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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By rv8ch
Here's the guy that created Camguard explaining...

Here's the guy that created Camguard explaining why it's good. I enjoyed this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia-zgGr2pKg
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,524
Posted By rv8ch
I did all the work to put the battery in the...

I did all the work to put the battery in the tail, and then when the earthx super light batteries came out, I figured I could save about 20 pounds by installing their smallest battery on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,320
Posted By rv8ch
100 hour/yearly condition inspection

Having fun with the CI - so far found some loose nuts on the gear, slightly offset alternator (2mm), good-looking photos from my new Ralcam borescope, good compressions all around, easy oil change...
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,016
Views: 900,862
Posted By rv8ch
As Scott, Max, and Ed said, beautiful aircraft! ...

As Scott, Max, and Ed said, beautiful aircraft! Interesting mods - the step, the access panel, the special yellow tape to hold on the rudder... :D
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By rv8ch
Clay, my Grove gear came with longer bolts, so...

Clay, my Grove gear came with longer bolts, so perhaps you have them somewhere in your shop.

In the middle of my CI now, and having to tighten those nuts/bolts was not easy. I can only echo the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rv8ch
Ya gotta be quick! :D I actually thought...

Ya gotta be quick! :D

I actually thought about videoing it, but I needed all my hands. The trick is to have the hole in the oil container at the top, then you can get it at a pretty good angle...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rv8ch
Phillips 66 oil spout

Where has this beautiful contraption been all my life? Just bought a case of Phillips 66 20w50 and the seller threw in one of these $1 oil spouts. It works...
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By rv8ch
Not sure I'd do that - I'm as curious as everyone...

Not sure I'd do that - I'm as curious as everyone about what caused this, but this seems pretty risky. Perhaps check with your engine builder to see what they say, or Joe Godfrey of Savvy Aviation.
Forum: Safety 09-26-2022, 05:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By rv8ch
Herman, so happy you made it onto the ground...

Herman, so happy you made it onto the ground safely - that must have been a very exciting landing. Your MAP graph supports your theory of why the engine ran at a higher RPM - something was causing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By rv8ch
I had this and started using camguard and it...

I had this and started using camguard and it helped, not sure why. I still see a bit of oil on the inside of the ring gear from time to time, but often it's bone dry. Not 100% it's the nose seal,...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By rv8ch
If your car pulled left or right when you let go...

If your car pulled left or right when you let go of the wheel driving down the highway, you'd get it fixed. Same with trim on your aircraft - no idea why you'd want to fly it out of trim if there is...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,563
Posted By rv8ch
Is the question electric or manual trim? Or trim...

Is the question electric or manual trim? Or trim or no trim?

The RV is a very nimble aircraft, and aileron trim will be most welcome, and will increase safety. A bit out of trim, and you let go of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Eric, Dan doesn't need an excuse to eat...

Hey Eric, Dan doesn't need an excuse to eat popcorn! :D

I think Art is right - just change the oil frequently. And fly a lot!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-23-2022, 12:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By rv8ch
Just watched some youtube videos on how to do...

Just watched some youtube videos on how to do this cricut stuff - amazing! I'm glad I didn't know this when working on my panel labels, or I would have spent another few hundred moneys and hours on...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2022, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Glenn, Apologies if you have already...

Hey Glenn, Apologies if you have already considered this, but if you install avionics and then the top skin, what will you do when you have to remove the avionics? Everything will come out again...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-22-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By rv8ch
Busch says...

Busch says "no."

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/wp-content/uploads/articles_eaa/EAA_2011-02_slippery-stuff.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-21-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,019
Posted By rv8ch
I also use the G5 - works great. I bought it...

I also use the G5 - works great. I bought it second-hand but it had never been used, and I saved a mint. I was watching the markets for a while before this one popped up. Powered by the built-in...
Forum: RV-10 09-19-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By rv8ch
That turned out very nice, and probably a lot...

That turned out very nice, and probably a lot lighter than the original aluminum solution. I have a feeling we're going to see more and more clever uses of 3d printing like this one in the coming...
Forum: Reviews 09-19-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By rv8ch
I think it should be attached just under the...

I think it should be attached just under the grip, as shown in this video:

https://youtu.be/FFwk_RZVqV8?t=564

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,019
Posted By rv8ch
Same, works great, and runs forever on ship...

Same, works great, and runs forever on ship power. Very nice when flying over big rocks.

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I prefer photos without wings in them, but I know Dan57 loves them, so I try to ensure that I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Bruce - are the units of speed miles/hour...

