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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,309
Posted By RV8JD
You'll get all kind of answers. My $0.02: In the...

You'll get all kind of answers. My $0.02: In the RV-8 for example, a tail-low wheel landing works well. Should also work for the RV-9. The RV's generally handle crosswinds well, given their very...
Forum: RV-4 Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By RV8JD
Yup. Try here -->...

Yup. Try here --> https://flyboyaccessories.com
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-02-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,318
Posted By RV8JD
FWIW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx "Torx...

FWIW: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx

"Torx (pronounced /tɔːrks/) is a trademark for a type of screw drive characterized by a 6-point star-shaped pattern, developed in 1967[1] by Camcar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By RV8JD
Wow, how can DAR make that kind of mistake? Here...

Wow, how can DAR make that kind of mistake?

Here is a W&B for my RV-8. Note that the BEW is 1108.2 pounds with a CG of 78.08". And that is forward of the forward limit of 78.70", and as others...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-01-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,303
Posted By RV8JD
Because you have a finite number of days left to...

Because you have a finite number of days left to fly, and they are quickly dwindling? :eek: (Just kidding, just kidding! It looks great!)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,309
Posted By RV8JD
Here are some previous threads answering your...

Here are some previous threads answering your questions:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=65262

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=148734

And specs and...
Forum: Reviews 09-28-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By RV8JD
Congrats on the new RV-4 and the successful...

Congrats on the new RV-4 and the successful transition training!

Here are three articles by Van himself that may be of interest to new RV pilots.

Articles: "How to Fly an RV"...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-26-2022, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By RV8JD
If you haven't already, check out the embedded...

If you haven't already, check out the embedded links in this Garmin Experimental webpage for some basic info. Start with the "Experimental Brochure" and the "Experimental Systems Pricing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,827
Posted By RV8JD
On Saturday “ArlingtonRV” and I flew our two...

On Saturday “ArlingtonRV” and I flew our two RV-8s down to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM) (https://www.waaamuseum.org) in Hood River, OR. The museum is adjacent to the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-25-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,466
Posted By RV8JD
The engine horsepower would make a difference in...

The engine horsepower would make a difference in the airplane's performance depending on maximum gross weight. That's maybe why Van's has the lower gross weight limits with smaller engines, in...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,003
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, Dynon does offer auto trim. As I said in my...

Yes, Dynon does offer auto trim. As I said in my post, you need the separate autopilot control panel to get auto trim. You can add it to your existing SkyView system.

Link -->...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By RV8JD
Run-In vs Break-In

Run-In vs Break-In:

Ref: https://www.continental.aero/xPublications/xService%20Bulletins/Experimental%20PMA/SIL012/
"III. RUN-IN vs. BREAK-IN

Engine overhaul shops (and new engine manufacturers)...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,003
Posted By RV8JD
I should clarify that I have electric trim. I...

I should clarify that I have electric trim. I used the phrase "manual trim" (by the pilot) to differentiate from "auto-trim" (by the system). The system has worked well for 1250 hours so far. I...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,003
Posted By RV8JD
I have a Dynon SkyView Touch with the Dynon...

I have a Dynon SkyView Touch with the Dynon autopilot, but do not have auto-trim (the separate AP panel is needed for that function).

You can keep the AP engaged through cruise, turns, climbs, and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,697
Posted By RV8JD
Matt, how thick are the RV-14 rudder skins? For...

Matt, how thick are the RV-14 rudder skins?

For comparison, the -9/-7 rudder has 0.016" skins. The -8 rudder has 0.020" skins.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-19-2022, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV8JD
The new Aera 660 update is released,...

The new Aera 660 update is released, v3.83.

https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=10040

aera 660 software version 3.83
as of September 19, 2022

Change History

Changes made from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-18-2022, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV8JD
According to Post #7, Garmin thinks they know...

According to Post #7, Garmin thinks they know what the issue is and how to fix it. Seems that it takes time to fix the code, test it, get it signed off, package it for distribution, update the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-18-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,358
Posted By RV8JD
Re: "2200 RPM at 4500 feet and WOT." Are there...

Re: "2200 RPM at 4500 feet and WOT."

Are there any RPM and MP operating limitations on your engine and C/S prop combo?

For example, some Hartzell C/S props have this limitation, depending on the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-18-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By RV8JD
I've seen these parts and the workmanship is very...

I've seen these parts and the workmanship is very good. Steve built most of an RV-7, an RV-9 tail, and an RV-12 before he built these RV-8 empennage parts, and he's kind of a perfectionist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By RV8JD
That's a matter of opinion. I was just trying to...

That's a matter of opinion. I was just trying to show Ed that Imgur does indeed work.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,441
Posted By RV8JD
From Aviation Safety Network: RV-6A (N992KS)...

