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Forum: Electrical Systems 12-01-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,198
Posted By Robski
I would expect a starter to pull more than 100A...

I would expect a starter to pull more than 100A turning a warm engine on a comfortable day.
A cold engine on a cold day will likely be 200 to 300+ amps to initially get the engine moving (the point...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robski
Not the amount the bad one is warped! The other 3...

Not the amount the bad one is warped! The other 3 possibly but then the recess in the retainer for the flange on the tube becomes uneven depth and not pulling the tube up square!


I am aware of that...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-26-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,058
Posted By Robski
From memory my Dynon D120 shows -99 when there is...

From memory my Dynon D120 shows -99 when there is a probe/sensor failure OR a loose connection although I can't remember whether that was for EGT or CHT or both. You might want to check or replace...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-25-2020, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robski
Hi Mahlon. I know what you mean but the pipe...

Hi Mahlon.

I know what you mean but the pipe flanges do match the grooves in the mounting flanges. On the more straight ones all is pretty well flush. With the really warped one the original...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robski
Lycoming service table of limits and torque value...

Lycoming service table of limits and torque value recommendations page 1-34 ref 906.

I know what you mean - the exhaust listing is a bit light but then again it is a minimum figure.

I will go with...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,058
Posted By Robski
Assuming your engine installation used to run...

Assuming your engine installation used to run with acceptable temperatures I would be tempted to look at the inlet tract for that cylinder - it looks like it could have an air leak.

Did you use new...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-23-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,540
Posted By Robski
Inlet flange torque

A real quick and easy one this one:

Does anybody know the torque figure for the inlet flanges on a Lycoming 0-320-E2D?

I can find that exhaust flange torque is listed as 40 inch pounds minimum but...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-11-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,097
Posted By Robski
What he said. I just went and did the maths...

What he said.
I just went and did the maths myself as I thought I was going mad.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By Robski
It will be staying at 7:1 as the authorities over...

It will be staying at 7:1 as the authorities over here won't allow it upping to 8.5:1. The SI 1267D says use the thick wall pin for all O-320 versions when the cylinders are changed as a set which I...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-02-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,498
Posted By Robski
Millennium Cylinder piston pins

Hi all. I have a Lycoming O-320-E2D in my RV-6 and it's time for new cylinders. Probably going to go with Superior Millennium cylinders but they don't come with piston pins.

I think the Lycoming...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-04-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,949
Posted By Robski
That and the fact the pre-made thermocouples...

That and the fact the pre-made thermocouples harness is cheaper than making it yourself!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,949
Posted By Robski
When it comes to avionics why do people presume...

When it comes to avionics why do people presume to know better than the manufacturer?

If it says use twisted pair then just use it and save brain-power and brownie-points for when there are real...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-08-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,417
Posted By Robski
On my plane (which I didn't build) I just...

On my plane (which I didn't build) I just disconnected the chains, removed the nut, pulled out the bolt and out slid the spring.
I have to say it was all VERY well greased, and got a good dose of the...
Forum: Propellers 01-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Robski
Thanks for the feedback, chaps. In the light of...

Thanks for the feedback, chaps.

In the light of Bill's advice I will have to measure my cowling / spinner gap and decide accordingly, but my feeling is the gap is just about adequate and closing it...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-08-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 47,295
Posted By Robski
Quick update. The 20 year old K&N in my RV-6 was...

Quick update.

The 20 year old K&N in my RV-6 was 18 1/2" round. I think that has shrunk around 2 inches from the 20+" of the new one!

I now think the bottom plate on the K&N in my FAB is meant to...
Forum: Propellers 01-07-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Robski
Sensenich C2372 Spinner

I am considering changing out my 25 year old Wooden Warnke prop for a metal Sensenich. Pretty well decided on the prop itself (4"extension, 7/16" bolts, 79" pitch) but wondering about the spinner.

I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-29-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 47,295
Posted By Robski
I think I have the same issue with the K&N in my...

I think I have the same issue with the K&N in my O-320 powered RV6.

I bought the plane as a flying beastie about 10 years ago with what I believe is probably its original filter.

Not having...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 02:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 21,517
Posted By Robski
[QUOTE=mbauer;1155131]... as well as keeping up...

[QUOTE=mbauer;1155131]... as well as keeping up with the airplane./QUOTE]
Agreed!

I was 'current' when I bought my RV6 and had 7-8 hours differences training but after learning in and flying a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2017, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,735
Posted By Robski
Fluorescent tubes do flicker. That's why the...

Fluorescent tubes do flicker.
That's why the lights in an engineering shop should be of the correct type to stop lathes and mills looking stationary when they are really going full chat!

The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,842
Posted By Robski
Just created one out of a couple of bits of...

Just created one out of a couple of bits of 0.040" aly, rivetted together. Thick enough to be strong/rigid - thin enough to work and not crack along the folds.
Used brass screws and aly nylocs to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-11-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 71,232
Posted By Robski
Can you explain what's wrong with it? I'm pretty...

Can you explain what's wrong with it?

I'm pretty sure I can see what's wrong (skin damage etc) but a full rundown from those in the know would be instructive!

I wonder if the guy even knew that he...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2016, 09:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,400
Posted By Robski
Isn't a structural cover plate a contradiction in...

Isn't a structural cover plate a contradiction in terms?

Good luck with the inspection and repairs, Dimitri.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,786
Posted By Robski
Never drilled through, or nailed through...