Thanks Bruce - are the units of speed miles/hour or knots? Impressive either way!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By rv8ch
Depending on the starter, it might be a good idea...

Depending on the starter, it might be a good idea to check with the manufacturer to see if they have some hints. I'd guess this is not the first time they have been presented with this problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 748
Posted By rv8ch
The switch shield is a very good idea.

The switch shield is a very good idea.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,583
Posted By rv8ch
Just be aware that at any moment Imgur could be...

Just be aware that at any moment Imgur could be bought, closed down, have a policy change, or just change the URL and all those images you posted to VAF will no longer be visible. We've seen this...
Forum: Propellers 09-19-2022, 12:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,942
Posted By rv8ch
I think one of the advantages of Nord-Lock...

I think one of the advantages of Nord-Lock washers and one of the disadvantages of safety wire is that it's very easy to check to make sure a bolt is still torqued properly with the Nord-Lock.

I've...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-17-2022, 02:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By rv8ch
Seems surprising this would happen on such a low...

Seems surprising this would happen on such a low time engine.
Forum: Reviews 09-17-2022, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By rv8ch
I have one and have used it a handful of times. ...

I have one and have used it a handful of times. When installed, it seems to work well at holding the control surfaces securely, which of course what it's designed to do.

I saw a mod on the VAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By rv8ch
I've got this Wheeler digital torque screwdriver...

I've got this Wheeler digital torque screwdriver which I mainly use for my 8-32 screws around my spinner, and other "important" places. It works well, and took about 30 seconds to set...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2022, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By rv8ch
Someone is going to get a deal - I've already got...

Someone is going to get a deal - I've already got one but this is an amazing price.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-14-2022, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,116
Posted By rv8ch
May sound crazy, but I think what would be best...

May sound crazy, but I think what would be best would be a chute up front that suspends the aircraft from the engine mounts, and lets the aircraft land on the tail vertically. You'd need headrests...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By rv8ch
Did they leave off a leading "1" from the price? ...

Did they leave off a leading "1" from the price? I didn't realize you could touch anything in CA for less than a million, much less a nice home on a paved runway!
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By rv8ch
If I recall correctly, these can also be obtained...

If I recall correctly, these can also be obtained from Mcmaster-Carr in a lot of different lengths. I bought some but didn't install them.

https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/128/3591
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,281
Posted By rv8ch
From...

From here:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ps890.php



Seems strange that proseal would not be able to handle auto fuel. Perhaps there is something else in there that's...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By rv8ch
Load it on youtube - which is free and easy - and...

Load it on youtube - which is free and easy - and paste in the link.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,595
Posted By rv8ch
Lots of good used airspeed/altitude/vsi devices...

Lots of good used airspeed/altitude/vsi devices coming on the market every week. Also, older Dynon and GRT systems come up from time to time, and are extremely good value.
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2022, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,595
Posted By rv8ch
Talking If she's not a pilot, then perhaps some stalls...

If she's not a pilot, then perhaps some stalls and inverted flight will motivate her! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,281
Posted By rv8ch
Phil's been around a while - smart guy. Glad you...

Phil's been around a while - smart guy. Glad you found the problem. It's a failure mode that I would not have suspected, particularly due to the color of the particles.

I would expect that Van's...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By rv8ch
So true. One thing I love about my Mattituck is...

So true. One thing I love about my Mattituck is the clear attention to detail when they built it. The person that built it even signed the engine. Even though they don't exist any more, I'm sure...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-12-2022, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By rv8ch
They can be mixed, and many people do it daily. ...

They can be mixed, and many people do it daily. What is important is to understand what you get after mixing them.

If your aircraft will run fine on both 100LL and on mogas 91, and you pour in some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats on the first flight, Fred! It's a lot...

Congrats on the first flight, Fred! It's a lot of fun to run through the test program. If you are not already, you may want to consider loading your engine data up on Savvyaviation.com to help you...
Forum: Tools 09-10-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,586
Posted By rv8ch
Impressive photos - thanks Justin. I hope mine...

Impressive photos - thanks Justin. I hope mine turns out as good as yours!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,219
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Ray - looking at my Hartzell manual it...

Thanks Ray - looking at my Hartzell manual it says to put the weights on the spinner bulkhead, outside of the doubler and inboard the flange. Looks like that's what I'll do!
Forum: Tools 09-10-2022, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,586
Posted By rv8ch
My second VA-400 articulation has failed, and...

