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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By rv8ch
Perhaps convince Van's to include it in their...

Perhaps convince Van's to include it in their catalog - wouldn't that solve the problem?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 02:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By rv8ch
Matt, thanks for closing the loop on this one. I...

Matt, thanks for closing the loop on this one. I can guess that the first spark came in so early it didn't have a chance to burn much of the fuel/air mixture before it was compressed, but will leave...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By rv8ch
With the plugs removed, I also pulled the prop...

With the plugs removed, I also pulled the prop through many times - lost count, but a lot. Then spun it without the plugs with the starter until I saw oil pressure, then started. All ok, no lines...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By rv8ch
Welcome Joe - sorry about this setback. Based on...

Welcome Joe - sorry about this setback. Based on what you wrote above, perhaps your way forward is clear - the universe is sending you a message... :D
Forum: Safety 11-24-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By rv8ch
Zero is good

Zero is good. I've got a battery powered CO detector that has only picked up low single digits when doing a ground run with the wind at my back, and only for a few seconds. In flight, always zero. ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rv8ch
snorkel

Hi Eric, I do remember your visit. Happy to see you are getting close to flying as well! Whatever you do, don't use my snorkel as a model - it's really an abomination. :eek:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By rv8ch
If you can get Dan to chime in, he's probably got...

If you can get Dan to chime in, he's probably got some great ideas. What I'd probably do is use micro to get it close, and then use a layup for the final part. Micro will be easy to remove when you...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By rv8ch
check those nuts

I guess this is a new one for Vic - check those fittings along with checking those nuts!

Really glad this happened on the ground - not sure fuel spraying on the exhaust during flight would have been...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-22-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By rv8ch
google site:vansairforce.com danh lower baffle

Here's the thread. Look for Dan's picture.

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=172830

I did something similar, although not as clean as Dan's, and it seems to work pretty well (so...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 32,915
Posted By rv8ch
boost pump

Just curious, why not use the boost pump on takeoff? I also have mine on for landing - one less thing to worry about close to the ground.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-22-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,541
Posted By rv8ch
skip the flaps

I have what most have (PTT/Trim/AP disconnect), but doing it again I'd skip the flaps. In the RV-8 you can put the flap switch anywhere on the panel and it's very easy to get to. Can't recall ever...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-21-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By rv8ch
action cameras with USB power

I bought a couple of cheap action cameras just to play around before "investing" in something like a gopro or a insta360. Less than...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By rv8ch
don't buy it

You should not buy this engine - clearly not the right thing for you. In fact, please PM me the seller's contacts so I can chastise them for trying to take advantage of you! :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By rv8ch
fast and light

With aluminum, I make sure that the drill bit is spinning fast, and I use very light pressure. With steel, the opposite.

The holes I struggled with were the stainless steel firewall penetrations....
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-20-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By rv8ch
Here it is rotated. 4899

Here it is rotated.

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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-20-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By rv8ch
Interesting test

This does spice things up. I don't have my vetterman drawing handy, but either it is different from yours, or I misread it. I did mine the "van's" way with the pipes connected together and each to...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-19-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By rv8ch
Princess?

Tell him you prefer to deal with princesses, and magically he'll get his sister, her royal highness, the princess, on the line with you!
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-18-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By rv8ch
If it changed quickly, it's probably either one...

If it changed quickly, it's probably either one of the connections, or the probe. It's very hard to make temperature changes that will cause the EGT change very quickly. Viel Glück, Kay!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By rv8ch
something wrong

You really don't want to see your CHTs over 400, particularly during break-in. How are your baffles? Are you sure you are getting enough fuel to the engine? How fast are you flying? Did your oil...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-18-2020, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By rv8ch
seems to work

I really thought this method was very hokey, and tried several other ways but none worked right. I ended up doing it the way Vetterman recommended, and it does seem to be working fine. Only have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By rv8ch
Error detection and correction

Error detection and correction would hopefully be an important part of those systems. Perhaps they just decided it's cheaper to reboot. :( Seriously, this needs to be a standard part of every HW...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,922
Posted By rv8ch
Congrats!

