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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Flyleds work great and are low profile.

Flyleds work great and are low profile.
Forum: RV-8/8A Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Thank you for that, I didn't realize you guys had...

Thank you for that, I didn't realize you guys had a thread. The progress looks great I'm super excited to see it flying. An RV-8A would be a great option. With that engine it would be like a mini T-6.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Reliability of a turboprop? More power, longer...

Reliability of a turboprop? More power, longer TBO, yes its not for everyone. I really don't care if it eats more fuel.

Break break

Tom, thank you for the pictures from Oshkosh I guess I missed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,313
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Sipping gas at 13k flying over Florida Saturday.

Sipping gas at 13k flying over Florida Saturday.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-26-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Majorpayne317641
RV-8 Turbaero Retrofit?

I met the guys developing the 200hp Turbaero turboprop engine at Sun N Fun last summer. I am very interested but I have wondered how we could retrofit our aircraft to accommodate this engine. Anyone...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-23-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Here is mine.

Here is mine.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-22-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Naples, FL Hangar Spot Saturday through Tuesday

Anyone know of someone in Naples, FL that may have some Hangar space for an RV-8A? I'm fine with KAPF or Wing South Airpark. I am visiting a friend and would like to Hangar it from Saturday through...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-21-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I think anyone mounting it in the tail or by the...

I think anyone mounting it in the tail or by the stabilizer must realize that the magnetometer can receive interference from metals near by. I have a dynon magnetometer mounted in the tail from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,016
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I use aerox, I have their canulas and actual...

I use aerox, I have their canulas and actual rebreather mask (with the bag and mic) I tested both finding canulas to work well for me personally up to 14k, then mask up to FL210. The RV8 would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Majorpayne317641
http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2022/05/vans-rv-8-n6...

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2022/05/vans-rv-8-n669rs-accident-occurred-may.html?m=1
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By Majorpayne317641
That's a great looking house with the runway...

That's a great looking house with the runway access. The price is almost too good to be true for such a set up. Very nice.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-12-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By Majorpayne317641
WTB Besttugs A3

Anyone have a used one on the east coast they want to part with?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I think what you are seeing is to be expected at...

I think what you are seeing is to be expected at a lower altitude. What DA were you flying at when you had 130 KIAS? Try this same test at a DA around 8k. I have a ground adjustable sensenich and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,439
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Night instrument practice. Perfect weather for it...

Night instrument practice. Perfect weather for it with 900 ovc ceilings.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,069
Posted By Majorpayne317641
This is exactly what happens when I replace mine....

This is exactly what happens when I replace mine. After doing a good break in they grab as they should. Be careful not to overheat if you have your wheel pants on, someone had a fire on this forum...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,934
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I'd be cautious about making those assumptions....

I'd be cautious about making those assumptions. Think about how long it took for the fuel to get to this point. FAA and also the big engine manufacturers (not Rotax) move at the speed of slow. I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-21-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I agree with seeing before buying, I saw the...

I agree with seeing before buying, I saw the website. I was hoping to see some pictures of it without the marketing. I'm interested to know if they are brighter than or comparable to fly leds. I have...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-20-2022, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Majorpayne317641
What do they look like? Any pictures?

What do they look like? Any pictures?
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Terrible location for removal, I need to unbolt...

Terrible location for removal, I need to unbolt the battery box to remove battery. I didn't choose this location.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-17-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 663
Posted By Majorpayne317641
They look like mooney or cessna switches, it may...

They look like mooney or cessna switches, it may have been a one off.i researched this for my panel. The only options I discovered was cookie cutter stuff, or stein air that may be able to reproduce...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Get the oil warm enough to be viscous. Undo the...

Get the oil warm enough to be viscous. Undo the low lines to allow for it to drip dry. It will take a few days.
Forum: Safety 08-14-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Thanks for that, I am sure each aircraft will be...

Thanks for that, I am sure each aircraft will be a little different because of placement of the cowl flaps, w&b, and configuration differences of all of our experimental. The only way I think this...
Forum: Propellers 07-30-2022, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I fly the **** out of mine in very heavy rain at...

I fly the **** out of mine in very heavy rain at full rpm, zero issues. If you have the stainless leading edge it does not have a rain rpm limit. That's why I switched from my sensenich non stainless...
Forum: Safety 07-25-2022, 04:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
You are right that an RV8 power on stall is hard...