From Aviation Safety Network:

RV-6A (N992KS) accident near Preston, ID on 9/14/2022:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/282865


RV-6A (N646RV) accident near Dateland, AZ on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By RV8JD
Imgur works fine. You just have to drill down to...

Imgur works fine. You just have to drill down to get the photo's address ending with .jpeg or .jpg (the actual address of the image).

And this: Scaling "imgur" pics: Add one of the scaling...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-17-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By RV8JD
If you are going to send it out, send it to...

If you are going to send it out, send it to Pacific Oil Cooler Service. They have a good rep. Also, talk to them and see what they think.

https://www.oilcoolers.com/

Here is an article that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-16-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV8JD
Yup! "Dear Lightspeed customer, Thank you for...

Yup!

"Dear Lightspeed customer,

Thank you for your purchase of Delta Zulu!

Due to a longer than expected certification process with Apple MFI, we are unable to release the hundreds of Delta Zulu...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-15-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By RV8JD
Not in my lifetime, but I'm old(er)! Below is...

Not in my lifetime, but I'm old(er)!



Below is a pic (used with permission) of Van landing at Ephrata in his Antares 20E motorglider during the Region 8 Soaring Championships a few years...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By RV8JD
Just an FYI. My current RV-8, mentioned in post...

Just an FYI. My current RV-8, mentioned in post #6 above, had the brace you mention and shown in the second picture in post #2 of the link you supplied. It did not prevent the baffle from...
Forum: Safety 09-14-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
You're quite welcome. As been noted, the very...

You're quite welcome. As been noted, the very early RV-7s had the RV-8 rudder. Van's SB 02-6-1 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-2-6-1/) addresses the change to the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-14-2022, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By RV8JD
Yep, common problem. On my two RV-8s the the oil...

Yep, common problem. On my two RV-8s the the oil cooler mount baffle cracked at around 350 to 400 hours. My current RV-8 has a brace from the engine to the aft baffle, and that did not prevent the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-13-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,673
Posted By RV8JD
Primer Change

From Van's, dated 3/22/2021:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/2021/03/quick-build-kits-delivery-times-and-primer-remediation-update/
"We have also changed the primer being used by the contractor in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for the information Justin. I hate to...

Thanks for the information Justin.

I hate to ask, but what does "in short order" mean, i.e., hours, days, weeks?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-13-2022, 01:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,214
Posted By RV8JD
Aera 660/GDL 50 Update Problem

So I have the same issue, sans the G5s or anything else. The Aera 660 updates it's firmware to v3.82 successfully. It then updates the GDL 50 to v2.19 successfully, but then the Aera 660 keeps...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-10-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,001
Posted By RV8JD
My previous RV-8 has the Grove aluminum...

My previous RV-8 has the Grove aluminum non-airfoil gear (~2300 hours). My current RV-8 has the Grove aluminum airfoil gear (~1250 hours). No problems with either Grove gear.

I would not hesitate...
Forum: Safety 09-10-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, it does take the temperature lapse rate into...

Yes, it does take the temperature lapse rate into account. It's based on the 1962, 1966, or 1976 U.S. Standard Atmosphere (I forget which one, but they are all similar, if not the same, for the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV8JD
Hey, Greg H. approves! Here he is plugging the...

Hey, Greg H. approves! Here he is plugging the new HearingEQity™ feature.

https://youtu.be/4ZQVDJOKw7s

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DcDQdqV/0/eed08b28/XL/i-DcDQdqV-XL.jpg
Forum: Safety 09-09-2022, 05:13 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
For those with steam gages, and those with EFIS'...

For those with steam gages, and those with EFIS' that have not set Vne in terms of TAS.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-t32pVQR/0/8ecb5738/M/i-t32pVQR-M.jpg
Forum: GPS 09-09-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By RV8JD
Yes, I was aware of that. Hence this comment in...

Yes, I was aware of that. Hence this comment in my post: "Not sure what this latest update adds.".

But your original question was: "What are dynamic mapping products?"

Just trying to be helpful.
Forum: GPS 09-09-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,154
Posted By RV8JD
Dynamic mapping: ...

Dynamic mapping: https://www.aviationconsumer.com/accessories/garmin-pilot-app-dynamic-mapping/

"With dynamic mapping, the user can customize the look of navigation and base maps and choose between...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-09-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,700
Posted By RV8JD
Great flight Shayna! Congrats on soloing your...

Great flight Shayna! Congrats on soloing your RV-9A. And nice video too!

One safety item I thought I'd mention. In the video the seat belt was riding up and positioned near the bottom of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-09-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV8JD
Lifetime of the CO sensor in the Delta Zulu Headset

As I mentioned earlier, I queried Lightspeed Aviation directly. Below is their response (somewhat redacted):
Hello Carl,

Thank you for reaching out. The lifetime of the CO sensor in the Delta Zulu...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By RV8JD
Congrats on your first several flights! The Echo...

Congrats on your first several flights!

