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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Heat muff

Got my freshly overhauled Aerosport engine running today but now concerned about the heat muff. I had a new exhaust made by Vetterman that uses the right forward baffle for air intake and the #1...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By olyolson
Vans Store- no item pictures

Used to be able to search categories on the Vans store and see pictures of the products. Tried to use the new site after creating an account then browsed the products but no pictures show up. Makes...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-05-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 324
Posted By olyolson
Clips

Tim,

Iíve been thinking about adding AOA to my -8, those Mouser clips look like just the thing for securing AOA lines. Will these clips stay in place long term or did you add a bit of epoxy to make...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By olyolson
Canopy breaker tool

Scott,

What did you find to replace this?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-18-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By olyolson
Electroair

Dave,

Here’s some pics of the installation. The EIS controller and MAP sensor are recommended on the cockpit side of the firewall. You can see them in the forward baggage area just above the smoke...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-18-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By olyolson
Electroair Installation

Dave,

I have an Electroair system that has worked well with the only issue being the map sensor which was originally installed on the engine side of the firewall. Heat eventually wore it out and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,987
Posted By olyolson
RV-8 Flap Actuator

Ditto the comments above about having a complete kit with no fabrication necessary- ready to put together and bolt in. I realize it was a bit of work to do the R&D and all the test fabrication in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By olyolson
Seattle Avionics

SMRacer makes a good point about subscriptions. I do have a GTN 650 (which I keep updated) so not sure I even need a Seattle Avionics subscription anymore since the 650 sends all the nav data to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,343
Posted By olyolson
Seattle Avionics

I have an AFS EFIS (which I love) and every time I try to update the Seattle Avionics database it never loads the sectionals the first time around. It seems to default with the sectionals unchecked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By olyolson
Tail & lower engine cowl lift

The table lift from Harbor freight referenced above looks like a good solution for lifting the tail. Also looks like a good way to get the lower cowl on a 3 bladed setup. Gonna have to pick up one of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,184
Posted By olyolson
Tail Mate

Martin,

If you decide to pursue production put me on the list. Maybe a road trip to Michigan next Spring/Summer if the box will fit in the -8. Take out the back seat, remove the rear stick and lots...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By olyolson
Heat Muff Supplier

Publicly thanking Dave Edwards in Vegas for making me a really nice custom heat muff. He’s the guy that contracts with Acft Spruce to make the heat muffs.

Unbeknownst to me Vetterman changed the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-10-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,541
Posted By olyolson
Starter on stick

Terry,

Nothing wrong with that, especially hot starting a tail dragger on a windy day. Definitely a good idea to have your hand on the stick during start. You could easily have one of the buttons on...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-02-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By olyolson
Formation video

Herman,

Good video, nicely done and thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,965
Posted By olyolson
Fall photo

Back when I owned a -4 this pic made it to the VAF Calendar years ago. One of my favorite photos, loved that plane!

https://i.postimg.cc/cKGzpCbf/E031-D826-400-F-4-FD0-9642-4-A26217-BAA93.jpg...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 09-12-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,524
Posted By olyolson
KC Flight

Scroll,

ďChallenge acceptedĒ ouch- You don't know Tinker very well I think, better get out your checkbook cause he doesnít drink cheap whiskey.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-20-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By olyolson
Monk works generator

Take a look at the manual you can download from the website. This looks more like a backup generator since it doesn’t start operating until 900-1000 rpm. So you’d probably be on battery power at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By olyolson
Air filter RTV

Vlad,

Like Mike said, keep a VERY close eye on that RTV. I seem to remember a post on this forum quite some time ago about a guy that did something similar and eventually the RTV disintegrated and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,248
Posted By olyolson
Slider

But it sure is nice taxiing on a sweltering summer day with the canopy open :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By olyolson
Engine overhaul delays

Bobby,

Yep- I sent my engine to Aerosport for overhaul just before Christmas 2020 and it sat there for lack of cylinders and other parts from Lycoming. Didnít finally get the engine back until May...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,432
Posted By olyolson
EFIS power up

Claude,

I have an Advanced Flight 5500 EFIS with the Skyview network and had these exact symptoms. The EFIS would not power up from the main bus and the only way I could get it on was to force it to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-04-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By olyolson
Canopy gap

