursement limited to cost...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-22-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,282
Posted By akarmy
Hard to say, but I suspect most of the 70+ listed...

Hard to say, but I suspect most of the 70+ listed as experimental are RV's just by the nature of how many are built every year.

You're not alone in the wait for a solution. I grounded my 8 Jan 1 and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-13-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 85,282
Posted By akarmy
Not much to add other than support for you all....

Not much to add other than support for you all. Mine is effected as well. We have 4 in my local flying group that are affected. I'm sure RV's represent a large part of the 77 experimentals on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-13-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By akarmy
I have a parallel 0-360 with 3 blade Catto I also...

I have a parallel 0-360 with 3 blade Catto I also have a Odyssey battery on the firewall. Solo I'm at perfect CG right in the middle of the range and it's a joy to fly. For passengers. I have about...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By akarmy
I think this might work out great for you! I...

I think this might work out great for you!

I have a normal panel height. When I tried the bent stick I found that with the loss of leverage by moving the stick back, and the height to clear the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By akarmy
yes the limit is clearing the lower edge of the...

yes the limit is clearing the lower edge of the panel.

But if your question is, can it be longer, bent, cut, modded, etc etc etc, yep, people have done all of those things to meet their specific...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-20-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,350
Posted By akarmy
Ya it does seem like it might not hold up, but...

Ya it does seem like it might not hold up, but they specifically call out to make sure and use all the screws and tighten them evenly. It seems to be fine after using it a few times. and it's just so...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-20-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,350
Posted By akarmy
Valve Wizzard

This is what I use and I'm at a loss for words how amazing it is :)

http://www.valvewizard.com/

The first time my A&P used it he kept it in lieu of payment as it makes the process so easy.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By akarmy
I wrapped them like others around the sides / top...

I wrapped them like others around the sides / top / bottom. I put them near the back and had enough length for about 3...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,568
Posted By akarmy
Yep, I have an Alpha2 that I use on my RV8. Works...

Yep, I have an Alpha2 that I use on my RV8. Works great. In my case I am pulling up an incline into the hangar and it makes it nice and easy to move.



Pulling is super easy, it just follows you as...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,868
Posted By akarmy
Here's another way to accomplish the same thing....

Here's another way to accomplish the same thing. Been working great for 300 hours.

https://live.staticflickr.com/2924/14283192259_7d64c2b241_c.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,113
Posted By akarmy
Drawing 85 for the pre-punched kits shows the...

Drawing 85 for the pre-punched kits shows the location as 4" down from the longaron rivets and 1" forward of the bulkhead rivets.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-09-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,985
Posted By akarmy
Yes you can arrange the PDF / map either left or...

Yes you can arrange the PDF / map either left or right side of the screens with Skyview.

Have you considered moving your switches to the right side switch panel? On the 8 that's a great place to put...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-08-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 832
Views: 620,377
Posted By akarmy
RV-8 at Ranger Creek in the Washington...

RV-8 at Ranger Creek in the Washington Cascades.

http://flying.karmy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_0151.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,951
Posted By akarmy
It's a very simple mod. The main issue with doing...

It's a very simple mod. The main issue with doing it after the fact is you have to verify what's behind that panel to make sure you don't cut something when you cut out the hole. Just use either a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,875
Posted By akarmy
I did the same on my 9A, just put a rivet in the...

I did the same on my 9A, just put a rivet in the hole and move on.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-12-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,773
Posted By akarmy
Depends on what you like. The link will be a bit...

Depends on what you like. The link will be a bit more sensitive in general. Think of it like power steering vs a bit looser manual. It seems to be more personal preference than a case of one being...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-05-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,766
Posted By akarmy
Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the...

Here is the one I used. It both eliminates the hinge eyelets from view on the outside of the cowl, and gives a spring to open it. I then used an aluminum door and some bent angle to stiffen it. The...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-23-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,020
Posted By akarmy
Over the years I've tried multiple of the...

Over the years I've tried multiple of the opensource image management systems (deployed on my webhost provider) What I've found is the same old problem, they keep changing things and the URL paths...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-07-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,583
Posted By akarmy
To hookup the scat tube I had to install a...

To hookup the scat tube I had to install a different heat control diverter box that had a scat output on the inside of the firewall. Got it from one of the normal suppliers. Also made it all...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-05-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,583
Posted By akarmy
Here's a visual of my...

