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Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bob Martin
I think the official word is 205HP...or more. And...

I think the official word is 205HP...or more.
And that would be to get the benefits of the blades.
The 180 will spin it for sure, but right now the RV200 would seem to be a better fit.
Word has it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By Bob Martin
yes

Yes.......you always get 10 knots for any clean up or fairings....;)
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,708
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Andy,
Thanks for the review.
Saw this pre-oshkosk and was wondering about it.
Would be great to stop the tailcone noise.
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Bob Martin
Pretty sure the onscreen reversal is for...

Pretty sure the onscreen reversal is for pitch...not roll....
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Bob Martin
I just installed a Vizion in a RV6. Used...

I just installed a Vizion in a RV6.
Used recommended settings in install manual. Seemed all good.
I have roll trim on alerion, so no springs on sticks.
There was some notchyness you mention but went...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,405
Posted By Bob Martin
Best of luck for sure........"feet wet"

Best of luck for sure........"feet wet"
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Great report....
Glad you got yours in only 12 weeks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,296
Posted By Bob Martin
Prayers

Tom and Suzanne,
Prayers for a speedy recovery!
It always amazes me that when I feel good, I can do anything! (mostly) but when I feel bad.....my thoughts go to God, family, friends and chicken soup!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,748
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

This is a great place to visit, it is very special. The landing fee seems high but if you think about what it takes to build or maintain a runway on an island, it is cheap. The awesome seafood makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus one for this approach! Beautiful workmanship.

Plus one for this approach! Beautiful workmanship.
Forum: Rocket 07-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
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Views: 3,233
Posted By Bob Martin
Hans, Are you sure you meant climb and not...

Hans,
Are you sure you meant climb and not desent?
I am not a Rocket expert, but I am pretty sure the Rocket tails are built using a RV tail kit and adding more structural parts to it while...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,724
Posted By Bob Martin
Heat and transducer

After my first FWF red cube failed, I relocated it to a cooler spot and wrapped it with self adheasive aluminized material I purchased at the auto parts store in the exhaust wrap area. Just cut and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-11-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,366
Posted By Bob Martin
pipes

First, I can't tell from the pictures if your cowl is cut parallel to the firewall, any trimming in that direction will increase pipe clearance as the pipes are angled.

Second, rotating the pipes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 106,559
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats

Congrats Laura! Big step.
Nice connection to your Dad...taking the log book up with you was a nice touch. Thanks for sharing the event!
Forum: Autopilots 06-04-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By Bob Martin
TT

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2151/0625/files/DigiflightIIInstalManual1_39.pdf?17176094057256680969

Look for this info under Resourses and then discontinued...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,405
Posted By Bob Martin
Best of Luck to you and "May"...may she bring you...

Best of Luck to you and "May"...may she bring you home from a wonderful adventure! Looking forward to updates on your progress.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By Bob Martin
Great trip..... Thanks for taking the time to...

Great trip.....
Thanks for taking the time to post pics and share the adventure with us.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bob Martin
The manufactured plastic trim tabs painted to...

The manufactured plastic trim tabs painted to match and installled with professional double faced tape is not bad looking.
Trim tabs are very common on RV's.
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Bob Martin
Yep.......you have opened a whole new world. I...

Yep.......you have opened a whole new world.
I like taking others up.
Especially the grandkids....they love it!
Congrats of feeling comfortable with your plane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-29-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By Bob Martin
Great

Really liked the video.
It is wonderful keepsake for the future.
Looks like a lot of fun for sure.
Thanks for making the video and sharing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By Bob Martin
Wonderful Video...congrats

Wonderful Video...congrats
Forum: RV-4 05-22-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By Bob Martin
He is kind of doing that. "Clint" is Vetterman...

He is kind of doing that.
"Clint" is Vetterman exhaust....kind of #2 guy after Larry Vetterman.
I think the problem is the exhaust was ordered through Van's and he didn't get exactly what was needed....
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Bob Martin
Wow.....good info! Thanks for sharing. ...

Wow.....good info! Thanks for sharing. Skunkworks?? :-)
A 3 blade WW prop for the 180hp ships would be awesome! Just saying;)
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Bob Martin
New?

Tell us more about the new HRT prop?
Different than the 74HRT?
or the 74RV?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,930
Posted By Bob Martin
Yes, having modified a James plenum to...

Yes, having modified a James plenum to work.........you have done masterful job on this one! congrats.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,960
Posted By Bob Martin
Brian, Wonderful story! Nice video...very good...

Brian,
Wonderful story!
Nice video...very good editing!
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By Bob Martin
Ryan, The low PSI indication means the...

Ryan,
The low PSI indication means the crankshaft/prop hub assembly can not hold pressure, most likely because of a leak. Since you have swapped props, it most likely is the engine side leaking.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By Bob Martin
To add to this...... The stiffener is not a rib,...

To add to this......
The stiffener is not a rib, so it is only attached to the skin. The attaching rivets at the ends are not at the very end for edge distance, etc. as the skin flexes, the "end" of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,884
Posted By Bob Martin
Great

Otis,
Great write up and photos....
Nice craftsmanship as well.
Well thought out and follow thru.
This is what experimental is all about.
Thinking this might make a good article in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Bob Martin
pin holes

Charles,
This is a common problem for sure.
The pin holes are hard to see if you are sanding and patching etc.
When I think I am done, I wash the part with water at a hose or faucet.
Let dry and...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

Quote.......High coolness factor for sure though!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,446
Posted By Bob Martin
I agree with Snopercod on this one. I would want...

