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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
Ah, OK, I got it. Thanks

Ah, OK, I got it.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
JonJay, << This is what I do. However, I take...

JonJay,

<< This is what I do. However, I take some fluid out of the reservoir as it can expand and run out making a bit of a mess when if is full up.>>

We solved that problem by taking the cap off...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
Members, This morning my buddy and I bled the...

Members,

This morning my buddy and I bled the brakes on our RV-6. Thank you all for the detail.

We inserted a fitting in the reservoir that allowed us to put plastic tubing over the fitting to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
Gasman, Thanks for the explanation, I now get...

Gasman,

Thanks for the explanation, I now get it.

I did think at some point the left brakes might fail, so it is time to get it fixed.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
Scott, I can see air in the top line on the...

Scott,

I can see air in the top line on the right seat rudder pedals.

I assume the right brake system needs to be bled to remove the air.

I don't understand why the left pedals work (pilot side)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
OK, for some reason my photos did not attach to...

OK, for some reason my photos did not attach to the previous posting.

I used the image button on the tool bar to add photos, but hmmm none were added.

I've hosted the images at imgbb.com

I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By fbrewer
Brake System RV-6

I am trying to understand the brake system in my RV6

Here are the left side brakes:

http://ibb.co/cYKDSe

The lower black hoses come from the firewall. The upper black hoses are routed to the...
Forum: Autopilots 08-19-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By fbrewer
Thanks Jesse

Thanks Jesse
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By fbrewer
Thanks Gents

Thanks Gents
Forum: Autopilots 08-19-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By fbrewer
Jesse, Yes, it appears to be working now. ...

Jesse,

Yes, it appears to be working now. Although the roll angle and rate of turn to turn to a new heading or gps point is painfully low and slow.

Is this adjustable?
Forum: Propellers 08-19-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By fbrewer
Help decoding prop serial number

I have a Sensenich metal prop. The logbook shows the model number to be: 72FMS19-1-85

I believe that is a 72" diameter prop with an 85" pitch.

What does the FMS19-1 in the middle decode to?

The...
Forum: Autopilots 08-17-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By fbrewer
Jesse, My inflight test of the auto pilot...

Jesse,

My inflight test of the auto pilot indicated it was work properly in heading mode, taking direction from the dialed in heading and also in gps mode taking direction from the garmin 430.
Forum: Autopilots 08-16-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By fbrewer
Jesse, I was finally able to get out to my...

Jesse,

I was finally able to get out to my beloved RV to test the Pictorial Auto Pilot.

<< If the stick moves, push against it and see how much resistance it takes to overpower it. >>

The stick...
Forum: Autopilots 08-12-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By fbrewer
Pictorial Auto Pilot Trouble

We have a 2 axis Pictorial Auto Pilot installed in our fixed pitch RV-6 with an io360 and a Garmin 430

Today when flying, I had the Auto Pilot engaged (no ALT and no NAV). The Auto Pilot appeared...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By fbrewer
Members, Thank you for the verification. I am...

Members,

Thank you for the verification.

I am indeed new to the experimental world, but not new to mechanical and engine work.

Additionally, I have a ton of EAA experts right here in GTU that have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By fbrewer
What Maintenance Can I do

I'm getting conflicting information.

I've purchased an RV6 and did not build the airplane.

I've been told that I can modify the airplane panel, do maintenance on the engine, general maintenance on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,769
Posted By fbrewer
Bret, thanks for your reason. Anyone else have...

Bret, thanks for your reason.

Anyone else have reasons why they might choose NO Flap and 3pt vs Wheelie?

Or Wheelie vs 3pt.

This applies to winds over 15 knots, variable and gusting to 25.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,769
Posted By fbrewer
Full Flaps or No Flaps in heavy winds

Members,

There are lot's of suggested techniques in heavy winds (above 15 knots) for the tail dragging RVer.

Some suggest NO flaps, some suggest Full flaps.

What do you use and what is your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By fbrewer
Insurance and Formation Flying

I know many RV owners and pilots fly formation with their beloved RV.

My question regards insurance?

Does typical Liability and Physical damage cover formation flying? Or is formation flying an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-15-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By fbrewer
Max Continuous RPM IO360 (180hp) - RV6

Members,

I currently operate my IO-360 with a maximum RPM of 2700 and then reduce to 2450 rpm for climb an cruise.

But, I cannot find any specific limitation.

In the Lycoming Operating Manual...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-06-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By fbrewer
Flap Motor

Ok, so a month ago our intermittent electric flaps stopped working.

I had time to take it appart today.

After I removed the two triangular side panels, I was able to access the support bracket that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By fbrewer
Members, Thanks for the input. I do have the...

Members,

Thanks for the input. I do have the itch for a T-6, so I'll probably have to scratch it :-)

BTW, this does not take anything away from my RV-6 as it is always a joy to fly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,518
Posted By fbrewer
RV-6 vs North American T6

How many of you have T6 time?