Jeff,

Pretty common to have a small gap on some of the aft parts of the -8 slider. Most guys are using some type of weatherstripping on the inside of the canopy skirt so the gap is covered in...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-30-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
AOA
Views: 704
Posted By olyolson
AOA

RV-8 with a heated pitot probe but no AOA. Seems like the easiest install for my AFS 5500 EFIS is to get the Dynon heated pitot/AOA to replace the current system. Probably will require removing the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-19-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By olyolson
Hot air after shutdown

That is a great system you figured out David. I don’t have a plenum on my -8 but after tucking the airplane in the hangar after flying I put a small fan under the lower cowl exhaust opening and leave...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By olyolson
Cooling

Any need for alternator cooling?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 612,351
Posted By olyolson
Mitch, Must be nice to fly the RV to work and...

Mitch,

Must be nice to fly the RV to work and park in the big hangars for free. Great picture by the way- Loved flying the 73 but don’t miss the Airline life AT ALL, well except for the sightseeing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-17-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By olyolson
Scat tube cooling

Finalizing the engine installation after an overhaul by Aerosport. Planning on running some small 1Ē scat tube off the rear baffles for the Slick mag and the fuel pump. Any other areas to run cooling...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By olyolson
Oil catch can

Butch,

When I bought my -8 it had an oil Separator system with the round oil catch can just like your first picture. I have since replaced it with the Anti Splat Oil Separator system. Iím not using...
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-12-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,182
Posted By olyolson
RV-6 tailwheel issue

You should probably call Flyboyís accessories and discuss this with them. They have all sorts of tailwheel products. You may have a worn out tail spring, worn out links, worn out tail wheel assembly...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-05-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,757
Posted By olyolson
Base Leg Aviation

Just watched the video and now Iím a subscriber. Met Vic when he came up here to do a prebuy on an RV-7 my buddy was selling. Got a copy of his book and it is a must have if you own an RV. Looking...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,981
Posted By olyolson
Dad

Smokey,

Nickel on the grass for your Dad
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,871
Posted By olyolson
Alternator

Here’s an idea- Hartzell should consider stop making alternators and ditch the whole process. Just sign a contract with B&C to provide all your alternators. I had a B&C on my RV-4 for 7 years without...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,324
Posted By olyolson
New Kavlico sensor

If anyone is curious about how to set up the Advanced Flight screen hereís what Jonathan from AFS advised me:

https://i.postimg.cc/SjBfyqK8/51-EB8030-B4-F7-413-A-8-E45-03-F22-F1-BE585.jpg...
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By olyolson
Aircraft engravers

I’ll add my kudos to Aircraft Engravers for great work. They did the switch panel and some other placards when I was upgrading my RV-4 and it come out great. Now have an -8 I’m upgrading so just had...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By olyolson
ďMy nuts are galledĒ

Címon Man, 14 posts and only Larry picks up on a hilarious title? Sure glad mine aren't galled, that would hurt. Yes Iím a sicko
Forum: The RV Grin 06-15-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,076
Posted By olyolson
Hooked on RVs

Beauzo,

Now that you are hooked you need to find the RV thatís just right for you. Then you need to get one of the Card CQ-1 headsets so you can get the complimentary Tanya cookies! The headset is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,999
Posted By olyolson
GPS WAAS antenna

Brian, Walt, Chris, Bill P. or any of you smart guys,

I am also concerned about the GPS mount the original builder installed in front of the firewall. Since updating the panel and all the avionics...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By olyolson
RV-7

Ivan,

Post some pictures of your paint job, engine, interior and panel. Itís a pretty wide range but a lot depends on your setup. Offhand it could be anywhere from $85K to $130K
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,935
Posted By olyolson
Hand prop

Only once in my RV-4 at an airfield with no services except fuel and the starter failed. Also saw Rosie do it on the 49 ship at LXT back in 2013.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-28-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By olyolson
White RV

Donít know if Iíve ever seen a tip to tail White RV before, itís so clean looking but I do like it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 24,197
Posted By olyolson
Sammy pic

Great pic of Sammy, he looks so happy! The NEXT RV-8? Whatís in your workshop now? Never heard of an RV-8 guy building another RV-8? Whatís the lowdown Scott?
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-26-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,065
Posted By olyolson
Purge valve spring

