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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-10-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By 6 Gun
Blades

Why are the blades being condemned on Exp prop size or other problem ?
Had that happen on a certified plane once they said my blades were to the point of undersize and they just happened to have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,872
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Tail Wheel

If you fly tailwheel long enough your in one of the two categories.
1. Those that have ground looped.
2. Those that are going to ground loop.

Like my old buddy that flew Jenny's with OX5 engines.
He...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 34,370
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile TWIN

Very cool hope he post specs and v#'s
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,308
Posted By 6 Gun
Thumbs up Idea

How about some VAF Vansaircraft and Osh on the same shirt to sell at OSH it would be a hit covering all the bases.Same for S-N-F.but not many RV guys go there like OSH so scratch that.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,372
Posted By 6 Gun
Left

I flew my 7AC for 33 years before I built my RV6 its just like a Cessna or Piper you don't know the difference .
Bob
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Cold

Hey Paul move on down to Florida we need more good people that own RV's.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Stab

Just a thought as to your problem may be moving weight forward like a heavier prop or a battery that's bigger on the fire wall.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,751
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile SJC

Sam sends you the plans for the aluminum baffles real easy to make for the James plemums.
Bob
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-02-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,256
Posted By 6 Gun
Thumbs up Good stuff

Been following the thread good read for us mere mortals as large as our pistons are not sure I understand how lighting off one side of the charge before the other side (one mag one EI)helps a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,327
Posted By 6 Gun
90KT

I understand what the OP is saying in the first post and I agree with it.
Im not a great pilot like the ones that disagree I can fly all the way down to stall with more power and the nose sticking up...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,593
Posted By 6 Gun
Talking KOSH

Kumbaya
I will bailout and go back to start no matter how many times Im cut off.
Kumbaya
I will not give up no matter how many times the Fisk controller gives up and tells every on to turn around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,670
Posted By 6 Gun
Thumbs up Plane Power

Plane power replacement is Suzuki Samurai new ones cheap.
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,624
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool ADSB

I can tell you ADSB is not the answer for planes landing at KOSH its more runway and another Fisk.And good controllers like we have had some years.And a notam that states if you have a problem fix it...
Forum: Safety 11-16-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,624
Posted By 6 Gun
Thumbs down KOSH

Sorry to be the first to say it but this new directive sure misses the mark for fixing the problem!I think its impossible to fix a problem if you cant force yourself to see what the problem really is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,451
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Whine

I chased a whine for months thought it had to be altenator changed it out twice and still there went to HF and bought a scope like Dr uses and by accident the tip crossed intake gasket at cylinder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,931
Posted By 6 Gun
KTS

With all the Electronics we have in our planes today why not use both Kt and MPH?I set up my EFIS in MPH for true airspeed readings and because I have Vansaircraft numbers in my head and Vans used...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,055
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Wing Incidence

Not sure how this is going to be received but if your going to have a light engine you might want the wings just a hair forward and if you are going to have a heavy firewall forward to wings back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By 6 Gun
Plate

I would think the kick plate needs to be removable for inspection.
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Engine

From post #3 any engine installed on an Exp is a Exp engine
If that is true why do most exp airplanes with certified engine and prop only have to fly off 25 hrs and exp engine and props 40 or more...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,601
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Tools

No expert here only built one RV6
I would start out with battery drills had air drill never used it ended up with 3 battery drills to save time.Started out with cheap rivet squeezer and it did not do...
Forum: Propellers 09-14-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Polish Prop

Having hard time keeping paint on prop any thoughts on polishing prop.Talked to Hartzell rep at OSH he thought it would be fine. Hope to hear from those that have been flying polished prop.
Thanks
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,278
Posted By 6 Gun
Cross country

Don't remember flying a 250 mile cross country as a requirement for my Inst. but it would do just fine.
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-10-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,011
Posted By 6 Gun
Starting

I had same problem and it was my impulse mag needing new points.Something to check.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,278
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile RV-12 build

How do you make a small fortune in aviation ?
You start with a large fortune !
Bob
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-18-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Tip

Check the tip trailing edge to make sure its correct.
Bob
Forum: RV-10 08-13-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,937
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Jam

If the jam nuts are tight I don't see how it could move in the first place I have a RV6 and the plans just call for jam nuts why would the RV10 need safety wire and why would the 6 not ? Asking to...
Forum: Propellers 08-09-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,255
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Prop

Seems like if Catto is going to make blades for a CS prop and for RV's are all running Hartzells the Hartzell hub would be the logical choice for starting the program that way you could sell lots of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Oil

Ok from this thread I learned that Mike says don't use synthetic oil.And synthetic oil wont support the lead in 100LL.Our aircraft engines run very hot and its a proven fact synthetic oil protects...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-01-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,883
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool TBO

