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Forum: RV-4 03-31-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By 131RB
As someone who has done the swap I will say there...

As someone who has done the swap I will say there are many things that change when you do the swap. Its not as simple as remove one and install the other. The wheel pants are at a different angle,...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-30-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,242
Posted By 131RB
Thanks for sharing. Most all of us have done...

Thanks for sharing. Most all of us have done something we are not proud of at some point. It takes a lot of guts to admit it on a public forum. It looked to me like you were pretty comfortable with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-24-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By 131RB
I have used the freezer bag trick for years with...

I have used the freezer bag trick for years with pretty good success. Today was oil change time on the rocket so I thought why not. All I had lying around was 1.5 inch pvc so I split a piece of that...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-03-2021, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By 131RB
Devin, I hate offering advise like this...

Devin,
I hate offering advise like this but sometimes in a situation like this a trick is required. If all else fails with your new non split seal. Take a cotton swab dip it in transmission...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By 131RB
The Lycoming overhaul manual will give you what...

The Lycoming overhaul manual will give you what your looking for.
http://www.monticellofc.org/aircraft/Lycoming-OH-Manual%202002%20ed.pdf
Check section 4-5 Figure 4-7 I think that's what your after.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-11-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,458
Posted By 131RB
I don't spend a whole lot of time on here any...

I don't spend a whole lot of time on here any more. This is not the kind of news you want to see. I am so sorry to hear this Bob. Judy was a terrific gal and will be sorely missed.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-10-2021, 11:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By 131RB
I can't tell you how much but the angle valve is...

I can't tell you how much but the angle valve is wider. The baffles are not interchangeable. The cylinders and rocker covers are completely different.
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,328
Posted By 131RB
Leak

Bill,
Not saying this is your problem with the leak, but your hard line to the governor has a kink in it just above the red arrow. If its not cracked it could later and should be replaced. It...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-13-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,217
Posted By 131RB
Dave, I swapped my 4500 for a 5400...

Dave,
I swapped my 4500 for a 5400 several years ago. I am very happy with the swap. It will mount right up no muss no fuss in place of the 4500. Like another stated I added a back up battery...
Forum: RV-4 10-30-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By 131RB
Best to wait till the wings are fitted to the...

Best to wait till the wings are fitted to the fuselage and trim as required at that point.
Build on😜
Ryan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-19-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By 131RB
Oly, Not sure what your exact set up is but no...

Oly,
Not sure what your exact set up is but no matter what you buy to get an exact reading with a taildrager you will have to make your own marks. I simply scribe mine on the back side of the stick....
Forum: RV-4 08-30-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,075
Posted By 131RB
Russ, Was not trying to indicate that anyone was...

Russ,
Was not trying to indicate that anyone was making sub standard parts.
The RV4 was not mine, it was one that I had taken on as a side job to help a friend. It was older and the build quality...
Forum: RV-4 08-29-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,075
Posted By 131RB
Axel, I am not sure what might happen for...

Axel,
I am not sure what might happen for your swap but I can tell you several years ago I converted a RV4 short gear to a long gear. Both Dynafocal.
Everything changed, some things you would...
Forum: Rocket 08-05-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,735
Posted By 131RB
If they are built up as RV4 wings they will not...

If they are built up as RV4 wings they will not work on the rocket. The rocket fuselage is wider than the RV4. The spars will not meet in the middle. If I am misunderstanding and you have built them...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-06-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,220
Posted By 131RB
I was trying to find the correct place to put...

I was trying to find the correct place to put this and it would seem this would be right however this has as much to do with customer support.
I have been using an Earth X etx 900 for over 2 years...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,023
Posted By 131RB
I went through the same issue with the same...

I went through the same issue with the same starter on my rocket last year. The starter had less than 200 hrs since overhaul. Replaced the solenoid no help. Replaced starter with a brand new NL...
Forum: Safety 04-19-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,073
Posted By 131RB
I was wondering the same thing as Scott. This is...

I was wondering the same thing as Scott. This is one of the areas I always look over very carefully. Seems like the bolt surely would have fallen out if it was like this for any period of time. And...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-19-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,016
Posted By 131RB
Like so many here I have had the luxury of...

Like so many here I have had the luxury of knowing Jim for quite awhile. He will be sorely missed. Always a gem to talk to always a wealth of information and knowledge based on experience and good ol...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,951
Posted By 131RB
I have an AFS 5400 and 3500 and have replaced the...

