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Forum: RV-8/8A 08-11-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Mikeyb
I think it will complicate drilling the holes to...

I think it will complicate drilling the holes to mount the VS and the HS at the front. The last bulkhead will be in the way.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Mikeyb
The only RV I’ve ever flown solo is mine with a...

The only RV I’ve ever flown solo is mine with a 180hp and composite CS prop.
I can’t imagine wanting the CG further forward for solo fun flying. The other thing nobody tells you is the max climb...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-08-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By Mikeyb
Nice job VBug!

Nice job VBug!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,826
Posted By Mikeyb
Donít know about that. I was lucky enough to...

Donít know about that. I was lucky enough to finish mine last year. Pre pandemic I found customer service from all the vendors delightful.

Right now I canít find an oil filter. ACS says they might...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,826
Posted By Mikeyb
Devilís Advocate

A big part of this is us. A 240 percent increase in kit orders in one year? Ordering engines before we have kits? Hoarding N numbers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,139
Posted By Mikeyb
I spend $65/hour for fuel. $1.5/hr for oil and...

I spend $65/hour for fuel. $1.5/hr for oil and $0.75/hr for filters.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Mikeyb
If you use a relay deck like a PH Aviation unit...

If you use a relay deck like a PH Aviation unit applying opposite trim will stop the motor.
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-28-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Mikeyb
There has been lots of discussion on runaway...

There has been lots of discussion on runaway trim. Here is a recent one.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=190071&highlight=Runaway+trim

In the first few hours of flight I flew...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2022, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mikeyb
I can’t find my Cleveland aircraft tools sourced...

I can’t find my Cleveland aircraft tools sourced back rivet set but I’m pretty sure the face was slightly countersunk. I assumed it was on purpose to center the tool on the rivet. Maybe someone else...
Forum: Southeast 07-25-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mikeyb
Itís the same on the west coast. My experience...

Itís the same on the west coast. My experience has been that the wait lists can move pretty fast. You have to be proactive and ready to act.

Good Hunting!
Mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-21-2022, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,504
Posted By Mikeyb
I found that I had to make sure the set was...

I found that I had to make sure the set was parallel and concentric to the rivet and I had to hold the set against the part with my fingers on both the set and part as others mentioned.

Doing it on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,029
Posted By Mikeyb
I Think of all the engines, props and avionics...

I Think of all the engines, props and avionics systems that will sit for years without being touched.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Mikeyb
Welcome and good luck. Building an RV in NYC is...

Welcome and good luck.
Building an RV in NYC is cool. There was this post a few months ago from another NYC area builder looking for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Mikeyb
Somebody asked a similar question a couple of...

Somebody asked a similar question a couple of years ago and I had my fuse in the garage.

It’s 45 1/5 inches tall at the canopy bow And just over 36 inches wide at the firewall. 15’2” long.

I’m a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-04-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,331
Posted By Mikeyb
I had a tank leak develop at the famous aft...

I had a tank leak develop at the famous aft baffle seam. It was small enough I couldnít see any evidence of it externally but found it with a borescope. I could smell it in the cockpit after landing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-24-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,706
Posted By Mikeyb
Thanks Dan

Thanks Dan
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-20-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mikeyb
I think the OP asked about dimpling the holes in...

I think the OP asked about dimpling the holes in the VS that attach the empennage fairing. On a -8 the fiberglass gets countersunk for a -6 screw and the holes in the VS get standard K1000 nut plates...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-16-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 889,070
Posted By Mikeyb
[QUOTE=chrispratt;1614459]Just curious. I'm not...

[QUOTE=chrispratt;1614459]Just curious. I'm not trying to be a downer here but I notice this CG is out of the CG range in Van's plans, at least per my earlier RV-8 (1999 start and 2005 finish). My...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Mikeyb
I feel for you KelleyA. I donít know why but...

I feel for you KelleyA. I donít know why but riveting that hinge material was a fight for me through my whole build.
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mikeyb
Baby Pic

Made in LA
Restored in 1990
Two sets of the soft jaws Mike mentioned
Forum: Tools 06-13-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mikeyb
A Wilton Machinist vise is a work of art.

A Wilton Machinist vise is a work of art.
Forum: Tools 06-12-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mikeyb
My feeling is the more you spend on a vise the...

