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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,970
Posted By rbibb
I?d go with the diode solution over relays....

I?d go with the diode solution over relays. Suspect relay closure very noisy and would potentially create spikes on opening and closing. How much and whether it would cause a problem for the inputs...
Forum: RV-4 09-21-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,811
Posted By rbibb
I’m 6’5” and made some very minor mods to my RV4...

I’m 6’5” and made some very minor mods to my RV4 and find it tight but not uncomfortable.

I’d question the need to move the seat back 4-5”.

I realize that 2 inches in height difference is huge and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,400
Posted By rbibb
Love the concept. I can hear the groans and all...

Love the concept. I can hear the groans and all the arm chair experts telling you it makes no sense, etc. But it puts the experimental back in experimental aviation.

Bravo.

Your point that...
Forum: RV-4 09-09-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,494
Posted By rbibb
IIRC I used nylon clamps around the aluminum line...

IIRC I used nylon clamps around the aluminum line that were pop riveted to the spar web behind the tanks. Maybe every 6" or so. Figured I'd never have to remove it but if I ever did drilling out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,956
Posted By rbibb
I’ve had two. Both small species of undetermined...

I’ve had two. Both small species of undetermined nature as the evidence was pretty much gone save a smattering of blood and feather fragments.

One on an ILS approach into Albany at night. Loud...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,339
Posted By rbibb
Naples, Florida

Looking for recommendations regarding airports, FBOs, etc to fly into in Naples, FL area for long weekend 8/16-8/19/19 Visiting a lady friend and wondering about RV and pocketbook friendly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,963
Posted By rbibb
Smile Lots of plots probably asked the same question...

Lots of plots probably asked the same question about whether they could ever learn to fly. Learning to fly, as in getting to first solo, is fairly straightforward. Having the perseverance to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,292
Posted By rbibb
Back sometime in early 80s I saw a picture of the...

Back sometime in early 80s I saw a picture of the prototype RV4 on the cover of some now defunct aviation magazine on a newsstand in a drug store. Read between the lines there and you can detect...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By rbibb
Yeah... trip to Harbor Freight for $22 impact...

Yeah... trip to Harbor Freight for $22 impact wrench and 20 minutes later problem solved.

Test flew it an hour today and all seems to be holding together ok.
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By rbibb
The pulley isn?t keyed to the shaft, it?s just...

The pulley isn?t keyed to the shaft, it?s just clamped in place by the nut. That was what I originally thought would work. No key, no joy.

Going to try impact wrench...we shall see.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-14-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,664
Posted By rbibb
When I built my RV4 I riveted my wings with them...

When I built my RV4 I riveted my wings with them sitting on saw horses out in the sun. They were plenty warm. When I built new ones years later I opted for my air conditioned basement.

Could...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-14-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,486
Posted By rbibb
Alternator Pulley nut.

Ok I had my Plane Power 60 amp alternator pulley nut come off in flight. The pulley remained but the belt got trashed, etc. the good folks at Hartzell send me a new nut gratis but had no info on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 24,037
Posted By rbibb
I find my bladder endurance is much less than my...

I find my bladder endurance is much less than my fuel capacity so this is rarely an issue. But I've run a tank dry before. Never quite planned on it but was squeezing the last drop o a long leg. ...
Forum: RV-4 10-18-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,632
Posted By rbibb
As one dorky looking dude, I resemble that...

As one dorky looking dude, I resemble that remark. Actually, had I known about that option (or it existed) I may have availed myself of it way back when. Might have avoided a few unwelcome...
Forum: RV-4 10-17-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,632
Posted By rbibb
But it sure looks dorky to me....lol

But it sure looks dorky to me....lol
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,150
Posted By rbibb
Well remember that the FAA can?t do anything...

Well remember that the FAA can?t do anything unless Congress passes the appropriation bill first. Seems I read recently that FAA was just funded for several years just recently so I expect timing...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-17-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,270
Posted By rbibb
Yes I recognized a lot of that airspace. KHWY...

Yes I recognized a lot of that airspace. KHWY was home base for years and used to get my Mooney serviced at Freeway. Filing IFR makes the SFRA a nobrainer but I still long for the old days when you...
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,632
Posted By rbibb
There really ist much you can do without it...

There really ist much you can do without it cascading pretty quickly.

Simplest thing is moving the front seat back a bit. By a bit I’m saying maybe less than an inch. No more. Front seatback rests...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,780
Posted By rbibb
On my -4 I currrently have elevator trim, flaps,...

On my -4 I currrently have elevator trim, flaps, freq flip flop, radio channel memory select, PTT, and Xpndr Ident on my stick. I have the Ray Allen grip so fewer options.

I'm making some changes...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-20-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,308
Posted By rbibb
IN a Mooney I used own (had angle valve IO-360,...

IN a Mooney I used own (had angle valve IO-360, tight cowl, cooling not dissimilar from an RV) I used this technique for hot starts.

1) Throttle Full open
2) Mixture lean to cutoff
3)couple shots of...
Forum: RV-4 09-18-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,835
Posted By rbibb
I lost my canopy in the driveway when I first ran...

