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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Robb
Aircraft Magneto Service is awesome. Use them...

Aircraft Magneto Service is awesome. Use them exclusively
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By Robb
I cannot see what the actual mag drop is on my...

I cannot see what the actual mag drop is on my 540 when doing a run up on my GRT display. I do know its rougher that my standard Slick mag. I did a simple in flight mag check and it is indeed rougher...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-02-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,040
Posted By Robb
What is the OHM rating on the old style coils?

What is the OHM rating on the old style coils?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-02-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
All set for now thanks to Laars help programming...

All set for now thanks to Laars help programming the GRT screens. I think its time for an upgrade on the EFIS.The new GRT screens are a lot better than my old displays
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,177
Posted By Robb
I think for me its best to have a LARGE personal...

I think for me its best to have a LARGE personal umbrella covering my plane. Better to have them go after insurance rather than assets in my case. Been through a few large lawsuits in my lifetime and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the help you guys are awesome

Thanks for the help you guys are awesome
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
I will probably see If I can find a local shop to...

I will probably see If I can find a local shop to look at it. If not I am not sure how i will get it to Sacramento. Maybe I can find a guy that can travel and look at it
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
Ill dig into it this weekend. It has to be a...

Ill dig into it this weekend. It has to be a setting on my GRT units. It was working fine before my annual. I see that on flight aware I no longer am broadcasting altitude anymore since I had...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
I am a little confused. Is there a dedicated...

I am a little confused. Is there a dedicated device that broadcast the pressure altitude?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-26-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
Thanks so much for the information Bob. I will...

Thanks so much for the information Bob. I will check everything today and see if I can figure it out. I cant stand broken air planes. Ill let you know if I get it going. Really appreciate the help
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
My transponder is a Garmin 327.

My transponder is a Garmin 327.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-25-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By Robb
No pressure altitude in my F1

I no longer have a pressure altitude reading on my transponder and Garmin 430. I am not an avionics specialist so I am at a loss. I have dual GRT Horizon displays and may have configured a setting...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-15-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
Installed the new mag after having it rebuilt....

Installed the new mag after having it rebuilt. Set the timing to 20 BTDC as listed and it works perfectly. Not sure how it even ran where it was. I guess Ill never know but its fixed now. Must have...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-14-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
Well I received the rebuilt mag and installed it...

Well I received the rebuilt mag and installed it today. Set the timing to 20 degrees after using a dunce cap to make sure the starter ring was correct and it was. Long story short it fired up great...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-02-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
I will post on what we finally figure out whats...

I will post on what we finally figure out whats wrong and I get the mag back from the 500 hr service. Still dont have a definitive answer. Hopefully it will help the next guy that has an issue.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-23-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Robb
I have two separate electrical busses but will...

I have two separate electrical busses but will probably just use a standard mag for safety reasons. Still trying to see how my mag timing could be so far retarded ?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Robb
Surefly looks like a nice way to go Ill look into...

Surefly looks like a nice way to go Ill look into it
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-22-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By Robb
Ignition Decision

I have an IO540D4A5 engine that is having issues with the Slick Magneto. I have to decide which way to go. I also have the older Lightspeed that is functioning fine. The current Slick is a 6351 with...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-21-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
My engine data plate shows 20 degrees listed on it

My engine data plate shows 20 degrees listed on it
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-20-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
I am going to get in contact with Lycoming and...

I am going to get in contact with Lycoming and Slick and see if they have any input. I agree I may not need an impulsed coupling mag on this engine. Not sure why they originally installed it but will...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
We checked the impulse mag when setting timing.

We checked the impulse mag when setting timing.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
checked the flywheel it is correct. Maybe the...

checked the flywheel it is correct. Maybe the impulse portion was stuck retarded? Crazy scenario and I have had multiple very experienced guys look at it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Robb
I need to look into this as well since I an...

I need to look into this as well since I an having issues with my left mag right now and have the same set up as you on my F1
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-19-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Robb
Slick 6351 Magneto Mystery

I have a really strange issue with a new to me IO540-D4A5 engine. It has a lightspeed on the right and a slick on the left. When we did the first conditional inspection it appeared to be timed at 20...
Forum: Rocket 02-16-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Robb
F1 Engine Mounts

Anyone have the 4 engine motor mount numbers handy? My lowers are starting to sag
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,354
Posted By Robb
My F1 is $3375 with $175K hull. 1200 hrs all...

