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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By rv8ch
From the photos and the description it sure looks...

From the photos and the description it sure looks the same - either a clone or they got K&P to make the filters for them under a private label. Perhaps call them and ask who makes the filter?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv8ch
Kind of hard to see, and I don't think I saw the...

Kind of hard to see, and I don't think I saw the whole valve. What I saw looked ok, but I could see some deposits or something on the valve seat.

Lapping the valve in place is one option. Another...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-07-2022, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By rv8ch
14.0 - 14.1 is what I get with my PP alternator. ...

14.0 - 14.1 is what I get with my PP alternator. I have an EarthX 680c, and this is in the range they recommend (13.8 - 14.6 volts). I guess it's a similar range for the PC680, and should be fine.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By rv8ch
I have the 45 degree adapter, and was concerned...

I have the 45 degree adapter, and was concerned about the K&P not having an anti-drain-back (ADB) valve. What I see in my oil pressure graphs is the time for the oil pressure to buildup to 25psi,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-06-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By rv8ch
I use much less solvent cleaning my K&P than I...

I use much less solvent cleaning my K&P than I did rinsing my Champion after spending a lot of time opening the can, and cutting off the paper filter.

I dump the solvent in with the oil and dispose...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-05-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome back, Tom! After avionics, the next big...

Welcome back, Tom! After avionics, the next big change between now and when you complete your aircraft will be gust lock technology! :D
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,097
Posted By rv8ch
It's not that hard, but I doubt many people would...

It's not that hard, but I doubt many people would want to do that too often. Plus, when you get it off, you have to find a safe place to store it - and it's pretty big. And your plane would look...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,460
Posted By rv8ch
I think the trick is to have something that would...

I think the trick is to have something that would simulate what you would do with your hands if you were holding the control surface during the storm.

You would probably let it move a little, and as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,616
Posted By rv8ch
Working mainly on 18/36 I saw some very radical...

Working mainly on 18/36 I saw some very radical exits from the runway into the grass. I was not on the ATC frequency, so I don't know what was being said to the pilots, but some of those exits...
Forum: Job Board 08-04-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By rv8ch
Volunteer!

Just to close the loop on this request - I did exactly as Michael "Antique Denver" suggested, and volunteered with the "Vintage" team. It was more than awesome!

Such a good time with great people! ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,799
Posted By rv8ch
You would need to talk to the EAA since it's...

You would need to talk to the EAA since it's their house, and their rules. There were a lot of big beautiful aircraft in the Vintage area, and I'd bet a few of those owners would have loved to have...
Forum: Safety 08-04-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,097
Posted By rv8ch
gust lock

I've got the anti-splat, and it seems to hold well, but to be sure, the only way is to have multiple gust locks like this on each control surface:

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No matter how tight you install something...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2022, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By rv8ch
baffle seals

I've got pictures of my baffle seals here: http://www.rv8.ch/silicone-rubber-baffle-seals/

You can see the kinds of things that Dan is pointing out when the seals rub against the cowl. I will add...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-03-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,949
Posted By rv8ch
Can't see the image - can you upload it with the...

Can't see the image - can you upload it with the paper clip?

( https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-G5f8Tp4/3/L/i-G5f8Tp4-L.jpg)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,841
Posted By rv8ch
Nice photos, Fabian!

Nice photos, Fabian!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By rv8ch
Looks like a beautiful part, thanks for bringing...

Looks like a beautiful part, thanks for bringing it to my attention! From what I see in the photos, it still has the "negative" tailwheel castor. There was a question in the thread you linked...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By rv8ch
My guess is that the shimmy is the problem, and...

My guess is that the shimmy is the problem, and we should fix that. I guess the only solution is to bend the tail spring, or replace the attachment pivot with one that has a more steep angle. Not...
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By rv8ch
I think you will find very little detailed...

I think you will find very little detailed before/after testing with this sump, if any. Not sure which brand/model you are considering for your engine, but here is my view based on my IO-360.

The...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-01-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By rv8ch
I have tiedown storage nuts just behind the rear...

I have tiedown storage nuts just behind the rear seat, but ended up keeping the rings in the bag with the tiedowns. KISS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By rv8ch
I've got the standard 5" wheels with the bigger...