I have an AFS 5400 and 3500 and have replaced the fuel pressure sensor twice and oil pressure sensor once. The changes resulted in fixes. I have the VDO sensors. Sounds like it might be time for an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,156
Posted By 131RB
I cant say for sure what happens when the fuel...

I cant say for sure what happens when the fuel pressure drops bellow 14 psi on a 4cyl but I know when it drops below that on my 6 the engine is stumbling. Its unlikely your new pump is putting out 32...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By 131RB
Ac spruce has a cover for the tach drive pn#...

Ac spruce has a cover for the tach drive pn# 10-06754. If the slinger is in place that should keep anything away from the breather unless you are trying to say that oil is passing through the center...
Forum: RV-4 01-16-2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 257,301
Posted By 131RB
[QUOTE=FitzRX7;1232664]Finally posting full view...

[QUOTE=FitzRX7;1232664]Finally posting full view of my finished panel...if only to nudge Oly to put full glass in his.

Beautiful panel Fitz! Just curious how often you get to look at it when all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,698
Posted By 131RB
I have been around this for awhile and my...

I have been around this for awhile and my recollection was that Van developed the FAB because of the Ellison TBI. As I recall it likes a dirty airflow and this was a solution to accomplish that. I...
Forum: Rocket 11-04-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,606
Posted By 131RB
Micheal, Before you go to far with a...

Micheal,
Before you go to far with a major rebuild I would consider tip tanks. You can convert your tips to an extra 20 gallons of fuel or 1 to 2 hours endurance at altitude. I have the...
Forum: RV-4 10-24-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,412
Posted By 131RB
She still looks just as good today as then Hans....

She still looks just as good today as then Hans. I do miss mine but have another in the box😄
I need to get up your way in the near future for some 2 ship, lunch and catch up.
Ryan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-15-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,457
Posted By 131RB
I am sure I will catch some flack for this but...

I am sure I will catch some flack for this but here goes.
It is possible to pull back the cylinder without breaking the seal between the rings and the cylinder. It is a two person job. Prior to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,457
Posted By 131RB
The easiest way is to pull a cylinder back for...

The easiest way is to pull a cylinder back for access.
Ryan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By 131RB
Sorry Bruce my bad I thought we were talking...

Sorry Bruce my bad I thought we were talking elevator skins. I believe .025 is correct for ailerons.
Ryan
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By 131RB
I can't speak for today but original elevator...

I can't speak for today but original elevator skins were .016.
.020 is a nice upgrade without adding a bunch of weight. .032 would be on the heavy side.
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,456
Posted By 131RB
Good job Paul ! I know first hand they don't...

Good job Paul ! I know first hand they don't just hand them out. Remember.. No good deed goes unpunished 😜
Ryan
Forum: Rocket 03-06-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,335
Posted By 131RB
I have no experience with the 8 tail. I have the...

I have no experience with the 8 tail. I have the 4 tail on mine and most likely would do it that way again. It flys great and I prefer the look.
One thing I didn't see anyone else mention to keep in...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-02-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By 131RB
The previous post was assuming you didn't have...

The previous post was assuming you didn't have backlighting on your VMS vision micro systems? If that be the case not knowing the system it may be that it has its own backlighting that was never...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-02-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By 131RB
These are inexpensive take up little room and are...

These are inexpensive take up little room and are easy to install about anywhere. The soft light works well for night operations. If you need the light for day time this is probably not your answer....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
http://i68.tinypic.com/am4lsh.jpg

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2016, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
I wanted to do the hidden hinge as well. I...

I wanted to do the hidden hinge as well. I settled on a standard hinge on each side of the door. One for a hidden release at the front inlet of the cowl. The standard hinges leave the clearance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
Hope thats plain enough. I dont have any pics of...

Hope thats plain enough. I dont have any pics of the finished product without removing the cowl but I think you can see what I have done.
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
http://i68.tinypic.com/262wdud.jpg

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
This without the...

This without the plughttp://http://i64.tinypic.com/2ryinoz.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2016, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,926
Posted By 131RB
I do this so rarely that I struggle posting pics...

