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Forum: RV-8/8A 12-03-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,462
Posted By Northernliving
Putting a FP prop on a plane with a performance...

Putting a FP prop on a plane with a performance envelope like an RV Is like driving a corvette stuck in 3rd gear. Sort of fun, but you sure are missing a lot.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By Northernliving
The old beetle looks like a jewel. :) I had a 67...

The old beetle looks like a jewel. :) I had a 67 in the same color.
Forum: Propellers 11-30-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Northernliving
I just installed a new engine/prop in my -8. I...

I just installed a new engine/prop in my -8. I pulled out an A4A with a FP prop, and since I installed a CS prop, so Iím not using the spacers. If you are interested in used (350 hours) send me a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-30-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 753
Posted By Northernliving
Try Stein

Stein has a couple that seem to work well. I believe they are modified Bluesea units.

https://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/
https://www.steinair.com/product/usb-dual-power-charger/
Forum: Primers 11-23-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 581
Posted By Northernliving
Unless you want to hear the compressor screaming...

Unless you want to hear the compressor screaming all the time, get a 2 stage low rpm compressor. My motor rpm is 1800 and I run my compressor much slower. Itís high CFM and it just thumps away....
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,160
Posted By Northernliving
Itís all about planning!

Itís all about planning!
Forum: RV-10 11-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,160
Posted By Northernliving
There are quite a few out there. Ron Duren also...

There are quite a few out there. Ron Duren also built a version of the Tuckey Tanks. http://ronsrv7project.blogspot.com/2010/10/extended-range-fuel-tanks-hobbs-3380.html

I have a copy of the...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,160
Posted By Northernliving
For long-range ops, I really like the "Tuckey...

For long-range ops, I really like the "Tuckey Tanks" or the "Mike Stewart" tanks that were a derivative of the Tuckey Tanks. Mike just added a second set of tanks screwed on. Pat used the standard...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 741
Posted By Northernliving
Try a new insurance company. I looked at several...

Try a new insurance company. I looked at several when I first starting flying my -8 and they all would take any tail wheel RV transition training.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-23-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Northernliving
Iíve had two of the TCW servos system fail in as...

Iíve had two of the TCW servos system fail in as many years on my oil shutter. Once with the control and once with servo mech. While I really liked the control of the TCW servo system, Iím now...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-19-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 14,493
Posted By Northernliving
What wheel/tire/fork did you use? Any...

What wheel/tire/fork did you use? Any pics?

Brian
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,815
Posted By Northernliving
Great advice for those wanting to plan ahead,...

Great advice for those wanting to plan ahead, Leah. I shop my insurance around each year and always end up with Gallagher. Leah is over the top helpful. Thanks for the PSA!

Brian
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,260
Posted By Northernliving
It was also tried in an RV4 and PA18 15 years...

It was also tried in an RV4 and PA18 15 years ago. I believe these were Affordable Turbine Power installs....
Forum: Propellers 09-11-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,814
Posted By Northernliving
I think the pitch would different for every...

I think the pitch would different for every airframe, prop, RPM and HP configuration. I would also conjecture DA would be a contributing factor. Itís like a manual transmission in a car, but the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,391
Posted By Northernliving
As Paul said, search these forums. This topic...

As Paul said, search these forums. This topic comes up once a quarter +/-. Get competitive quotes. Just like in business, and RFP is really the only way to get the best price. The range will be...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-10-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Northernliving
Don't know if you are planning to do you entire...

Don't know if you are planning to do you entire panel cutting yourself, but if not, Bill from UpNorth aviation might be able to help. I was interested in cutting a slightly oversized -8 panel...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
BTW, I find this site to be an excellent source...

BTW, I find this site to be an excellent source to look for plug alternatives. You can filter by size (18mm), reach (12.7mm or 1/2in), gasket or taper seat, and resister/no resister, etc. The...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
I think the Autolite 376 18mm may be a taper...

I think the Autolite 376 18mm may be a taper seat, so won’t work. Can’t find the exact spec. The Denso 5003 M22 has a temp range close to the NGK BR8ES 3961 (8 for the the NGK and 22 for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
The Autolite 386 is a resistor plug. There are...

The Autolite 386 is a resistor plug. There are other resistor plugs like the 18mm Champion RD16 (comparable to the 386 in heat range). I've not heard of any issues with Pmags and the Denso plugs...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
Autolite sort of admits their part number scheme...

Autolite sort of admits their part number scheme is less than perfect for determining the heat range. Here is a quote from their website...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
Here is the Denso chart of heat...

Here is the Denso chart of heat ranges.
https://www.densoproducts.com/heat-range-conversion-chart-2

Here is the spec for the 5000 L14-U. Click on the "Product Specification" tab for the physical...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-09-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
The Denso 5003 M22 is a colder plug with the same...

