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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Check this out:...

Check this out: https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/pilots/medical/third-class-airman-medical-reform
It might be that your treatment for A-fib could be considered "Coronary heart disease that has required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I use K&N Part Number E-3450. I keep two--one I...

I use K&N Part Number E-3450. I keep two--one I clean and ready to replace the dirty one on the plane.
Forum: Safety 08-17-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,306
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I've wondered if kicking full rudder just before...

I've wondered if kicking full rudder just before going over to induce a ground loop and prevent the nose over. Just a thought, any comments?
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-16-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Bruce, thanks for the helpful photos and write...

Bruce, thanks for the helpful photos and write up. It's a shame on this forum that when one asks for help one sometimes gets a bunch of "I didn't do that so you don't need to do it either" type of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,461
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Congratulations Gil!! Finishing a 6 is a real big...

Congratulations Gil!! Finishing a 6 is a real big accomplishment--definitely earned your RV grin. Safe and happy flights in Phase 1.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,975
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
This thread lends credence to my view that this...

This thread lends credence to my view that this site as kinda similar to YELP when it comes to "reviews" of things. I have learned to pretty much exclude the upper and lower comments from...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2016, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
1969 over DaNang Vietnam

It was a hot sticky night, I was flying copilot in a Marine H46. We were tooling around, single bird and decided to climb to 10,000 feet to cool off (10K is max altitude for a Marine Corp Helo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,341
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Acetone worked for me

Acetone worked for me
Forum: California 07-09-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Trevor, I will be available to help but have a Dr...

Trevor, I will be available to help but have a Dr appointment the 29th. I have all the tools needed at my hangar, too. PM me with your contact info if you would like to get together. I had my 6A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2016, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
thanks all

I Dropped into Hi Van Pass with transmission blowing oil all over the place--and upset an Army Arty officer to no end--that was in '70. Yep, I got my Navy Wings in June of '69 and flew H-46's with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2016, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Passed IPC

After about 200 hours flying my RV-6A VFR, I decided that I was ready to get back into instrument flying. I checked my logbook--my last instrument approach (a GCA in the clouds into Marble Mountain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Garmin GTN6/7xxx Update

I've been waiting for this one because it maps custom holding patterns at any waypoint. Makes enroute holding patterns simple. Many other features, too. My Avionics Shop (San Luis Avionics)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I hooked up the assembly with a temporary on/off...

I hooked up the assembly with a temporary on/off switch and 9VDC battery and played with the length until it met the specs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,089
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
from plans dated 5-1-87 with revisions through...

from plans dated 5-1-87 with revisions through 1/99:
Outboard of tank, leading edge skin is W601. Rear skins are W603 Top and W605 Bottom. Ribs from tip: W-409R, W409L, W4092L, W4092L, W4091L. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,639
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Gee, thanks Gil, sorry it sucked

Gee, thanks Gil, sorry it sucked
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,639
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
RV-6A Down near Lebanon Oregon

http://www.albanydemocratherald.com/
Scroll down for article and photos.
Amazing photos of RV6A crash onto shed roof, pilot and passenger survived with minor injuries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I have both ADAHRS and A/P servos installed...

I have both ADAHRS and A/P servos installed behind wing spar in my RV6A. They are connected to a hub mounted back there which enables me to run just one network cable forward to one of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 32,770
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
You can track HR 1062 and S 571 here: ...

You can track HR 1062 and S 571 here:
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/s571
and
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/114/hr1062
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,221
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I use the Radio Shack 13.8V, 19A power supply...

I use the Radio Shack 13.8V, 19A power supply (also available on Amazon). I have a 12V AUX power jack wired to my main bus (through a fuse) so all I need to do is use a cigarette adapter on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Thanks Dynon. Looks like I need to replace my...

Thanks Dynon. Looks like I need to replace my Cube wiring with shielded wire. Until then, I can live with the slight fuel computer error. This must have been going on since first flight. My total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Thanks Jeremy. But the cube is about three feet...

Thanks Jeremy. But the cube is about three feet from the transponder antenna--do you think it can be influenced at this distance?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Transponder was the problem. I can change the...