My F1 is $3375 with $175K hull. 1200 hrs all tailwheel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-24-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,216
Posted By Robb
The plenum on my 7 restricted the airflow to the...

The plenum on my 7 restricted the airflow to the oil cooler and was not an easy fix to modify it. Was way too close to the cylinder head. Poor design in my opinion but great build quality
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-12-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By Robb
I first flew with General Yeager in 2003 when I...

I first flew with General Yeager in 2003 when I owned 50% of the Husky you see him with. He was the first guy I flew as a passenger when I was a student pilot. Lots of great memories and I was lucky...
Forum: Rocket 12-03-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 255,875
Posted By Robb
Flew it 50 hrs so far this year and only 5 hrs in...

Flew it 50 hrs so far this year and only 5 hrs in my Husky. You can guess which one I am having the most fun in!. The F1 is an awesome plane to fly and the speed plus performance is unbelievable. I...
Forum: Rocket 12-02-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 255,875
Posted By Robb
N232WT

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=5312&stc=1&d=1606921109
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,952
Posted By Robb
The EVO wing really shines at high altitudes....

The EVO wing really shines at high altitudes. They are an unbelievable airplane design
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,952
Posted By Robb
Get a F1 Rocket everyday is 200 Kts!!

Get a F1 Rocket everyday is 200 Kts!!
Forum: California 10-06-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,308
Posted By Robb
I have a sheet metal shop in Grass Valley you can...

I have a sheet metal shop in Grass Valley you can use a brake if needed
Forum: Rocket 10-04-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,254
Posted By Robb
I will shop around this year. I had 100 hrs in an...

I will shop around this year. I had 100 hrs in an RV 7 and 1200 in my Husky all tailwheel time with no claims. I heard 50% of Harmon Rockets have experienced prop strikes. I know of one that had two...
Forum: Rocket 10-04-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By Robb
I looked up the N number it was Marv Beins...

I looked up the N number it was Marv Beins Harmon. I almost bought it a year ago or so. Nice guy he must have passed away. Too bad
Forum: Rocket 10-02-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By Robb
Did you buy it from Texas?

Did you buy it from Texas?
Forum: Rocket 10-02-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,254
Posted By Robb
Mine was 5600 since I was new to the Rocket at...

Mine was 5600 since I was new to the Rocket at 180K hull value. Hopefully it will go down after building time in it. Also with Ladd
Forum: Rocket 08-11-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,031
Posted By Robb
Just the look was enough for me !!!!!

Just the look was enough for me !!!!!
Forum: Rocket 08-10-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,292
Posted By Robb
f1 photos little river

https://vansairforce.com/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=1075&stc=1&d=1597108804


First try posting pictures
Forum: Rocket 07-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,995
Posted By Robb
Nice job seats look a lot like mine

Nice job seats look a lot like mine
Forum: Rocket 06-28-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By Robb
Thats a lot of HP

Thats a lot of HP
Forum: ADS-B 06-27-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,530
Posted By Robb
mine had the error as well I am going to lower it...

mine had the error as well I am going to lower it as well
Forum: Safety 06-22-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,650
Posted By Robb
What a needless accident if true. ALWAYS use the...

What a needless accident if true. ALWAYS use the checklist I dont care what plane an individual if operating. I use mine everytime including landing. Seems I miss the fuel pump on switch the most
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-20-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 251,065
Posted By Robb
I love my F1 EVO. I bet Vans could sell a lot of...

I love my F1 EVO. I bet Vans could sell a lot of them if they wanted to. Awesome airplane and lands easier than my 200 hp 7 did. Flat gets it on especially at altitude
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,530
Posted By Robb
I never realized how the "sniffing" worked until...

I never realized how the "sniffing" worked until I went to start it up. Mine was a real bitch of an install since my F1 has a ton of avionics in it. I learned how to install Garmin pins and how to...
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,530
Posted By Robb
I have the Echo with a 430 and 327. I am going to...