The Denso 5003 M22 is a colder plug with the same dimensional specs as the L14-U that might serve as an alternative if you were concerned about the plug temp.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-08-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,260
Posted By Northernliving
I really hope they are able to do it, but I'm...

I really hope they are able to do it, but I'm doubtful. Turbines are efficient up high where we don't fly. I admittingly don't understand the physics and science behind it, but my son who is an MIT...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,049
Posted By Northernliving
They lock shut, but if you are overly concerned,...

They lock shut, but if you are overly concerned, you can use their safety clips or drill a hole in the metal tab like I did. I also drilled a hole in the base so the valve itself is safety wired....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By Northernliving
The A20's have a center torsion spring/pivot...

The A20's have a center torsion spring/pivot headband. It's designed to provide a constant pressure on the head at 450 grams of pressure clamping force over the entire pivot range. So if you have a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-31-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By Northernliving
Read through other threads on this forum and you...

Read through other threads on this forum and you will find loads of good information. There are lots of opinions and no real "right answer." Very few people have meaningful time time behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,761
Posted By Northernliving
It's really a personal preference. I've to flow...

It's really a personal preference. I've to flow with in-ear and over-the-ear. I just can't stand something shoved in my ear canal for long periods of time. One hour is about my limit. After that,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-30-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,049
Posted By Northernliving
The Fumato ball valves are the best and donít...

The Fumato ball valves are the best and donít leak. The SAF-AIR Valves have rubber gaskets that leak over time. The SAF-AIR that came with my plane leaked after the first 100 hours. Iíve used...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,796
Posted By Northernliving
What a terrific narrative of an epic trip, James....

What a terrific narrative of an epic trip, James. Thanks for sharing the story of your amazing RV.

Brian
Forum: Painting your RV 08-28-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Northernliving
It’s very difficult to blend a single stage and...

It’s very difficult to blend a single stage and when it’s done, it doesn’t look great. Body shops in the old days (when single stage was popular) would spray the entire panel. For the same reason...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,653
Posted By Northernliving
Best advice. Or better, find a friend and buy...

Best advice. Or better, find a friend and buy 1/2. Not sure about getting your IFR in a 150, though. If thatís your ultimate goal, find a 172 or a PA28.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Northernliving
Same here. I buy the K&N E-3450 on Amazon for...

Same here. I buy the K&N E-3450 on Amazon for the O-360 FAB.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00062YM0G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,246
Posted By Northernliving
My first RV8 ride was with Bob Ellis in Ireland...

My first RV8 ride was with Bob Ellis in Ireland and I recalled he had a similar problem. Perhaps it's from the same vintage. Not too much detail, and Bob no longer has the plane, but here is his...
Forum: RV-15 08-26-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,613
Posted By Northernliving
This is my vote. There are already lots of 2...

This is my vote. There are already lots of 2 place options in a saturated market. I would like to see a 4 or 6 cylinder 180/185 type with a wide cabin so there is no shoulder rubbing. Float option...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,081
Posted By Northernliving
I got pretty frustrated with the staff at PCU. I...

I got pretty frustrated with the staff at PCU. I talked to two different people there and they weren't very helpful. Perhaps I just needed to find the right person. Jihostroj designs and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Northernliving
I figured you couldn't resist, Dan! :)

I figured you couldn't resist, Dan! :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Northernliving
There was a completion on the Vans site. Itís a...

There was a completion on the Vans site. Itís a slider fast back and a speed slope wind screen (as best you can do with the luggage compartment opening). Might be worth contacting the builder for...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-18-2021, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,232
Posted By Northernliving
I looked into this a number of years ago. At the...

I looked into this a number of years ago. At the time, Tom Clark was no longer was making the slider turtle back kit, and when I contacted show planes, they pretty much said, ďwhy would you ever...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By Northernliving
Order some extra rivets and try a few more. The...

Order some extra rivets and try a few more. The Rapco tool we are using really does provide very nice results. Seems like a material issue.
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,108
Posted By Northernliving
The hyperlink you provided went to a page with a...

The hyperlink you provided went to a page with a number of different parts. Is this the wheel/tire you used? http://www.matcomfg.com/TAILWHEELASSY7and8PNEUMATIC-idv-3693-6.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-17-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,561
Posted By Northernliving
I use the Rapco brake rivet tool and get perfect...

I use the Rapco brake rivet tool and get perfect results every time. It's a nice USA-made tool. I've never seen cracks using this tool....
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-17-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Northernliving
I just installed this prop/spinner on my...

I just installed this prop/spinner on my engine/prop upgrade. I used the part numbers from the Vans site (G2YR/N7605W-2X for the prop and D-4798P for the spinner(polished)) and am using the standard...
Forum: The RV Grin 08-15-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,393
Posted By Northernliving
These are terrific touring planes. Our RV8 has...

