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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rjbob
Thanks for the response, Dan! I'm gonna be...

Thanks for the response, Dan!
I'm gonna be shopping for a left mag, plug leads, etc...any suggestions?
Bob
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rjbob
Hi, Don, Appreciate the response. Photos would...

Hi, Don,
Appreciate the response. Photos would be outstanding...Thank you in advance!
My email...bob@jetmodeler.com
When you fly your RV-9 to Alaska, lunch is on me!
Bob
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rjbob
Hello from Alaska, Charlie! Thanks for the...

Hello from Alaska, Charlie!
Thanks for the response.
The system I purchased is the EIS-1 MTH Kit 4cyl Lycoming Ignition.
Just starting to go through the manual and it appears that the pick-up will be...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-28-2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By rjbob
Electro-Air Electronic Ignition Question

I am replacing my duel Lightspeed Plasma electronic ignition (in my RV-7...IO-360) with a single Electro-Air system alongside a standard magneto.

The Lightspeed unit I'm replacing uses the Hall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By rjbob
I have flown my RV-7 to Mississippi Afterburner...

I have flown my RV-7 to Mississippi Afterburner (from Alaska) with my RC jet in the back!
Your RV-8 is gorgeous, by the way.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 10:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,043
Posted By rjbob
1983 or '84. I used to tow gliders Issaquah...

1983 or '84. I used to tow gliders Issaquah Skyport (no longer in existence). One of the pilots there had an RV-3. I thought it was THE best looking home-built airplane...PERIOD.

Although my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By rjbob
I fly R/C jets. 33,000 RPM is extremely slow for...

I fly R/C jets. 33,000 RPM is extremely slow for a turbine that size. My slowest turbine idles at 45,000 RPM. Peak thrust is in the 120,000 RPM range.

The 3D printing technology, however, is very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By rjbob
I have a "Ray Allen" grip with 2 switches and a...

I have a "Ray Allen" grip with 2 switches and a "coolie hat" trim button. And a transmitter button in the trigger position.

Works really well.
Forum: Propellers 05-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 13,623
Posted By rjbob
I have the opportunity to fly several RVs besides...

I have the opportunity to fly several RVs besides my own and anytime I am piloting one with a FP prop, I think about how much better the experience would be with a CS prop on the nose.

My 7 has a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,859
Posted By rjbob
Update... It appears that the problem may have...

Update...
It appears that the problem may have been caused by dirty/oxidized contacts in the Cannon Plug going to the right Hall Effect sensor.

Before doing any work on the the engine this morning,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,859
Posted By rjbob
Problem With My Plasma II

On a flight from Yakutat, Alaska to Anchorage my engine started to shudder, misfire, and backfire.

After doing all the look-for-place-to-land planning, I did my troubleshooting. The right ignition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,206
Posted By rjbob
"suitable for the route to be flown" Also means...

"suitable for the route to be flown" Also means the navigation equipment has to be approved for IFR.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,621
Posted By rjbob
Respectfully, I could not disagree more. ...

Respectfully, I could not disagree more.
Shorter take offs, better climb, better fuel economy, AND shorter landings.

Yes, RVs will have great performance with a good fixed-pitch prop, but only in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 233,305
Posted By rjbob
I fly for Denali...

I fly for Denali Air.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g143022-d2187528-Reviews-Denali_Air-Denali_National_Park_and_Preserve_Alaska.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,613
Posted By rjbob
I like you for being safer by using an available...

I like you for being safer by using an available aviation resource.

I love you for transporting someone's future family member.

Bob Edison
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By rjbob
A lot of us are still heavily into model...

A lot of us are still heavily into model aviation. In addition to nitro, we now use electrons and Jet-A.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By rjbob
Here's my...

Here's my 7.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204095622222145&set=a.10204095622622155.1073741827.1572707956&type=1
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,495
Posted By rjbob
Unless you personally know a pilot who is...

Unless you personally know a pilot who is qualified, I strongly suggest you pick one of several professionals who have been recommended in this thread.

Ask for "first person" references.

Your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,495
Posted By rjbob
Don is correct on all counts. When I mentioned...

Don is correct on all counts. When I mentioned insurance, I was referring to being a named insured.
If you can get the job done for less and it all works out, go for it.
A caution, however...it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,495
Posted By rjbob
I have a business ferrying aircraft. $250/day +...