Congrats Greg and welcome Kelsey!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By rv8ch
Thanks for the tip - will check those. ...

Thanks for the tip - will check those. Thankfully the right pmag is easy to reach via the oil door.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By rv8ch
personal heaters

I use a couple of these little guys. This is the 110v version, I of course use the 220v version.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757327X3/

Throw them in the cowl at the bottom or in the intakes with a...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-16-2020, 01:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By rv8ch
audio grounds - OK

I did take care to ensure that the are only grounded on one end. The audio is perfect when the right PMAG is off. The clicks come back when I turn it back on.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-15-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By rv8ch
pmag audio noise

I have this as well from time to time. I've isolated it to one pmag, not the other. I didn't think to see what happens while using only the internal power - will try that on my next flight. My...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,068
Posted By rv8ch
delrin block

I have the advanced systems aoa sport which came with some delrin blocks, threaded into a hose connector. Photo here. Glued on with proseal. It also came with some hyper long rivets which I also...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2020, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By rv8ch
Hi Ariel, I'd recommend checking the fuel...

Hi Ariel, I'd recommend checking the fuel filter(s) a bit more frequently, like every 100 hours or yearly. You may have several filters or screens, depending on what the builder installed, and some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,909
Posted By rv8ch
size

Just watch cowl clearance. I installed the larger pulley before I finished my cowl.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-13-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,909
Posted By rv8ch
bolt on

Yes, with the included sleeve. Bolted right on.

http://www.rv8.ch/alternator-pulley-change/
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-12-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,909
Posted By rv8ch
bigger pulley

I installed a larger pulley on my alternator. No idea if it will make any real difference. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/PWM-185
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-12-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By rv8ch
plastic bag

Lots of tips on this site in other threads. I find a giant ziplock bag to work very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,677
Posted By rv8ch
I think the assumption is that engine heat might...

I think the assumption is that engine heat might affect the OAT measurement. I have not done any comparison so I not sure if this is correct or not, but I'm sure someone here has done this. I can't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,677
Posted By rv8ch
difference is small, I think

if the online calculators are to be believed, it seems like 5c of temperature difference shows a couple of knots higher/lower. Do you feel OAT at the wingtip and OAT in the NACA will be more than 5c...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,801
Posted By rv8ch
The force is with you

Seems like the force on an RV-7 is a pull, and for an RV-8 it's a push. If I have this right, wouldn't this change the likelihood of it unscrewing?
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,801
Posted By rv8ch
You can't with the RV design, and we're happy...

You can't with the RV design, and we're happy about that. :)
Forum: Safety 11-11-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,801
Posted By rv8ch
safety wire

Seems the goal of the safety wire is to keep the black part from rotating, which could unscrew the it from the rod end bearing if the lock nut comes loose. This is very easy to inspect on the 8. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2020, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By rv8ch
GRT Fix coming

GRT just replied to me and they understand the issue and will work with Jeppesen to implement a fix.
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-10-2020, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,747
Posted By rv8ch
Exactly what Paul said - the angles are much...

Exactly what Paul said - the angles are much larger than I believe these kinds of things are designed for. The ideal would be completely straight motion, and the rod end bearings are there just to...
Forum: RV-4 11-09-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
Posted By rv8ch
Bonded caps are good

I have the retrofit bonded in caps that I installed in my QB wings. Bought them direct from Robin at an airshow, so I know they are good! :D They work great so far - 10+ years installed and 40+...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-09-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,747
Posted By rv8ch
It might look different in person, but from the...

It might look different in person, but from the pictures I would not do it this way. This is an area for perfection, since failure can be rather severe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,556
Posted By rv8ch
tool

Indeed, but everyone needs to use the same brand of filter. I've only used Champion filters - any idea why the tool would need to be different for a Tempest or Kelly?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-08-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By rv8ch
That's very impressive. It looks like it got a...

That's very impressive. It looks like it got a lot better. What kind of camera are you using?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By rv8ch
Induction leak?

