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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 02:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By Robin8er
There's advantages to a 172. I have alot of...

There's advantages to a 172. I have alot of time/memories in 172's.

1) engine cooling is generally never an issue
2) the wing makes a fantastic sun shade for outdoor events.
3) you can fit 3 people...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Robin8er
If you are talking about AN fittings, those do...

If you are talking about AN fittings, those do not get any sort of sealant...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-09-2021, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By Robin8er
Sheppard air for written tests... worth every...

Sheppard air for written tests... worth every penny. Signing up seems a little sketch, but its legit and worth it.

Books, just download them on your Ipad on foreflight if you have it. Just go to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By Robin8er
It isn't preferred, but depending on how good...

It isn't preferred, but depending on how good your baffling is, timing, how aggressive you climb will all effect your CHT. It will be a bigger problem in the summer and when the plane is heavier.

...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,779
Posted By Robin8er
Try a higher speed climb. Try 120 knots, that...

Try a higher speed climb. Try 120 knots, that helps significantly with mine.

Outside air temp plays a big roll too. If OAT is 60 degrees or less, I have no issues. If it's warm out, I have to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,255
Posted By Robin8er
I usually ride my motorcycle to go fly my RV. In...

I usually ride my motorcycle to go fly my RV. In fact, most of the times I ride, its to go fly. I'm on my third bike and I regret selling the previous 2 bikes I had.

It's about a 25 minute drive to...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Robin8er
I purchased a wood prop with the intent of...

I purchased a wood prop with the intent of upgrading later. Been flying for 2 years and I've been very happy with my prop. No plans of upgrading anytime soon. If its outside, just keep it covered and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,983
Posted By Robin8er
Post I love that the rv 15 and 16 comment was very...

I love that the rv 15 and 16 comment was very casual. They should have added a 17 just for fun :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By Robin8er
I think you'd want the fan to suck air out, not...

I think you'd want the fan to suck air out, not blow air in. With that said, I do typically open my oil door to let the heat out. It's hot where I live and I try to avoid vapor lock. Luckily haven't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By Robin8er
Unless you plan to fly sustained inverted...

Unless you plan to fly sustained inverted aerobatics, I wouldn't disseminate just because of a carb. Of course, that is coming from someone that flies with a carb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,958
Posted By Robin8er
I mix a little in my shaving cream. Makes it...

I mix a little in my shaving cream. Makes it smell good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Robin8er
You as the builder are certifying that you...

You as the builder are certifying that you believe it is safe to operate.

It would be a huge liability to the FAA if they were certifying your aircraft as airworthy. If they did that, then they...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By Robin8er
Could be cooling for the fuel pump/mags.

Could be cooling for the fuel pump/mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By Robin8er
If it gives you a signed certificate then you...

If it gives you a signed certificate then you should only have to do the flight portion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,402
Posted By Robin8er
You don't actually log 25 hours, you log the...

You don't actually log 25 hours, you log the night landings. Then when it comes time to take the ATP checkride, you count the landings towards the hour requirement. It's not a loop hole and every...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 793
Posted By Robin8er
Cost for inspection

If I disassemble an O-320 and sends the case, cam, crank and cylinders out for inspection what does it approximately cost for inspection? Just trying to get a ball park estimate.

Thanks,

Robby
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,883
Posted By Robin8er
I agree with the above statement. Build the plane...

I agree with the above statement. Build the plane you want.

I built an 8 because I wanted an 8. At this point the 8 is considered an "old" kit. It's still a phenomenal kit that is better than most...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-21-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Robin8er
I just trimmed it. I fit it to the bulkheads...

I just trimmed it. I fit it to the bulkheads first, then took everything apart. I attached only the rear bulk head to the spinner and mark it with a sharpie and cut it carefully. So far so good. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Robin8er
I think everyone starts out the same way. I...

I think everyone starts out the same way. I remember looking at Vans for years trying to figure out how to make it happen. Once the stars lined up I started building. Plane has been flying for 2...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,588
Posted By Robin8er
My 8 does that sometimes. Its the canopy, I just...

My 8 does that sometimes. Its the canopy, I just push it shut and make sure the latch is tight and that helps. It seems to only do it when its cold.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,418
Posted By Robin8er
Is it a municipal airport? You could talk to the...