I have a business ferrying aircraft.
$250/day + expenses is about half what a professional pilot will charge.
I require the plane have at least liability insurance with a hold-harmless contract. But...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,540
Posted By rjbob
You braggin'? You could fit into one of my...

You braggin'?
You could fit into one of my coverall's legs!
LOL!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,686
Posted By rjbob
What y'all don't realize is that this Maule isn't...

What y'all don't realize is that this Maule isn't taking off...the photo shows it backing into the hangar (with reduced power).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,686
Posted By rjbob
Should have said "Max AVAILABLE power. Yes, there...

Should have said "Max AVAILABLE power.
Yes, there are exceptions such as formation takeoffs and high altitude training.

Thank you for catching that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,609
Posted By rjbob
A lot of great ideas here. Although I've been...

A lot of great ideas here. Although I've been IFRing for many years (and I use Flight Aware), I wasn't "aware" of this service.
I will certainly take advantage of it...THANKS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,686
Posted By rjbob
It is unwise to take off in our type of aircraft...

It is unwise to take off in our type of aircraft with anything less than full power...period. In a non-turbocharged single, lessening the time it takes to get to a safe altitude is the main concern....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 107,254
Posted By rjbob
I don't have a backup alternator. I have an...

I don't have a backup alternator.
I have an ignition dedicated backup battery. This battery is also charged by the alternator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 107,254
Posted By rjbob
I just caught up entire thread...whew! My 7 is...

I just caught up entire thread...whew!

My 7 is equipped with a Lightspeed electronic ignition system. I don't recall seeing any questions/answers regarding this...but I may have merely missed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,880
Posted By rjbob
Vlad is 100% correct. I have flown to the...

Vlad is 100% correct.

I have flown to the Northeast many times from Alaska...taking routes across Canada as well as the northern United States.

Much, much, much easier and less expensive south of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,475
Posted By rjbob
Hello from Alaska, Randy! Again, thank you very...

Hello from Alaska, Randy!
Again, thank you very much for your help on my 7 a couple of months ago.

As to your question...
I have made several first flights in RVs for others. All with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,904
Posted By rjbob
This is a thread SO WORTHY of bringing back to...

This is a thread SO WORTHY of bringing back to daylight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,299
Posted By rjbob
Thanks for the GREAT link, Kyle! An added plus...

Thanks for the GREAT link, Kyle!
An added plus in the thread is info on a product that is a viable alternative to the tape most of us use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,117
Posted By rjbob
Come to Alaska...where it's warm!

Come to Alaska...where it's warm!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,197
Posted By rjbob
Thanks for the info, KRviator. My wife and I will...

Thanks for the info, KRviator.
My wife and I will be visiting Australia within a couple of years so it's good to learn some of the technique differences.
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,197
Posted By rjbob
Cool...then they won't be able to see your...

Cool...then they won't be able to see your inadvertent erroneous code even if you don't put it on STBY.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,197
Posted By rjbob
Another thing... Almost all the newer...

Another thing...
Almost all the newer transponders, especially the digital ones, don't change to the new squawk until the last number of the new code has been entered.

Check your manual.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,197
Posted By rjbob
Bad idea...again, controllers would rather that...

Bad idea...again, controllers would rather that aircraft don't disappear from their scopes for any reason.

The following is a direct quote from a controller:
Also, just to add from a controllers...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-15-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,788
Posted By rjbob
REALLY cool...thanks!

REALLY cool...thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,334
Posted By rjbob
Very cool...THANKS!

Very cool...THANKS!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,341
Posted By rjbob
Wise statement...thank you. One of my personal...

Wise statement...thank you.

One of my personal rules is to backtrack a couple of steps if something or somebody distracts me. I have been guilty of not complying in the past...but I still try.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,197
Posted By rjbob
Negative...Controller friend tells me that they...

Negative...Controller friend tells me that they know you are changing codes and would rather see a very short time with screwy numbers than the numbers disappearing altogether.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 115,946
Posted By rjbob
I've read too many aviation books to try to...