Kurt,

You should make these and market them to the VAF group. A lot of guys are using purge valves and like Walt said, Airflow Performance doesnít offer these for sale on their website. As part of...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 05-22-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,065
Posted By olyolson
Purge valve

My airplane came with a Purge Valve already installed on the engine when I got it. It does make a hot start pretty easy but reading all the posts lately about hot starts it seems like DH’s sweep...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By olyolson
Garmin Virb Ultra 30

You can still find Garmin Virb Ultra 30s new and used on both Amazon & EBay.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,462
Posted By olyolson
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30

Tom,

Go with the Garmin VIRB Ultra 30, sent you a PM. The VIRB Ultra 30 can Bluetooth to audio panels and Garmin has also come out with the VIRB 360 which does the same. These are pretty pricey...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By olyolson
G5

Steve,

That did it!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By olyolson
G5

Thanks Steve, Iíll give it a try
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By olyolson
G5 weird issue

I sent this same message to the G3Experts but thought I’d check with the forum as well.

I have been flying my buddy’s RV-8 with a G3X system and a G5 with a backup battery. The G5 did an odd thing...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-07-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By olyolson
EZ Oil Filter Drain

Anyone used the new EZ Oil filter drain from Anti Splat Aero yet? Looks like a great product but looking for some reviews. Sure would be nice not to clean up an oil mess any...
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By olyolson
More kudos

Iíll add my compliments to the list for Flyboyís Accessories. Bought a lot of stuff over the years and always got top notch equipment. Iíll also add Flightline Interiors, Cleveland Tools, Advanced...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,127
Posted By olyolson
LEMO CQ-1

Scott,

Just curious if there is an advantage to the LEMO plug vs standard G.A. plugs since the CQ-1 isnít powered anyway. Mainly for builders that only installed a LEMO jack in the airplane?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,758
Posted By olyolson
Charging connector

Jim,

I never even knew these existed, I have my battery in the aft baggage compartment so this will make life much easier.

Thanks for posting!
Forum: The RV Grin 04-27-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,419
Posted By olyolson
RV Convert

Aubrey,

Welcome to the RV world. I am SURE you must have some pictures to share with the VAF gang. I had that same RV grin right after I got a ride in an RV-4. I had never even seen an RV and right...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-25-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By olyolson
Paint Shop

Brandon,

As for the VariViggen- a hot rod it was not. Long takeoff rolls, hard surface runways and not an aerobatic machine. It was comfortable for cruising but not a lot of baggage space. And with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
Posted By olyolson
Ok Sat morning gutter humor- ďBut if it does hit...

Ok Sat morning gutter humor- ďBut if it does hit the penal.... or any non-moveable partĒ - definitely need to adjust the stick forward.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-24-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By olyolson
Paint shop

Have also heard of a place called Crider Aircraft in Mena, AR that does aircraft paint. Anyone have experience with this shop?
Forum: Painting your RV 04-23-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By olyolson
Paint shop

Need a paint shop recommendation for some minor fiberglass work and paint touch up near St.Louis.
Forum: California 04-18-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By olyolson
Touch up paint

Iím also in the market for some touch up paint but would like the shop to be within one hop of STL. I like the paint job generally but it needs a couple touch ups and a stripe down the side to finish...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,461
Posted By olyolson
Lower cowl

Never had an issue with the lower cowl. I take out all the hinge pins, unscrew the bottom screws and sit on a small stool with wheels so I can scoot around the cowl and gently work the lower cowl...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,881
Posted By olyolson
Hot starts

Look into Airflow Performance Fuel Injection with a Purge Valve, hot starts are a non event
Forum: Propellers 04-07-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By olyolson
Prop clocking

How does this change for a 3 blade C/S MT prop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,856
Posted By olyolson
Shipping damage

Replace the skins and the vertical stab root rib. Maybe itís the just photo angle but the top left bent metal looks like it also has cracks at the base where it bent.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,002
Posted By olyolson
Starting

Turn off the non Impulse mag and let the engine start on the electronic ignition. Mag on after start- not sure how the Plasma ignition works but prob similar to Electroair on my engine and my buddyís...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By olyolson
RV-4 engine

I think that is indeed an oil filter cooler but I don’t think it’s necessary if you have a well mounted oil cooler. I found one very similar to your picture (see below). Not sure how well they...
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