I have the Echo with a 430 and 327. I am going to do a test flight today. I also had to dial the transponder down to get a pressure altitude reading on the App.
It still goes off and on when just...
Forum: ADS-B 06-15-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the info its not in the manual that I...

Thanks for the info its not in the manual that I could find anywhere
Forum: ADS-B 06-14-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By Robb
My flight today does not show pressure altitude....

My flight today does not show pressure altitude. I believer the 327 is where it gets the info. I need to re check the configuration
Forum: Safety 06-13-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,944
Posted By Robb
Thats why I sold my tip up and went to a slider....

Thats why I sold my tip up and went to a slider. Pros and cons for both but i just feel a little safer now.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,064
Posted By Robb
I just cant get used to ear plugs or I would use...

I just cant get used to ear plugs or I would use them. I have 4 sets of Bose A20's and they work great for me. I did try Zulu 3's in my Husky and I sent them back as they were so bad I could barely...
Forum: ADS-B 06-13-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By Robb
I think you are correct. I do have GDL 50 i can...

I think you are correct. I do have GDL 50 i can use for Bluetooth
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By Robb
Next time I will wait to do any avionics upgrades...

Next time I will wait to do any avionics upgrades and find someone that works on experimentals. I think I have it ready to do a test flight this weekend to make sure. I still need to tie in my two...
Forum: ADS-B 06-12-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,485
Posted By Robb
Uavionix Echo and Garmin 796

Can the Echo broadcast ADSB to a Garmin 796? I am in the process of installing one with a Garmin 430 WAAS. I am receiving ADSB from the 430 to the Echo and will do a test flight tomorrow. Just...
Forum: ADS-B 05-19-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By Robb
Thanks Bob I bet you are correct the baud rate...

Thanks Bob I bet you are correct the baud rate will be an issue. It looks like I am going to have to start digging in. I wish Stein would have ran extra wires as well. My panel is stuffed tight with...
Forum: ADS-B 05-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By Robb
Thanks for the help guys. It appears that the one...

Thanks for the help guys. It appears that the one of the 430 RS 232 outputs is already being used. Pin 56 on the 430 is being shared with a wire that was feeding a 396 cable that I am not going to be...
Forum: ADS-B 05-18-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By Robb
I have access on my F1 when I remove the cowl to...

I have access on my F1 when I remove the cowl to get to the rear of the avionics its just the 430 is buried with wiring everywhere. I can easily get to the 327. Is there any disadvantage to using it...
Forum: ADS-B 05-18-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,928
Posted By Robb
UAvionix Echo

I am finally getting around to installing the system. I have a Garmin 430 WAAS
a Garmin 327 and two older GRT Horizon EFIS displays. I understand I need to get to the back of the 430 which is going...
Forum: RV-4 05-14-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,918
Posted By Robb
Master the three point first them work on the...

Master the three point first them work on the wheel landings. keep in mind the tailwheel planted gives you directional control. In a wheel landing you are most vulnerable when the tailwheel is not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,464
Posted By Robb
Still $390.00 on the good old left coast

Still $390.00 on the good old left coast
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-29-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,315
Posted By Robb
The only time I have ever seen moisture in the...

The only time I have ever seen moisture in the filler neck is when the oil temperature was very low on a flight before I added an oil shutter. Seems to me if the oil temp is hot enough and the flight...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,857
Posted By Robb
I had the same situation in my F1 this year. Its...

I had the same situation in my F1 this year. Its difficult to maintain directional control when it castors and I only had a 10 knot crosswind component. I replaced the pin and went through the entire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,877
Posted By Robb
I actually asked our airport manager out here in...

I actually asked our airport manager out here in No California and he is encouraging pilots to fly. I am going out tomorrow
Forum: Safety 03-12-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,683
Posted By Robb
I slip my F1 to the stops with full flaps and no...

I slip my F1 to the stops with full flaps and no issues
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By Robb
I am using the Echo on my F1 its only around...

I am using the Echo on my F1 its only around $900.00 from GRT and its ADSB in as well and will Bluetooth to my GRT and 796. I already had a 430W so its easy and a lot less cash
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