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Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Dan,
Thanks for pointing out this problem and actually showing a FIX.
I know you have a 0-390.......but this problem exists even in a 0-360 with vans baffeling. Well may not be exactly the same...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By Bob Martin
Costco

Plus 1 for Costco.........
Audiologst quoted 8K+
costco 3K
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 87,344
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, Looking good....... Nice to have a basement...

Bill,
Looking good.......
Nice to have a basement shop that can handle a RV-10!
Congrats on making it that far.
Bob
Forum: Propellers 01-18-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 32,806
Posted By Bob Martin
Jon, Seems like more info needed. As for me, I...

Jon,
Seems like more info needed.
As for me, I sent our WW prop back to WW and stuck with out Hartzel. The HRT74 didn't play well with a James cowling and the long lead times on other options had us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,611
Posted By Bob Martin
Sorry for your loss........I hate losing flying...

Sorry for your loss........I hate losing flying buddies to natural causes but seems like a flying accident would be the worst.
Thanks for kind words about your friend and his wife.
RIP
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,927
Posted By Bob Martin
Axel, I too feel your pain. Some years ago I was...

Axel,
I too feel your pain.
Some years ago I was converting a FP to CS and turns out the front clamshell bearing was "out of place" one side had jumped up on the dowel pin, just enough to take up...
Forum: Propellers 12-30-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Bob Martin
wow

Thanks for posting......good stuff.
What blade is it? 74RV or HRT74? or another? maybe a scaled down HRT?
Great news on being even lighter than the 200RV.
One has to wonder how they can add a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Bob Martin
Look for a volume control knob, etc.

Look for a volume control knob, etc.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,101
Posted By Bob Martin
RIP

Sorry to hear this.
I never met Robert but exchanged a few messages on here.....he was always trying to be helpful.
Glad he got to enjoy the RV....
RIP Robert.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 87,344
Posted By Bob Martin
Hi Bill....Bob here

Brings back memories.....not fond either.
At least you don't have wings in the way.
I remember taping Christmas tree lights inside the pant behind the brackets to help find the holes.....worked...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-05-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bob Martin
nice

I enjoyed the video...
execellent quality..
Thanks for sharing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Aaron, Glad it all worked for...

Thanks Aaron,
Glad it all worked for you!
Congrats again!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Bob Martin
Very nice.

WOW....Congrats for sure.......8 yrs....but worth it today!
Love the look of the Showplanes fastback and cowling.....the 74HRT is pretty too.

Question if you will....
Any issues with fitting the...
Forum: Propellers 09-10-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bob Martin
I think the official word is 205HP...or more. And...

I think the official word is 205HP...or more.
And that would be to get the benefits of the blades.
The 180 will spin it for sure, but right now the RV200 would seem to be a better fit.
Word has it...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By Bob Martin
yes

Yes.......you always get 10 knots for any clean up or fairings....;)
Forum: Reviews 09-04-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,818
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Andy,
Thanks for the review.
Saw this pre-oshkosk and was wondering about it.
Would be great to stop the tailcone noise.
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bob Martin
Pretty sure the onscreen reversal is for...

Pretty sure the onscreen reversal is for pitch...not roll....
Forum: Autopilots 08-31-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,295
Posted By Bob Martin
I just installed a Vizion in a RV6. Used...

I just installed a Vizion in a RV6.
Used recommended settings in install manual. Seemed all good.
I have roll trim on alerion, so no springs on sticks.
There was some notchyness you mention but went...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 48,285
Posted By Bob Martin
Best of luck for sure........"feet wet"

Best of luck for sure........"feet wet"
Forum: Propellers 08-30-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,581
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Great report....
Glad you got yours in only 12 weeks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,898
Posted By Bob Martin
Prayers

Tom and Suzanne,
Prayers for a speedy recovery!
It always amazes me that when I feel good, I can do anything! (mostly) but when I feel bad.....my thoughts go to God, family, friends and chicken soup!...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

This is a great place to visit, it is very special. The landing fee seems high but if you think about what it takes to build or maintain a runway on an island, it is cheap. The awesome seafood makes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus one for this approach! Beautiful workmanship.

Plus one for this approach! Beautiful workmanship.
Forum: Rocket 07-06-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 25
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Views: 3,683
Posted By Bob Martin
Hans, Are you sure you meant climb and not...

Hans,
Are you sure you meant climb and not desent?
I am not a Rocket expert, but I am pretty sure the Rocket tails are built using a RV tail kit and adding more structural parts to it while...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,281
Posted By Bob Martin
Heat and transducer

After my first FWF red cube failed, I relocated it to a cooler spot and wrapped it with self adheasive aluminized material I purchased at the auto parts store in the exhaust wrap area. Just cut and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-11-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,946
Posted By Bob Martin
pipes

First, I can't tell from the pictures if your cowl is cut parallel to the firewall, any trimming in that direction will increase pipe clearance as the pipes are angled.

Second, rotating the pipes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 108,368
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats

Congrats Laura! Big step.
Nice connection to your Dad...taking the log book up with you was a nice touch. Thanks for sharing the event!
Forum: Autopilots 06-04-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,539
Posted By Bob Martin
TT

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2151/0625/files/DigiflightIIInstalManual1_39.pdf?17176094057256680969

Look for this info under Resourses and then discontinued...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-01-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 48,285
Posted By Bob Martin
Best of Luck to you and "May"...may she bring you...

Best of Luck to you and "May"...may she bring you home from a wonderful adventure! Looking forward to updates on your progress.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-29-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,924
Posted By Bob Martin
Great trip..... Thanks for taking the time to...

Great trip.....
Thanks for taking the time to post pics and share the adventure with us.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-29-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bob Martin
The manufactured plastic trim tabs painted to...