I agree with Snopercod on this one. I would want to know WHY it happened before I figured out how to fix it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,569
Posted By Bob Martin
Robbinswings

I am thinking you are talking about Robbinswings.com
Which is who Vetterman exhaust uses or use to use.
I just tried to pull up their website and it is gone.
I had purchased several heat muffs from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Bob Martin
Good Question

Great question.......I want to install auto trim in my RV-6 and the Auto trim info says to place it close to the servo, which is behind the baggage bulkhead, which is normally only seen during CI's.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,622
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW

Have to admit......I did not like seeing this! As my rudder bottom is riveted on. Good thing I have a hangar!! Vans instructions say drill a hole in lowest point for water drainage, but maybe...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,531
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

That is a WOW paint job....nice details.
Congrats!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By Bob Martin
Red Cube.

The location of the red cube will differ greatly with different FWF setups.
Carbs are different from FI setups for sure.

Also, long time users also have found the red cube should be protected from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,622
Posted By Bob Martin
Wires

I did not restrain the wires. I, like most, protected the wire from any possible abrasion by sliding them in a piece of tubing. My lower fairing is attached with rivets.
For long term, remember that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,033
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Thanks for posting this and reminding us to keep looking!
I do not have a -4 but that picture seems to show a custom fabricated gusset?
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,173
Posted By Bob Martin
6 bladed prop for noise control

https://acesflyinghigh.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/img_0026-2-700x900-yo-3a.jpg

More thread drift.....
Is that 6 blade prop the new Hartzel composite......on a mccauley hub??
or the WW...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Bob Martin
Gasket

Short answer is yes.

An air leak there would not affect mixture...
An air leak there would allow unflitered air in.......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bob Martin
Video

Great video...
She is a cutie...
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By Bob Martin
2350

Dave,
I am pretty sure the instructions say to shoot for cruise RPM. So 2350 for you.

Note: the balancing enviroment can be extreme. Sitting in the cockpit with your prop spinning 2350 is a little...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,728
Posted By Bob Martin
4 pipes

Question for the 4 pipe guys....no thread drift.........
Does each pipe have a slip joint or ball joint?
and so are there 4 hangers too?
4 pipes coming out the back seems very cool...:cool:
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By Bob Martin
Pictures

Bruce,
Thanks for the picture link.....great photos....Lots of very nice airplanes.
Was good to see Rutan's Ares jet trainer again. That Burt is a real thinker!
The long ez looked like he was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,504
Posted By Bob Martin
Scott in post #2 is correct! If you can read the...

Scott in post #2 is correct! If you can read the service letter, it actually says it.
I had this problem after converting from FP to CS and actually found a problem in the nose of the engine by...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,978
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Vic

Vic,
Thanks for posting this.
I always learn something from your posts....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,706
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Thanks Bob and Doug.......for the links..
I enjoyed the reading.....
RIP Tom...Blue Skys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,841
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats too.

Beautiful Plane...
Fine example of the James extended cowl as well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 04:05 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 423,406
Posted By Bob Martin
Grass

Tram,
Nice pic of the beautiful plane....
Looks like it is sitting on AstroTurf....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Bob Martin
Thread

Good Thread by Dan H about the fuel valve.....

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157142
Forum: RV-10 04-12-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,452
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, No expert here, but.... I have seen/worked...

Bill,
No expert here, but....
I have seen/worked on two -6's that did not have the wings straight/perpendicular to the fuselage. When they are not the same, one needs more rudder trim and that is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-12-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,711
Posted By Bob Martin
Lowered Seat

Pretty sure you can not lower the seat in a -7.
The factory lowered the -7 seat from the -6 seat to accomplish what you are looking for. If you are still building, you might ask Van's if there are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-10-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,531
Posted By Bob Martin
nice work

I agree with Dan, nice glass work.
I was tired after doing my James cowling....
Bravo to you guys continuing on...
Are the inlets stock? Interior baffeling Vans?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-28-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bob Martin
Pictures

Great pictures Vlad...
I felt like I was there with you....expect cooler!
Thanks for sharing your adventures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By Bob Martin
Quarter turn fasteners

https://skybolt.com/portfolio/vans-series-cowlings/

http://www.milspecproducts.com/vans_cowling_kits

This is the alternative to piano hinges.
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-25-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Bob Martin
WE use 40 psi. Good compromise between high and...

WE use 40 psi. Good compromise between high and low.
Low will lead to flats!
Yes the tires will get flat spots from sitting and take a little taxing to smooth out. Seems like you should take the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bob Martin
Mil Spec

I used Mil Spec fasteners.
I bought some extra ring clips and just installed them for fitting etc.
Removed them for painting.
Reinstalled them after.
Easy...........
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bob Martin
Mani.......my cousin! We may both be...

Mani.......my cousin!
We may both be right.
Pretty sure there is a "model" of hub that would take up the 2.5"or so difference and that might be what Will James was shooting for with the extended...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-22-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bob Martin
James

I have done 2 Vans to James conversions on RV-6's.
2.25" extensions on both.
I was told or read to get 2.25 at the time, but the James literature now says 2.5"
Both my updates were extended cowl and...
Forum: RV-4 03-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,269
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW

Skip,
Congrats of completing......and looks 100% done too....
Awesome paint .....won't miss that one in the pattern!
Have fun with first flight and phase one testing!
Good Job!!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-20-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By Bob Martin
George, Sad news, but thanks for letting us...

George,
Sad news, but thanks for letting us know.
I spoke to Robbie several times over the years about his products and his Purple RV-6....He was very proud of it being very fast!! I was lucky...
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