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Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By bob888
Hartzell Propeller Lubrication Fittings

Anyone know how to get the lubrication fittings A-279 & C-6349 called out in the Hartzell service letter HC-SL-61-354?
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By bob888
Does this change the grounding scheme for the...

Does this change the grounding scheme for the wingtip nav/strobes as well?
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By bob888
To answer Bob Turner, fuel flow was kept constant...

To answer Bob Turner, fuel flow was kept constant with mixture; this was all done LOP.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,034
Posted By bob888
Cruise RPM

At a constant %power/constant fuel flow I get higher TAS at higher RPM, which seems counterintuitive. For example, at 10,000 ft and 60% power/11 gph my TAS is 172 kt at 2200 RPM and 175 kt at 2500...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By bob888
Love to post photo...but canít figure out how to...

Love to post photo...but canít figure out how to do it
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By bob888
Keeps spitting down to 5.5 qt. I generally keep...

Keeps spitting down to 5.5 qt. I generally keep it above 6.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,146
Posted By bob888
High oil consumption

Oil consumption has been rising and I have what may be scoring in cylinders. There are vertical black lines seen by borescope on the cylinder walls. Could they account for increased oil consumption?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,203
Posted By bob888
Carefully check any and all connectors in the...

Carefully check any and all connectors in the circuit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,041
Posted By bob888
FCH to SNA John WAYNE for a wedding and a day at...

FCH to SNA John WAYNE for a wedding and a day at Huntington Beach
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By bob888
I just use food wrap film AKA Saran Wrap to...

I just use food wrap film AKA Saran Wrap to protect paint
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By bob888
I flew at 3300 hours

I flew at 3300 hours
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,210
Posted By bob888
I have same setup as Mike S. Always worried about...

I have same setup as Mike S. Always worried about a slip causing major damage if jacking under wing.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,824
Posted By bob888
Value depends on quality of workmanship and...

Value depends on quality of workmanship and condition of tanks...would never make an offer sight unseen.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By bob888
I assume you have the Lycoming IO540...I also had...

I assume you have the Lycoming IO540...I also had a hot start problem initially. I finally realized that the normal procedure for cold engine caused flooding with raw fuel running down into the...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By bob888
Fuel flow transducer (red cube) problem

My previously reliable FT-60 red cube fuel flow transducer has apparently failed with readings bouncing all over but generally on the very high side. I can't see a problem with the wiring and wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,150
Posted By bob888
Where is this magnificent Mon evening to be held?...

Where is this magnificent Mon evening to be held? I canít find a listing for Gallagher tent on the AirVenture app.
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By bob888
VP-X Disconnect Problem

I have a Vertical Power unit with a G3X system. Recently there have been random disconnects of the AHRS unit. I can reset it on screen using the VP-X page and then OK for the rest of the flight....
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,715
Posted By bob888
I plan to be there (+1). Bob Crooks

I plan to be there (+1).
Bob Crooks
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,356
Posted By bob888
No Louvers & no cowlflaps. I fly in San Joaquin...

No Louvers & no cowlflaps. I fly in San Joaquin valley CA with CHTs all well below 400 even in climb with OAT >100 F. Standard Vans construction with VERY careful attention to sealing all possible...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By bob888
After reading all the above and checking accuracy...

After reading all the above and checking accuracy of my voltmeter (within .2 of test instrument), I did what I should have done first. A review of the Odyssey spec sheet showed ideal charging voltage...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,449
Posted By bob888
High voltage

My charging voltage shows 14.9 - 15.1 volts in cruise flight. I have the standard Vans 60 amp internally regulated PLane Power alternator. I guess the question is whether this is a problem or not....
Forum: RV-10 05-01-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By bob888
Electroair ignition leads

I keep having spark plugs short out on my electroair system. I think it is because I can't seem to get the little wire springs properly stuck into the wire properly. Has anyone else had this problem?...
Forum: RV-10 04-20-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By bob888
Thanks guys. Sounds like a plan.

Thanks guys. Sounds like a plan.
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,159
Posted By bob888
Manifold pressure

My manifold pressure is unstable (ever since flight 1). I have G3X with the standard transducer supplied with that engine package. Unlike the Vans construction manual, I tapped the MP off #6 cylinder...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By bob888
If you PM me your email, I will send you my...

If you PM me your email, I will send you my inspection checklist.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,727
Posted By bob888
After the servo, suspended in front of the oil...

After the servo, suspended in front of the oil pan, not firesleeved. No problems in 250 hr.
Forum: RV-10 03-17-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By bob888
Thanks all....

Thanks all....
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By bob888
I should have specified that I have the g3x...

I should have specified that I have the g3x touch; no softkeys. Still looking for a way to slew the CDI needle.
Forum: RV-10 03-15-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By bob888
G3X CDI Question

Is there a way to slew the CDI in VOR mode, like to find out which radial you are on by centering the CDI? This is probably a dumb question but I can't find the answer in the Pilot Guide and my CFII...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By bob888
Responding to Danh re why loss seems to be via...

Responding to Danh re why loss seems to be via breather...mainly circumstantial. Plugs clean and exhaust system also. Lot of oil on belly.
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,446
Posted By bob888
Air/oil separator

I am interested to hear from anyone who has the antisplat unit WITHOUT the vacuum to the exhaust (i.e. drain back to the sump). My objective is to reduce oil consumption (in addition to cleaning the...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,871
Posted By bob888
How do you keep your belly so clean?

How do you keep your belly so clean?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-06-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,232
Posted By bob888
Has anyone actually documented significant...

Has anyone actually documented significant reduction in oil loss with the Antisplat oil separator Jesse Saint suggested? How much?
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By bob888
I fill to 8 qt and let it drop to 6.5 qt (this is...

