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Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,744
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, those trips were fun (even the work portion...

Yes, those trips were fun (even the work portion sometimes)! Hard to believe that the only thing left down there from the Convair/General Dynamics facilities is the LSWT.



Based on the in-depth...
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 1,516,744
Posted By RV8JD
Looking great, Jeff! And more fun than the model...

Looking great, Jeff! And more fun than the model shop I'd guess.

I think you may have told me once and I may have forgotten, but are you putting an RV-8 rudder on your -7?
Forum: Safety Yesterday, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 908
Posted By RV8JD
Only this from the Aviation Safety Network:...

Only this from the Aviation Safety Network: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/275672
"Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities

Narrative:

On...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-13-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By RV8JD
From the SkyView System Installation Guide –...

From the SkyView System Installation Guide – Revision AL, page 7-81:
"If you have the Floscan 201B (Dynon Avionics P/N 100403-001), this number can be found on the tag that came with the transducer....
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,166
Posted By RV8JD
Regarding wing flutter characteristics, generally...

Regarding wing flutter characteristics, generally speaking:

- Increasing wing bending stiffness will decrease flutter speed (badness, if there is not enough excess flutter margin to begin with).

-...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-11-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,302
Posted By RV8JD
Info below. Note airport closure...

Info below. Note airport closure times.

https://www.eaa292.org/fly-in


EDIT --> Airport Closure NOTAM:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-TBdVhPM/0/2a98f419/XL/i-TBdVhPM-XL.png
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By RV8JD
Van's does recommend both the 72" and 74" props...

Van's does recommend both the 72" and 74" props for the RV-8. And has for as long as I can remember.

From the current website:

Propeller size note:


The 74" blade diameter propellers are...
Forum: RV-4 08-07-2022, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,311
Posted By RV8JD
(And extra words.)

(And extra words.)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-05-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By RV8JD
Note that P/N 53E22144 is the current Lycoming...

Note that P/N 53E22144 is the current Lycoming vernatherm.

See Lycoming SB No. 518D and SI No. 1565A linked below for superseded P/Ns due to a problem with the crimp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,021
Posted By RV8JD
Yikes and Yikes!!

Yikes and Yikes!!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-03-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By RV8JD
And thank God they didn't! The -8 rudder is...

And thank God they didn't! The -8 rudder is stronger and stiffer than the -7/-9 rudder due to thicker skins, folded TE, and smaller area.
Forum: Texas (North) 08-02-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By RV8JD
We're currently paying $7.879/gallon for 100LL at...

We're currently paying $7.879/gallon for 100LL at Arlington, WA (KAWO). That is down from $8.179/gallon.

A buddy who flew to Oshkosh, paid only $4.75/gallon at Ft. Benton, MT.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-02-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,060
Posted By RV8JD
From Darwin, of JD Air Parts, to increase the TW...

From Darwin, of JD Air Parts, to increase the TW shimmy margin:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=204930&highlight=angle

"Our dual bearing yoke for all tailwheel RV's has been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-28-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By RV8JD
Cherokee PA-28-180 with a 180 HP Lycoming...

Cherokee PA-28-180 with a 180 HP Lycoming O-360-A4A and a Sensenich 76EM8S5-0-60 fixed pitch prop.


https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-JX6nMGv/0/0a6cdad2/XL/i-JX6nMGv-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By RV8JD
The Dynon SkyView AP system has a 5 second trim...

The Dynon SkyView AP system has a 5 second trim control time-out feature. 5 seconds is rather long in this situation. I'd rather have a 3 second time out.

Ref: Page 18-5, SkyView System...
Forum: RV-4 07-27-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By RV8JD
Some info that may be useful. An article by Van...

Some info that may be useful.

An article by Van himself, "An Aerobatic Epistle":

https://drive.google.com/file/d/16-IX93N223Ts65R4ipYa4JquZ1P6uuH8/view?usp=sharing


Another article by Van himself...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-27-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,209
Posted By RV8JD
Russ...

Russ McCutcheon:

https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?u=2228
Forum: Safety 07-27-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,837
Posted By RV8JD
RV-9A Down in Thedford, NE on 7/25/2022

An RV-9A crashed in Thedford, NE on 7/25/2022 with 2 fatalities. It's track shows the airplane climbing and turning with weather ahead. Final destination was to be Oshkosh.

From ASN:...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-25-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By RV8JD
I have the 500-5 AWBS Retread, Elite Premium 2...

I have the 500-5 AWBS Retread, Elite Premium 2 Groove (SKU: 500-6 6-Ply RTO) from Desser. I run the tires on my RV-8 between 45 and 52 psi. My tires have similar cracks that yours do (pics below). ...
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 31,108
Posted By RV8JD
Winds gusting to 50 kts as the storm rolled...