My feeling is the more you spend on a vise the more you will like it. And once you have a good vise you will wonder how you got along without it.

That being said I bought a inexpensive 4” Capri...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mikeyb
One caveat I should have added. When probing the...

One caveat I should have added. When probing the break out board screw heads make sure the screw is tight and there is contact between the screw itself and the contact.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-09-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By Mikeyb
Hmm If the oil pressure and precharge pressure...

Hmm
If the oil pressure and precharge pressure arenít about the same with the engine running something is blocked or stuck. The piston should move until the pressures are the same.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By Mikeyb
Piston type

Piston type
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-08-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,356
Posted By Mikeyb
Accumulator operation is tricky. Obviously the...

Accumulator operation is tricky. Obviously the pressure on the precharge side has to be higher than the oil pressure to get the piston to move. As it does it lowers the precharge pressure due to the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mikeyb
Breakout Boards

Another trick is use a commercial D sub breakout board. The screw terminals are easy to probe and identify. They are fairly available. If you need to get to a hard to get to connector you can use a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,507
Posted By Mikeyb
Iím betting this turns into one of those popcorn...

Iím betting this turns into one of those popcorn threads but.. just buy one of the more expensive switches and compare the switch action and finish. I did and threw away the Carling.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,507
Posted By Mikeyb
To me, after 40 years of wiring similar hardware,...

To me, after 40 years of wiring similar hardware, wire color codes have their place in some repetitive applications but when you are terminating both ends and have labeled them as you have itís not a...
Forum: California 06-03-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By Mikeyb
Vans started collecting CA sales tax about three...

Vans started collecting CA sales tax about three years ago so itís paid when you buy them.
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-03-2022, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By Mikeyb
If type J thermocouples were used for CHT sensors...

If type J thermocouples were used for CHT sensors in a system expecting type K you would see an error about that magnitude and sign.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-26-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,264
Posted By Mikeyb
A partially plugged static port might cause the...

A partially plugged static port might cause the ASI to read high while you are descending. Paint Job?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,740
Posted By Mikeyb
As you close the door the lever on the door side...

As you close the door the lever on the door side goes below the hinge line and puts the force in the opposite direction

Thanks again Matt Dralle for figuring this out
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By Mikeyb
#40 drill Drilled at low speed monitoring that...

#40 drill
Drilled at low speed monitoring that the drill is centered. Slight wrist motion as the drill is at the intersection of the rivet head and body. They pop right off. Use flush cutting wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,175
Posted By Mikeyb
It is an interesting phenomena. I devoted full...

It is an interesting phenomena. I devoted full time for 2 1/2 years to building an 8. I didnít enjoy building as much as others seem to but itís hard to replace the activity level that building...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2022, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mikeyb
I bought them from the UK site about 2 years ago...

I bought them from the UK site about 2 years ago . It was fast delivery.

It revolutionized my ability to make repeatable countersinks first time every time.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mikeyb
There is some truth to this. Several builders in...

There is some truth to this. Several builders in So Cal are ready to move to hangars and canít find one. You do have to be proactive. Vans talks about a 250 percent increase in kit sales in the last...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-05-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,456
Posted By Mikeyb
Here is the “Paschen curve” that shows how far a...

Here is the “Paschen curve” that shows how far a spark might jump in air. At say 20,000 volts a spark can jump 3 times farther at 10,000 feet than sea level. Interestingly this is only the case for...
Forum: Propellers 05-05-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Mikeyb
Good Test! There doesnít seem to be a lot of...

Good Test!
There doesnít seem to be a lot of quantitative data on the effect of engine braking. For instance the flight profile from cruise to pattern speed with both props.

More of a stunt than a...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By Mikeyb
A 1/4” drive with a 20/150 in-lb will do most...

A 1/4” drive with a 20/150 in-lb will do most fasteners. You’ll use a 3/8” 100/750 in-lb on a few related to the LG, prop and engine.

Below is a recent debate on brands. A torque wrench can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 375
Posted By Mikeyb
Building in hangers

I always wondered if you could make that work. The best building advice I got was “do as much as you can before moving to the airport”
Working in a T hanger is the worst work environment I know. The...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Mikeyb
I forgot about the angular momentum. This is a...

I forgot about the angular momentum.

