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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
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: 691
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: 2,610
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: 2,610
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: 636
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: 1,327
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: 551
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: 1,474
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: 1,474
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: 3,535
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: 7,660
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: 140
Views: 48,648
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: 1,170
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: 1,753
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: 648
Posted By fbrewer
Thanks Gents

Thanks Gents
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
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: 2,226
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: 1,944
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: 1,944
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: 862
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: 862
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: 644
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: 4,388
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: 4,388
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: 4,388
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: 5,090
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: 5,090
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: 5,090
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: 3,398
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: 1,134
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: 3,398
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: 3,398
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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