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Forum: RV-15 Today, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Poll: Who's In?
Views: 2,640
Posted By Northernliving
It would be interesting to see a survey like this...

It would be interesting to see a survey like this on the carbon cub forum. The 15 has a very different mission than Vanís other models so surveying this crowd may not be a good indicator of overall...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-01-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Northernliving
I agree with Brian. Check to be sure the...

I agree with Brian. Check to be sure the hardware is enabled.

You may also want to do the Zero Presure IAS/AOA Calibration first (but probably not the cause of your problem).

ZERO PRESSURE...
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 90,195
Posted By Northernliving
I was also surprised to hear at the end of the...

I was also surprised to hear at the end of the interview that kits would be available in 12-18 months. I'm interested in floats, so it was nice to hear Rian Johnson is also interested in floats. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Northernliving
https://www.myclipforipad.com/ Get a myclip...

https://www.myclipforipad.com/

Get a myclip https://www.myclipforipad.com/ designed by Jim Peters - formerly USN F18 pilot. Iíve used one for years and works great. I particularly like the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,245
Posted By Northernliving
Wrong material and/or installation

Itís this material that appears to be incorrect and/or installed incorrectly. I wouldnít be too concerned about the gear leg fairing gap. See post above for the correct material.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-29-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,506
Posted By Northernliving
Comp Air

You donít hear much about CompAir anymore. Their 6.2 would seem to fit the OP requirements. http://www.compairaviation.com/ca6-2_specs.html

See Kitplane interview and discussion on 6.2 from last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,212
Posted By Northernliving
Itís easier to get out of the plane/off the wing...

Itís easier to get out of the plane/off the wing with the flaps down.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,245
Posted By Northernliving
That doesn't look like the correct material for...

That doesn't look like the correct material for the seal. You may want to get the right material and use another RV8 as a reference before flying.
Forum: Northeast 05-21-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Northernliving
Several of us frequent SkyManor N40 in NJ. ...

Several of us frequent SkyManor N40 in NJ. Reasonable fuel prices and a good restaurant. My wife and I also fly to the Carolina’s to see our parents and to Quantico VA to see our son and just go...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-20-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Northernliving
sparkplugs.com

The Denso IKH 27 spark plugs are $11.93 here.
https://www.sparkplugs.com/denso-5347-ikh27-iridium-power-spark-plug

They also have a nice look-up tool for reverse engineering plugs to find what you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,116
Posted By Northernliving
Mine was under 18 hours from application to...

Mine was under 18 hours from application to approved letter. Applied Sunday evening and had a "signed" letter in my email by noon on Monday.
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By Northernliving
Bose will replace them for free (and most all...

Bose will replace them for free (and most all other service items) at the tent at OSH in the event you are planning to be there. They take 3 min to replace. It's simple.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By Northernliving
I would look for an -8 tail. That's really the...

I would look for an -8 tail. That's really the one you want.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By Northernliving
The 7 and 8 tails are not the same.

The 7 and 8 tails are not the same.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-15-2022, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By Northernliving
The Euro is trading at 1.04 right now to the USD...

The Euro is trading at 1.04 right now to the USD and it's been as low as .80. In 2008 it peaked at nearly 1.60. The USD is on a tear right now against the G10 and some other large currencies like...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-12-2022, 08:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,380
Posted By Northernliving
I did the same thing - went to a pad mount for my...

I did the same thing - went to a pad mount for my day vfr RV8. No regrets at all.

Bill, this looks really nice! At what RPM will this start generating power? The B&C pad mount pics up around...
Forum: Northwest 05-10-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Northernliving
George, when I was visiting Alaska several years...

George, when I was visiting Alaska several years ago, one of the A&P's I met at Talkeetna(ATK) had a really nice lime green RV-4 she built. Her name is Dotty Danial. At the time, I was looking at...
Forum: RV-3 05-09-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,132
Posted By Northernliving
Indeed....

Indeed.
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/95386/pdf
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Northernliving
Have you removed the three bolts/springs from the...

Have you removed the three bolts/springs from the ball joint flange and are they still frozen? Is so, apply the mouse milk and let it sit overnight and it should fee them up. Mine have never been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Northernliving
That's pretty creative! I also use two...

That's pretty creative! I also use two heat-muffs. I have a 4 into 2 Vettermans crossover exhaust on my RV8, and I put one muff on each of the two exhausts just aft the ball joint. My second muff...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,897
Posted By Northernliving
Deka EXT20L

Has anyone tried the Deka EXT20L. OíReilly sells the same battery under part number BTX20L. Weight is similar to the PC680 at 15.5lbs. The dimensions are close at 6.88wide x 3.44deep x 6.13tall...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-01-2022, 03:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,897
Posted By Northernliving
Here is the image

Here is the image.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-29-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Northernliving
I found California Push-Pull...