The Echo is a 978MHz UAT transmitter and those don't normally show up on FlightAware, only the 1090ES transponders do.

Submit a PAPR request for one of your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,009
Posted By RV8JD
Too late. 100LL was banned at two California...

Too late. 100LL was banned at two California airports earlier this year in January, Reid-Hillview Airport (KRHV) and San Martin Airport...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2022, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV8JD
I sent my question directly to Lightspeed. ...

I sent my question directly to Lightspeed. Thanks for the heads up on the ACS answer.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-07-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By RV8JD
I just sent them the question. I'll let you know...

I just sent them the question. I'll let you know what the response is.
Forum: Safety 09-07-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks Bill.

Thanks Bill.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,009
Posted By RV8JD
From General Aviation...

From General Aviation News:

https://generalaviationnews.com/2022/09/03/gami-unleaded-fuel-approved-for-all-general-aviation-aircraft/

"At SUN n FUN 2022, Braly noted the first customers of G100UL...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-04-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,968
Posted By RV8JD
Paul B. always has a good perspective on things,...

Paul B. always has a good perspective on things, and the GAMI G100UL is no different:

https://www.avweb.com/insider/g100ul-triumphs-now-the-hard-part/

And this looks like Paul B....
Forum: Safety 09-04-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
And just to be clear for newcomers, Van's has...

And just to be clear for newcomers, Van's has been shipping the RV-9 rudder with the -7/7A kits since mid-2002.

See the SB for details -->...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-03-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By RV8JD
From General Aviation...

From General Aviation News:

https://generalaviationnews.com/2022/09/03/gami-unleaded-fuel-approved-for-all-general-aviation-aircraft/

"Other than being lead-free are there other benefits to G100UL?...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2022, 09:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,968
Posted By RV8JD
It seems like GAMA is hedging a bit. And sheesh,...

It seems like GAMA is hedging a bit. And sheesh, they sure do write long sentences!

More from...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 08-29-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By RV8JD
I'm sorry to hear that. From ASN:...

I'm sorry to hear that.

From ASN: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/282032

RIP.
Forum: RV-4 08-28-2022, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,012
Posted By RV8JD
"Improved"...

"Improved" chart*:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-t32pVQR/0/8ecb5738/M/i-t32pVQR-M.jpg
Forum: Safety 08-27-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
Part of the problem (but I don't believe it's the...

Part of the problem (but I don't believe it's the whole problem) may be that Van's has never issued a Service Bulletin or Service Letter for the older RV models (including the -7s) stating that Van's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-26-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By RV8JD
Garmin antenna mounted on the turtledeck of my...

Garmin antenna mounted on the turtledeck of my previous RV-8:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HRF2XJr/0/3938ddd9/L/i-HRF2XJr-L.jpg
Forum: Safety 08-26-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
Okay, now you're just pulling my chain, right?...

Okay, now you're just pulling my chain, right? Your statement is incorrect (again).

So as to not leave other folks with incorrect information, this is the correct (and simplified) info...
Forum: Safety 08-25-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
That is for the flutter analysis results. Flight...

That is for the flutter analysis results. Flight flutter testing is done to Vd (i.e., 10% above Vne). Read all of CFR 23.629.

Again, Post #154 has details.
Forum: Safety 08-25-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
15% is not correct. Please see Post #154.

15% is not correct. Please see Post #154.
Forum: Safety 08-25-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
Actually, for Part 23 airplanes, the airplane is...

Actually, for Part 23 airplanes, the airplane is to to flutter free to 1.2 Vd by analysis (20% above Vd). Part 25 requires only 15%.

Flight flutter testing is done to Vd, which is 10% above Vne...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,012
Posted By RV8JD
Fast little buggers! For those with steam gages,...

Fast little buggers!

For those with steam gages, pick the Vne appropriate for your model RV and paste a copy near your ASI:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-wLv7VKD/0/c76dcea6/O/i-wLv7VKD.jpg
Forum: Northwest 08-23-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,021
Posted By RV8JD
That's what the PLB is for, so they can find your...

That's what the PLB is for, so they can find your gnawed-on bones! :eek:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-22-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,616
Posted By RV8JD
Thanks for sharing the results you found.

Thanks for sharing the results you found.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,022
Posted By RV8JD
From the Aviation Safety Network: ...

From the Aviation Safety Network: ...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
I think this is a different situation. In the...

I think this is a different situation. In the case of the RV-7s, Van's took the unmodified RV-9 rudder and put it on the RV-7 later in the history of the RV-7. The RV-9 rudder is designed for the -9...
Forum: Safety 08-22-2022, 01:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,200
Posted By RV8JD
So are you saying RV-7 pilots are the only ones...

So are you saying RV-7 pilots are the only ones that are doing stupid things and making mistakes?

As I said earlier, I don't think RV-8 pilots are any better or more careful than RV-7 pilots, and...
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