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Forum: Formation Flying 11-17-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Saville
My base is at Beverly airport, Beverly MA. KBVY

My base is at Beverly airport, Beverly MA.

KBVY
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Saville
Thanks for the link to FFI. Seems like those...

Thanks for the link to FFI.

Seems like those clinics are thousands of miles away. Unsure if I can get a bunch of people to travel for that.

Even if I went and got certified I would not consider...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Saville
Ah didn't know about FFI. Sounds like good...

Ah didn't know about FFI.

Sounds like good advice - thanks.
Forum: Formation Flying 11-16-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By Saville
What Activities for a Formation Group?

Hello,

I'm thinking of starting a thread for my area (Northeast) asking RV'ers if they would be interested in starting a Formation Group.

I have about 25 hours of form time, taught to me by Air...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 896,854
Posted By Saville
Another nifty solution. Thanks!

Another nifty solution.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-05-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 896,854
Posted By Saville
Very nice looking. The arched cutout on the...

Very nice looking.

The arched cutout on the lower edge of the panel solves all stick height issues.
I'm considering that myself.

What did you do for circuit breakers? Where are they located?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,306
Posted By Saville
What did you do with your RV this weekend (9/04/21 - 9/06/21)?

Flew up to the Eastern Slopes Regional airport, landed and flew back.

We've been invited by friends who have a cabin in Maine to come up and spend time with them there. They are 15 minutes away from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,600
Posted By Saville
I would think that having an RV-4 would make your...

I would think that having an RV-4 would make your CFI problem worse:

If I understand you correctly, you are having a problem finding a CFI because there are so few of them.

Finding one who can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Not even close.

Not even close.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Those studies have very little to do with the...

Those studies have very little to do with the specific ECBS units on the market such as the VP-X. Those studies do not know how the ECBS systems are designed, nor how the software was written nor...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
I think you misunderstand me: You are still...

I think you misunderstand me:

You are still talking about failure rates of "a" solid state circuit breaker.

While it's good to know that they are more reliable than mechanical that's not the entire...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
That's the intention of the thread - to extract...

That's the intention of the thread - to extract facts.

When you say "...studies through IEEE that indicates solid state circuit breakers are orders of magnitude more reliable than mechanical...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Scroll, These are impressive examples. Thanks...

Scroll,

These are impressive examples. Thanks for taking the time to post all that with specificity.

One thing it does suggest is that something like your Skyview interface is necessary in order...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Absolutely. But nowhere did I say you MUST...

Absolutely.

But nowhere did I say you MUST adhere to it.

Did I?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Again, I don't see any of that. I see opinions...

Again, I don't see any of that. I see opinions being presented.

Opinions mean "This is what I think".

Perhaps you interpret "this is what I think" as declarations that you have to do it their way...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2021, 05:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
A very important consideration.

A very important consideration.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
To wit (from the Homebuilt forum regarding a G3X...

To wit (from the Homebuilt forum regarding a G3X installation):


"Jul 4, 2021

..........................
edit: None of these problems existed prior to my most recent update of the operating...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2021, 05:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
The use of software in the systems especially...

The use of software in the systems especially complicates things. Just think of the bugs that are found on operating systems after they are released...and then the bugs that appeared in the updates...
Forum: Safety 08-16-2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,790
Posted By Saville
As you say - possibly. The excess lift needed...

As you say - possibly. The excess lift needed for climbing might be lost in the constant bank angle. In that case perhaps flying squares would be a little better.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Actually all he said was that he found it hard to...

Actually all he said was that he found it hard to believe. Not impossible to believe...hard to believe. He did not say his mind could never be changed.

He didn't question anyone's design decision...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
I don't really see that happening here. I think...

I don't really see that happening here. I think people are merely stating their decision and why they chose it.

No one has said, "....and if you do otherwise you are wrong (or a fool or an idiot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-13-2021, 06:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Would you list the conveniences that an ECBS...