Never drilled through, or nailed through myself.

As for slicing fingers, hands, knees etc; lost track!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-26-2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,065
Posted By Robski
Not just shielded; you need a decent quality and...

Not just shielded; you need a decent quality and quantity of copper in the cable too.

We have a cheapy conspicuity gadget in the UK that receives ADS-B, detects Mode C, and RX/TXs a low powered...
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-18-2016, 08:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,368
Posted By Robski
Since this thread ran down I've bought and...

Since this thread ran down I've bought and rebuilt an O-320 E2D for my RV-6.

Bought a used accessory case, push rod and LH mag gear. Already had the nearly-new Lycoming fuel pump from my outgoing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,024
Posted By Robski
I think it is luck of the draw. 6 slider vertical...

I think it is luck of the draw.
6 slider vertical brace on mine was so magnetic the SIRS compass only moved 30 degrees either side of N!

Removed compass. Removed brace from airframe. Bought an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-26-2016, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,715
Posted By Robski
R mag: top plugs R side, bottom plugs L side. L...

R mag: top plugs R side, bottom plugs L side.
L mag: top plugs L side, bottom plugs R side.

Standard Lycoming practice, AFAIK.

A question for Figs: injected or carburetted engine?

My money is on a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-24-2016, 11:10 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 77,675
Posted By Robski
I had / have an ND alternator on my RV-6. It was...

I had / have an ND alternator on my RV-6.

It was basically an automotive internally regulated one but with an aircraft company label on it.

After attending an aircraft wiring course I contacted the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-16-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 38,682
Posted By Robski
N8RV. Did you ever sort the radio noise issue? I...

N8RV.
Did you ever sort the radio noise issue?
I have the same problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2016, 01:47 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 123,703
Posted By Robski
Beautiful rivetting. :cool: But shouldn't they...

Beautiful rivetting. :cool:

But shouldn't they be painted? :confused:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 24,309
Posted By Robski
Man, you are waaaay braver than I am! When my...

Man, you are waaaay braver than I am!

When my engine's plugs were oily with I pulled the cylinders. Once the cases were open I found a dying camshaft, so that was that anyway!

I hope yours is just...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-18-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,350
Posted By Robski
What he said! Bought my RV-6 built and flying in...

What he said!

Bought my RV-6 built and flying in 2008 but with no plans.
For each registered project Van's will sell one additional set at a knockdown price. The idea is that later in the build one...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-11-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,557
Posted By Robski
Old topic, I know, but my supplier in the UK is...

Old topic, I know, but my supplier in the UK is experiencing longer lead times on ECI kit than he has come to expect.

Annoying, as I specifically want some ECI pistons for my Lycoming O-320 to go...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-08-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,117
Posted By Robski
Hi Ron. Just wondering how the secondhand Dynon...

Hi Ron.

Just wondering how the secondhand Dynon has worked out.
Just got a used EMS 120 less sensors etc myself for my RV-6 :D and considering how best to go about fitting it.
I'm wondering whether...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 399,170
Posted By Robski
Well stop it, then! :D Use the tailwheel /...

Well stop it, then! :D

Use the tailwheel / spring, either in your mitt (I do) or via a tow bar!
The spring is designed to take the weight of the aircraft, in side loads as well as vertical...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-07-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 399,170
Posted By Robski
Good afternoon from the UK. Just checked the...

Good afternoon from the UK.

Just checked the RV6.
Built 1994. Not changed significantly since.
600 hours.
O-320.
Warnke wooden prop.
Operated of every kind of surface.
No aeros to speak of.
No...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-04-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 399,170
Posted By Robski
All of us (except maybe one) hope that's not...

All of us (except maybe one) hope that's not permanent.

As for Van's response to the issues - try getting any on-going support from many other kit suppliers, let alone for discontinued models (RV6)....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2010, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,661
Posted By Robski
It's good to know I'm not alone in this.;) My RV6...

It's good to know I'm not alone in this.;)
My RV6 compass always wants to point north. If you point the aircraft south it will tend to read about 50 degrees off north - E or W, depending on which way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 12,381
Posted By Robski
I'll apologise in advance for writing this as I...

I'll apologise in advance for writing this as I read through the thread!



And I have a degree in geography not that it helps much with business software development. I'd just like to say that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By Robski
My -6 has the same arrangement, except there's...

My -6 has the same arrangement, except there's one on either side.
Forum: Propellers 06-03-2009, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By Robski
Forgot to mention I'm not in the US - I'm in...

Forgot to mention I'm not in the US - I'm in England.

Thanks for all the information.

I suppose the first thing is to carefully sand the paint off the tips of the prop and look at the state of the...
Forum: Propellers 06-01-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,629
Posted By Robski
What do I need to consider when ordering a prop?

Hi all,

I'll be honest and up front: I don't want to have to read loads of other threads as I'm in a hurry so I'll ask all the questions here and hope to be told "the answer".

Picture the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-26-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,061
Posted By Robski
EEEEK! I tightened my new ones with what turns...

EEEEK!

I tightened my new ones with what turns out to be the locknut! Seemed to work though as both the bottom half of the cap and the locknut turned at the same time and rate!

I will have to check...
Forum: Steam Gauges 03-14-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,057
Posted By Robski
G'day all, Interesting to read that so many...

G'day all,

Interesting to read that so many people are building with just glass, no 'steam' backups at all!

Here in the UK (where we regularly get accused of being behind the times) it is a legal...
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