I lost my canopy in the driveway when I first ran up the engine. Had t close but not locked and when I ran up the engine the lift opened the canopy and lfted it off in like 2 secconds. Luckily it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By rbibb
Anybody know what alloy is used for making cans? ...

Anybody know what alloy is used for making cans? Expect that has a lot to do with it.
Forum: RV-4 09-17-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By rbibb
I clamped the predrilled skin on the spar caps so...

I clamped the predrilled skin on the spar caps so I could put a mark with a sharpie through the first holer on the spar cap. Then used a square to draw a line on the spar cap to indicate where the...
Forum: RV-4 08-31-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,513
Posted By rbibb
I dont know if a 13 row would fit by I just...

I dont know if a 13 row would fit by I just mounted a 7 row unit on the firewall on the right side. Made a duct to route air to it. Mine is a little unique in that I had a fitting machined that...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,128
Posted By rbibb
Not an RV-8 but I built my RV-4 solo and the only...

Not an RV-8 but I built my RV-4 solo and the only rivets I had help bucking were on the top skin of the tailcone.

Long arms help...
Forum: RV-4 08-23-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,144
Posted By rbibb
If I am not mistaken the brass fitting is for the...

If I am not mistaken the brass fitting is for the engine breather connection....
Forum: RV-4 08-22-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,855
Posted By rbibb
Not necessary but not a bad...

Not necessary but not a bad idea.

Congratulations for getting the best flying two place RV model.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,009
Posted By rbibb
Just saw a guy put on long stripes on a freshly...

Just saw a guy put on long stripes on a freshly painted Zenith and he:

1) Had help as in two person job.

2) taped the decal roughly in place with masking tape.

4) Used secret spray on subtance to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,036
Posted By rbibb
Pro - reduction of the drag coefficient by maybe...

Pro - reduction of the drag coefficient by maybe .001 percent (a WAG not even a SWAG).

Con - less effective comm radiation pattern.

If you want to trade comm effectivity for less drag go with a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-02-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,638
Posted By rbibb
Nice view of the former Mrytle Beach AFB

Nice view of the former Mrytle Beach AFB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,560
Posted By rbibb
This is a much improved design (more like the...

This is a much improved design (more like the RV-8 implementation) that the RV-4 design, IMO.

If I was doing this I would go this route. I did the RV-4 retrofit using the factory modified weldment...
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,403
Posted By rbibb
RV-10 Wing Length

Anybody know the length of an RV-10 wing sans wing tips?

I ned to transport a pair and need to see what the minimum length U Haul trailer I can utilize for the purpose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,627
Posted By rbibb
Costs to manufacture anything goes up each...

Costs to manufacture anything goes up each year.

Consider that the cost of labor is maybe a third, materials I'd guess 10-25%, outside subcontracted processes maybe 10% (or equivalent if done all in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,543
Posted By rbibb
While the pace is picking up I've felt Van has...

While the pace is picking up I've felt Van has not received the recognition proportionate to what his accomplishments merit from the aviation world.

While most of his innovations and contributions...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-17-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,049
Posted By rbibb
It was a fun event. If thy had publicized it...

It was a fun event. If thy had publicized it better they would have run out of tmp space for sure.

The car show was good as well.

The BBQ was superb.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-14-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,049
Posted By rbibb
I'm probably going to make it..... Any lurkers...

I'm probably going to make it.....

Any lurkers in the Fredericksburg area want a ride pm me.

Its an RV-4 so smaller people fit in the back better.

Not 100% are as I've got to get out there and put...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 08-11-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By rbibb
I'm not a CFI but have over 500 hrs RV TW...

I'm not a CFI but have over 500 hrs RV TW experience...

Willing to help.
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-10-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,520
Posted By rbibb
The great thing about this sport, hobby,...

The great thing about this sport, hobby, obsession, or affliction (depending on your personal point of view) is that we enjoy the freedom to, well, experiment should we be so inclined.

I've never...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 18,499
Posted By rbibb
This thread makes me wish Van had never started...

This thread makes me wish Van had never started making the kits easier to build. Then no one would have time for this.
Forum: RV-8/8A 08-01-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,638
Posted By rbibb
This is common. Separation at high angle of...

This is common. Separation at high angle of attack of the aileron. Think "stall burble' but on the actual aileron versus the wing.

Solution: Don't use full aileron. Hardly needed to get a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,523
Posted By rbibb
I had a similar experience. On Monday after...

I had a similar experience. On Monday after landing on RWY27 after the airshow I exited per instructed to the right side of the runway. Was directed to proceed west on the grass taxiway and was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-20-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By rbibb
If it bothered you on the ground imagine it...

If it bothered you on the ground imagine it happening in the air. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,486
Posted By rbibb
Welcome and all that. Go to dinner, etc. But if...

Welcome and all that.
Go to dinner, etc.

But if you want to sit in my RV-4 it will be in HBC.

Call me at 571-379-3290 and/or email at richard dot bibb at me dot com to coordinate time.

I should be...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,258
Posted By rbibb
By G low I meant under the limit. So yes a hard...

