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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By rv8ch
I thought the same!

I thought the same!
Forum: RV-10 Today, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By rv8ch
I've got the levers in my RV-8, and if I were...

I've got the levers in my RV-8, and if I were doing it again, I'd do it with one throttle lever, and vernier cables for the prop and mixture. You get much finer control with the vernier cables, and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By rv8ch
This looks like it's ripe for a nice video...

This looks like it's ripe for a nice video showing a trailing edge that is too rounded, and a trailing edge that is correctly rounded, and how to make it right. Also, any hints for those with...
Forum: RV-8/8A Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By rv8ch
My guidance would be to head over to McFarlane...

My guidance would be to head over to McFarlane and buy their cables - they are higher quality than the standard cables. If you want the standard cables, I have some I can sell to you - never used,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Today, 01:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,026
Posted By rv8ch
McMurdo Fastfind 220. Local dealer wants 189CHF...

McMurdo Fastfind 220. Local dealer wants 189CHF to replace the battery. New, they are less than 300CHF, although I have found them as expensive as 379CHF, which is slightly more than double the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By rv8ch
Have you considered using a multi-grade oil like...

Have you considered using a multi-grade oil like "PHILLIPS 66 VICTORY AVIATION OIL 20W-50?"

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/phillips_08-17114.php

It seems to have some benefits...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,084
Posted By rv8ch
3 LDGs

We had some unforecast gaps in the low clouds while I was escorting the little lady shopping, so I quickly dropped her off, activated the remote engine heater on my phone, and hustled to the airport...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues Yesterday, 01:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,026
Posted By rv8ch
Good point - one thing that's confusing to me is...

Good point - one thing that's confusing to me is it's common knowledge that ELTs often don't work after most crashes. The times that they do save a life seems to be headline news. Has the FAA or...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-27-2021, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,896
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree - and more thread drift coming - I...

Totally agree - and more thread drift coming - I know a lot of humans enjoy virtue signaling, and I'm one. However, even though I donate, I'm not showing up in Doug's list of donors. Kind of makes...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-27-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,026
Posted By rv8ch
Same for the PLBs - I have one where the battery...

Same for the PLBs - I have one where the battery replacement cost is over half way to the price of a new unit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,173
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly - you explained it better than I did. :)

Exactly - you explained it better than I did. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,173
Posted By rv8ch
Everything I've read says to basically ignore the...

Everything I've read says to basically ignore the absolute EGT number, but use them to find...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By rv8ch
Great work, Eric! Really a wonderful feeling,...

Great work, Eric! Really a wonderful feeling, isn't it? :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-25-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By rv8ch
https://www.airframesalaska.com/Kitfox-T3-Tailwhee...

https://www.airframesalaska.com/Kitfox-T3-Tailwheel-Suspension-p/abi-51376-.htm

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Not saying this will work on our RVs, but clearly people are looking at tailwheels as an area that can be...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-25-2021, 12:35 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 53,675
Posted By rv8ch
Can't recall what engine you have but here's what...

Can't recall what engine you have but here's what I did on mine (io360/8.5:1/parallel valve/pmags/AFP FM200/Hartzell Aluminum) and it works perfectly. Lots of good advice here from Bill R. If you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-24-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,700
Posted By rv8ch
I love that - but it does limit me to working...

I love that - but it does limit me to working with a pencil and a piece of paper!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-24-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By rv8ch
Hey Brian, good to hear from you! Totally agree...

Hey Brian, good to hear from you! Totally agree with your recommendation to replace the engine - that's what I did and am happily flying my RV-8. Still have the engine in my garage if anyone wants...
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By rv8ch
Happy to hear the pilot got it down safely. Will...

Happy to hear the pilot got it down safely. Will be interesting to know what happened.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N54CT/history/20211122/1902Z/UT47/UT47

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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By rv8ch
As others have said, I don't think at this point...

As others have said, I don't think at this point you will need to remove the wings to fix anything. I'd put in the final bolts and avoid starting the engine until you are really ready to fly.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-23-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By rv8ch
Terry, did Clint have any idea about the pros and...

Terry, did Clint have any idea about the pros and cons of each? From what I understand, exhaust systems are very complex and sensitive to even minor changes, so I would guess that there must be a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,219
Posted By rv8ch
Larry, if you are absolutely sure you want to do...

Larry, if you are absolutely sure you want to do a plenum, ignore the following.

