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Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2022, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By rv8ch
I'm guessing if you drive 45 mins north, pick up...

I'm guessing if you drive 45 mins north, pick up some Marge's Donuts, bang on the door at about 0900 at GRT's office, they might have a look. I know that would work with me.

If not, similar to what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By rv8ch
That looks horrible. Were some critical...

That looks horrible. Were some critical components missing to allow the crankshaft to rub against the crankcase? Seems like whoever put that engine together has some explaining to do.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-28-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By rv8ch
Does he have a diode between the two busses? ...

Does he have a diode between the two busses? They can cause a voltage drop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By rv8ch
Generally I think you are right (in theory), but...

Generally I think you are right (in theory), but that doesn't really explain why the feds are not certifying this fuel as a 100LL replacement. Seems to be a no-brainer based on the GAMI side of the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,973
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Tom, someone will chime in on your mechanical...

Hi Tom, someone will chime in on your mechanical oil pressure sensor questions I'm sure. Different direction - have you or the previous owner inspected/cleaned the oil suction screen? This has...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-28-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By rv8ch
Looks like a good solution! I'd put as much oil...

Looks like a good solution! I'd put as much oil in there as you can, and just plug up any openings with covers or tape.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,301
Posted By rv8ch
I also used vinyl to cover the panel, and used a...

I also used vinyl to cover the panel, and used a Brother label printer. The vinyl looks excellent on the panel, if I say so myself. The labels, well, they look like you would expect. Not horrible,...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-27-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like you've eliminated ignition, which...

Sounds like you've eliminated ignition, which leaves fuel and air.

How do the plugs look? Oily or dry and grey? Might give a hint if it's getting too rich or too lean.

Have you tested with no air...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-27-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By rv8ch
While a lot of HD and ebay parts look like the...

While a lot of HD and ebay parts look like the equivalent, sometimes (not always) they are made of inferior materials, and can fail when exposed to vibration or heat or fire.

I find it's always...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-27-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks guys - I had written W100 but in fact it's...

Thanks guys - I had written W100 but in fact it's just 100. I corrected my post above.

https://www.aircraftspruce.eu/total-aero-100.htm

Sounds like the best solution is to sell or donate the oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By rv8ch
Additives for mineral oil

I have some 100 straight mineral oil - bought too much. (https://www.aircraftspruce.eu/total-aero-100.htm) I now like Total Aero DM 15W50 oil which has the recommended Lycoming additives. I add...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2022, 12:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By rv8ch
Mattituck IO-360, cold air induction, standard...

Mattituck IO-360, cold air induction, standard cowl, AFP FM200, PMAGs with eicommander (timing: ADV max: 32.2, ADV shf: -1.4), NGK BR8ES, Hartzell C2YR-1BFP/F74972, Total Aero DM 15W-50...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-25-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By rv8ch
Just another data point - I didn't put a single...

Just another data point - I didn't put a single dab of RTV anywhere on my baffles. I figured I'd do it after flying to see how bad my cooling was, but it turns out I have enough cooling without...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-25-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By rv8ch
Probably not helpful, but have you considered...

Probably not helpful, but have you considered trying to find someone to move the aircraft intact, either via a helicopter or a flatbed driver that's used to moving wide loads? An RV-6A at an angle...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-24-2022, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rv8ch
Same here - thanks Rob!

Same here - thanks Rob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By rv8ch
I used this website on one of your...

I used this website on one of your images:

https://www.iloveimg.com

27403
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-23-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Greg - just ordered a couple - I assume...

Thanks Greg - just ordered a couple - I assume that there is no real shipping involved, and I'll just get something via email?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,479
Posted By rv8ch
Absolutely correct that NW has lots of advantages...

Absolutely correct that NW has lots of advantages over TW. Too many to list here. Most of us are not badgering, but suggesting that it's not that hard to learn. Everyone should do what they want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,479
Posted By rv8ch
http://www.rv8.ch/vr-flight-simulator/ It's...

http://www.rv8.ch/vr-flight-simulator/

It's getting a bit old, but works well for tailwheel training.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,479
Posted By rv8ch
If I can learn to fly a tailwheel, anyone can! ...

If I can learn to fly a tailwheel, anyone can! Get good training and it will open up a lot more aircraft. I used a VR simulator to "train" my feet, even though I had a TW endorsement I picked up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 12:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By rv8ch
I can confirm - the SV view in the mountains is...

