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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,364
Posted By rv8ch
Great to hear, David! I've only watched the...

Great to hear, David! I've only watched the videos and listened to podcasts and am very interested to hear your results after the next engine run, and perhaps after a bit more lapping. I have never...
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,993
Posted By rv8ch
I tool the liberty of stealing the excellent...

I tool the liberty of stealing the excellent "Aviation Courtesy" article and reposting it on my website:

http://www.rv8.ch/aviation-courtesy/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,993
Posted By rv8ch
Very unclear, and people wonder why there is...

Very unclear, and people wonder why there is public distrust in government - they need to be more transparent about their processes. We're only seeing one side of the story, but GAMI makes a pretty...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By rv8ch
You are exactly right - if we don't teach each...

You are exactly right - if we don't teach each other properly, we'll end up in a mess.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2022, 10:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By rv8ch
It's tight, but it comes out. The upper FW...

It's tight, but it comes out. The upper FW flexes a bit. This is a really small battery and if it were a couple of inches taller it would not want to come out as easily.

Another option would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,993
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed. Hopefully this problem will be solved in...

Indeed. Hopefully this problem will be solved in the coming months/years. I'm happily burning unleaded UL91 and unleaded mogas in my 8.5:1 180hp io-360, and only use 100LL when I'm traveling.

I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-16-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By rv8ch
I have a few photos here, but mine is the much...

I have a few photos here, but mine is the much smaller 680c. Perhaps it can help.

http://www.rv8.ch/battery-holder/

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By rv8ch
Lycoming seems to be comfortable with oil temps...

Lycoming seems to be comfortable with oil temps lower than 180˚F - the Thermostatic Oil Cooler Bypass Valve actives at...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By rv8ch
I have the same "problem", but I'm not really...

I have the same "problem", but I'm not really convinced it is a problem. If the only reason for the desired higher oil temperature is getting the combustion water out of the oil, and we all know...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,550
Posted By rv8ch
I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do...

I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do with my expensive oil filter cutter.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/pages/fb/maintenance_oilfiltercutters/afc470cutter.php

More seriously, I'm not able...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2022, 11:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,427
Posted By rv8ch
And from what I understand,...

And from what I understand, women.

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/katherine-lanndeck-wwii-ferry-pilot
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 27,364
Posted By rv8ch
That looks like a very good mod, thanks for...

That looks like a very good mod, thanks for sharing it! This would also avoid the metal to metal contact on the rudder pedal structure.
Forum: Tools 08-14-2022, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By rv8ch
USB borescope in fuel tank?

I'd like to have a look in my fuel tanks and was wondering if anyone has any experience using a USB borescope to do that.

Mainly I want to look to see if there are any bits of crud, aluminum...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-14-2022, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By rv8ch
Good post, Jim. I hope that I don't have to...

Good post, Jim. I hope that I don't have to replace these cables, as it does look like it will be a lot of work. I recall installing all three at the same time on the quadrant, and then pushing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2022, 03:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the update, Dwight. Good to hear you...

Thanks for the update, Dwight. Good to hear you got this solved.

The anti-splat shields look very good. As an experiment, I made some heat shields to protect my cowl (a bit late, unfortunately)...
Forum: Safety 08-14-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By rv8ch
Same here, and I carry some "travel john" bags -...

Same here, and I carry some "travel john" bags - nothing can trigger get-home-itis like needing a bio-break.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2022, 02:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By rv8ch
This video might...

This video might help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71cMqxZtgAs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2022, 03:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By rv8ch
The new VA400 looks much better than my old...

The new VA400 looks much better than my old version - impressive quality.

As Dan mentioned, I think photos are easier to interpret, and we need to see the seat.
Forum: Safety 08-12-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By rv8ch
Post-Repair Flights: Recognize the Risks

I found this to be a good article.

https://www.aviationconsumer.com/aircraftreviews/post-repair-flights-recognize-the-risks/

Focus is of course not on builders, but we probably have more owners...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-12-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By rv8ch
With the quick build, the skin is on, but it's...

With the quick build, the skin is on, but it's not a big problem to attach the VS or HS. Have a grabber and a little magnet on a stick for the many times you will drop things back there. Or have...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-12-2022, 06:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By rv8ch
If you time the pmag ignitions differently, the...

If you time the pmag ignitions differently, the CHTs can be lower. It's up to you. Contrary to others, I strongly recommend having a way to see what's going on in the pmag ignitions - there are two...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-11-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By rv8ch
Paul, looking forward to that article to close...

Paul, looking forward to that article to close down all this discussion! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-11-2022, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Greg, If a fuel return system is something...

Hi Greg, If a fuel return system is something that's documented in the plans, I would do it exactly as Van's recommends.

I was trying to recall any use of NPT in my fuel system return lines, and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 15,550
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: 18
Views: 1,573
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: 2,485
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: 120
Views: 15,550
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: 120
Views: 15,550
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: Safety 08-05-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,720
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: 2,625
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: 8,130
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: 870
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: 1,955
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: 10,720
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: 2,073
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: 9,150
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: 21
Views: 3,238
Posted By rv8ch
Nice photos, Fabian!

Nice photos, Fabian!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
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: 2,099
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: 1,222
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: 452
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: 791
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: 18
Views: 1,573
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: 2,809
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: 896
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-21-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
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: 896
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: 896
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: 896
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: 896
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: 896
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: 17,068
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: 896
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: 896
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: 28,755
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: 526
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: 2,336
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: 1,971
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: 960
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: 382
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: 2,926
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: 4,719
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: 1,040
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: 9,220
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
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