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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By Bob Martin
I would like to know which ones actually work and...

I would like to know which ones actually work and which ones to stay away from. Seems a search some time ago brought up all kinds of issues and unhappy customers. So I dropped or put off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,806
Posted By Bob Martin
Do you think this idea is much different than...

Do you think this idea is much different than poking a hole in the filter and waiting 30 minutes for it to drain back into the oil pan as Allan states in his video and I have done for years?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,806
Posted By Bob Martin
Looks awesome Allan!!!

Looks awesome Allan!!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Bob Martin
The standard ID of the inlet rings for the 0-360...

The standard ID of the inlet rings for the 0-360 is 4.75.
The neopreme is easy to remake.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-23-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Bob Martin
What carb do you have? Maybe you are too...

What carb do you have? Maybe you are too lean???
Do you have a fuel flow gauge?
The James cowl flows just as much air as the Vans cowl, maybe more. The plenum just seals the top and slows the...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-20-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Bob Martin
900-4CP-2 4 Cyl. Primary Kit L/R 2 Fuel Tanks ,...

900-4CP-2 4 Cyl. Primary Kit L/R 2 Fuel Tanks , With FloScan Transducer Primary Kit.. $5299

Ok, so you are keeping the Floscan Transducer for the Skyview install, but the system does have fuel flow...
Forum: Engine Monitors 04-20-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Bob Martin
900

Please list model # from JPI...there are 3 models listed.
Age?
TT in service?
Why does it not have the FP sender?
Forum: RV-3 03-29-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,593
Posted By Bob Martin
All good info above. During the prebuy...look...

All good info above.
During the prebuy...look close at everything but especially the tail section and attach points. Look for edge distance on bolts and their locations. Inspect the front vertical...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-08-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus one on the 9 to 1. We did this on an...

Plus one on the 9 to 1.
We did this on an overhaul plus 4 new Lycoming cylinders sent to Lycon for porting and polishing. Engine is clearly stronger with very little change from stock.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-07-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bob Martin
Joe, Thanks for sharing your story with us. I...

Joe,
Thanks for sharing your story with us. I can imagine Harold was very pleased to know you completed his dream. We all put so many thougths and dreams into our projects and it is a shame when...
Forum: Formation Flying 01-26-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bob Martin
nice video...thanks for editing too. very...

nice video...thanks for editing too.
very professional flying...kudos to the team.
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-20-2021, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,092
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats for sure, well done. Looks like a...

Congrats for sure, well done.
Looks like a ROCKET!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Tim.. Good info and link.

Thanks Tim..
Good info and link.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By Bob Martin
Tim, Can you share the paint and primer info and...

Tim, Can you share the paint and primer info and the process?
Getting ready to have Allen install the sealed bearings and might be a good idea to spruce up 25 yr old wheels while they are apart. TIA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,204
Posted By Bob Martin
yes...love my James cowling...

yes...love my James cowling...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bob Martin
I replaced the original tail on my RV6. Obviously...

I replaced the original tail on my RV6.
Obviously used the new 7 tail with a 8 rudder.
With the old VS I needed a wedge on the rudder.
I installed the new VS straight with 8 rudder and .......no need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bob Martin
Hartzel

Hartzel has a hub for the composite prop that works with the James Cowling.
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,583
Posted By Bob Martin
1700 for me! for all the above reasons.

1700 for me! for all the above reasons.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-15-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,094
Posted By Bob Martin
I attended a Living Well seminar some years...

I attended a Living Well seminar some years ago.
The Tipping issue was addressed. If you tip and give it another thought after you leave, you didn't give enough.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats........beautiful plane, well...

Congrats........beautiful plane, well equiped........Enjoy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,874
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, Great pictures and write up... Link to blog...

Bill,
Great pictures and write up...
Link to blog was helpful....lots of good flying adventures!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,116
Posted By Bob Martin
Mockingbird, I have read your posts and read the...