Winds gusting to 50 kts as the storm rolled through:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-r6Jh6Mh/0/7272ba60/L/i-r6Jh6Mh-L.jpg


And I'm pretty sure those two jets were parked parallel to the others...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-20-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By RV8JD
Plunger-Style Sliding Canopy Stop

Here is one from Flyboys:

https://flyboyaccessories.com/product/plunger-style-sliding-canopy-latch

https://i0.wp.com/flyboyaccessories.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Plunger-canopy-stop.jpg



The...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-19-2022, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By RV8JD
From ASN: ...

From ASN: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/280442

RIP.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-19-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By RV8JD
Very nice! You should post a few pictures of it...

Very nice! You should post a few pictures of it here.
Forum: RV-15 07-19-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,732
Posted By RV8JD
Touché! ("OK for me, but not for...

Touché! ("OK for me, but not for thee!")
Forum: Safety 07-19-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By RV8JD
From...

From ASN:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/280496
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2022, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,908
Posted By RV8JD
Those seem to be in the Decimal Degrees (DD.dd)...

Those seem to be in the Decimal Degrees (DD.dd) format. In the ForeFlight Web screenshot below, ForeFlight Web is set to use the decimal-degree format and the coordinates given in the Oshkosh Notice...
Forum: Safety 07-18-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,823
Posted By RV8JD
Likewise at the more rural airports in Washington...

Likewise at the more rural airports in Washington State.

Late last year I was flying out to the Pacific coast and as I neared Forks, WA, I was watching an RV on ADS-B and it started descending and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,520
Posted By RV8JD
You're quite welcome. Your pics are impressive,...

You're quite welcome. Your pics are impressive, to say the least!

Safe travels.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-15-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,520
Posted By RV8JD
Delete the "?1" at the end of the links and they...

Delete the "?1" at the end of the links and they will show in your post. Here are your pics, scaled to 1024 (see scaling note below):

https://i.imgur.com/tfZ94c1h.jpg
Running up the flight in...
Forum: COMM 07-14-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By RV8JD
The -425 transceiver is the early Dynon radio...

The -425 transceiver is the early Dynon radio that was designed (and I think built) by Dynon. It had some issues and had a high return rate to Dynon because of those. I don't think Dynon has the...
Forum: RV-15 07-13-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,968
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, I've seen the videos of the drop test and...

Yes, I've seen the videos of the drop test and other things they've done. But the fatigue history of the other models is there in the form of numerous SB's on the subject.

Maybe someone from...
Forum: RV-15 07-12-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 91,968
Posted By RV8JD
Hopefully Van's did very thorough fatigue...

Hopefully Van's did very thorough fatigue analyses/assessments to avoid fatigue cracking issues, especially given the backcountry mission of the airplane. Important to avoid the fatigue cracking...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-11-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,520
Posted By RV8JD
Your pic: https://i.imgur.com/p7SvDZl.jpg Good...

Your pic:

https://i.imgur.com/p7SvDZl.jpg

Good luck to all of you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,056
Posted By RV8JD
Took this pic of "ArlingtonRV" while collecting...

Took this pic of "ArlingtonRV" while collecting some Transponder test data for a "ScrollF4" thread that was subsequently...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By RV8JD
Here are the pics you were trying to...

Here are the pics you were trying to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-07-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,854
Posted By RV8JD
Robinson Helicopter's Deletion of Safety Wire on Oil Filters

The Robinson Helicopter Company deleted the requirement for safety wire on oil filters on Lycoming engines (and on some other components) installed on their certified helicopters many years...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By RV8JD
I noticed that also, and I don't believe that is...

I noticed that also, and I don't believe that is correct for E-AB aircraft. SLSA and ELSA, yes.

Here is a previous thread on the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-06-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By RV8JD
It seems like you are quite new to Van's E-AB...

It seems like you are quite new to Van's E-AB airplanes in general. This link from Van's Aircraft provides some other info that you should be aware...
Forum: Reviews 07-05-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By RV8JD
There is velcro on the underside of the red...

There is velcro on the underside of the red fabric tab, and velcro on the top of the seatbelt under the red fabrics tab. This minimizes the chance of inadvertently snagging and opening the latch...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By RV8JD
The SkyView contains a special pitot/static test...

The SkyView contains a special pitot/static test mode that allows you to perform required altimeter and/or airspeed checks without affecting the calibration of the attitude-sensing components.

There...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By RV8JD
Sure! (And thanks for taking it in the spirit in...

Sure!

(And thanks for taking it in the spirit in which it was offered.)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-04-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 592
Posted By RV8JD
Biennial ... Biannual may give the Feds some...

Biennial ...