The manufactured plastic trim tabs painted to match and installled with professional double faced tape is not bad looking.
Trim tabs are very common on RV's.
Forum: RV-10 05-29-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By Bob Martin
Yep.......you have opened a whole new world. I...

Yep.......you have opened a whole new world.
I like taking others up.
Especially the grandkids....they love it!
Congrats of feeling comfortable with your plane.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-29-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bob Martin
Great

Really liked the video.
It is wonderful keepsake for the future.
Looks like a lot of fun for sure.
Thanks for making the video and sharing.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-28-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By Bob Martin
Wonderful Video...congrats

Wonderful Video...congrats
Forum: RV-4 05-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,857
Posted By Bob Martin
He is kind of doing that. "Clint" is Vetterman...

He is kind of doing that.
"Clint" is Vetterman exhaust....kind of #2 guy after Larry Vetterman.
I think the problem is the exhaust was ordered through Van's and he didn't get exactly what was needed....
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Bob Martin
Wow.....good info! Thanks for sharing. ...

Wow.....good info! Thanks for sharing. Skunkworks?? :-)
A 3 blade WW prop for the 180hp ships would be awesome! Just saying;)
Forum: Propellers 05-21-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By Bob Martin
New?

Tell us more about the new HRT prop?
Different than the 74HRT?
or the 74RV?
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-21-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 19,917
Posted By Bob Martin
Yes, having modified a James plenum to...

Yes, having modified a James plenum to work.........you have done masterful job on this one! congrats.....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-21-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,305
Posted By Bob Martin
Brian, Wonderful story! Nice video...very good...

Brian,
Wonderful story!
Nice video...very good editing!
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By Bob Martin
Ryan, The low PSI indication means the...

Ryan,
The low PSI indication means the crankshaft/prop hub assembly can not hold pressure, most likely because of a leak. Since you have swapped props, it most likely is the engine side leaking.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By Bob Martin
To add to this...... The stiffener is not a rib,...

To add to this......
The stiffener is not a rib, so it is only attached to the skin. The attaching rivets at the ends are not at the very end for edge distance, etc. as the skin flexes, the "end" of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-19-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,317
Posted By Bob Martin
Great

Otis,
Great write up and photos....
Nice craftsmanship as well.
Well thought out and follow thru.
This is what experimental is all about.
Thinking this might make a good article in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Bob Martin
pin holes

Charles,
This is a common problem for sure.
The pin holes are hard to see if you are sanding and patching etc.
When I think I am done, I wash the part with water at a hose or faucet.
Let dry and...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,031
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

Quote.......High coolness factor for sure though!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-09-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,789
Posted By Bob Martin
I agree with Snopercod on this one. I would want...

I agree with Snopercod on this one. I would want to know WHY it happened before I figured out how to fix it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
Posted By Bob Martin
Robbinswings

I am thinking you are talking about Robbinswings.com
Which is who Vetterman exhaust uses or use to use.
I just tried to pull up their website and it is gone.
I had purchased several heat muffs from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Bob Martin
Good Question

Great question.......I want to install auto trim in my RV-6 and the Auto trim info says to place it close to the servo, which is behind the baggage bulkhead, which is normally only seen during CI's.
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-07-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,170
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW

Have to admit......I did not like seeing this! As my rudder bottom is riveted on. Good thing I have a hangar!! Vans instructions say drill a hole in lowest point for water drainage, but maybe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,163
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice

That is a WOW paint job....nice details.
Congrats!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-06-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
Posted By Bob Martin
Red Cube.

The location of the red cube will differ greatly with different FWF setups.
Carbs are different from FI setups for sure.

Also, long time users also have found the red cube should be protected from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-04-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,170
Posted By Bob Martin
Wires

I did not restrain the wires. I, like most, protected the wire from any possible abrasion by sliding them in a piece of tubing. My lower fairing is attached with rivets.
For long term, remember that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-30-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,183
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Thanks for posting this and reminding us to keep looking!
I do not have a -4 but that picture seems to show a custom fabricated gusset?
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,585
Posted By Bob Martin
6 bladed prop for noise control

https://acesflyinghigh.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/img_0026-2-700x900-yo-3a.jpg

More thread drift.....
Is that 6 blade prop the new Hartzel composite......on a mccauley hub??
or the WW...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-24-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By Bob Martin
Gasket

Short answer is yes.

An air leak there would not affect mixture...
An air leak there would allow unflitered air in.......
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-23-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bob Martin
Video

Great video...
She is a cutie...
Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Propellers 04-23-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By Bob Martin
2350

Dave,
I am pretty sure the instructions say to shoot for cruise RPM. So 2350 for you.

Note: the balancing enviroment can be extreme. Sitting in the cockpit with your prop spinning 2350 is a little...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-22-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bob Martin
4 pipes

Question for the 4 pipe guys....no thread drift.........
Does each pipe have a slip joint or ball joint?
and so are there 4 hangers too?
4 pipes coming out the back seems very cool...:cool:
Forum: California 04-22-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,058
Posted By Bob Martin
Pictures

Bruce,
Thanks for the picture link.....great photos....Lots of very nice airplanes.
Was good to see Rutan's Ares jet trainer again. That Burt is a real thinker!
The long ez looked like he was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,775
Posted By Bob Martin
Scott in post #2 is correct! If you can read the...

Scott in post #2 is correct! If you can read the service letter, it actually says it.
I had this problem after converting from FP to CS and actually found a problem in the nose of the engine by...
Forum: Safety 04-21-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,278
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Vic

Vic,
Thanks for posting this.
I always learn something from your posts....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 04-17-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,462
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks

Thanks Bob and Doug.......for the links..
I enjoyed the reading.....
RIP Tom...Blue Skys
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,590
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats too.

Beautiful Plane...
Fine example of the James extended cowl as well...
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