I found California Push-Pull (https://push-pull.com/cablecraft/) very helpful when I purchased my cables. Don't know if they are similar to McFarlane, but they have the same CableCraft cables that...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By Northernliving
There are several ways to skin this cat. The...

There are several ways to skin this cat. The manual is a good resource and is pretty straightforward. S9 or "AUX1" is connected to the IGN switch on the ExBus2 version that comes with the switch...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-27-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,323
Posted By Northernliving
I just installed a new engine with dual p-mags...

I just installed a new engine with dual p-mags with an EXP 2. I used the "ignition" circuit(and switch) to two 2amp breakers. Very simple and works as expected. If you want to call me, send me a...
Forum: Reviews 04-22-2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Northernliving
Beautiful looking airplane, Bill. Thanks for...

Beautiful looking airplane, Bill. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Northernliving
Yes, Ross made the covers (they are magnificent,...

Yes, Ross made the covers (they are magnificent, and no more leaking valve covers!). Tim Hess who owns Unlimited Aero Engines built my engine and he used 12-point hardware on everything. The valve...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Northernliving
That review was one of the factors that pushed me...

That review was one of the factors that pushed me over the fence to buy the Hartzell Composite CS prop. I found it very helpful since at the time I purchased mine, it was hard to find any reviews or...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-21-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Northernliving
Hey, Nice valve covers, Mickey! I added a...

Hey, Nice valve covers, Mickey!

I added a doubler to the outside baffel and the bracket on the inside over the #4 cylinder. I honestly think the 45-degree bracket on the inside is the most...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Northernliving
My RV8 came with a Prince Carbon FP prop and I...

My RV8 came with a Prince Carbon FP prop and I now have the Hartzell 2 blade composite. I've also flown two other RV8s with the Hartzell BA metal CS props, and I would take the 2 blade composite in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-21-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By Northernliving
I've been flying behind a Skyview Touch for 5...

I've been flying behind a Skyview Touch for 5 years now, and I just cut a new panel to add a second 7in the display, certified navigator, AND the knobs. They aren't required, but I find myself...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-20-2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,027
Posted By Northernliving
I have the Skyview touch and wouldnít be without...

I have the Skyview touch and wouldnít be without it. Iíve used the same in the non touch variant and my strong preference is the touch. Well worth the extra $.
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-20-2022, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Northernliving
I believe you need a Letter of Deviation...

I believe you need a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) from your FSDO to use an experimental for instruction. This is even required if the instruction is "free" since technically the instructor...
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,073
Posted By Northernliving
Thanks Bill. Building two units is indeed an...

Thanks Bill. Building two units is indeed an option, but I'm concerned about mounting space for the 2 tanks in an RV8. I'll evaluate options. I appreciate your PIREP.
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-18-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,090
Posted By Northernliving
If anyone has a photo of a "D" size O2 bottle on...

If anyone has a photo of a "D" size O2 bottle on the front seatback of an RV8, I would appreciate seeing how it fits with stick clearance, etc.

Thanks.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-18-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,704
Posted By Northernliving
Pesky Physics

Thanks for providing an objective reason for running these engines at the "desired" temperature. I know some very respected engine builders who suggest we target 200F for this very reason.
Forum: Safety 04-18-2022, 04:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,073
Posted By Northernliving
Bill, How does the Drive CHADģ Evolution™...

Bill,

How does the Drive CHADģ Evolution™ Electronic Oxygen Conserver compare (conserving oxygen) to something like the Mountain High EDS system? Are you able to use the Drive CHAD system with two...
Forum: Tools 04-16-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,531
Posted By Northernliving
If you have all the spray rust preventatives, you...

If you have all the spray rust preventatives, you may have this one, but I like Boeshield products (https://boeshield.com/products/)developed originally for the aviation industry by Boeing. Keeps my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-12-2022, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By Northernliving
Options

You will need the angle at the bottom for structural integrity. If you are really "bent" on more room, a couple of options I can think of:

1) When I laid out my new panel, I was looking for MORE...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,334
Posted By Northernliving
Lycoming

Here are some references....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,665
Posted By Northernliving
KORH to KOFP Hanover County Municipal Airport

My wife and I flew from the Boston area to Quantico Virginia to see our son who recently finished USMC OCS and is currently in TBS. We landed at Hanover County Municipal Airport (brand new terminal...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-30-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By Northernliving
Dan, that's a nice visual, and thanks for the App...

Dan, that's a nice visual, and thanks for the App reference. I've just downloaded it. Note: it seems to be available for the iPad only. I've just started flying with a new engine with a CS prop...
Forum: GPS 03-26-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Northernliving
I had the non gps variant, and it was a pain to...

I had the non gps variant, and it was a pain to connect to an external gps source. Doable, for sure, but it was one more link to brake. I have the GPS pro cell version now and would never get the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-25-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Northernliving
Nice work Eric and thanks for quenching my...