Mockingbird,
I have read your posts and read the older thread you pointed to.
I have the same engine in my -6 and have chased low pressure reading and dealt with too lean issues that were corrected...
Forum: RV-3 10-02-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,363
Posted By Bob Martin
Remember that float or capacitance senders...

Remember that float or capacitance senders measures what is ACTUALLY in the tank. Fuel Flow transducers (red cube) calculate what is suposed to be in the tank.....very different in real world...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,744
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus one for the Dielectric Grease....kind of...

Plus one for the Dielectric Grease....kind of what it is designed for.
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bob Martin
How about the weights made in rubber patches like...

How about the weights made in rubber patches like the manufactures use. It would take some time to assemble and balance and then take apart to install the weight and reassemble and check again, but...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Bob Martin
I have JPI system, not Dynon, but a reference....

I have JPI system, not Dynon, but a reference.
1200 hours on original probs.

FYI...hangar mate installed a new JPI some years ago....not long after, he had a probe fail "high"....JPI replaced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,340
Posted By Bob Martin
I have installed 2 James extended cowls and...

I have installed 2 James extended cowls and plenums on 20 year old, carb'd 360's on RV-6's. The cowling was very good quality! The plenum sucked and I had to virtually cut it up and make a custom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Bob Martin
I would overhaul my known working carb or buy...

I would overhaul my known working carb or buy new.
I have seen a carb with an issue be OH'd and come back with same issues.
FYI...mine is 25 yrs old and still working fine.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-26-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Bob Martin
remove tank

remove tank
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By Bob Martin
Good info......... I know one builder flyer it...

Good info.........
I know one builder flyer it will help for sure!
Thanks for documenting and posting....
Forum: ADS-B 05-20-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,333
Posted By Bob Martin
Control head?

Is a control head required???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,150
Posted By Bob Martin
awesome work.......

awesome work.......
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW Congrats on a first of many! Thanks for...

WOW
Congrats on a first of many!
Thanks for sharing the video too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By Bob Martin
+1 for Krytox

+1 for Krytox
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-20-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,240
Posted By Bob Martin
I just went through this with B&C. 470 Ohm...

I just went through this with B&C.
470 Ohm Resistors, 1/2 W,
But they said to install one on each side of the bulb.
Haven't tested it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus 1 on the nickel based anti seize

Plus 1 on the nickel based anti seize
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,771
Posted By Bob Martin
Good info Jim.........I am following your posts.

Good info Jim.........I am following your posts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,822
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks and Congrats......

Thanks and Congrats......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Bob Martin
Walt, I didn't mean to hijack a thread but I was...

Walt, I didn't mean to hijack a thread but I was interested in the Odyssey 680 issue bc I have several on the bench as well. Having a tired original auto conversion from Vans...I elected to go the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Bob Martin
From ODYSSEY? Battery Technical Manual: All...

From ODYSSEY? Battery Technical Manual:
All ODYSSEY batteries can be quickly charged. Figure 7
on the next page shows their exceptional fast charge
characteristics at a constant 14.7V for three...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW Great work........Jealous!!

WOW
Great work........Jealous!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By Bob Martin
Very nice artwork.......a treasure for sure.

Very nice artwork.......a treasure for sure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 710
Posted By Bob Martin
The Expbus is not being supported anymore. I just...

The Expbus is not being supported anymore.
I just removed one from a flying airplane with failure issues.
There is no troubleshooting or repair parts available.
Best to use something else or the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,690
Posted By Bob Martin
Wow.....great story......big congrats to...

Wow.....great story......big congrats to Christine!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,945
Posted By Bob Martin
Tom... Kyle said at the firewall. You are saying...

Tom...
Kyle said at the firewall. You are saying at the fuel pump...if I am reading right. Pretty sure you are mounting the solenoid on the firewall. Remember every time you connect a firewall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2020, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,348
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus 1....with part #'s.etc. Because I am...

Plus 1....with part #'s.etc. Because I am getting older and PULL my TD and surely have several "extra" PC680's like most users.
Forum: Interiors 03-24-2020, 02:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bob Martin
+2......they do really class up the cockpit....I...