These are terrific touring planes. Our RV8 has taken my wife and me all sorts of places we never dreamed of. Amazing what you can pack in the front and rear luggage compartments. Enjoy the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-09-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By Northernliving
The A&P/IA who I work with and have known for 30+...

The A&P/IA who I work with and have known for 30+ years doesn't understand experimentals. He is hard-wired and programmed for the certified world. Some education on what can and can't be done with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By Northernliving
An endorsement is required or being grandfathered...

An endorsement is required or being grandfathered in with TW time as PIC prior to April 15, 1991 (so yes it helps). Not sure how an insurance company would assess risk with 10 hours of TW time. ...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 07-30-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,587
Posted By Northernliving
Denso L14-U are excellent and are what I'm using....

Denso L14-U are excellent and are what I'm using. I know people who have run them for decades with 1000's of trouble free hours replacing them annually.

Honestly don't know why anyone would monkey...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,318
Posted By Northernliving
I agree. The two place bush plane market seems...

I agree. The two place bush plane market seems pretty crowded. I'm very interested in the Bearhawk -5 and would love to see Vans come out with something similar that is float compatible.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 50,745
Posted By Northernliving
Hats off to you on completing such a challenging...

Hats off to you on completing such a challenging project. Looks really nice.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,110
Posted By Northernliving
I have a 7in and 10in in my new panel design. My...

I have a 7in and 10in in my new panel design. My panel is cut but I don't really have good pics of it with the display images. Michael Foss did a nice cockpit tour and you can see his 7in along...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By Northernliving
That's a good point. I just changed to FI so am...

That's a good point. I just changed to FI so am using the AFP 40 Micron filter. The Andair Gascolator is rated at 70 microns. Would be nice if they were available with a 40 micron filter.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-21-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By Northernliving
I really like the ideal of the Andair...

I really like the ideal of the Andair gascolators/filters in the wing root. Any chance you could post a pic of your install?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-16-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,271
Posted By Northernliving
Michael put a IO-375 in his build. Lots of...

Michael put a IO-375 in his build. Lots of photos here.
https://www.rv8-hangar.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By Northernliving
If(when) that happens, I just open them up on a...

If(when) that happens, I just open them up on a Windows PC and rotate them 90 degrees. It seems to reset the orientation settings. Simple fix.
Forum: RV-4 06-25-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,162
Posted By Northernliving
Rhino Coating

Rhino 9700 works well. ACS sells it or you can buy dirrect from Rhino. It's what the composite guys use to seal their...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
“When making spark plug heat range changes, it is...

“When making spark plug heat range changes, it is better to err on the side of too cold a plug. Running too cold a plug can only cause it to foul out, whereas running too hot a plug can cause severe...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-23-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,582
Posted By Northernliving
Denso L14-U or Autolite 386s also work fine on a...

Denso L14-U or Autolite 386s also work fine on a IO-360s without the need for the adapters (18mm threads). They are around $2 each.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-22-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By Northernliving
Second for AeroElectric Connection by Bob...

Second for AeroElectric Connection by Bob Nuckolls. You can also get a ton of material on line for free. Well worth buying his book.

http://www.aeroelectric.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,036
Posted By Northernliving
I would definitely opted for a thicker plate. ...

I would definitely opted for a thicker plate. I've heard of too many cracks with the stock, kit provided material. Cutting it out of .063 stainless would likely add the needed strength while adding...
Forum: Tools 06-03-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By Northernliving
Get some of these, too....

Get some of these, too.
https://www.amazon.com/Impactspring-Professional-Precision-Bending-Aluminum/dp/B08FM9K1S3/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=TUBING+BENDER&qid=1622747826&sr=8-14
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,036
Posted By Northernliving
Probably not when you consider the size of the...

Probably not when you consider the size of the carb! I don't have it in front of me, but I believe the flange was .20in or .25in. The total height was to accommodate the difference between the carb...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,036
Posted By Northernliving
I'm switching from carb to fuel injection, so I...

I'm switching from carb to fuel injection, so I had to make a spacer. I incorporated the spacer into the plate and made it thicker to avoid the cracking problem. I also noted the required offset,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 17,376
Posted By Northernliving
Pilot since 1989. 56 years old. ~550 hours...

Pilot since 1989. 56 years old. ~550 hours total time. ~450 hours tail wheel.

$110k insured value, $1394 through Gallagher (contact Leah). Policy is with Global Aerospace.

I started in a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-01-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 743
Posted By Northernliving
I just did mine this week. I used the Rhino 9700...

I just did mine this week. I used the Rhino 9700 fuel tank sealant/chemical resistant epoxy that use used to seal composite tanks. Itís tough as nails....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-31-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By Northernliving
Software and map support are the concerns. Itís...

Software and map support are the concerns. Itís technology, and these companies will eventually stop supporting them. In some situations, it will render them essentially useless, forcing an...
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