Would you list the conveniences that an ECBS system like VPX provides? To me that's one of the important factors in deciding whether or not to spend the money on such a system, and one of the things...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Saville
I have a set that I'm not going to use. PM me.

I have a set that I'm not going to use. PM me.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Yes that occurred to me to just screw a CB block...

Yes that occurred to me to just screw a CB block sub-panel to the main panel.
Simpler to install - 4 screws holding the sub panel onto the main panel - and the longer service loops makes access to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-11-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Where I stand at this point

Well it's been a very informative discussion and I thank you all for your views.

First, let me say that Vertical Power calls their VP-X system an "Electronic Circuit Breaker System", which I will...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Many Thanks! Actually they aren't all that...

Many Thanks!

Actually they aren't all that expensive in other places:

https://military-fasteners.com/electrical/conductor+bus/MS25226-4-6

The -6's go for $4.95
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Do you have a source for those " pre-drilled bus...

Do you have a source for those " pre-drilled bus copper bars (AN P/N) that use 3/4" centers for the holes"?

Thanks!
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Thanks, Jim. That's an old picture

Thanks, Jim. That's an old picture
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Well....except that I had to work on them when I...

Well....except that I had to work on them when I added my ADS-B out circuitry. And it was the easiest breaker in the panel wings - lowest, inboard.

And it was a bear getting a screw through the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Sent the PM thanks for the help

Sent the PM thanks for the help
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Right now, I do not want the breakers anywhere on...

Right now, I do not want the breakers anywhere on the instrument panel because they are the very bear to get at if you have to.

Presently I'm thinking of a door on the right - just aft of the gear...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Thanks to this thread, fuse blocks are a...

Thanks to this thread, fuse blocks are a consideration.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
That's a very good point

That's a very good point
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-06-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
I want to thank everyone for the info presented,...

I want to thank everyone for the info presented, in an uncontroversial way, so far. The alligators have gone hungry. Very informative.

Canadian_Joy:

Tons of useful information in your post....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Saville
Gotcha. Thanks

Gotcha. Thanks
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-06-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By Saville
Really nice video. I've never been to...

Really nice video.

I've never been to Osh.....You refer to 36 Left...on my Foreflight airport diagram there is no left/right. Do they divide the runway lengthwise into a Left and right side?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
I don't have any information on the VPX...

I don't have any information on the VPX reliability nor do I know about other such systems......

That's one reason I opened the topic.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
To be clear, when I write "ECB" I'm speaking of...

To be clear, when I write "ECB" I'm speaking of boxes like (but not limited to) the Vertical Power VP-X box.

The system.

Thanks for your views on the topic.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-05-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 19,809
Posted By Saville
Individual Circuit Breakers vs Electronic Circuit Breaker System

Hi all,

These days one can buy Electronic Circuit Breaker (ECB) systems which can replace a panel full of individual breakers (ICB).

I'd like to start a thread which discusses the pros and cons...
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 428,792
Posted By Saville
Hi Nick, Thanks for the reply and info.

Hi Nick,

Thanks for the reply and info.
Forum: RV-4 08-05-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 428,792
Posted By Saville
Hi Nick, Great looking 'pit. I'm noticing your...

Hi Nick,

Great looking 'pit. I'm noticing your circuit breaker panel. I need to rework
mine and I've been thinking about a multi-tier breaker panel like the
Steinair and like yours.

May I ask:...
Forum: Safety 08-02-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,790
Posted By Saville
In absolute agreement here.

In absolute agreement here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,957
Posted By Saville
More Flight test; Bar Harbor, Maine

Went up Saturday for more "Possible Turn" testing and practiced landing at lower speeds.
The lower speeds are really helping my Short Field landing technique.

Finally a sunny day so Rosanne and I...
Forum: Safety 08-01-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,790
Posted By Saville
I agree that power at idle is not a totally...

I agree that power at idle is not a totally accurate simulation of engine out.