Transponder was the problem. I can change the 0.2 gph fuel flow reading to 0.0 by pulling the Transponder circuit breaker, and go back to the 0.2 gph by pushing the circuit breaker back in.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
My transponder blade antenna is below the gear...

My transponder blade antenna is below the gear attach weldment on the left side-which makes the red cube about 30"-36" away per the drawings. I'd need to go to the hangar to put a tape measure on it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I turned on the Skyview with backup battery and...

I turned on the Skyview with backup battery and had zero fuel flow. When I then turned on master switch to BATT (and then on to ALT) I got 0.2 gph. I checked the wiring at the firewall and noticed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Thanks FasGlas and Dynon. I'll try both your...

Thanks FasGlas and Dynon. I'll try both your suggestions and report back tomorrow. The flow I saw was indicated before I touched anything. I only energized the main bus with an external power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Thanks Ian. I have an O360, carbed. Cube is...

Thanks Ian. I have an O360, carbed. Cube is between gascolator and engine fuel pump, forward of firewall. Aircraft had sat for a couple of days without startup, when I noticed the fuel flow while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,460
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Red Cube Problem

I just noticed that with Skyview on, engine off, my Red Cube Fuel Flow Transducer reads 0.3-0.4 GPH on my EMS. Over time, the fuel remaining does in fact go down, too. The engine is off, there is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,754
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
For what it's worth, I just had to replace a...

For what it's worth, I just had to replace a cracked adaptor--it came with the rebuilt engine so I do not know its pedigree. I plan to order a few from ACS to keep on hand.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,403
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
We like to fly over to Camarillo for breakfast at...

We like to fly over to Camarillo for breakfast at the "Waypoint"--great restaurant right off the ramp. I'm based at Santa Maria where we have a Radisson Hotel with nice restaurant and airplane...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,477
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Back up B and C Dynamo

Have you looked at the SD-8? Meets my needs for a backup power supply to keep the battery charged while making it to destination after main alternator failure. Since I have built in backups on the...
Forum: California 03-12-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Downtown SLO is very nice to walk around and...

Downtown SLO is very nice to walk around and shop. Walk to end of pier at Avila to have lunch or dinner at Old Port Inn. Rent a dune buggy or bicycle at Oceano Dunes. Visit downtown Arroyo Grande...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-11-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,145
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I have two 12 V receptacles: one wired directly...

I have two 12 V receptacles: one wired directly to the battery (with 5A in line fuse) for the battery tender, and the other receptacle to the main bus (also through a fuse). I plug in a Radio Shack...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,367
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Thanks, Dynon--this is a great update!

I have two panel mount usb ports for my two displays. These hold the thumb drives with the Seattle Avionics maps/plates. Can I also plug in the Wi-Fi adapters in the back of the displays to be used...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,344
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I use two sets of two sticks for my two...

I use two sets of two sticks for my two displays--all on one subscription. One set in plane, other set ready to download current data/maps. No problems.
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,746
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I installed Tosten CS-8's

Be careful of the two buttons on the top. I had them connected to flip/flop and radio change and wound up disconnecting them after numerous accidental button engagements. For me they were actually...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Maybe check out home page of VAF.net in the index...

Maybe check out home page of VAF.net in the index of services. The POH section lists 6 different RV6/A examples. I am going to use these examples to build mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 47,388
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Our airport board of directors is aware of the...

Our airport board of directors is aware of the problem of non-aviation uses of the hangers and works to eliminate it. This is the correct approach, not a new federal rule. Since when does the FAA...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-02-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,252
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I have a USB port for each Skyview display on my...

I have a USB port for each Skyview display on my panel. Makes updates and Seattle Charts/Plates much easier to use. I can't imagine trying to access the built-in ports at rear of each display.
Forum: ADS-B 06-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 69,641
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Hmm--nothing on purpose! Any idea what might...

Hmm--nothing on purpose! Any idea what might have gone wrong, per the post 5/17 numbers?
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 69,641
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Haven't checked the Wx yet but according to...