I can confirm - the SV view in the mountains is extremely close to what you see when looking outside. Same with runway views - they are spot on assuming I have the QNH set right. SV seems like an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By rv8ch
Any chance that your oil suction screen has not...

Any chance that your oil suction screen has not been cleaned lately?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By rv8ch
Iíll bet with a little practice you can guess...

Iíll bet with a little practice you can guess anyoneís weight within a few pounds. Many people donít give accurate weight for a variety of reasons.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,957
Posted By rv8ch
I've flown to Corsica across the med in my RV-8...

I've flown to Corsica across the med in my RV-8 which is about the same distance over water as the Lake Michigan crossing. I was with two buddies in a gaggle of RVs. There are lots of ships out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By rv8ch
I use 6-packs of 1.5 liter bottles of water. ...

I use 6-packs of 1.5 liter bottles of water. Dense enough for the baggage areas, and if something bad happens, they can help put out the fire. And I can drink them later.

For the passenger seat, I...
Forum: RV-10 06-17-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By rv8ch
Seems to depend on several factors - some report...

Seems to depend on several factors - some report that it helps, some report that it's not needed.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=152266

I tried it both ways and saw slightly...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-17-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By rv8ch
I'll fly over from Switzerland to pick it up at...

I'll fly over from Switzerland to pick it up at this price.
Forum: RV-10 06-15-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By rv8ch
I was recommended to keep it as you have it to...

I was recommended to keep it as you have it to balance the mag checks.
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By rv8ch
I track flight hours, but feel free to change it!...

I track flight hours, but feel free to change it! :)
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,529
Posted By rv8ch
Sounds like a great idea. I think capturing this...

Sounds like a great idea. I think capturing this information could be helpful. I think the kind of place to do this would be by someone like Savvy, where they also have other info about engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,174
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats, Kyle! Great feeling, I'm sure! Best...

Congrats, Kyle! Great feeling, I'm sure! Best of luck with the engine break-in and flight testing.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-13-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By rv8ch
Same, but I use a plastic box. When I see the...

Same, but I use a plastic box. When I see the photos of Steinair's shop I dreamt of doing it like them with easy to access spools, but it's severe overkill for one aircraft and panel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By rv8ch
First trip with the little woman to see the...

First trip with the little woman to see the in-laws down in Toulouse. Just under 2 hours each way, and picked up a nice tailwind on the way down.

27016

27018
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By rv8ch
Here is the FAA's...

Here is the FAA's view:

https://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/2018/media/SE_Topic_18-05.pdf

I think the EAA flight test cards can help with this, if you have not seen them, they are worth the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-12-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By rv8ch
Threaded tips seem to come loose. Not sure of the...

Threaded tips seem to come loose. Not sure of the true impact of this. Every time I’ve used threaded tips, even squeezing the nut before installing it, they come loose. I’ve changed to the solid...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,754
Posted By rv8ch
Is anyone aware of a failure with the stock...

Is anyone aware of a failure with the stock aluminum rods?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By rv8ch
I'll bet if you post the engine data on Savvy and...

I'll bet if you post the engine data on Savvy and provide a link, the guys with the decades of experience will tell you what's wrong. Since it affected all cylinders, the only three common things...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By rv8ch
I use the same CO detector and get similar...

I use the same CO detector and get similar results - nothing when flying, but get alerts on the ground when the wind is behind me. So I know it's working, at least.
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-10-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,148
Posted By rv8ch
That's a good tip! Also, perhaps other brands of...

That's a good tip! Also, perhaps other brands of permanent marker work better? (trying to defend my suggestion above! :D )

This is what we all need in our shops - laser wire markers!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-09-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks Ed - the wife loved it!

Thanks Ed - the wife loved it!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-09-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By rv8ch
Here's what I got from emagair a couple of years...

Here's what I got from emagair a couple of years ago:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By rv8ch
Anti-splat works well - just take time to get it...

Anti-splat works well - just take time to get it adjusted right - depending on many factors you might need to drill a new hole, or get used to moving your pedals back.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-08-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By rv8ch
The Surefly manual should give you the...

The Surefly manual should give you the recommendation for the spark plug gap. Most EIs say about 0.030", which is about where new NGK plugs are when they come out of the box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By rv8ch
HF snowmobile/motorcycle lift under the belly...

HF snowmobile/motorcycle lift under the belly supported by the spar, with good padding seems to be a popular choice, tail weighted down appropriately, with some correctly sized and padded sawhorses...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-07-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By rv8ch
Sure sounds like you are doing it right - I hope...