Is it a municipal airport? You could talk to the city about it and possibly see about bringing it up at a meeting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,797
Posted By Robin8er
Don't set deadlines, you are just going to get...

Don't set deadlines, you are just going to get frustrated and not enjoy the build.

I would just build as much as you feel like for the day. When you get tired, call it a day and go do something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Robin8er
Wing walk paint would work well. Just prep the...

Wing walk paint would work well. Just prep the surface and put a couple coats on. Takes a few days to cure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,581
Posted By Robin8er
So I don't want to hijack this thread. I built my...

So I don't want to hijack this thread. I built my RV in Hawaii and was a mess when it came time to go to the airport and get an airworthiness certificate. Philip and I have exchanged a few PM's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By Robin8er
3-6 years for a motivated average first time...

3-6 years for a motivated average first time builder. I built mine in 3.5 years working a full time job.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,417
Posted By Robin8er
The same amount of work will start to go faster...

The same amount of work will start to go faster as you get more experience. So in other words, if you built the tail again you'd probably build it twice as fast. The wings are probably twice as much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,085
Posted By Robin8er
Or releasing the rv-15 :)

Or releasing the rv-15 :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,147
Posted By Robin8er
Here is a simple technique: Take your current...

Here is a simple technique:

Take your current altitude and subtract the altitude to loose and divide by 500 fpm. That is how many minutes out you should start decending.

Example: cruising at 9500...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Robin8er
One of my regrets is not finishing the inside...

One of my regrets is not finishing the inside before I riveted it on. I didn't know any better.

Felt works and looks good. You can also sand and fill it like the outside and just paint it for a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,982
Posted By Robin8er
You could pay for a CFI to take a rapid covid...

You could pay for a CFI to take a rapid covid test, then fly right after they have their test results. I don't think that's unreasonable as long as you pay for it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,689
Posted By Robin8er
You'll need deburring tools for the skins (file...

You'll need deburring tools for the skins (file and scotch brite works fine, just a little more work). You'll also need a tools for deburring the holes.

You a need a drill and drill bits.

Clecos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By Robin8er
When you order a kit it will contain parts for...

When you order a kit it will contain parts for all the up to date service bulletins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,606
Posted By Robin8er
What did you reject them during pre buy for? That...

What did you reject them during pre buy for? That might answer the question of buying experimental vs. certified.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robin8er
After you do all the stuff gasman mentioned and...

After you do all the stuff gasman mentioned and you are certain that all other variables have been eliminated, you can put a trim tab on the aileron. Not a big deal.

hopefully other 9 owners chime...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Robin8er
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-a-heavy-wing/

Lightly squeeze the light wing aileron. Pretty amazing how much it helps. Just do a little at a time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats! Best feeling ever is flying a plane you...

Congrats! Best feeling ever is flying a plane you built!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,764
Posted By Robin8er
Im working on my condition inspectionand had the...

Im working on my condition inspectionand had the same problem. The tanks aren't too bad to remove. You likely have a small leak. The dye will tell you where the leak is once you pull the tank.

I...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,443
Posted By Robin8er
Welcome. Lots on info on Vans website. Short...

Welcome. Lots on info on Vans website.

Short answer is it depends. Fast is 4 years. Slow is 10+. Average is probably 5-8 years. Quick build will shave 2ish years off the build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats!:)

Congrats!:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,362
Posted By Robin8er
Tail low wheel landing is my preference.

Tail low wheel landing is my preference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,437
Posted By Robin8er
If you remove all the screws the floor boards...

If you remove all the screws the floor boards come out semi easily. Its not much fun, its alot of screws. I just did it for my condition inspection. Electric screwdriver is pretty much mandatory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,576
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats, looks like the engine and airplane are...

Congrats, looks like the engine and airplane are happy campers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By Robin8er
Rivet aren't perfect, the plans just pick the...

Rivet aren't perfect, the plans just pick the most correct rivet. You can have some minor deviation from "perfect". There is an article on here somewhere about setting rivets. If i recall correctly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,171
Posted By Robin8er
+1 for streamlight. I have 2 and used them for...

+1 for streamlight. I have 2 and used them for several years, never had an issue.