Here's a visual of my setup.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14914690319_3c180cb850_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oHXFP6)Left side controls (https://flic.kr/p/oHXFP6) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-04-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,583
Posted By akarmy
Guess I'm not sure what to say... :) I think it...

Guess I'm not sure what to say... :)

I think it will help direct the air back a little. I installed some scat and routed the heat to an eyeball vent attached to the gear tower. That way I can...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-30-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,912
Posted By akarmy
Smile Mobile Dynon Data

Ok, I can't be the only one that has had this happen to. Too many times I arrive at the airport ready to go flying, and upon startup I get the dreaded, your chart data is out of date on my Skyview...
Forum: COMM 02-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,771
Posted By akarmy
I put a 3.5mm jack on the right gear tower...

I put a 3.5mm jack on the right gear tower location near the top that goes to my GTR200 music input. I like having it vs the headsets as you get the same music to both pilot and passenger. If the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,579
Posted By akarmy
Smile Thanks for all of you that joined us this evening...

Thanks for all of you that joined us this evening and brought out some good questions! We enjoyed Bill's presentation and had a good chat about some of the topics around electronic ignitions and...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-22-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,579
Posted By akarmy
Ignition Basics & P-Mag timing

Webinar announcement!

Bill and I have worked out the details and would like to announce the webinar.

Subject : Ignition Basics & P-Mag timing
Host : Bill Repucci
When : Thursday Feb 1st at 7pm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,892
Posted By akarmy
I've balanced a number of RV-12's and countless...

I've balanced a number of RV-12's and countless Lycomings over the years with the basic Dynavibe. I've not seen any difference in balancing the RV-12's. One of the recent one's I did I was even able...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,196
Posted By akarmy
On 2 planes now I'd installed them. I just take a...

On 2 planes now I'd installed them. I just take a set of Tyvek coveralls from the Home Depot paint department, cut the sleeves off just above the wrist and about 8 inches up the sleeve. Then zip tie...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-11-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,988
Posted By akarmy
FYI, Just keep in mind everything is a tradeoff....

FYI, Just keep in mind everything is a tradeoff. I tried the bent stick solution and while yes it makes straight and level very comfortable (for all the reasons mentioned) I found it ruined...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-13-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 34,285
Posted By akarmy
Just a quick update to this old thread. I had the...

Just a quick update to this old thread. I had the "pleasure" of helping a good friend install these 12 bolts this weekend! What fun. Once he had all of it opened up and removed the center control...
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,718
Posted By akarmy
So In my RV-8 I run the GTR200 main volume about...

So In my RV-8 I run the GTR200 main volume about 50% most of the time +/- a little depending on the station. I am using original Lightspeed Zulu headsets with that setup.

Maybe check your headsets...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-06-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,786
Posted By akarmy
Ya I have it installed in my 8. It works fine,...

Ya I have it installed in my 8. It works fine, just slide the lever on the sidewall to balance out your fuel load. With the 8 it's always fuel load you are leveling since the rest of the plane should...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2017, 06:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,185
Posted By akarmy
Here's picture about half way through wiring up...

Here's picture about half way through wiring up my panel. It's a simple EFIS setup in a RV-8 but if you look at the main harness going into the efis you can see the S-shaped bend that allows for some...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,266
Posted By akarmy
I put a shelf behind the baggage wall on my RV-8....

I put a shelf behind the baggage wall on my RV-8. Transponder, ELT, and ADSB box are mounted there.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/13848553764_4548ab82f5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/n6Ksym)Rv8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By akarmy
Here's a sheet I've found helpful and have taped...

Here's a sheet I've found helpful and have taped to the inside of my toolbox.

http://monrv-3.fr/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/drill_rivet_cheat_sheet.pdf
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,687
Posted By akarmy
I have this same issue. Additionally I find they...

I have this same issue. Additionally I find they loosen up over time and I have to re-thread the buckle to shorten them back up. There must be a better solution to the problem, but I've not yet spent...
Forum: Reviews 08-10-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,687
Posted By akarmy
Yes, that's the way I have mine and they work...

Yes, that's the way I have mine and they work fine. You pull forward (towards the buckle) on the lap belts as there is no room to pull aft due to the attachment. And pulling down on the shoulder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2017, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,957
Posted By akarmy
I've been using flickr.com for years. It's free

I've been using flickr.com for years. It's free
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-24-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By akarmy
That's the best choice, and what I used with an...

That's the best choice, and what I used with an engine hoist to move it around.