I fill to 8 qt and let it drop to 6.5 qt (this is a 540 engine). I'm afraid to run it below 6 qt. I'm having to add a qt every 5 hr or so, even at those levels.
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By bob888
Breather tube extension

I have oil on the belly and probably more oil 'consumption' than ideal. I don't think it is due to blow by from the cylinders (only 220 hours) because the oil is not getting particularly dirty. I am...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,605
Posted By bob888
You know...the belt connected to the big fan in...

You know...the belt connected to the big fan in front
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By bob888
Engine mount maintenance

Is there a need to recheck the torque on engine mount bolts at the annual condition inspection as a metter of routine?
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By bob888
I mounted mine in the tailcone exactly where...

I mounted mine in the tailcone exactly where Jerry suggested and it works fine and passed the Garmin prescribed test.
Bob
Forum: RV-10 01-27-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By bob888
I made a fiberglass part to replace the aluminum...

I made a fiberglass part to replace the aluminum plate under the copilot seat and mounted GDL39 to it. Works fine.
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,477
Posted By bob888
Re built-in O2

My previous plane (C210) had built in O2 and it was a pain and $$$ to get it refilled. Many FBOs don't have and some that do require an A&P to fill; not the line guys. One solution is to build in the...
Forum: RV-10 12-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By bob888
Starter problem

I have a high compression IO540 (10:1) and a B&C starter (BCS206-149-12) which is barely able to turn the engine over and sometimes will not make it past the first compression point. This problem is...
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By bob888
Aileron Trim Problem

I have the stock Vans aileron trim installed and it works well but the spring(s) are rubbing against the aileron pushrod and I am concerned that eventually the steel spring may damage the aluminum...
Forum: RV-10 11-10-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,169
Posted By bob888
Why not leave the wedge and call it good?

Why not leave the wedge and call it good?
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By bob888
Engine percent power calculation

Anybody know how Garmin calculates % power in the G3X system? Dynon has a nice discussion but I can't seem to find any info in the Garmin pilot guide.
Forum: RV-10 10-24-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,144
Posted By bob888
Just to add another data point, I get 171 kt TAS...

Just to add another data point, I get 171 kt TAS at 9500 ft PA, 5 degC, 21.5 in MP, 2300 rpm and 10.7 gph. I think my instrumentation is accurate and the speed is confirmed by GPS speed check.
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By bob888
Pop rivets plus paint = barely noticeable

Pop rivets plus paint = barely noticeable
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By bob888
For the baggage area I mounted a cheap LED unit...

For the baggage area I mounted a cheap LED unit running on AA batteries. No wiring needed.
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,685
Posted By bob888
I bought a mid time engine from LyCon in Visalia...

I bought a mid time engine from LyCon in Visalia CA. They topped it, ported and 10:1 pistons. Iím happy after 200 hours and price less than half of new.
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,727
Posted By bob888
Optimal oil level

I'm curious to know what most RV10 owners consider an optimal oil level for their IO540 engines. Mine seems to drift down to about 7 qt fairly quickly after a 9 qt oil change and than remain fairly...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-28-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,907
Posted By bob888
I flew for a year before paint. It took only one...

I flew for a year before paint. It took only one full day for disassembly at the paint shop and about 2.5 days for reassembly. Probably less hassle than carting parts back and forth unless you have a...
Forum: RV-10 07-30-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,146
Posted By bob888
I had the same issue with the quick build wing...

I had the same issue with the quick build wing and ended up installing behind the spar and in the lateral location you mentioned. Ideally it should be farther forward and ideally not in front of the...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,663
Posted By bob888
Add 1... Bob Crooks

Add 1...
Bob Crooks
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By bob888
Alternator issue (overheating?)

I have the standard Vans provided Plane Power 60 amp internally regulated alternator. It has started having unstable voltage, up to 15.2 volts. This seems to happen when it gets hot; at the start of...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By bob888
Cold air in the rear

I have noticed (actually passengers noticed) quite a bit of cold air coming into the back seat area. It seems to be coming from UNDER the rear cushions. I have boots on the aileron linkages, so...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,025
Posted By bob888
SB 16-03-28

Doing the condition inspection with ailerons now off. The SB wants us to trim a corner off the W-1024 but I canít figure what to cut it with, at least without making a mess of it. Canít get a Dremel...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By bob888
Does splitting the wingtip trailing edge to make...

Does splitting the wingtip trailing edge to make it match the aileron require removing the W1016 tip rib?
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By bob888
Heavy Left Wing

I have had a heavy left wing since flight one. This is corrected with a wedge under the right aileron. The question is whether the heavy wing can be corrected by adjusting the length of either of the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-04-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,167
Posted By bob888
Starter problem

Jim: I have a used Skytec 149-12PM starter you can have for $150 plus shipping. Perfectly operational. If it will work for you and you are interested send me a PM or email to happ@comcast.net.
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,271
Posted By bob888
Wing Walk Material

What is the best material for the non-skid wing walk area that goes on the upper wing root areas? What about the clear protective strip that protects the paint on the forward flap area? Thanks...
Forum: RV-10 02-17-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,233
Posted By bob888
CO persists

I am continuing to pursue the low level CO in my cockpit. At this point, I suspect it may be coming in from the open areas at the rear of the empennage. There is some exhaust staining on the lower...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-10-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By bob888
EI misfire

Thanks for your responses. I do have wire looms and the newer EI system with the 6 cylinder MTH. I have the timing wire passing through the firewall in the same bundle with the power wires for the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-09-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By bob888
electronic ignition question

I have an Electroair ignition on one side, standard magneto on the other. I am getting misfire on the EI at lower manifold pressures = advanced timing. I also have high compression pistons (10:1)....
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