My second VA-400 articulation has failed, and with the current version of macos it requires reducing the resolution to even less than 640x480, so I'm giving up on them.

I've just ordered this one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,219
Posted By rv8ch
This just seems like such a good idea, I wonder...

This just seems like such a good idea, I wonder why more people don't do this? Not to mention it's at the outside of the spinner bulkhead, has 14 positions on my spinner, and will eliminate the need...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-10-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By rv8ch
Using a technique I learned here on VAF, I pump...

Using a technique I learned here on VAF, I pump up from the bottom. Just use an old-fashioned oil can pump with some silicone rubber tubing to the bleeder valve, and make sure it seals ok.

Then I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,934
Posted By rv8ch
In the immortal words of Han, don't get...

In the immortal words of Han, don't get cocky.

https://c.tenor.com/c-41FeNo1w0AAAAC/han-solo-star-wars.gif
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,587
Posted By rv8ch
Very interesting point - I had not thought about...

Very interesting point - I had not thought about gear legs moving during an "event". I guess even a really hard landing could do that.

If I recall correctly, I set wheel alignment before I put the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2022, 02:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,799
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Dan. At least we can learn or be reminded...

Thanks Dan. At least we can learn or be reminded of the right way to do things from this incident. Thankfully it all happened on the ground and no one was injured. This could have been so much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,934
Posted By rv8ch
Based on what I'm seeing and hearing in these...

Based on what I'm seeing and hearing in these excellent interviews, we'll have a lot of blenders competing for the G100UL fuel business, which seems like a good thing to me.
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By rv8ch
Bob Nuckolls - wiring and aircraft electrical...

Bob Nuckolls - wiring and aircraft electrical system expert - says you should be able to pull about 8 lbs on an AWG 22 connection - so your crimps were fine.
Forum: Tools 09-07-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By rv8ch
Crimp A looks very good - I like the double...

Crimp A looks very good - I like the double crimps on it. Can you share with us what kind it is? All mine are like your B photos, but with a bit more insulation. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-05-2022, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By rv8ch
Looks great, Pete! One question - the local and...

Looks great, Pete! One question - the local and zulu times - are those reversed? Perhaps I have not yet had enough coffee...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the update, Rob. I breathed a sigh of...

Thanks for the update, Rob. I breathed a sigh of relief when I realized that this was a non-standard part. From time to time, my landings are "firm". :eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By rv8ch
The definitive thread on this - check the post by...

The definitive thread on this - check the post by DanH.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=181206

NGL, looks like yours could have used a bit more grease in the past.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By rv8ch
I used a ESP32 and wrote some code to read the...

I used a ESP32 and wrote some code to read the wifi and blast it out the serial port, just as a proof of concept. Worked great for ADS-B. The challenge is that I want the FLARM from the SE2 and due...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the link to the Lycoming SB. I run on...

Thanks for the link to the Lycoming SB.

I run on unleaded when I can, but unless I want to stay very local, I'm going to need to burn 100LL. It's quite a challenge to find unleaded when traveling. ...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-04-2022, 12:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,601
Posted By rv8ch
Please come back for any other questions - the...

Please come back for any other questions - the people on VAF want you fly your aircraft safely. Every RV is different, and it's your mechanic's and your responsibility to maintain it correctly. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-03-2022, 01:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By rv8ch
Bob - you just reminded me why I switched from...

Bob - you just reminded me why I switched from Electrical Engineering to Petroleum Engineering so many years ago! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By rv8ch
put a wrench on it

Some guys on this forum far smarter and better-looking than me reminded me recently that torque seal can't be relied upon to confirm a bolt is still tight or has not moved. In their immortal words,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-02-2022, 05:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,765
Posted By rv8ch
One interview seemed to indicate it would be $50...

One interview seemed to indicate it would be $50 to $100, and they want it to be available with an app where you could buy it on the spot at the pump. They are pushing for FAA approval of this...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-02-2022, 12:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,298
Posted By rv8ch
Good article, Larry. You seem to have covered...

Good article, Larry. You seem to have covered all the bases.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Matt, can you share a picture of yours on the...

Hi Matt, can you share a picture of yours on the cowling? Or where you mounted it? That sounds interesting
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-01-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,424
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - I could not detect any yaw or speed...

Same here - I could not detect any yaw or speed reduction. Screwed into wingtip.

http://www.rv8.ch/action-camera-mount-on-left-wing/

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Forum: Probable Cause Documents Discussed 08-30-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,351
Posted By rv8ch
RV-8 fuel starvation accident

I guess we can all learn something from this...
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