Haven't checked the Wx yet but according to Stein's wiring diagram, the GTN650 is wired directly to the Dynon transponder through the 1.21 K ohm resistor per instructions. I'll check the setup on...
Forum: ADS-B 06-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 69,641
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I have two skyviews, Dynon transponder and...

I have two skyviews, Dynon transponder and GTN650.

Red boxes are:

Missing Elements NACp 3.05% failure

Integrity and Accuracy: % Fail 3.05%, SIL 3.05%, SDA 3.05%, NIC_SVT 3.05%, eVAL 2.32%, eVal...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,937
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Fuel remaining at each waypoint

Does the RV12 have a fuel computer setup? If so, check the Pilot Users Guide page 5-6 for fuel at waypoint:

"The Fuel at Waypoint info item displays how much fuel will remain at the next waypoint....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I used Aeroelectric fusible links

http://aeroelectric.com/articles/fuselink/fuselink.html
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,544
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
you might want to give...

you might want to give http://www.gen-aircraft-hardware.com/
a call to discuss what you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,570
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
XPanel Can't be easier to use

http://www.xpanelsoftware.com/
But, it is not free.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,046
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I have two "cigarette lighter" outlets: one is...

I have two "cigarette lighter" outlets: one is wired to the main bus and the other directly to the battery (through 10A fuse). I plan to use the direct outlet to tickle charge the battery (master...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
another possibility

might be: http://www.rmdaircraft.com/other.htm
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,180
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Oil Canning

When I built my elevator 15 years ago this was an issue. I used very small angles between the regular stiffeners and used the 3M double stick tape. I only have a few flights since my airplane has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,769
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
If the failed bolt is the one at the top of the...

If the failed bolt is the one at the top of the weldment (under our legs--inside the cockpit), my -6A plans call for that to be a AN5-21A bolt. It's really difficult for me to believe that any...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 255,633
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Anyone considered number of full stalls as a factor?

Couple of RV builders I know will not do stalls anymore after observing their HS during full stalls. Lots of "loading/unloading"--maybe more so than aerobatics, or hard landings, tri-gear, or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
If this is what you are looking for:

PM me for a PDF of the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation manual for the MA-3, MA-4, MA-4-5, MA-5, and MA-6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Congrats on your assignment

When I was a flight student in PCola we could always tell which instructors wanted to be there and which didn't. Of course, the very best instructors had experience and wanted to instruct--so my...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,131
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Rats, No luck

following message when I tried to watch video:
This video contains content from WMG, BMG_Rights_Management, Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing, one or...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-23-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,114
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Ground Power

You might also want to look at the AeroElectric version: http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/grndpwr.pdf
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-22-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,199
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
How about driving it out with a brass head rivet...

How about driving it out with a brass head rivet set from Avery #1038 on sale for $12? Or heating the weldment with heat gun and maybe some dry ice on the leg?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,640
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I just ordered a 6 foot by 4 foot VFR planning...

I just ordered a 6 foot by 4 foot VFR planning chart of U.S. from www.aviationwallmaps.com
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-12-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,461
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
First Flight for N364BT

Finally, fifteen years after I bought the tail kit, she flies!! Got my Airworthy Certificate on Saturday from Adam Valdez (Bakersfield, CA) without any problem other than a few embarrassments over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,490
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Stein included USB ports for both my Skyviews. ...

Stein included USB ports for both my Skyviews. He has them in his catalog:

USB Extension Cable

Product ID: USBCABLE3

Allows you to "panel mount" the USB access port for avionics or EFIS's such...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 31,477
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
My RV-6A build project, all the experiences that...

My RV-6A build project, all the experiences that have gone into it, the wonderful memories I will always have of somehow getting from page to page through the construction manual, making all those...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-26-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,401
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I wonder if the EI Commander would give any...

I wonder if the EI Commander would give any indication of the sensor magnet out of range fault?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
Sure

PM me your shipping address
Forum: Safety 04-29-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,041
Posted By Bob'sRV6A
I know the ASI will be inaccurate in a slip but

how about the AOA--is it as inaccurate as the ASI, or can it be used to prevent a stall/spin in an overly aggressive slip?
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