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Forum: Safety 05-16-2022, 10:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,743
Posted By Robin8er
Thank you for sharing this. This type of post...

Thank you for sharing this. This type of post could possibly save a life somewhere.
Forum: ADS-B 05-16-2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Robin8er
What's the opposition to the tail beacon? As long...

What's the opposition to the tail beacon? As long as you don't plan to fly outside the US it works fine. I have the nav light version on my wingtip and haven't had any problems, I know plenty of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Robin8er
How hot is it actually getting? Mine will rise...

How hot is it actually getting?

Mine will rise to about 230 on a hot day with a long climb, but will stabilize around there. I don’t worry about it at that temp. Usually about the time it starts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Robin8er
Iím guessing you are trying to ship it to...

Iím guessing you are trying to ship it to Australia? Does Matson ship to Australia? If they do, they can arrange for a truck to drop off a shipping container in Idaho and you can pack it up there.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-06-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Robin8er
PM Sent :)

PM Sent :)
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By Robin8er
Although I’m guilty of buying harbor freight...

Although I’m guilty of buying harbor freight tools on occasion, they don’t touch my plane . Get a decent torque wrench.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,373
Posted By Robin8er
The pull rivet dies should work fine. I've used...

The pull rivet dies should work fine. I've used mine plenty of times.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-31-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By Robin8er
I'm not a mechanic, but I use permatex thread...

I'm not a mechanic, but I use permatex thread sealant from the local auto store. Works great for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2022, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
Posted By Robin8er
Look for corrosion and completeness of the kit....

Look for corrosion and completeness of the kit. Rv 4 parts can take along time to get from vans and can be expensive. If it's been stored in reasonable conditions then there is a good chance it's...
Forum: RV-4 02-12-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Robin8er
I had a small leak similar to that. I was able to...

I had a small leak similar to that. I was able to get away with using a wire wheel on a drill and scotch Brite pads to get the metal perfectly clean, then apply some proseal to the outside. So far so...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By Robin8er
Try a freight company such as Old Dominion. FedEx...

Try a freight company such as Old Dominion. FedEx and UPS do not like shipping large freight.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,333
Posted By Robin8er
Get a good torque wrench. One that come with a...

Get a good torque wrench. One that come with a certificate stating it's been tested and what the values were.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By Robin8er
Genuine car parts are actually kind of hard to...

Genuine car parts are actually kind of hard to find. Its a big problem with amazon and ebay. Be careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,934
Posted By Robin8er
I think you are going to find a hard time finding...

I think you are going to find a hard time finding a CFI with a tailwheel endorsement. They exist, but not at a normal pilot factory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Robin8er
I have the same issue with #4 running hot, I also...

I have the same issue with #4 running hot, I also had lower than optimal oil temps. I blocked off about 1/3 on the oil cooler and this did help bring the oil temp up a few degrees and also lower the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,320
Posted By Robin8er
They usually don't get paid alot and depending on...

They usually don't get paid alot and depending on the airport, work very hard. Nothing wrong with leaving a tip on the fuel cap when you call for fuel in my opinion.

I also tip the driver when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By Robin8er
My non engineer reviewed opinion is to simply...

My non engineer reviewed opinion is to simply drill another hole in the mounting bracket about an inch to the left of the mis drilled holes and install two more nut plates. Not the most elegant...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,220
Posted By Robin8er
I assume they did not mention how many seats?

I assume they did not mention how many seats?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Robin8er
I have those same amazon chairs, they work great...

I have those same amazon chairs, they work great and are comfortable to sit in. They stow very easily in either baggage compartment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,911
Posted By Robin8er
Drill/deburr a scrap piece of mild steel the same...

Drill/deburr a scrap piece of mild steel the same diameter as the hole for the counter sink.

Clamp that underneath the aluminum and make the holes line up. The mild steel will serve as a guide for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,160
Posted By Robin8er
Fun fact, being a CFI is not required to be a...

Fun fact, being a CFI is not required to be a dpe. They are not providing any instruction during a practical test. And they are not being compensated to fly. I don't think the loda thing has anything...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By Robin8er
I filled my stall horn holes with fiber glass on...

I filled my stall horn holes with fiber glass on the inside, then filled the holes with micro balloons. So far so good, can't even tell it's there
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,013
Posted By Robin8er
The drawings from vans are very good. It's not at...

The drawings from vans are very good. It's not at all complicated. A carbureted Lycoming is about as complicated as a 1950's car engine. Electronic fuel injection/electronic ignition makes things a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,379
Posted By Robin8er
350 feet sounds reasonable for a light plane from...

350 feet sounds reasonable for a light plane from the point the wheels touch the ground to a stop. It's a delicate balance of braking without nosing over.

Looking at my home airport, from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,796
Posted By Robin8er
I've used it in cars, it glows significantly...

I've used it in cars, it glows significantly brighter than just oil by itself.
Forum: California 06-04-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By Robin8er
Palm springs is prohibitively expensive to park....

Palm springs is prohibitively expensive to park. You have to pay at the FBO. 5 days would be a few hundred dollars.

Bermuda dunes is MUCH more friendly and has rentals cars at the airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,521
Posted By Robin8er
Looks like proseal and possibly bits if aluminum...

Looks like proseal and possibly bits if aluminum from the build. Keep sumping until it's clean before each flight. It will take a while to get it all out. I might even consider unscewing the drain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,754
Posted By Robin8er
I had a starter break once and hand proped with...

I had a starter break once and hand proped with no problem. Having a tailwheel and the propeller on the correct position, tail tied down and wheel chocks. No problem.

A few safety measures and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By Robin8er
Looks like old proseal to me.

Looks like old proseal to me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,957
Posted By Robin8er
I would tear it apart and send the part out for...

I would tear it apart and send the part out for inspection. That inspection will let you know what to do next. Its either mostly trash, or you can rebuild it and have a quality engine. You can also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robin8er
Just a small wedge under the aileron. Not...

Just a small wedge under the aileron. Not noticeable unless you purposely look under the wing. Just a sanded down piece of wood. The model airplane aileron would work well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By Robin8er
I have a small tab under one of my ailerons, as...

I have a small tab under one of my ailerons, as do others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 02:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,212
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: 16
Views: 1,687
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: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,732
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: 6,732
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: 4,142
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: 1,872
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: 5,597
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: 2,372
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: 3,019
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: 10,669
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: 1,199
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: 1,839
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: 955
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: 1,909
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: 1,285
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: 4,667
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: 1,465
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: 1,693
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: 4,422
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: 4,420
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: 2,998
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: 1,049
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: 14,505
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: 4,390
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: 4,873
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: 2,907
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: 7,412
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: 1,775
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: 3,109
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: 2,625
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: 1,845
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: 11,709
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.
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