I do this so rarely that I struggle posting pics but I will give it a try. I have done this both on a metal and carbon fiber plenum and both work well. No tools needed. simply push down and rotate to...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-04-2016, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 20,439
Posted By 131RB
I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe however I...

I never had the pleasure of meeting Joe however I did speak with Trish on many occasions while upgrading my advanced flight systems equipment. We talked about Joe and his passion for formation flying...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-03-2016, 03:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 22,220
Posted By 131RB
I have the ETX 900 in my rocket and am very happy...

I have the ETX 900 in my rocket and am very happy so far. I did install the light as a precaution and have seen nothing so far, I probably have around 25 hours on the battery. I will admit I am not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,624
Posted By 131RB
Get a long drill bit and open up that safety hole...

Get a long drill bit and open up that safety hole then insert an allen wrench that will fit in the hole. Push on that at the same time you are turning the screw driver to break it loose.
Ryan
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2016, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,295
Posted By 131RB
Skytech has some good info on this:...

Skytech has some good info on this: http://www.skytecair.com/RingGearTech.htm

Sky geek and Aircraft specialties both carry the gears and they may be found cheaper in other places with a little...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,572
Posted By 131RB
Any chance you could describe or show a picture...

Any chance you could describe or show a picture of your relief valve. Clint is correct and I have seen this issue before. Some engine cases used to have cages that kept the ball and spring in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By 131RB
If it is I believe they were recalled and...

If it is I believe they were recalled and replaced with a newer version. You may want to talk to the manufacturer.
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,254
Posted By 131RB
Appears to be a first generation infinity...

Appears to be a first generation infinity aerospace grip.
Ryan
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-15-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By 131RB
I have had problems with the Ray Allen as well....

I have had problems with the Ray Allen as well. Check this one out for $29.00
from aircraft extras. I have one on my Rocket with no problems so far.
http://aircraftextras.com/ProductIndex.htm
Ryan
Forum: RV-4 02-13-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,565
Posted By 131RB
All good advice, make sure you take a close look...

All good advice, make sure you take a close look at the canopy hinge. It is not uncommon for rivets to shear and or hinges to fracture.
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,427
Posted By 131RB
Unhappy If I could draw a picture it would help. (...

If I could draw a picture it would help.
( Remember all radials emit from the VOR (360) of them)
Example.: If you are headed to the VOR and you are south of the VOR and your OBS is selected to 360...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2016, 10:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,427
Posted By 131RB
This is an easy way to look at it. The thing...

This is an easy way to look at it.
The thing that I was told that helped in addition to remember was that all radials (360) of them emit from the VOR. In other words in this case the 180 deg radial...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By 131RB
A couple of reasons come to mind. It strengthens...

A couple of reasons come to mind. It strengthens the baffle giving extra support for the cooler. It moves the cooler off of the hot cylinder and allows more room for air to flow through the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,756
Posted By 131RB
The extra materials to mount the cooler are not...

The extra materials to mount the cooler are not included in the kit. Mounting the oil cooler behind the #4 cyl is perfectly acceptable and worked well on my 0320 powered 4. If you can locate a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-03-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By 131RB
Your not using your heat box in the summer,...

Your not using your heat box in the summer, bypass the heat muffs and run your scat directly from the rear baffle to the heat box. You will be surprised how much extra air (not hot) you will get. No...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By 131RB
Here's the number it should be should be good....

Here's the number it should be should be good. Looks like the web site isn't working right. Ask for Joe. 970-350-0540
Ryan
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,477
Posted By 131RB
Aircraft cylinders and engines

Check with Joe located Greeley Co. I think he has the blueprints for dicks engines, he may even have the records.
http://www.aircraftcylindersengines.com/
Forum: RV-4 05-22-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,980
Posted By 131RB
Hans, Not sure why this one caught my eye...

Hans,
Not sure why this one caught my eye but for some reason I was drawn to it. Harold was a very special person for sure. I have some very happy memories with he and Jean as well. It was a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,771
Posted By 131RB
Good job, Bob! It will be well worth the time...

Good job, Bob!
It will be well worth the time spent. Enjoy it.
Ryan
Forum: Rocket 05-14-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 253,144
Posted By 131RB
Jeez! Do you have to be a canook to get an...

Jeez! Do you have to be a canook to get an invite? What about us poor southerners? ;)
Ryan
Forum: Rocket 05-10-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 253,144
Posted By 131RB
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