CJ did your engine go to TBO also?
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,288
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile ground over heating

I have had cooling problems with oil temps on the ground for a while got caught in the Bow arrival last year had to shut down.So what to do I had a few ideas and went with cutting an 8"x 8" cowl flap...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 38,989
Posted By 6 Gun
OSH

I think the truth of the matter is the Ripon to Fisk has had its problems for a few years (I know it has for 5 years) with such a difference in speed in so many different kinds of aircraft.Here just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 38,989
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Sunday

Well cheated death one more time from Ripon to Fisk!Im going to say this in a nice way if you think you have a problem with your plane or your low on gas or have a sick passanger there are at lest 5...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Landing

Me thinks that cheating
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Choke

I think I would call the manufacture on this that's a lot of choke.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,763
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Arrival

If the one arrival is so great just think how much greater it would be to have two!90 knots is 103mph no champ much less a cub will come close to that and that r-22 helio was going real slow on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Marvel

To answer your question as to why people swear by it is because it has some good uses. It has been used since 1923 as an additive in fuel and oil it is mostly mineral spirits but it is also up to...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-06-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile RV6

Great news you could not have built a better plane.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,678
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Cover

Got mine from Van's light weight and great for traveling.
Bob
Forum: Propellers 05-30-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,666
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile prop

I will guess its going to come off as it looks like its part of old oring rubber.
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-23-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool high oil pres

when weather is cool its not unusual to have 100psi if you have 70 hot.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,669
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Ride

I'm kind of partial to the RV6 best bang for the buck.I will just add one comment to the Rv6 recommendation the more Horse Power the better!
Bob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-20-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,876
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Trip

Larry let me know when your stopping in North Florida if you stop at 2J9 and let me know ahead of time I will by you a tank of gas .
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Speed

Do you have all your fairings on your plane?
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,701
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Trim

I trim for level flight in cruise and never touch it for landing or takeoff !
Bob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-10-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,876
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Wi

I guess what I was hinting at with the KOSH is if you don't land in Wi how can you claim 48 states.
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,304
Posted By 6 Gun
Wink Plug Wire

Thanks for posting I'm sure a lot of readers learned a lot .The OP did a good service less not hit him to hard were other wont post.
Bob
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,876
Posted By 6 Gun
Question USA

Wow great trip which airport in Wi. KOSH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,950
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile vent

Might be a dirtdobber they put dirt in lines to build nest like concrete left my valve cover off while adjusting valves and got one in oil return had to make a new return line.Take cap off and see if...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,280
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile GA tax

Vans aircraft reps should be required to live in an RV with no permanent address and list company as mailing address.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,934
Posted By 6 Gun
Flaps

100% flaps every time.
Bob
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-11-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By 6 Gun
Question GPS

You have to have GPSS to anticipate turns that requires Arinc 429 if you have the IF-740 provide gps info to efis and efis arinc to A/P then yes.Other wise it starts turns at way point .
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,282
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Preload

I read that story and reread it a few more times made some valid points but the failure rate has to be very small or it would be more well known.I think a bigger problem comes from cranks being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,532
Posted By 6 Gun
?

Does it say in the planes to sand down the edges like that looks like it takes the strength away?
Bob
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-26-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By 6 Gun
engine

I have a stock 200hp angle valve and its 8.75 comp. and its a IO-360C1E6.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Roof

The county that I rent from just replaced roof on hangar they used tin of a building they took down the holes did not line up with the beams in my hangar so there was about a thousand holes you could...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 03-21-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 29,387
Posted By 6 Gun
Cool Color

I think color is the lest of concern for a new product that's going in an airplane that has dual ignition!The history of the old product is now not a factor and the new product will be tested by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,516
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Brake Lines

You might want to rethink your brake line installation if your plans show a tee on firewall side and a line running all the way across the bottom of firewall on engine side just as easy to have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Step

I started with a 6A project and converted to a 6 steps already in fuse cut 5" off steps with advice from Sam Bucanon glad I left them on wife uses them all the time and I find myself using them also....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,301
Posted By 6 Gun
Talking Climb

Went to the airport to have some fun this morning it was 47*F and calm warmed up and hit the stop watch on my phone and hit the gas off on the way to 10k started at 100mph around 2800'was at around...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,301
Posted By 6 Gun
Gear box

If the gear box is from turbo prop they need to talk to Hartzell about a special prop made for the record.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,301
Posted By 6 Gun
Question Time to climb

After watching the YouTube on the time to climb record thought I might give it a try in the morning for the fun of it all.So I tried to find info on the different class of aircraft and the records...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By 6 Gun
Smile Gen

Go to the junk yard and get a motor out of a wreaked Prius engine and gen combo.
Bob
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