I was drooling over these plenums on VAF and from time to time saw one "live" at KOSH or SNF. They look...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-22-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,195
Posted By rv8ch
I had installed a battery in the back and used #0...

I had installed a battery in the back and used #0 welding wire to get the power from the tail to the starter. After the availability of super-light lifepo4 batteries, I just pulled all that heavy...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-22-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,287
Posted By rv8ch
That's a great idea, and if it was standard...

That's a great idea, and if it was standard practice, would save a lot of lives.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-22-2021, 04:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By rv8ch
Happy Thanksgiving - 2021

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. For those that are not aware of this "best holiday ever", it's a great time to say thanks for all the great things that happened to you this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By rv8ch
Nice pics, Yves! My aircraft is stuck under that...

Nice pics, Yves! My aircraft is stuck under that fog, so no flying this weekend. I hope we get a break in the weather at a time when I can sneak away from work!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2021, 02:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,173
Posted By rv8ch
I'm sure he has more data about more engines than...

I'm sure he has more data about more engines than anyone in the world. This peak CHT graph is interesting when you compare to the data that generated it.

Below I have a slide from the YT video, and...
Forum: Photography 11-22-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 23,094
Posted By rv8ch
Try the paper clip visible when you are adding a...

Try the paper clip visible when you are adding a post. It works fine, and then the image stays with VAF, won't disappear when your image hosting provider does something stupid like change the link...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,173
Posted By rv8ch
I also wonder if he would change his guidance if...

I also wonder if he would change his guidance if running unleaded, since the reason for the higher temps is to avoid lead deposits.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By rv8ch
Pete - I think you are doing it right - feel free...

Pete - I think you are doing it right - feel free to share your tips and tricks for us low-time engine operators so we too can hit 2500 hours and have our valves look as good as yours!
Forum: Safety 11-21-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the reminder, Vac! This document is...

Thanks for the reminder, Vac! This document is chock full of very valuable information. I love #12 - I have gotten into the aircraft, strapped in, and realized that I had some very annoying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By rv8ch
May sound crazy, but why not one of these if you...

May sound crazy, but why not one of these if you know you'll be outside away from power plugs...
Forum: Flight Testing 11-20-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,287
Posted By rv8ch
Take care up there. A small mistake can result...

Take care up there. A small mistake can result in a very bad day, as you know. Lots of things can go wrong, and single pilot in the O2 levels has a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,242
Posted By rv8ch
They are really nice safety cards, that's for...

They are really nice safety cards, that's for sure!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
Mine was a very simple cover, which I eventually...

Mine was a very simple cover, which I eventually changed to add an O2 sensor control box. I only have before pictures, here is one:

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I screwed it on after covering it with the same "vinyl...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By rv8ch
I did exactly this on mine and it worked great.

I did exactly this on mine and it worked great.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-20-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,491
Posted By rv8ch
This service seems to work if you can't do it on...

This service seems to work if you can't do it on your PC. The cause is that the software running VAF does not read the field in the image EXIF data to say "rotate this image before you display...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By rv8ch
Here's a very good suggestion which I find works...

Here's a very good suggestion which I find works very well, and explains a lot. Assuming you don't have a mechanical problem - like bad plugs, bad ignition or something wrong with your injectors,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-19-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By rv8ch
Blake, at a fly-in this summer I spent some time...

Blake, at a fly-in this summer I spent some time looking at other tailwheel aircraft, and while I'm sure that the RV style is probably the lightest, some of the others look down right space-age in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,856
Posted By rv8ch
This is the right way. Excellent work.

This is the right way. Excellent work.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By rv8ch
Totally agree - but in my case the alternator...

Totally agree - but in my case the alternator didn't fail. I complained about something I saw in my graphs, and they said "we'll send you a new alternator to see if that changes anything." :) At...
Forum: RV-4 11-17-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By rv8ch
Check with Bruce to see if he can...

Check with Bruce to see if he can help.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=143131
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-17-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By rv8ch
I had a similar experience to jacksel - great...

I had a similar experience to jacksel - great support, and the problem was 100% mine. I hope one day I can take those PP/Hartzell guys out for a steak dinner - I owe them, and they deserve it!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-16-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By rv8ch
Or go all the way and replace the o-rings with...

Or go all the way and replace the o-rings with EDPM and install auto brake fluid DOT4 or DOT5.1 which won't burn.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=16685
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,180
Posted By rv8ch
I have all floating. Works well for me. I was...