+2......they do really class up the cockpit....I used one on the pilot side and took the original Vans, teak grip for the co-pilot side and cleaned it up and stained it walnut and put several coats...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-21-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bob Martin
Not completely correct in my opinion. The 10-4164...

Not completely correct in my opinion.
The 10-4164 is richer than the 10-3878 yes.
If you are at sea level and have a CS prop....you need richer.
If you live high and have fixed pitch the leaner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,534
Posted By Bob Martin
Stress

Something that I have not seen mentioned in this thread is the misalignment of the rudder hinge points. If the rod end bearings are adjusted to correct an out of alignment issue then the rudder horns...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Bob Martin
Dennis, Whirlwind props makes their own spinner...

Dennis,
Whirlwind props makes their own spinner for the Vans 13" cowl.
There props use the McCauley hubs like yours.
I doubt they sell parts but surely they sell complete spinners.
Thinking they had...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By Bob Martin
I did this a few years ago. The correct allen...

I did this a few years ago.
The correct allen head socket for a good fit....connected to a impact driver.
More heat....a lot of heat actually.
Seems to me the heat helped expand the head but most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Bob Martin
I am using the Van's spinner on my James cowl as...

I am using the Van's spinner on my James cowl as well.
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bob Martin
As you have seen....they just charge for what...

As you have seen....they just charge for what they do after a small diagnoses fee. I paid 355...total for fixing what might have been wrong plus a wiring harness and new ear cushions! might sound...
Forum: Reviews 03-11-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,422
Posted By Bob Martin
Bose X repairs

https://www.repairboseheadphones.com/

I understand Bose is not servicing the X series anymore.
I googled and found a company that does.
I sent in a well used pair, even with frayed wires etc.
They...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-11-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,147
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Andy for taking us along for the...

Thanks Andy for taking us along for the adventure.
Great pictures and write up.
Jealous here......heading to the airport..
Loved the "mud bugs"
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,776
Posted By Bob Martin
My starter solenoid stuck on too.....after 900...

My starter solenoid stuck on too.....after 900 hours.
My repair included a panel light indicating the starter was engaged.
There is a lot going on up front when this happens and a few tell tale signs...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,617
Posted By Bob Martin
"Dave Paule saw my picture and he decided to weld...

"Dave Paule saw my picture and he decided to weld some gussets on his mount, and others have done the same thing. I thought about this, but decided to stick with the stock design this time around....
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,911
Posted By Bob Martin
I had mine anodized! In GOLD. They have many...

I had mine anodized! In GOLD.
They have many colors available.
Cost about 100 dollars.
I prefit/trimmed all parts and cleaned them well.
Very happy with results.
No build up. Rivet color kinda...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 20,055
Posted By Bob Martin
Allen, I am saddened to read your post and know...

Allen,
I am saddened to read your post and know you lost your wonderful wife Lisa. I wish you and your family all the best in your time of sorrow.
May she Rest in Peace.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-20-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By Bob Martin
Great work on your fairing! I did a similar...

Great work on your fairing!
I did a similar process on mine when I put a new -7 tail on my -6.
You make it look a lot less messey. lol
I did not use carbon fiber but several layers of glass cloth.
I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,629
Posted By Bob Martin
Jerry....you are a lucky Man/Dad. Congrats to...

Jerry....you are a lucky Man/Dad.
Congrats to your Son.
Forum: Propellers 02-11-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,442
Posted By Bob Martin
I have worked with that combo! I have the James...

I have worked with that combo!
I have the James extended cowl for a carb'ed engine with a 2 1/4 inch saber extension. The 74HRT bolted on and when the blade was twisted through it's pitch range it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-10-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,347
Posted By Bob Martin
Steve, You said fuel ingection line... I am...

Steve,
You said fuel ingection line...
I am guessing it was close the spider....and maybe rubbing on the engine split line? Only area where I can think a line would be close enough to rub.
Give us a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,728
Posted By Bob Martin
Sounds like a great idea.....have to steal this...

Sounds like a great idea.....have to steal this idea!! SMILE
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