I've got the standard 5" wheels with the bigger 380x150-5 tires

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/michelinairtires_06-01434.php

and I recently had the worst landing of my career (so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-31-2022, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By rv8ch
Borescope and fly

Are you uploading your engine monitor data to savvyaviation? If not, I would recommend that. Mike Busch says that compression tests that show low numbers are not in of themselves necessarily a bad...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2022, 05:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By rv8ch
GRT AoA

Same here - I needed to exit the pattern while turning downwind to base due to bad spacing on my part, and my GRT AoA urged me to not get too slow. It reminded me how easily a bit of inattention can...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-31-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Some stuff still available

I can meet you somewhere in OSH or mail it to you - I fly back to Switzerland in a few hours. Thanks!
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-26-2022, 04:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome, Larry! You came to the right place!

Welcome, Larry! You came to the right place!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Oi Fabricio - I can't say if shipping will be...

Oi Fabricio - I can't say if shipping will be fast enough. From what I hear, it's very inconsistent, so I would not count on getting it in time. If you want to take the risk, let me know. I'll be...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Garmin Glo 2 - $50

I can drop this in the mail - it's very small.

Pick up at OSH - just the unit and USB charging cable, works fine, but no longer needed as I have the SkyEcho2.

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/645104
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Hoses and push-pull cables - $50 each

I've got some fuel line hoses and push-pull cables that I will put at the aeromart if they don't sell here. Hopefully you can see the lengths in the photos - the Van's cables are the 60" and 55" and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Rocker Box covers - parallel valve - $100

Last chance for these babies, they didn't sell at the aeromart because I accidentally priced them too high.

These are over $50 each new. Mine were installed on the engine, but I replaced them with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Showplanes fuel pump cooling shroud - $30 - SOLD

SOLD
Pick up at OSH.




https://showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/cooling-shroud.html


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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 03:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Showplanes Flap Positioning System - RV-8 - $100 - Sold

SOLD
I have a FPS for sale, new price is over $200, selling for $100 delivered to OSH, or I can mail it.

https://showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/FPS.html

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I had installed this but decided to...
Forum: Safety 07-21-2022, 01:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,956
Posted By rv8ch
Most ipad checklist apps will do this. If your...

Most ipad checklist apps will do this.

If your RV-8 is like mine, there are only a few things that if missed will kill you, and I focus on those. Flight controls free and correct, canopy latched. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 01:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Floscan 201 fuel flow probe - $200 - Sold

SOLD

I have a floscan 201 that I have never used. They seem to run about $300, so I'll let it go for $200.

I can deliver to OSH this week, or mail it to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 871
Posted By rv8ch
Flightcom stereo intercom - 403 - $100 - SOLD

SOLD
No idea what I paid for this, but they are currently going for $200.

https://www.flightcom.net/products/general-aviation-products/intercoms/403-panel-mount-intercom/

Small size for easy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 76
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 28,390
Posted By rv8ch
Waiting for customs

Waiting for customs after an international flight.

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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-20-2022, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By rv8ch
For Sale: AoA Sport

Anyone need an AoA Sport?
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/aoasportsystemaluminum2.php


https://d29y7fsthxbb26.cloudfront.net/catalog/graphics/10-04792.jpg

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Price: $400, can...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-20-2022, 04:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Miller, what did you end up finding out about...

Hey Miller, what did you end up finding out about this issue?

I sometimes see rough running right after start with high fuel flow, and I just turn on the electric fuel pump for a couple of seconds...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-19-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,877
Posted By rv8ch
Is there any chance that the 12v power could have...

Is there any chance that the 12v power could have been applied while the mags are grounded, accidentally putting the mags into setup mode? According to the manual, solid RED means that the device is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same noise problem when I plug in my...

I have the same noise problem when I plug in my gopro to my USB port in the aircraft. Battery power works fine - clean sound.

I've read what I can, but still not sure I understand what causes...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-19-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By rv8ch
Sentry Mini - $200 - Sold!

Sold!

I have a Sentry Mini for sale - $200 - prefer pickup at OSH, but can send to USA or Europe.

https://flywithsentry.com/mini

It has the USB cable, the mounting suction cup, and a nice case. I...
Forum: Midwest 07-19-2022, 04:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,897
Posted By rv8ch
2021 video

Here's the video from last year, seems like the procedure is very similar this year. Those reporting points are very easy to see without having to resort to the EFB, from what they show in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2022, 11:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,553
Posted By rv8ch
I'm still learning my...

I'm still learning my RV-8/IO-360/Hartzell/Pmags/AFP-200 and so far it seems happiest high (8-10k DA), full throttle, 2300 RPM, leaned to peak.

This gives me just about 170TAS at about 8.7GPH at DA...
Forum: Formation Flying 07-17-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,002
Posted By rv8ch
Looks impressive even in the photos - must have...