You are right that an RV8 power on stall is hard to do. Easing into the power on stall is what I would do each time. Max power and slowing pulling nose high, it takes almost 50 degrees to get the...
Forum: Safety 07-23-2022, 02:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I did not go into a full spin. The ball was dead...

I did not go into a full spin. The ball was dead center each time including when my instructor tried.

Sorry the second comment is not correct for fighter jets...
Forum: Safety 07-07-2022, 04:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
It's not so much that they cause a yaw, the...

It's not so much that they cause a yaw, the propeller does that all on its own with the P factor. You now make that worse by being at full power, right rudder input, nose high and slow flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,031
Posted By Majorpayne317641
The way mine is built, the boost pump is inside,...

The way mine is built, the boost pump is inside, from the feed tanks to the electric fuel pump, mechanical fuel pump, throttle, red cube, divinding block, cylinders. Never had any issues with that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,031
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Two ways to do it, stand off heat shield on the...

Two ways to do it, stand off heat shield on the exhaust and insulation wrap on the pump and lines. I do both whenever I have exhaust near fuel lines. You can get the stand off shields from ACS and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,031
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Does the low fuel condition happen with the...

Does the low fuel condition happen with the electric fuel pump on? Have you considered the proximity of the red cube to the exhaust? I would start with shielding the cube and fuel line in that area...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I have two and both were open. I never tried...

I have two and both were open. I never tried opening each one separately and testing. I wondered if that would give a different response. Mine are symmetrically installed on either side of the main...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2022, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I practiced some commercial maneuvers. Also went...

I practiced some commercial maneuvers. Also went to see Jason Ellis building his RV10 in North GA. Great guy.
Forum: Tools 07-04-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I wish riv nuts were never invented! I had...

I wish riv nuts were never invented! I had multiple riv nits spin, that's always fun trying to get the screws off them in a blind hole.

I did use the harbor freight tool to salvage my spinning riv...
Forum: Safety 07-04-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,899
Posted By Majorpayne317641
RV8A and Anti Splat Cowl Flaps Spin Tendencies

For anyone who uses cowl flaps like me on my RV8A, be aware of an unknown induced spin tendency my instructor and I discovered in my plane.

I am practicing for my commercial today, the instructor...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By Majorpayne317641
It's not hard to wire, I did it without any...

It's not hard to wire, I did it without any experience in aircraft wiring, I just read the manual.

To answer the questions, no you can't fly an approach without some sort of CDI, that can be the G5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Hope everything is OK, has anyone heard if he...

Hope everything is OK, has anyone heard if he is?

[ed. In the hospital as of a few days ago. Not in ICU. That's all I have. If he or one of his friends reach out to me that he wants visitors or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,167
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Did anyone figure out the puzzle to this yet? I...

Did anyone figure out the puzzle to this yet? I was going to upgrade to the HDX, but even if I handed over 10k for it and the extras, they don't have one to give me.

My panel upgrade last year was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,405
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I'm considering building an RV10, I see the kits...

I'm considering building an RV10, I see the kits are becoming less of a lead time. The finish kit still is listed at 14 months.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Sportys sells the ASA clip on. I use it all the...

Sportys sells the ASA clip on. I use it all the time, great for people who wear glasses.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,128
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I flew to KACY as a staging area to fly the SFRA...

I flew to KACY as a staging area to fly the SFRA Hudson River Exclusion New York City scenic tour. It was fun, I experimented with a new gopro I just got. It turned out the flying was easier and way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,879
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I did a transfer with ink and it worked great,...

I did a transfer with ink and it worked great, you have to be very particular on laying it down, pro tip is to spray on clear coat after you apply it to lock it in. My panel turned out great. I used...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-09-2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I made a pitot pack right on the inspection...

I made a pitot pack right on the inspection panel, I've flown it over 100hrs with no problems. The idea is that I can easily access the guts if needed and it makes it super simple for static pitot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I can keep it at about 180 on climb all the way...

I can keep it at about 180 on climb all the way to 10k but I have a 9 rib cooler and 2 cowl flaps, I also cruise climb at 120kts. Fixed pitch prop, I use as much fuel as possible on the climb, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,806
Posted By Majorpayne317641
When you are as motivated as someone like the...