This is a silly post as it’s all conjecture but in a way what he felt was more resistance to change than actual stick force
Mike
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Mikeyb
Prop extension and pitch control force

Silly unquantifiable question butÖIm lucky enough to have a fellow RV8 builder at my airport that is the same phase of flight testing I am. We are both new to RVís and spend hours talking about what...
Forum: Propellers 04-21-2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Mikeyb
Itís amazing how little quantitative data there...

Itís amazing how little quantitative data there is on this particular choice.
I used the composite for the reasons mentioned previously and more but donít have anything to compare it to. There are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mikeyb
I think taking that floor in and out is my least...

I think taking that floor in and out is my least favorite maintenance task
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mikeyb
Thanks I figured as much And thanks for the tip

Thanks
I figured as much
And thanks for the tip
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-19-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mikeyb
RV8 Foward Baggage Floor

I know this has been discussed before butÖIím in phase 1 with two vastly different sized drivers and have ground adjustable pedals. Does the forward baggage floor have to be in place for flight. I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-17-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,713
Posted By Mikeyb
The vapor pressure of water increases by a factor...

The vapor pressure of water increases by a factor of roughly 2.5 between 140F and 180F implying that 2.5 times as much water could get carried out of the crankcase vent with the blow-by gasses at the...
Forum: Tools 04-17-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mikeyb
Interesting to see how many responses you get on...

Interesting to see how many responses you get on this but you already have the complete range from $50 to $200 to $500.
I bought the CDI with a 100 Nm range because I wanted a Snap-On but couldnít...
Forum: Flight Testing 04-04-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By Mikeyb
There seems to be as much difference of opinion...

There seems to be as much difference of opinion on this issue as anything.
Here is what Vans says.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/engine-runs-hot/
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-02-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,315
Posted By Mikeyb
Hey Phat I found the same thing on my IO-360 M1B...

Hey Phat
I found the same thing on my IO-360 M1B from last year. All my CHTs are running within a few degrees of each other in climb with standard baffling.
Mike
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,368
Posted By Mikeyb
Getting more interesting. Dave is right.

Getting more interesting. Dave is right.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,368
Posted By Mikeyb
I knew it would be interesting. Very clever Fred.

I knew it would be interesting. Very clever Fred.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,368
Posted By Mikeyb
Interested to hear what people say about this. ...

Interested to hear what people say about this.

I imagined the loctite 290 used capillary action to wick in. My thinking is if the fuel can get out without differential pressure the loctite should...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-22-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Mikeyb
Listen to fi-mike

The die type strip master blades mentioned work perfectly on Teflon and Tefzel wire. The knife type that seem to be most common not so much
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Mikeyb
I agonized over that too. In the end I found that...

I agonized over that too. In the end I found that the line was flexible enough with the fitting undone to get the baffle on and off without much effort or deflection. I got the grommet on the line...
Forum: Tools 03-21-2022, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mikeyb
I think you have to try them and find what works...

I think you have to try them and find what works best for you. They are such incredible time savers spending a few bucks to dial it in is worth it. I have a soft one one arbor and a harder one on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,774
Posted By Mikeyb
I built my fuselage first. Vans sent the Longeron...

I built my fuselage first. Vans sent the Longeron stock in a 16 foot long PVC tube with the fuse box
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-10-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By Mikeyb
Biggest regret

My weldments from 2019 actually fit the rails well. I had a terrible time getting my rails to fit for slightly different reasons. Changing pilot sizes is terrible.
If I had known I would have put...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-08-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Mikeyb
You can put the flop tubes in QB wings. It...

You can put the flop tubes in QB wings. It requires a great deal of patience.
You have to move the fuel sender to the back of the tank which has its own set of challenges and compromises.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-05-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mikeyb
I built a -8. If I had it to do again I would...

I built a -8. If I had it to do again I would read and highlight all the notes on the drawings. The majority of my assembly mistakes were related to not heading the information in them.
Mike
Forum: Painting your RV 02-04-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,448
Posted By Mikeyb
I painted mine in chunks. It was very satisfying...

I painted mine in chunks. It was very satisfying to see the parts in color for the first time. It was easier than I thought to assemble scratch free (or close)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-04-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mikeyb
All lines from Aircraft Specialty Flightlines. A...

All lines from Aircraft Specialty Flightlines. A very good experience as many note.
Mike
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-01-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By Mikeyb
This is how it ended up. Mike

This is how it ended up.
Mike
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