So I wonder, with a C/S prop, how much better the simulation is if you do NOT pull the prop back but leave it forward...
Forum: Safety 07-31-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,790
Posted By Saville
So for the last couple of flights I've been...

So for the last couple of flights I've been practicing this turn at altitude to try and nail down the best angle of bank, G, and speed to turnback - best being the least amount of altitude lost in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By Saville
That is one neat job

That is one neat job
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By Saville
After a month of no flying because of endless...

After a month of no flying because of endless rain, I finally was able to fly this weekend. Did some "Impossible Turn" tests at 5000.

Then I took some of the ideas listed in the "Landing Distance"...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By Saville
Not sure it's a cable length issue because the...

Not sure it's a cable length issue because the cable goes from the throttle lever on the quadrant to the mixture connection with a little left over.

Somehow it has to do with cable travel.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-23-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By Saville
I have the same problem. Not sure how to fix it....

I have the same problem. Not sure how to fix it. If the throttle quadrant allowed more throw it would be fixed.

I've wondered if somehow some movement is taken up by cable flex or some other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By Saville
Thanks. No idea what brand the USB port...

Thanks.

No idea what brand the USB port is...Came with the plane.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,120
Posted By Saville
I uploaded two very short videos to compare in...

I uploaded two very short videos to compare in the sound when powering the GoPro with ship's power via a USB port or with an external battery. I used a cable to connect the sound via the headset jack...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 896,854
Posted By Saville
Nice panel. How did you handle the circuit...

Nice panel.

How did you handle the circuit breakers?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Thanks yours and RV8ch's reply is the sort of...

Thanks yours and RV8ch's reply is the sort of thing I'm looking for.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Since we are being picky, I didn't say "no one...

Since we are being picky, I didn't say "no one thinks about" I said "no one tries to assess". And by that I meant I don't think anyone is on final attempting to calculate their present gross weight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Ok while all this is necessary for exctitude, I'm...

Ok while all this is necessary for exctitude, I'm not looking for exactness.

I'm looking for what people shoot for, for speeds and altitude on rollout to final: first for the nominal case and then...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Done (updated the post). Though for what I'm...

Done (updated the post).

Though for what I'm looking for this is not necessary.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Ok here's my data: Last flight test of stall...

Ok here's my data:

Last flight test of stall speeds (IAS knots) was April, at 5000 feet, after some mods to the plane which included a new prop, 217lbs under gross weight max of 1800 (i.e....
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
I should have been more clear....my question does...

I should have been more clear....my question does NOT have anything to do with shortest landing distance.

I've adjusted my question above.

I'm asking for the nominal setup.

From there we can talk...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
Ok this thread is very useful, and I'd like to...

Ok this thread is very useful, and I'd like to find out more about what people use for speeds and altitudes on approaches. I realize that different types (RV6,7,8,10) may generate different numbers...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,691
Posted By Saville
So if not the 1.3 thing, what short field landing...

So if not the 1.3 thing, what short field landing speed do you shoot for in your -8?

Also what is the speed at which the plane starts to talk to you (burbles) for power off stalls in the landing...
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
Posted By Saville
In my opinion, if I had never personally had the...

In my opinion, if I had never personally had the prop checked e.g. bought the plane built - like I did - or bought the prop used, or the prop was stored for a substantial chunk of time etc., I'd...
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
Posted By Saville
Hangared all its life.

Hangared all its life.
Forum: Propellers 06-28-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
Posted By Saville
On the other hand... when I had my prop looked...

On the other hand...

when I had my prop looked at there was a lot of corrosion - enough such that I bought a new prop.

But the old prop worked well and looked great from the outside.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-28-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,619
Posted By Saville
If the sender is substantially higher than the...

If the sender is substantially higher than the fuel pumps, could the head that has to be overcome give a lower reading?

Also, if one replaces the sender or does anything which exposes the gas line...
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