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Forum: Safety 11-18-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By Champ
Sent you an email of mine.

Sent you an email of mine.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By Champ
I have a 4 pipe on my 8. The bottom cowl pins are...

I have a 4 pipe on my 8. The bottom cowl pins are pain to get in & out. I’ll be changing them out for Camlocs someday. Otherwise the 4 pipes are fine. Lots of cabin heat with heat muff over 2 pipes.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By Champ
I guess I could use my calibrated remote...

I guess I could use my calibrated remote magnometer equipped D10a to swing my whiskey compass and have the compass correction card apply to it.

Would I have to also display a 0/0/0 correction card...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Champ
RV-8 Aerobatic Training in a Pitts

We are finally able to visit kids & grandkids in KC mid Nov and I've got an opportunity to get some aerobatic training in a Pitts S2A. I want to be able to fly gentlemen aerobatics in my 8...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Champ
COPA sent a letter to Transport Canada in April...

COPA sent a letter to Transport Canada in April 2021 with two recommendations:
1. Remove the 24-bit verification from the annual Operational Check or permit use of Canadian Beacon Registry...
Forum: Canada 10-26-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Champ
It seems to me that verifying the code every 2...

It seems to me that verifying the code every 2 years when doing the performance test should be enough. Once the code and your contact info is registered with CBR it shouldnít change unless you...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Champ
Cdn 406 ELT Operational Check

Got my ELT back today from its biannual Performance check with a sticker that indicated it's next "Certification Date" was only one year from now - not 2. When I checked this with the recertifier he...
Forum: Propellers 10-21-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,177
Posted By Champ
I switched from a 2 blade Hartzell to a 3 blade...

I switched from a 2 blade Hartzell to a 3 blade MT. No change in difficulty solo in the shop. I use a rolling hospital patient table with a padded cowl support. It would be difficult doing it solo in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Champ
I've used Lemon Pledge on my Champ for many years...

I've used Lemon Pledge on my Champ for many years - smells good and works with no ill effects, but I switched to Plexus for the RV. Maybe I should reconsider Pledge for the RV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,039
Posted By Champ
How Cheap Are You?

Thought it might be fun to ask.

Example - Plexus windscreen cleaner is pretty expensive and when you get to the bottom of the spray can there isn't enough pressure to get the last of it out. So - I...
Forum: RV-10 09-17-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,377
Posted By Champ
I filed a forward facing scarf on my tank vents...

I filed a forward facing scarf on my tank vents that had been working ok with a straight cut. So - with my straight cut vents I sometimes got a whiff of fuel smell in a climb when my tanks were full...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
I agree bottom cowl removal is no big deal with...

I agree bottom cowl removal is no big deal with the MT. I use one of those rolling hospital patient tables that crank up & down with a padded wood structure on top to match the slope of the cowl....
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
1. Adjusted my Hartzell governor to get 2700 RPM...

1. Adjusted my Hartzell governor to get 2700 RPM on the MT on take off like the Hartzell BA. TO roll seems about the same.
2. After a speed check on the MT under the same conditions as the Hartzell...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Champ
My FI is a Precision Aeromotive Silver Hawk...

My FI is a Precision Aeromotive Silver Hawk EX-5VA1. No purge valve. ICO does shutdown the engine completely after a leaning rise in rpm.

Dan - I see the injector is upstream of the valve seat -...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Champ
Good points. OAT has been pretty high on the...

Good points.

OAT has been pretty high on the last flights and flashing in injector lines is noticeable by the after shutdown sizzle. That fuel vapour could get thru an open intake valve and then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By Champ
Sniffle Valve Drain Down

I have always gotten a little leakage from my sniffle valve on shutdown so I put a syringe on the outlet port to keep from staining the hanger floor. Gas with a tinge of oil to blacken it. I shutdown...
Forum: RV-15 08-26-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,842
Posted By Champ
How about a 4 place tandem. Everybody gets a...

How about a 4 place tandem. Everybody gets a view.;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Champ
Hereís what I did. 14890

Hereís what I did.
14890
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,377
Posted By Champ
Edited post #6. Thanks to Mel.

Edited post #6. Thanks to Mel.
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,377
Posted By Champ
I left mine cut straight with no ram effect. I’ve...

I left mine cut straight with no ram effect. I’ve considered this a builders/my error but have never had a problem with it so decided to just leave it. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it. I’m hangered...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 08-08-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,149
Posted By Champ
Took my P-Mags out and checked them on the bench...

Took my P-Mags out and checked them on the bench the first 3 CIs. Those little screws were a pain to get at let alone loosen & retighten. This year I didn't disconnect any wires and just pulled the...
Forum: Propellers 08-02-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
Don, Thought I would keep the Hartzell for about...

Don,

Thought I would keep the Hartzell for about a month and make sure I was happy with the MT. So far I like it a lot. The Hartzell will show up on VAF classifieds then. Maybe Iíll hang it over the...
Forum: Propellers 08-02-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
Replaced my Hartzell BA yesterday with the MT....