I have all floating. Works well for me. I was worried that the cowl would move around, but once they are all fastened, no movement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By rv8ch
My walls in the baggage compartment come out with...

My walls in the baggage compartment come out with the floor. Since I use torx screws here, a few mins with the screw gun and I'm done, but it does require an extension. Going back together is a bit...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,028
Posted By rv8ch
I have read some possibly "old wives tales" that...

I have read some possibly "old wives tales" that spark plug wires must be kept away from everything, even each other. I've also read that this is not true even if it might have been true in the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-16-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 672
Posted By rv8ch
This thread has some very good tips on pmag...

This thread has some very good tips on pmag wiring and testing, if I don't say so myself.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=170343
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By rv8ch
I installed nutplates everywhere, and if I were...

I installed nutplates everywhere, and if I were to do it again, I'd probably only install a nutplate in every other hole or even every 3rd hole. Not sure what I'd do with the empty holes in the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2021, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By rv8ch
I think the way Bill shows is the best way, so I...

I think the way Bill shows is the best way, so I copied it. And it works well.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=170343
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-16-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 812,868
Posted By rv8ch
Awesome, Eric! Congrats, looking forward to that...

Awesome, Eric! Congrats, looking forward to that first flight report!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By rv8ch
Good one, Steve! :) Every well-maintained and...

Good one, Steve! :)

Every well-maintained and safe aircraft out there is a benefit to the entire flying community. I find it interesting to understand the building challenges of other types of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,355
Posted By rv8ch
Not sure about everywhere, but my provider offers...

Not sure about everywhere, but my provider offers 5 sim cards or e-sims on the same plan for zero extra money. I use one for my phone, one for my tablet, and about to get a 3rd sim to provide data...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-15-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,161
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Steve. Just hope I have enough "down"...

Thanks Steve. Just hope I have enough "down" available to point it to the runway.

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Forum: RV-4 11-15-2021, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By rv8ch
Take your time here - there is not a lot of edge...

Take your time here - there is not a lot of edge distance, if I recall correctly. On the 8 we are able to drill top down. A mistake here will be painful to correct. And I believe this is an...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-15-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 922
Posted By rv8ch
Wax lace is nice, although it's not as quick as...

Wax lace is nice, although it's not as quick as zip ties.

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/cable_lace.html

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/noose8.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,201
Posted By rv8ch
I found them here - looks like it's linked to...

I found them here - looks like it's linked to K&P:

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http://oilfiltersites.com/

Seems like good value - is the cleaning process as easy as they show in the videos? Might be a good idea to buy...
Forum: Tools 11-14-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By rv8ch
Looks nice Jerry! But I have a question - how do...

Looks nice Jerry! But I have a question - how do you get by with only 6 rolls of safety wire? :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2021, 12:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,625
Posted By rv8ch
I agree that the big names like 3M will probably...

I agree that the big names like 3M will probably have what you need. To get more specific, it might help to understand your application. There are not many places in an RV build where adhesive is...
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,806
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed - everyone has this problem - don't let...

Indeed - everyone has this problem - don't let that discourage you from sharing your knowledge and experience with us. Your tip here is a good one, and I have to confess I probably give information...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,135
Posted By rv8ch
Scooter

I use one like this - powered by a renewable resource - my legs. :D

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This works in most places I go, since it's not very hot, and things are either close, or far enough that requires a taxi....
Forum: Safety 11-13-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,806
Posted By rv8ch
Good that you were still in flying mode, not...

Good that you were still in flying mode, not restaurant planning on your ipad! :)

It would not have helped you in this specific case, and I'm not sure it's in the AIM, but I try to get some...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-13-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,028
Posted By rv8ch
As others have said, make sure that you can...

As others have said, make sure that you can maintain other stuff when the probes are installed. Removing the probes to change a plug will be a hassle.

If your probes are not the same distance from...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-13-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,175
Posted By rv8ch
Watch out - it could be a scam. He might need...

Watch out - it could be a scam. He might need you to send him $100 first to make sure you are who you say you are, or for some other plausible-sounding reason. Don't do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,207
Posted By rv8ch
There are some things from automotive and marine...

There are some things from automotive and marine world that are as good as or superior to what we consider to be the standard aviation way, so just because it says "auto" or "marine" does not mean...
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