I'd like to hear comments about the flying differences, landing differences, etc compared to the RV-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,899
Posted By fbrewer
Exercises

Ed, why don't you post your exercises for us to evaluate?

I'd like to see them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,495
Posted By fbrewer
Ron, What IAC class was the video from? Is this...

Ron,

What IAC class was the video from?

Is this typical of an IAC performance?

I know almost nothing about IAC
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-12-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 53,767
Posted By fbrewer
I've enjoyed reading this thread and watching the...

I've enjoyed reading this thread and watching the videos.

I now know I am not alone in the initial ability to land my RV-6 without bouncing.

It took 5 hours of transition before I was comfortable...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By fbrewer
Your RV go bag

Members,

What supplies and tools do you have in your RV go bag for when you go x-country?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By fbrewer
Install Experimental Avionics - Not the builder

I'm just getting used to this "Experimental" world, and I have a question regarding experimental avionics.

I have an RV-6 and I am NOT the builder.

Could we install non-certified avionics (i.e....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By fbrewer
Thanks Gents

Thanks Gents
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By fbrewer
Builder Log from Resale

I'm part owner in a RV-6

It was built in 2001, sold in 2008.

There have been 4 partial owners since 2008. The builder has not been an owner since 2008.

I am able to access the airframe, engine,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-27-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,375
Posted By fbrewer
What RPM for Takeoff

In my RV-6, when taking off from KGTU (789' msl), I get appropriate manifold pressure of 29+ inches (depending on barometric pressure), but I only get 2340 rpm.

The motor has a fixed pitch prop.

Is...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By fbrewer
Well dang, I was less than clear in my original...

Well dang, I was less than clear in my original post.

We have an IO360 - it is fuel injected -- so NO carburetor. So back to the original question

Our starting checklist has the following...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,134
Posted By fbrewer
Prime with Throttle

Our starting checklist has the following step:

Prime with Throttle - Prime!

I think I know what is happening, but would like your comments.

What does this mean?

How do I Prime?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-24-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By fbrewer
cajunwings, Thanks for the confirmation.

cajunwings,

Thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-23-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By fbrewer
Proper use of fuel boost pump - io360

Our RV6 with an io360 has a fuel boost pump.

Our checklist calls for ON for engine start, but does not address it thereafter.

What is the proper usage of the boost pump?

What is the purpose of the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-21-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By fbrewer
Chip in fiberglass strut fairing

I noticed this today when pre-flighting my RV6.

Is this any big deal?

You can see the metal of the strut through the chipped area.

https://image.ibb.co/nGRCV6/RV6_chipped_fairing_resized.jpg
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-16-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,721
Posted By fbrewer
Simon, Thanks for the info and pics

Simon,

Thanks for the info and pics
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,721
Posted By fbrewer
Members, Thanks for the feedback. I feel better...

Members,

Thanks for the feedback. I feel better knowing that the landing is mostly controllable.

Did you wheel land or 3-pt?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,721
Posted By fbrewer
Flat Tire and Ground Loop - RV6

Got to thinking about flat tires on the RV-6.

I had a right main tire blow out in the air on a Beechcraft V tail. The landing was sporty. As I slowed, the drag to the right was very strong.

Full...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,660
Posted By fbrewer
You are correct. I have almost 8 hours of TW...

You are correct.

I have almost 8 hours of TW time, so I'm almost an expert :-)

This thread has been a good help. Thanks to all.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-10-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,660
Posted By fbrewer
Members, Thanks for the numbers. Until I become...

Members,

Thanks for the numbers. Until I become comfortable in my new to me RV-6, I will use the following numbers as a baseline.

The Vso in our airplane is 58 mph.

mph ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-07-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,660
Posted By fbrewer
RV-6 pattern speeds

Members,

What pattern speeds do you use flying your RV-6

Wheel Landing: abeam touchdown, base, final, crossing the threshold?

3-pt Landing: abeam touchdown, base, final, crossing the threshold?
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-02-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By fbrewer
Yesterday I had a chance to get a sight picture...

Yesterday I had a chance to get a sight picture with the tail raised to level.

I had two friends raise the tail and we placed two oil boxes under the tail wheel. This raised the tail 30 inches and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-01-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By fbrewer
removing the engine cowling - RV-6

Members,

access to our engine cowling is by removing a small 2 inch pin on both the left and right of the cowling, and the by removing the upper pin accessed through the oil inspection door.

I have...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By fbrewer
Gentlemen, Thanks for the input. I like the...

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the input.

I like the mechanical: Smoothly apply throttle, 1, 2, 3, stick to approximately neutral, 4, 5, the plane flies off the runway with a slightly tail-low...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-31-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,621
Posted By fbrewer
Forward Stick Authority on takeoff RV-6

Members,

I finished my tailwheel endorsement in a Super Cub two weeks ago. So now that I have 6.5 hours of TW time, I am obviously an expert. :)

In the cub, the takeoff procedure was stick full...
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