Sure sounds like you are doing it right - I hope she enjoys it enough to get her own RV!
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-07-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,011
Posted By rv8ch
Completely aligns with my limited experience. ...

Completely aligns with my limited experience. From time to time there is a new but wrecked Japanese car with some very good parts. Forgot to mention - a powerful electric screw gun will allow you...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2022, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 999
Posted By rv8ch
I agree completely. These TCW guys are much...

I agree completely. These TCW guys are much smarter than I am (not hard) and have designed their solution to handle things most of us have not even thought of. The instructions are very clear,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2022, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,011
Posted By rv8ch
Where I live, you can take a tool bag to the...

Where I live, you can take a tool bag to the junkyard and dig around for good alternators, and other stuff. Or look on their shelves for alternators that they have removed. If nothing else, it's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-06-2022, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,391
Posted By rv8ch
I was at an airshow and a guy had a bag full of...

I was at an airshow and a guy had a bag full of little balls - I think they were ping pong balls - and was jamming them onto all the exposed VOR antennas he saw. He had a pretty tragic story behind...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-06-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,148
Posted By rv8ch
GRT's wire color scheme is very helpful. I...

GRT's wire color scheme is very helpful.

I bought a lot of different colored wire in different sizes, but the number of combinations grows quickly.

In the end, I used labels at each end of mainly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,737
Posted By rv8ch
Hildesheim(D) RV Fly-in

I flew up to this event in Germany - it was excellent!

https://rv-pilots.eu/Images/RV-FlyIn_2022_EDVM.pdf

There were lots of RVs there from Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, and I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 12:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By rv8ch
I'd upload the data to Savvy and then share the...

I'd upload the data to Savvy and then share the link - the gurus on VAF will tell you what's wrong in about 2 mins. From what I can see on your graphs, it seems that there is an instrumentation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 2,827
Posted By rv8ch
I use the ceramic cleaner/polish, and it's...

I use the ceramic cleaner/polish, and it's wonderful until I start up.

Not sure what it's like where you live, but during warm (>15c) weather, I'm lucky to be able to see out of the windscreen...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By rv8ch
Ouch, that looks like his next landing would have...

Ouch, that looks like his next landing would have been interesting.
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By rv8ch
How to adjust the hard stop is in the...

How to adjust the hard stop is in the manual.

https://hartzellprop.com/services/product-support-library/manuals/hartzell-owners-manuals-english/

Direct link to the PDF (as of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,014
Posted By rv8ch
Indeed there seems to be something strange...

Indeed there seems to be something strange happening - no idea why this is taking so long. I'm struggling to understand why the FAA would be blocking progress on this.
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2022, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By rv8ch
One interesting feature of Savvy is the Report...

One interesting feature of Savvy is the Report Card feature. It allows you to compare your engine numbers to others with the "same" engine. The more engines in their DB, the more useful this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By rv8ch
Since your RV is new to you, it could be...

Since your RV is new to you, it could be interesting, educational, and fun to run through at least some of the EAA flight test cards to learn about it, and update your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2022, 12:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By rv8ch
I have not heard of I-Start, but if you want to...

I have not heard of I-Start, but if you want to be able to reliably hot start your FI Lycoming, there is a lot of good info...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-29-2022, 12:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,145
Posted By rv8ch
My solution to that problem is a 10mm wrench in...

My solution to that problem is a 10mm wrench in my bag that I use to remove the negative terminal on my EarthX battery, which is easily accessible from the oil door.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2022, 01:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,230
Posted By rv8ch
Steve, I could not agree more, and strongly...

Steve, I could not agree more, and strongly recommend the same.

As you know, the challenge comes when the various suppliers give inconsistent advice. In the case of electronic ignitions using auto...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By rv8ch
I just ordered some thin shims from mcmaster-carr...

I just ordered some thin shims from mcmaster-carr - hopefully that will be a good solution - I want the wheels to rotate freely but not have any play.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-27-2022, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,671
Posted By rv8ch
The pre-stall buffet that we all know and love...

The pre-stall buffet that we all know and love can be removed using a "strake" just above the intersection of the front of the wing and the fuselage. This strake is changing/smoothing airflow in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-27-2022, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By rv8ch
I've been meaning to ask - is this method common...

I've been meaning to ask - is this method common across small aircraft? Just seems very hokey, particularly when things get a little loose - do you drill another hole? Or are there very thin shims...
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