Replaced my Hartzell BA yesterday with the MT. Flew it today. Here are the questions asked in my first post and initial observations:
1. Will it need quicker and more right rudder on take off? Seems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,124
Posted By Champ
Thought I had a close encounter with a buzzard...

Thought I had a close encounter with a buzzard today on take off at CLM2. Was about to turn crosswind. On landing roll out found it laying in the middle of the runway. I didn't hear a bang but it was...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-26-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By Champ
I had similar issues with the aluminum fairings....

I had similar issues with the aluminum fairings. Threw them away and layed up fibreglass on modelling clay. Weird thing though - I never minded fiberglass work. There was nothing you screwed up that...
Forum: Propellers 07-26-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
Talked to a really helpful guy at TC today. He...

Talked to a really helpful guy at TC today. He said itís enough to submit a ďMajor Repair or Major Modification ReportĒ so TC can update itís database but no formal flight test period is...
Forum: Propellers 07-25-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
My current prop is on Transport Canada's data...

My current prop is on Transport Canada's data base as it was provided to them on the initial application for a CofA and the Climb Test Report submitted with it. The prop also appears on the annual...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
Ralph - Thanks for the TC reminder. My RV is nose...

Ralph - Thanks for the TC reminder. My RV is nose heavy solo even with the battery in the back. I keep my tool and tie down kits (18lbs) on the baggage shelf to help the CG. 5 lbs off the nose...
Forum: Propellers 07-23-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,641
Posted By Champ
MT vs Hartzell Flight Differences

I plan on replacing my Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BFP/F7497-2 (Blended Airfoil for short) with an MTV-9-B/183-50a (3 blade) next weekend and was wondering what flight differences to expect.

1. Will it need...
Forum: Safety 07-19-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,621
Posted By Champ
Right of Way - Aircraft or Mower

Who has it? I know if there is an accident it really doesnít matter and the Regs probably address this.

Anyway - When I flew back to my home airport today there was a young guy on a mower cutting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,782
Posted By Champ
I used SS rod. Threaded it slowly - turned a few...

I used SS rod. Threaded it slowly - turned a few degrees at a time then backed off to clear chips. Easy to adjust baffle tension with these but thereís nothing wrong with safety wire.
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
Posted By Champ
Right - the MP/RPM restriction is not a problem...

Right - the MP/RPM restriction is not a problem unless your screaming along in a low level strafing run.
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
Posted By Champ
KayS - when I contacted Hartzell before first...

KayS - when I contacted Hartzell before first flight in Jan 2017. They said ďThe only recommendation we have would be to follow the most restrictive placardĒ and quoted me the one I indicated in...
Forum: Propellers 07-07-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,845
Posted By Champ
I have the same engine as the OP with a non...

I have the same engine as the OP with a non counter weighted crank and Hartzell CS prop. Hartzell said to use “Continuous Operation Is Prohibited Above 24” Manifold Pressure Between 2350 and 2550...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-11-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 1,209,670
Posted By Champ
Yves - PM sent re prop.

Yves - PM sent re prop.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,436
Posted By Champ
Quote from MT - "+/- 2KTS for Cruise, better...

Quote from MT - "+/- 2KTS for Cruise, better Climb and take off, smooth, lower noise". I'm expecting a cruise penalty. How much? Time will tell.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-03-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,436
Posted By Champ
Update

At 228 hr Tach (288 hr Hobbs) my oil consumption has not changed. Longer flights with not as many T&Gs seems to help. When I base consumption on Hobbs time instead of Tach (which is EFIS adjusted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,924
Posted By Champ
Hand propped my Champ all the time but have not...

Hand propped my Champ all the time but have not yet hand propped the RV. I will be switching from a 2 to a 3 blade prop so in addition to answering the survey question I am curious:
1. Have you ever...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,845
Posted By Champ
Went to give the windscreen a quick clean with...

Went to give the windscreen a quick clean with Plexus - you know the one with the white cap. Not paying enough attention - it turned out what I grabbed was a rattle can of white paint. Moved pretty...
Forum: RV-10 05-22-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,855
Posted By Champ
Iím no expert but I use the boost pump on, ICO...

Iím no expert but I use the boost pump on, ICO and mixture sweep procedure.This seems to give me the most consistent hot starts. I have tried a second or two of mixture rich before cranking with the...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By Champ
I did check for Notams at YQG - nothing. Also...

I did check for Notams at YQG - nothing. Also called London Flight Service. The gal there said the TFR would apply in Detroit airspace but she didnít sound to sure. So - I guess if you stay below...
Forum: Safety 05-18-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,542
Posted By Champ
POTUS TFR over Canada

There is a POTUS TFR that spills over into much of the county where I live today.
Could a Canadian aircraft be intercepted/shot down by US military in Canadian airspace? I might just stay on the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Champ
Iíve got the regular eball vents - one in the...