Reviewing my after flight data, and I see this in my EGT graphs, and wondering if this indicates an induction leak?

4461

BTW, I have Ross's induction kit ordered, and it should be here "soon".
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 03:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv8ch
risk

Might check with the Savvy guys to see if you can pay them to help you solve this problem. They seem to be able to save people a lot of money, based on the stories they mail me from time to time.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By rv8ch
frequency database

Merci Pascal. Bon confinement :(
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-07-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By rv8ch
GRT EFIS Sport EX with European Jeppesen Navdata 8.33khz frequency issue

I just installed the European Jeppesen Navdata on my GRT EFIS Sport EX, and when I look at airports around me, they all have issues with the frequency.

I know it's hard to see in the photo, but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-06-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By rv8ch
Mike Busch Oil webinar

Perfect timing for this question! https://eaa.org/Videos/Webinars
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2020, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,610
Posted By rv8ch
can happen

Bad things can happen with the "external" rudder stop as well. Best solution as noted already by Dave and others is to use a good rudder lock.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By rv8ch
Geoff, here are some hints about inflight tests. ...

Geoff, here are some hints about inflight tests. https://apps.savvyaviation.com/articles/in-flight-diagnostics
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By rv8ch
Sad

Jim, sorry to read about this, and thanks for the heads up. I hope you find a way to get back in the air.
Forum: Safety 11-05-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,103
Posted By rv8ch
Good idea!

Good idea to install a landing light rather than just a patch, assuming you need one. Something about lemons --> lemonade! :)

BTW, welcome to the forum. Your post showed up twice. To get the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By rv8ch
voltage stable

Voltage fluctuates slightly, between about 14.2 and 14.5. I see a dip in voltage just after start while the battery tops up. Here's a short extract during "stable" conditions.

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Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By rv8ch
Interesting test

That would be interesting, but I have a progressive switch where my battery comes on first, then alternator.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-04-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,219
Posted By rv8ch
still the same

I'm still in the same place. I picked up a DC current meter from amazon but have not yet tried it with any of my systems. Won't be that easy to do since I'll need the engine running to test it. ...
Forum: Safety 11-03-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,104
Posted By rv8ch
good students!

Sounds like they have some pretty good students if they are locked in at x500 feet, and all have the same altimeter setting. :D

I'll keep looking out the window as my primary collision avoidance...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-02-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By rv8ch
same

Same here - and then my painter did some additional magic that makes it look even better.
Forum: Engine Monitors 11-02-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By rv8ch
contact support

Sean, I'd drop them an email and follow up with a call during their support hours to get some hints. My guess is that something is configured wrong, and they can identify it quickly. They've been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,544
Posted By rv8ch
no bad choices

I think without flying your mission behind each of these it will be a hard decision. No matter which one you choose, it's probably going to be awesome. The competition today is intense, and the...
Forum: Safety 11-01-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,104
Posted By rv8ch
AR glasses

Google's "glass" was an interesting step into the "augmented reality" direction. I hear that Apple will create one "soon", and since Facebook bought Oculus my guess is that they will also get into...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,104
Posted By rv8ch
Fog

We were right on the edge of the fog - towards the north it was solid, but from about LSGY south it was pretty open.

I think the video will get clearer when it processes the higher resolution...
Forum: Safety 10-31-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,104
Posted By rv8ch
Close call video

https://youtu.be/f4T0utYN1pY

Flying along today, fat, dumb, and happy, looking at balloons flying in the area. Was heading west at 4500 ft then decided to change directions to the north east, and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-31-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,462
Posted By rv8ch
fuselage hole not big enough?

Could it be that the hole in the fuselage is not big enough or in exactly the right place, and the assembly is catching on it, with a bang, then a little bit of grinding sound?
Forum: COMM 10-30-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By rv8ch
AP-60 sound levels

Thanks - quick question on the AP-60 - is it an issue that you can't adjust the sound levels? Vern's seems to have this feature as does all the other generic mixers I looked at.
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