I did find a $1 pen light in the auto section at Walmart was was very impressed with it. It is aluminum and seems to...
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-25-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,160
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats! Good looking 8.

Congrats! Good looking 8.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-24-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,086
Posted By Robin8er
I vaguely recall using a flex driver on an...

I vaguely recall using a flex driver on an electric drill with a 3/8" bit. I could be wrong, but thats what I remember doing a few years ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,480
Posted By Robin8er
Wheel chocks on the main gear is the main thing....

Wheel chocks on the main gear is the main thing. As long as it doesn't roll it won't tip over when level.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,149
Posted By Robin8er
I'm sure you could build the tail kit pretty...

I'm sure you could build the tail kit pretty easily. Past that it would start getting difficult.

Maybe see if you can find one of those hangers that you can live in, that would be the ultimate...
Forum: RV-10 09-22-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By Robin8er
The gold anodized parts from the factory should...

The gold anodized parts from the factory should be free of burrs. Leave them alone :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,139
Posted By Robin8er
9 if you want fuel efficiency, 7 if you want to...

9 if you want fuel efficiency, 7 if you want to fly upside down and have a little more power (burn more fuel).
Forum: California 09-18-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,057
Posted By Robin8er
Agua caliente is pretty close to you and lots of...

Agua caliente is pretty close to you and lots of fun (pre covid). Not sure if the pools are back open, but you can park your airplane and walk to the hot spring pools. It's lots of fun.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By Robin8er
Thats a personal decision. I had my engine...

Thats a personal decision. I had my engine shipped from Canada to Hawaii and chose to get insurance. It was about $500 and the engine arrived without incident.
Forum: International 09-14-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,913
Posted By Robin8er
Thank you for the write up, I really appreciate...

Thank you for the write up, I really appreciate the info. Im just looking to fly once or twice a month for fun. Looks like I have a few options!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-13-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,546
Posted By Robin8er
I'm curious if the standard fuel pump has any...

I'm curious if the standard fuel pump has any issue with ethanol fuel. Im more concerned about damaging fuel components. Or are you running electric pumps?
Forum: International 09-12-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,913
Posted By Robin8er
Italy flying

I know there are a few members on here from Italy. I jist wanted to see if someone would be able to help find out what would be involved in being able to fly in Italy with a US pilot certificate. I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-30-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,614
Posted By Robin8er
https://media.giphy.com/media/wi8Ez1mwRcKGI/giphy....

https://media.giphy.com/media/wi8Ez1mwRcKGI/giphy.gif
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,986
Posted By Robin8er
I have an RV 8 and never installed a gascolator....

I have an RV 8 and never installed a gascolator. I was mostly concerned about vapor lock, its very hot where I live with very low humidity. I have the standard fuel filter from vans and a 10 micron...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,954
Posted By Robin8er
My response is "oh really? How fast did you build...

My response is "oh really? How fast did you build your airplane?"

That usually shuts people up pretty quick.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,110
Posted By Robin8er
I built my 8 in 3.5 years. That was working on it...

I built my 8 in 3.5 years. That was working on it almost every day, some days it was 10 minutes other days 10 hours, just depending on what life allowed and how much I felt like working on it. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Robin8er
Since this thread has been revived I thought I'd...

Since this thread has been revived I thought I'd share what I did.

I sent my MA-4-5 10-3148-1 to Russ at D&G as recommended by N13BN and told him exactly what I was doing with it. They rebuilt it...
Forum: RV-4 08-24-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,762
Posted By Robin8er
I can tell you whether or not you can fly an RV 4...

I can tell you whether or not you can fly an RV 4 has much more to do with your discipline as a pilot and understanding of flying more than it does how many hours your have.

I've seen diciplined 200...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By Robin8er
Vans has an article on it. Its surprising how...

Vans has an article on it. Its surprising how little of a squeeze it takes to make a noticeable difference....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By Robin8er
Vans has an article on it. Its surprising how...

Vans has an article on it. Its surprising how little of a squeeze it takes to make a noticeable difference. Search for vans heavy wing article and it will talk you through it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,943
Posted By Robin8er
I'm impressed the shoes made it to you guys, that...

I'm impressed the shoes made it to you guys, that took some serious effort! Hats off to Van's and Vans!
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