Iíve got the regular eball vents - one in the panel and one on a small console around the rear stick. Theyíre OK but I can still feel the radiated heat on my legs off the firewall even with the Cabin...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-15-2021, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By Champ
Ventilation/Cooling Thru Heat Box

Did a quick search but couldn't find anything on this.

My firewall is not insulated and I'd rather not do that. It's great for winter but radiates a lot of heat into the cockpit in the summer....
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-13-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By Champ
I bought the inflight adjustable originally but...

I bought the inflight adjustable originally but decided they looked like a kind of wobbly affair so returned them and went with ground adjustable. I did include the underfloor nutplates for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,218
Posted By Champ
Iíve been reluctant to wax thinking that if my...

Iíve been reluctant to wax thinking that if my plane every needs repaint it could mess with the paint job. How do you get the wax off if you ever have to repaint?
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-29-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,450
Posted By Champ
Another access door. Done after paint. Pigtail is...

Another access door. Done after paint. Pigtail is for battery charging.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-30-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,579
Posted By Champ
For now I just want to convert my electrical...

For now I just want to convert my electrical scribbles to cad. Iíve got free Solidworks thru the EAA but decided the learning curve was to steep and it was way overkill. So I downloaded Draftsight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Champ
I popped a puck out once to on my first set of...

I popped a puck out once to on my first set of pads when I let them wear down to the rivets. This happened after a flight when I shutdown at the hanger - lucky. Checking the brakes has not been in my...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 77,574
Posted By Champ
Pilot135pd - I’ve got the bolt clips.

Pilot135pd - I’ve got the bolt clips.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-09-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 77,574
Posted By Champ
I plan on installing NAS6606-27 bolts and...

I plan on installing NAS6606-27 bolts and NAS1804-6N nuts at my next condition inspection in June. Hopefully with the bolts in from the top. I expect friction drag added to the 240 inlb torque will...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Champ
Took the cowl off - no damage or evidence of...

Took the cowl off - no damage or evidence of backfire in the snorkel. Pulled the air filter - damage to the pleats and breaks in the wire mesh. No bulge like Scott's picture. So, could be either...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,092
Posted By Champ
Up limit switch with diode for reversing. Works...

Up limit switch with diode for reversing. Works great. Momentary contact on stick for down so I count 1-1000 etc then look outside & check mark on flap to confirm degrees down. Up is maintained...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-03-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Champ
Good point on the snorkel. Iíll check it today.

Good point on the snorkel. Iíll check it today.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Champ
A start up backfire makes sense. It could have...

A start up backfire makes sense. It could have happened on a less careful recent start where I let off cranking before I got a clean start. I start with the throttle cracked and mixture at ICO and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-02-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,156
Posted By Champ
Air Filter Damage

I had a dirty injector, cleaned it and did another GAMI Lean test using Savvy's procedure. The lean test came out good with .4 GPH spread. However at the end of the 3rd run I also did an in-flight...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-27-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Champ
884588468847 Aligned gear with plumb bobs down...

884588468847

Aligned gear with plumb bobs down to 6" channels (these were hinged and were my heavy duty trailing edge brake). It's been a while but I must have squared the "brake" to the fuselage...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-18-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By Champ
Did you get a chance to fly it again and see if...

Did you get a chance to fly it again and see if the problem is fixed?[/QUOTE]

I did a short flight and the EGT and CHT on Cyl 4 were doing what they should be doing looking at the engine monitor....
Forum: Propellers 02-17-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,959
Posted By Champ
Ordered an MTV-9B/183-50a from Vans a couple...

Ordered an MTV-9B/183-50a from Vans a couple weeks ago to replace my Hartzell BA on my non-counterweighted IO375. The price from Vans was identical to the price direct from MT except Vans only...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-17-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,975
Posted By Champ
Cleaned an injector last week after I saw both...

Cleaned an injector last week after I saw both CHT and EGT dropping simultaneously on one cylinder at power reduction. SAVVY analysis suggested to clean that injector. Torquing to between 40 & 60 & A...
Forum: GPS 02-14-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Champ
Thanks Dennis. To bad the 300XL doesnít stream...

Thanks Dennis. To bad the 300XL doesnít stream time.
Forum: GPS 02-14-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Champ
Garmin 300XL Data Stream

Iíve dug thru the Garmin & Dynon manuals and contacted Garmin but havenít got an answer yet. Question is - Does the GNC 300XL transmit date and clock time as part of its data stream? Manuals say the...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-13-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By Champ
I have exactly the same engine from AeroSport so...

I have exactly the same engine from AeroSport so to answer some of the questions on your video:

1. The butterfly damper works very well in controlling oil temp, especially winter time. I came off...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2021, 04:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,302
Posted By Champ
A little thread drift

Wouldnít under a painted cowl be like painting the GPS antenna. Garmin say do not paint the antenna so I taped it with non reflective black tape and put it on my glare shield so it wouldnít reflect...
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