I did have the canoe upside down with the gear in the air to line everything up. For much of the construction I had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By akarmy
You can google for multiple sources of custom...

You can google for multiple sources of custom frame makers. Here's a sample

https://bestlicenseplateframes.com/custom/car-license-plates-frames/anodized-aluminum.html

I had one made up as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,859
Posted By akarmy
Ha ha, must be because my day job is at...

Ha ha, must be because my day job is at GettyImages. Even in technology the Photo DNA must rub off. :)

PS, all of those pictures are simply iphone shots. They really have come a long ways as a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-27-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,436
Posted By akarmy
Just a quick FYI. I recently did the SV-GPS-2020...

Just a quick FYI.

I recently did the SV-GPS-2020 upgrade from Dynon. I had my GPS-250 on a small shelf under the cowl. I figured I would start there and try it first with the new one. Everything...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,859
Posted By akarmy
Here's a picture of how I have mine mounted....

Here's a picture of how I have mine mounted.

You can also poke around here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/akarmy/albums/72157637367942556/with/14296917452/) for more...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-28-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,197
Posted By akarmy
Excellent news! Congrats! Love the Red and those...

Excellent news! Congrats! Love the Red and those long lean lines of the 8 are the best...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-24-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,138
Posted By akarmy
Yep, those are the ones I used. They work great!...

Yep, those are the ones I used. They work great! For me it's just enough change in geometry to keep off the brakes until you want to be on them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,138
Posted By akarmy
I left my pedals...

I left my pedals bare

https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3143/13083637604_f2a29ed948_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/kWa4CG)Assembling rudder pedals (https://flic.kr/p/kWa4CG) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-03-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 81,919
Posted By akarmy
I have about 200hrs on my 8. Narrow shoes are...

I have about 200hrs on my 8.

Narrow shoes are the best! I have a set of Piloti driving shoes I keep for flying. I don't always wear them, but they are the best! I'm size 12W and like you some of my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-24-2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 49,444
Posted By akarmy
I have a bent stick that I tried out for a few...

I have a bent stick that I tried out for a few hours. I could not get the Tosten grip to work with it as you need to cut the stick down too much to fit the mounting hardware in, and then the hardware...
Forum: Texas (South) 12-09-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,731
Posted By akarmy
I have a bent stick and a straight stick. While I...

I have a bent stick and a straight stick. While I loved the position of the bent stick for straight and level cruising along, I found the position not that great for pulling G's. It moved my arm back...
Forum: COMM 07-29-2016, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,353
Posted By akarmy
Mine is working perfectly. Location is the same...

Mine is working perfectly. Location is the same as you describe, behind the spar on centerline under seat. I'm using a basic bent whip comm antenna from DeltaPop aviation. It's a semi ridged white...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-27-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,335
Posted By akarmy
Sorry I don't have the spreadsheet anymore, but...

Sorry I don't have the spreadsheet anymore, but here's the best solution. Take a look at this post from Kevin H and it should give you the information to do the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 27,802
Posted By akarmy
Looks dreamy, compared to pulling the in cockpit...

Looks dreamy, compared to pulling the in cockpit filter out in my 8! :) Will be interesting to see how it works as people start installing them.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-23-2016, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By akarmy
I really like mine...

I really like mine here.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/13896925005_323b1bbfdd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/nb2nDg)Panel fired up for the first time (https://flic.kr/p/nb2nDg) by Andy Karmy...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2016, 10:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 45,625
Posted By akarmy
When I was testing my 9A back in the day, I did...

When I was testing my 9A back in the day, I did some cross controlled stalls, so left rudder with right aileron. When it broke it rolled inverted in a flash just like the video. Easy to continue the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-08-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,724
Posted By akarmy
Nope, but I installed this other one that worked...

Nope, but I installed this other one that worked great.

http://www.flyboyaccessories.com/Sliding-Canopy-Automatic-Latch-p/2101.htm
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-05-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,724
Posted By akarmy
I started with a short section of 1/4" auto fuel...

I started with a short section of 1/4" auto fuel line that I cut to length (about 2 inches) and put in the slider tracks. That way the roller hits that just before the handle contacts the rear wall....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,167
Posted By akarmy
I would say that with your defined mission listed...

I would say that with your defined mission listed above, I would go CS for sure. I have a 0-360 with Catto and it's PERFECT for solo aerobatics, but 2 up with baggage it's hard to stay in CG range if...
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