By G low I meant under the limit. So yes a hard enough pull or push or whatever to load things up (and increase the drag doing so) is in order.

Its the panic hard pull that grossly over stresses...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,258
Posted By rbibb
Another reaction that should be ingrained if in...

Another reaction that should be ingrained if in an overspeed situation in an RV with a fixed pitch propeller is to chop the throttle.

I've fallen out of some bother maneuvers and ended up nose down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,865
Posted By rbibb
Not defending the lack of communication I can...

Not defending the lack of communication I can offer that small manufacturers often suffer delays of unknown magnitude. Reticence to communicate if often because the best answer they can give is "I...
Forum: RV-4 06-30-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,290
Posted By rbibb
I usually 3 point. Wheel landings work well is...

I usually 3 point.

Wheel landings work well is higher wind situations, just hold it off until the mains just skim.

One hint that I keep reminding myself of but never seem to master (500 hrs in...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,212
Posted By rbibb
One last thing. AS a practical matter I don't...

One last thing. AS a practical matter I don't see how they can prevent you receiving WX and traffic broadcast with this caveat.

Traffic today is triggered when a ADS-B Out equipped place broadcasts...
Forum: GPS 06-29-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 43,212
Posted By rbibb
This is speculation but hey, that's what we do...

This is speculation but hey, that's what we do here!

The FAA offered "free" weather as an incentive to have owners install ADSB. Sort of like the government offering subsidies to individual states...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-06-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 24,310
Posted By rbibb
Best justification is to be able to sit off the...

Best justification is to be able to sit off the alternator in case of a failure mode (regulator, etc) that would allow the voltage to run away. If you have a "crowbar" style over voltage protection...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,746
Posted By rbibb
Do you really need us to tell you the answer? If...

Do you really need us to tell you the answer?

If it helps you justify doing what you know you want to do already alright:

Build the taildragger, its the plane you want.

As George Patton used to...
Forum: RV-4 04-23-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,265
Posted By rbibb
I don't want to start a flame war but for the...

I don't want to start a flame war but for the mission you describe RVs are flown a bit over gross all the time.

Pay attention to the CG but the absolute gross takeoff (and landing) weight for that...
Forum: RV-4 04-23-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,265
Posted By rbibb
6'5, 235. To say I fit fine overstates as the...

6'5, 235.

To say I fit fine overstates as the RV-4 is a plane you wear like a snug fitting jumpsuit not a loose fitting overcoat.

Comments regarding seats are accurate but I've got some basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,948
Posted By rbibb
Taking nothing away from the skill exhibited by...

Taking nothing away from the skill exhibited by both pilots in landing safely I'd say both were lucky in the extreme. An inch or two one way or another and a jammed elevator or departing prop... ...
Forum: ADS-B 04-17-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,091
Posted By rbibb
The latency issue is for targets displayed where...

The latency issue is for targets displayed where their location is determined from ATC Radar (Mode A, C, S) transponder returns. If the Radar only updates, say every 5 seconds (based on radar dish...
Forum: ADS-B 04-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,091
Posted By rbibb
IIRC ATC radar has a 4-8 sec update rate for...

IIRC ATC radar has a 4-8 sec update rate for traffic it is observing via a transponder (MODE C or S). I am not sure what the delay is in receiving the data from the ATC Radar system and...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-14-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,349
Posted By rbibb
Regarding "low time" pilots taking on an...

Regarding "low time" pilots taking on an RV.

IMHO

Its all about the attitude of the pilot and the instructor.

In the 1950s the USAF used T6's as PRIMARY trainers - as in your first solo was in a...
Forum: Autopilots 04-12-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,020
Posted By rbibb
Basically reduction gearing to increase torque,...

Basically reduction gearing to increase torque, stepper drive circuitry.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,604
Posted By rbibb
Concur some sort of support bracket needed. It...

Concur some sort of support bracket needed. It is a critical item IMO as well in that, should it break there is 100% chance of fire. A bracket from the divider mount bolt to the red cube is...
Forum: Safety 04-03-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,305
Posted By rbibb
I'll offer an example based on something that...

I'll offer an example based on something that happened to someone 'close" to me.

Plane crashes on final. Pilot lives and is, luckily uninjured.

Result of "investigation": Pilot Error - ran out of...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-03-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,036
Posted By rbibb
That depends. General rule is: If you want to...

That depends. General rule is:

If you want to keep EMI inside the cable, ground both ends. If you want to keep the EMI outside the cable, ground one end.

So if a signal is small in magnitude...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,723
Posted By rbibb
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByvKmFxu5TeUOHFVT...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByvKmFxu5TeUOHFVTzZXTDhSRWc/view?usp=sharing

The image shows what I think is happening. The higher pressure sets up a vortex flow around the impeller so it "sees" a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,723
Posted By rbibb
That is my operating theory and is based on it...

That is my operating theory and is based on it being the simplest explanation for what is observed.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-20-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,068
Posted By rbibb
That is a phenomenal illusion. Touch that one up...

That is a phenomenal illusion.

Touch that one up and enter it in every photography contest you can.

Win prizes.

Rinse, repeat.
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