I've read too many aviation books to try to remember a favorite as almost all of them were "favorites". There is one exception, though.
I checked out Weekend Pilot (nonfiction) by Frank Kingston...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,130
Posted By rjbob
Just...wow! I hope he gets to Oshkosh this year.

Just...wow!
I hope he gets to Oshkosh this year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,216
Posted By rjbob
Maybe you could contact the airport manager and...

Maybe you could contact the airport manager and relate the situation without using any names.
Nobody needs to make enemies but there is no excuse for the lack of consideration.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,130
Posted By rjbob
What make & model jet was it?

What make & model jet was it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,130
Posted By rjbob
I'm almost as passionate about model aircraft as...

I'm almost as passionate about model aircraft as I am about full scale. I fly everything from Control Line models to Radio Controlled jets.
A Cri Cri powered by a couple of JetCat turbines...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-02-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,599
Posted By rjbob
Great going, Major!!

Great going, Major!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By rjbob
Thanks, On their website, there is a scroll-down...

Thanks,
On their website, there is a scroll-down for "Experimental" but the selections don't include RVs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By rjbob
New Brake Product Line?

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about Beringer Aero Wheels and Brakes?

Historically, the company's main product line involves motorcycles but they are now venturing into the aviation...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 31,857
Posted By rjbob
Scott Black, EXTREMELY good post...thank you.

Scott Black,
EXTREMELY good post...thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By rjbob
You're thinking outside the box...I can't wait to...

You're thinking outside the box...I can't wait to see what you come up with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By rjbob
If you like the primer look, is a clear finish...

If you like the primer look, is a clear finish coat an option?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,984
Posted By rjbob
I have flown many of both airframes. Glastars on...

I have flown many of both airframes.

Glastars on wheels and on floats. 150hp fixed pitch to 180hp constant speed. Even one with a Subaru engine (ugh).

RV-6, RV-7, RV7-A, RV-8 RV-8A, RV-9, RV-9A. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 21,391
Posted By rjbob
Substitute the word "sometimes" for "always" in...

Substitute the word "sometimes" for "always" in order for this statement to be factual.

My opinion is that if one feels safer, wear a helmet. In an RV, I believe an helmet could be useful if in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 233,305
Posted By rjbob
Quote: Originally Posted by Sig600 View Post I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sig600 View Post
I didn't realize it was that big!



Perfect!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 233,305
Posted By rjbob
Summer...

Summer job
https://scontent-a-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/p600x600/10453357_10203934856512504_4293562047563806764_n.jpg?oh=33a7d55b9a0de1fcde0902c970bcf760&oe=556EA544

Winter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,811
Posted By rjbob
CHAD!!!!! Alaska Bob here! I have an RV-7 with a...

CHAD!!!!!
Alaska Bob here!

I have an RV-7 with a Lyc IO-360, Blended Airfoil prop, and Electronic Ignition...full inverted system. Very many great choices for powering an RV.

My face is in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,646
Posted By rjbob
Agree with Rule #2, Disagree with #1...Without my...

Agree with Rule #2,
Disagree with #1...Without my RV-7, I would be spending money on more motorcycles, more guitars, rifles & camo gear, darts, golf stuff, camping stuff, and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By rjbob
Heated Pitot Conversion

One of my next projects is to replace the plain-jane pitot on my 7 with a heated model.
Anyone have experience with the conversion?
Is there a conversion kit available?
Thanks,
Bob
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,331
Posted By rjbob
Smile Tell you what, Bob, I note that you are based in...

Tell you what, Bob,
I note that you are based in Memphis. I will be in Jackson, Mississippi in April for an R/C jet event before flying my 7 back up to Alaska. If you want to fly down from Memphis...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,331
Posted By rjbob
Sir, If you believe an AOA is indispensable, then...

Sir,
If you believe an AOA is indispensable, then for you, it is indispensable.

I do not care if others have them installed in their aircraft. I merely believe it is unnecessary. And for many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,331
Posted By rjbob
Totally agree with you. Sounds like you're not...

Totally agree with you.

Sounds like you're not afraid of training and/or practice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 20,331
Posted By rjbob
Tell you what, Paul...I, like you, have a lot of...

Tell you what, Paul...I, like you, have a lot of experience, in a lot of planes, for a lot of years. I certainly have flown my share of AOA equipped aircraft.

I feel that an experienced pilot, like...
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