Looks impressive even in the photos - must have been even more in real life!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-15-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,136
Posted By rv8ch
You never know with Dan - he could be anywhere! ...

You never know with Dan - he could be anywhere! Mexico? Canada? Florida? :D
Forum: Polishing your RV 07-14-2022, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,331
Posted By rv8ch
Looks great, Eric! Congratulations!

Looks great, Eric! Congratulations!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,224
Posted By rv8ch
Nice photo, Steve!

Nice photo, Steve!
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,255
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the kind words, and apologies for the...

Thanks for the kind words, and apologies for the delay in responding. I somehow missed this post.

My "maintenance" switch applies 12v to the PMAGS in order to enter setup mode. My normal switches...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,305
Posted By rv8ch
It seems that's another thing my RV-8 has in...

It seems that's another thing my RV-8 has in common with the A320 - lots of noise when the wing root fairing rubber strip comes loose!

Some McMaster-Carr sticky-backed D-rubber helps seal the rear...
Forum: Rocket 07-12-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,379
Posted By rv8ch
Hans, let me know if you want to buy my Subaru...

Hans, let me know if you want to buy my Subaru STI. You know where to pick it up!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,082
Posted By rv8ch
Looks like fun! I hope to see all you...

Looks like fun! I hope to see all you transatlantic crossers at OSH. As Peter said to me at EDVM a couple of weeks ago, there's an itch that needs to be scratched...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-11-2022, 03:21 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,068
Posted By rv8ch
You can buy one here, or cut one out of an...

You can buy one here, or cut one out of an existing oil filter.

https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection.asp?Product=1234
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-10-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Michael - do you have details on this helmet? ...

Hi Michael - do you have details on this helmet? I'm not really in the market for one now, but might be if I start flying aeros.

Seems like aviation helmets are an area ripe for innovation.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-09-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,408
Posted By rv8ch
Probably runs cooler, too.

Probably runs cooler, too.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-09-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By rv8ch
Great summary! If you want stronger adapters -...

Great summary!

If you want stronger adapters - not saying you need them - you can buy them in steel.

https://www.gsparkplug.com/1x-spark-plug-thread-adaptors-18mm-down-to-14mm-steel-m14-m18.html

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By rv8ch
More work, but you might consider replacing it...

More work, but you might consider replacing it with an Andair valve.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-08-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,830
Posted By rv8ch
Oil suction screen

Hi Tom, I can't recall seeing if you confirmed that the suction screen is clean/clear. That is what I would start with if you have not already. Clogged oil suction screen has caused engine failure...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-08-2022, 01:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,379
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly the same here. I thought the leak...

Exactly the same here. I thought the leak stopped because I started using 15W50 oil, or because I started using Camguard. I almost pulled the prop - happy I didn't.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,820
Posted By rv8ch
This comes up from time to time. It seems that...

This comes up from time to time. It seems that at least one helicopter manufacturer no longer recommends safety wire on the oil filter.

It's pretty easy to do, adding about 2 mins to the oil...
Forum: Job Board 07-07-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By rv8ch
Thank you, Michael! I sent you a PM.

Thank you, Michael! I sent you a PM.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,903
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks - now cleaning the coffee off my keyboard!...

Thanks - now cleaning the coffee off my keyboard! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-06-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,903
Posted By rv8ch
I've cleaned my filter twice - once I used about...

I've cleaned my filter twice - once I used about half a can of brake cleaner with the filter in a big plastic food takeaway bowl. Second time, a bit of Jet-A (diesel) in the same bowl. Both times...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-06-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
Here is mine. All the hard work was done by...

Here is mine. All the hard work was done by another CH RV-8 builder that works for Pilatus, so he's seen a few of these AFMs. I simply modified some things that were different on my...
Forum: Job Board 07-06-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By rv8ch
Looking to volunteer at EAA AirVenture 2022

I arrive on the 22nd and leave on the 31st and would have some time to help out if anyone needs a volunteer. Prefer to work in the mornings since I'll have jet lag and will wake up early, but I'm...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,226
Posted By rv8ch
Tom, as someone that has bent a lot of tubing and...

Tom, as someone that has bent a lot of tubing and has a big scrap pile to prove it, those are some beautiful bends!
Forum: COMM 07-04-2022, 12:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By rv8ch
I have the Trig and can only say good things...

I have the Trig and can only say good things about it. Checking liveatc.net from various places the sound is very good. Support from Trig is good - I sent mine in for a "refresh" just before first...
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