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Forum: Safety 09-21-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Yeah, I know what you're saying. Yes, I engage...

Yeah, I know what you're saying. Yes, I engage the autopilot on climb-out as I always do, setting an altitude and rate of climb. The plane is trimmed before engaging the autopilot, and if I'm not...
Forum: Safety 09-21-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Ah, gotcha. Thanks. Now if I could just *get* a...

Ah, gotcha. Thanks. Now if I could just *get* a Skyview HDX...been trying to buy one since November and they've been out of stock!
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 10:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
I get the same thing; the autopilot squawking...

I get the same thing; the autopilot squawking that the trim needs to be set UP or DOWN. It's fairly tolerant of the airplane being more out of trim than you'd like if you were hand-flying. You can...
Forum: Safety 09-20-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Ah, excellent point! I will definitely try that,...

Ah, excellent point! I will definitely try that, thanks. And I'll have a video camera pointed at the autopilot the next time I climb out of KMLB.
Forum: Safety 09-19-2022, 02:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Nah. My iPad is strapped to my leg and I never...

Nah. My iPad is strapped to my leg and I never have anything in the cockpit in front of me that would rest on the stick. Also, this happens FAST...not like simply pushing the trim button. Anyway,...
Forum: Safety 09-15-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
The plane doesn't act like it's got a speed...

The plane doesn't act like it's got a speed control board and there isn't one on the schematics. I'm starting to discount the RF theory anyway. I like the theory of it failing at the same elapsed...
Forum: Safety 09-14-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Well of course not run the motor itself, but...

Well of course not run the motor itself, but possibly induce current in the circuitry along the way? Looking at the data for the Ray Allen data sheet it's pretty basic stuff outside the...
Forum: Safety 09-14-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
I assume you're just kidding around? I mean, the...

I assume you're just kidding around? I mean, the "event" has happened to me 3 or 4 times in the same location so it's obviously not a coincidence. On the other hand, it could be a time...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
That's an odd-looking building and I can't find...

That's an odd-looking building and I can't find any information on it. As much as I love a good conspiracy theory, I think that building is shaped more as a firing range than some odd antenna. Next...
Forum: Safety 09-13-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Some very good discussion here! Ok, mistake #1...

Some very good discussion here! Ok, mistake #1 was my assumption that the elevator trim was handled by the autopilot servo. Now that I know it has a Ray Allen servo system I will start my...
Forum: Safety 09-12-2022, 04:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
I appreciate the responses, thanks. I dug into...

I appreciate the responses, thanks. I dug into the plane a little bit over the weekend and didn't find anything unusual, as is common with electrical gremlins. The trim motor installation was as it...
Forum: Safety 09-08-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,864
Posted By markserbu
Crazy full-up elevator issue...

The day I bought my RV-8A and flew it home (March, 2021) I first encountered this problem. I was heading home to KVDF from visiting a buddy at KMLB, on autopilot, and somewhere just East of KORL's...
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