Nice work Eric and thanks for quenching my curiosity! Beautiful exuahst system.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,416
Posted By Northernliving
I've used FlyQ EFB from Seatle Avionics for many...

I've used FlyQ EFB from Seatle Avionics for many years. When I started using an EFB, I used the 1-month trial of FlyQ, Garmin Pilot, and Foreflight to compare. FlyQ was the winner for me. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,178
Posted By Northernliving
ACS Price Match

ACS does have a price match policy. Has anyone tried to use it?
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/terms.html#prPriceMatch

"PRICE MATCH POLICY: WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!
Aircraft Spruce works hard to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-23-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,556
Posted By Northernliving
Mod?

Hi Eric,

What is this mod on the F-851 forward lower skin?

Brian
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,871
Posted By Northernliving
If it's worth anything, engine guru Mike Busch...

If it's worth anything, engine guru Mike Busch seems to believe in Camguard. Here is his write up that is worth a read. It also includes a mention of MMO and lists the contents as pig fat, perfume,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2022, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,759
Posted By Northernliving
Dan Horton wrote this nice article ...

Dan Horton wrote this nice article (https://www.kitplanes.com/to-bead-or-not-to-bead/)in Kit Plane called "To Bead or Not to Bead" that I have filed away. If your tubes aren't beaded, it would...
Forum: Tools 03-17-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,710
Posted By Northernliving
I have an Ungar 9900 ESD variable heat soldering...

I have an Ungar 9900 ESD variable heat soldering station that Iíve had for years. Donít know if they are still available, but Iíve been very pleased with mine.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,460
Posted By Northernliving
It would sound and smell great, be amazingly...

It would sound and smell great, be amazingly smooth and be really cool. I've thought through it too and arrived at the same conclusion. My son designs turbines for GE, and I've picked his brain...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,275
Posted By Northernliving
I've been evaluating different plugs(14mm and...

I've been evaluating different plugs(14mm and 18mm) and adapters. I really wasn't thrilled with the idea of torquing the plug/adapter to 18fp (pursuant to pmag instructions), when standard aviation...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-01-2022, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Northernliving
Michael mounted his behind the panel. Scroll...

Michael mounted his behind the panel. Scroll down midway here (https://www.rv8-hangar.com/category/fuselage/wiring-fuselage/) for a picture.
Forum: Northeast 03-01-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,402
Posted By Northernliving
You aren't looking hard enough! #'s aren't like...

You aren't looking hard enough! #'s aren't like some parts of the country, but there are plenty around to keep company.
Forum: Propellers 02-27-2022, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By Northernliving
I purchased my RV8 with a tire O-360 A4A and a...

I purchased my RV8 with a tire O-360 A4A and a carbon Prince P-tip prop. It only weighed 12lbs, and it flew remarkable well. Take off and cruise performance was very good for a FP prop.

I got...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By Northernliving
I recently converted my vertical intake -8 FP...

I recently converted my vertical intake -8 FP prop to an injected CS prop. I didn't want to rework the cowl/intake, so I used a vertical intake sump along with the original FAB. Having now flown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By Northernliving
There have been companies doing this with 172s...

There have been companies doing this with 172s for many years. Don't know how sustainable it is over the long term. Jaun Brown showcased a 172 on the way to Alaska from the factory that was around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,231
Posted By Northernliving
I sold my running (tired) certified O-360-A4A...

I sold my running (tired) certified O-360-A4A that was at TBO for $8k a year ago. It had a solid crank, so probably wouldn't be a Pitts candidate, but that might give you a reference. The guy who...
Forum: RV-10 02-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By Northernliving
Martin Pauly Video

Martin Pauly does a terrific job explaining Lean of Peak engine operations in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3bATVXMHQg&t=387s
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,671
Posted By Northernliving
Do yourself a favor and get a ball valve type and...

Do yourself a favor and get a ball valve type and you won’t touch it again. No leaks.

The EZ-Drain or similar/equivalent Fumoto both work...
Forum: RV-4 02-08-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,730
Posted By Northernliving
I thought the same thing. That's really light. ...

I thought the same thing. That's really light. The -8 I purchased was 1012lbs with a 12lb prince prop, lightweight grove gear, a basic VFR Skyview panel, 2.75lb EBC 502 ELT, primed only where...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-07-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 829
Views: 984,318
Posted By Northernliving
IMHO, I would put the primary display up as high...

IMHO, I would put the primary display up as high as possible, especially if you are tall.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,423
Posted By Northernliving
Around 800 rpm.

Around 800 rpm.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,423
Posted By Northernliving
I've only had one belt failure in several decades...

I've only had one belt failure in several decades of flying and only heard/read of a handful of others, so I agree belt failures aren't common.

I do my best to review posts here on a daily basis,...
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