Biannual may give the Feds some bad ideas, like requiring certain stuff be done twice a year! :)

(Sorry, I have a SkyView, so can't help with your question.)
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,886
Posted By RV8JD
I deleted "-no?authuser=0" at the end of each...

I deleted "-no?authuser=0" at the end of each pics address to get the them to show in the post.

I also rescaled the second pic to "w800-h600" from "w1600-h1200", which is too large IMO.

You can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,510
Posted By RV8JD
Two comments: First, be sure that the...

Two comments:

First, be sure that the Transponder set up menu has been set back to "Auto": SETUP MENU > TRANSPONDER SETUP > AUTO ALT/GND > AUTOMATIC (AIR DATA)

See page 11-42, "Performing...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-03-2022, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,886
Posted By RV8JD
Here are your two...

Here are your two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By RV8JD
Here is the article (originally published in the...

Here is the article (originally published in the November 1973 issue of Air Progress) from the website of the author, Budd Davisson:

http://www.airbum.com/pireps/PirepRV3.html
Forum: RV-10 06-30-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,418
Posted By RV8JD
Similar, recent thread on the...

Similar, recent thread on the subject:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?p=1603419
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
Posted By RV8JD
Hoping the pilot has a speedy...

Hoping the pilot has a speedy recovery.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/279719
Forum: RV-4 06-27-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,308
Posted By RV8JD
"Hitt7A" used a fiberglass/carbon fiber stiffener...

"Hitt7A" used a fiberglass/carbon fiber stiffener with success:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=186409
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By RV8JD
That is not quite correct. The Lycoming LW-16702...

That is not quite correct. The Lycoming LW-16702 additive (https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/Lycoming%20Engine%20PN%20LW-16702%2C%20Oil%20Additive.pdf) has an anti-scuffing agent that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,003
Posted By RV8JD
"ArlingtonRV" and I flew our RV-8s to Tillamook...

"ArlingtonRV" and I flew our RV-8s to Tillamook for lunch on Saturday. Since Erickson moved it aircraft collection (http://www.ericksoncollection.com) from the WWII blimp hangar at Tillamook to its...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-26-2022, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,904
Posted By RV8JD
In earlier threads on 180 HP engines on RV-9(A),...

In earlier threads on 180 HP engines on RV-9(A), Scott M. ("rvbuilder2002 (https://vansairforce.net/community/member.php?find=lastposter&t=207223)"), a long-time Van's employee, indicated that there...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By RV8JD
Here are four articles by Van himself that may be...

Here are four articles by Van himself that may be of interest to pilots and student pilots ... er ... 'learners...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By RV8JD
There are these...

There are these options:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-07-11-09/

This one may be a little more difficult for the RV-6A, as the SL points...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,380
Posted By RV8JD
From...

From Van's:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/weights.pdf
Forum: Safety 06-09-2022, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By RV8JD
I've had cataract surgery and I opted for single...

I've had cataract surgery and I opted for single vision (monofocal) intraocular lenses set for distant vision. No problem getting an FAA Medical Class III or BasicMed renewed if one has a good...
Forum: Safety 06-08-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,600
Posted By RV8JD
I've had cataract surgery and I opted for single...

I've had cataract surgery and I opted for single vision (monofocal) intraocular lenses set for distant vision.

Note this if you decide on multifocal or accommodating intraocular lens implants (Ref: ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-07-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,404
Posted By RV8JD
That's a good point that has been discussed by...

That's a good point that has been discussed by DanH. Since he is galavanting around the West somewhere, below is a post of his. Note the last...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 759
Posted By RV8JD
Wing Tip Identification

The W-415 is the early flat top Hoerner-style tip. They are flat on top and rounded underneath.

Below is a pic of the W-715 (Bat Wing) tip and the latest W-715-1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,168
Posted By RV8JD
We may get there too! I stopped at the fuel pumps...

We may get there too! I stopped at the fuel pumps on May 28th at my home airport (Arlington, WA, KAWO) to top off after a short lunch flight with a buddy in our RV-8s, and found another whopping...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By RV8JD
The Vetterman turndown extension may fit. Worth...

The Vetterman turndown extension may fit. Worth a check to see if they do.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-02-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By RV8JD
This may or may not help. I didn't have any...

This may or may not help.

I didn't have any belly skin cracks but wanted to reduce the floor vibration. Vetterman sells turndown extensions and straight extensions. I already had the turndown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By RV8JD
Here is the blurb on the new graphical enroute...

Here is the blurb on the new graphical enroute NOTAMs shown in ForeFlight. They are all toggled ON by default. They can be all toggled off with one toggle, or each of them can be toggled off. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By RV8JD
Note that Steve Melton does not frequent the...

Note that Steve Melton does not frequent the forum anymore and his thread on printed parts ("a couple printed ideas") is no longer available.

But his website is https://www.rvplasticparts.com.

And...
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