When you are as motivated as someone like the picture, they have already accepted that risk. Their will to fly overcomes the risks involved. It's a choice just like any other in life. I love the pic,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2022, 06:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,184
Posted By Majorpayne317641
This was much of the same on Saturday. I flew...

This was much of the same on Saturday. I flew into LAL in the morning and left before the night show, traffic was not as bad as people have said in the past. This may be attendance related. It was a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-02-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,335
Posted By Majorpayne317641
It sounds like I can park either in GAP or HB...

It sounds like I can park either in GAP or HB with my experimental for a day trip?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-29-2022, 02:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,335
Posted By Majorpayne317641
This is another question I have. For day parking...

This is another question I have. For day parking is HB or GA more appropriate for an RV8A? I was planning on arriving Saturday and then leaving before the night show.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-23-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By Majorpayne317641
He did my cut out and it worked great, way...

He did my cut out and it worked great, way easier, far more precise, and far more of a professional result after I finished painting and stenciling the panel
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-23-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,335
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I'm planning on flying in my RV8A for the day....

I'm planning on flying in my RV8A for the day. Should I be worried about taking off the wheel pants before I fly into the field? I read somewhere that the drop off from the taxi way to grass is a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-18-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I stand corrected it is a through hole. The stud...

I stand corrected it is a through hole. The stud has a thread that goes jn snug meeting the torque value. The opposite end threads onto the but holding the magneto down. I had it reversed the first...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,019
Posted By Majorpayne317641
You can use aluminum oxide sand paper.

You can use aluminum oxide sand paper.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-17-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Majorpayne317641
You are exactly right. Which is why I was...

You are exactly right. Which is why I was thinking about how to do this correctly. I know at work I had to engineer a procedure to get red locktite to break lose from a tedious threaded insert. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,019
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Have you tried to spot sand an area to see if it...

Have you tried to spot sand an area to see if it comes off? Very fine grit paper, be sure it's fresh with no steel embedded. Wet sanding is the least abrasive. You could also try a buffing compound...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Majorpayne317641
By bigger size, there are no custom sized "in...

By bigger size, there are no custom sized "in between" sized studs correct? Does that mean you have to tap a new sized hole into the case? Maybe I'm misunderstanding that part. I have not tried to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-16-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,832
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Pmag conversion from lycoming Impulse coupling

Does anyone know what lycomings service instruction means when they say the new magneto studs need to have 25in lbs of drive torque? I am replacing my Impulse magneto with a pmag so I'm deleting the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-14-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Thanks that helps a lot!

Thanks that helps a lot!
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-13-2022, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,297
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I ran into a delay because the original builder...

I ran into a delay because the original builder routed a fuel line above the landing gear reinforcement tube. I am creating a plan to reroute the line under this structure to allow for the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,288
Posted By Majorpayne317641
I installed the aviation grade blue green AC...

I installed the aviation grade blue green AC current lights. They can be extremely dim if needed and work great for night flights. The dimmer knob is very sensitive. It is expensive though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Dynamic Prop Balancing North Carolina?

I just installed a sensenich GA prop. It's not as smooth as my catto I had, and it is sort of annoying at idle with the vibration. I've had a hard time finding anyone that can get me in on their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Fly LEDS, best plug and play kit you will get....

Fly LEDS, best plug and play kit you will get. Some work is needed on the wingtips but nothing that's very difficult.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By Majorpayne317641
https://www.nord-lock.com/insights/bolting-tips/20...

https://www.nord-lock.com/insights/bolting-tips/2016/should-i-change-my-tightening-torque-with-nord-lock/

Here is the answer. They even state that using standard torque values will reduce preload by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Vans standard 5 point belt

Vans standard 5 point belt
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Sunset flight down to Myrtle Beach for dinner.

Sunset flight down to Myrtle Beach for dinner.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-15-2022, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,573
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Typically from a mechanical perspective the bolt...

Typically from a mechanical perspective the bolt torque is dependant on the threads, bolt thickness, and if it is a dry or lubricated torque application. The washers should not affect that value.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By Majorpayne317641
Thanks, I searched all the drawings and I...

Thanks, I searched all the drawings and I couldn't find it. I guess they never specified what to use. I'll do the same as you did.
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