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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Bob Martin
Ditto.........

Ditto.........
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-24-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By Bob Martin
I have installed 2 sets of Vans PR pants and...

I have installed 2 sets of Vans PR pants and glass leg fairings with intersection fairings on older RV6's. The Plans are good and the parts are nice. I would recommend. The upgrade picked up 20...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-23-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By Bob Martin
Nice looking Airplane! Fair Price too! Liking...

Nice looking Airplane!
Fair Price too!
Liking that Panel design.
Best of luck with your sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Bob Martin
Ed, No expert here....... But MP is a measurement...

Ed,
No expert here.......
But MP is a measurement of intake suction or pressure.
So a fluctuation might be a leak. or intermittent leak.
Intake leaks affect engine performance/show up more at lower...
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-17-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bob Martin
D, What you want is the -8 VS and Rudder. The HS...

D,
What you want is the -8 VS and Rudder.

The HS is narrower on the -8...
The -7 tail comes with the bigger rudder now. But is the correct size HS.

I did this to my -6...and found an older -7...
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,222
Posted By Bob Martin
See the entire article in Post 5 of this thread.

See the entire article in Post 5 of this thread.
Forum: RV-10 05-09-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,222
Posted By Bob Martin
Bob, I agree with you! Luckily I learned about...

Bob,
I agree with you!
Luckily I learned about the TAS/VNE, here from others.
But how many new buyers never learn.
I do understand it is the pilots responsibility to understand his aircraft, but this...
Forum: The RV Grin 05-09-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Bob Martin
Branden, Congrats on the ppl and the new RV6. You...

Branden,
Congrats on the ppl and the new RV6.
You will love it.
Looks like a well cared for -6 as well.
Enjoy!!!
Forum: The RV Grin 05-06-2022, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats on the RV4. 2 RV6's at Louisa...LKU Once...

Congrats on the RV4.
2 RV6's at Louisa...LKU
Once you start flying away from the nest!
Forum: RV-10 05-04-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bob Martin
Storch, Years ago when I was working on climb...

Storch, Years ago when I was working on climb temps like you. I had a conversation with Alex Dominic the RV transition pilot who does lots of hot heavy takeoffs. He sold Louvers on his website and...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bob Martin
Do you have a CARB.....or FI. Either way....are...

Do you have a CARB.....or FI.
Either way....are you rich enough in the climb phase?
Extra fuel is used for cooling in the climb so if your system is lean....
You could be hot.
Forum: Autopilots 04-22-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Bob Martin
Look for PTT wire routed along side Alt AP servo...

Look for PTT wire routed along side Alt AP servo wires........
Seems when you key the mic it lets pulses transfer to the AP servo wire..
Help me!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bob Martin
Check this link to future schedules......lots of...

Check this link to future schedules......lots of offerings.

https://aea.net/training/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bob Martin
Great ......... I booked the Drury.......115 a...

Great .........
I booked the Drury.......115 a night and includes meals and drinks.
Gladly help with the car expenses for shuttling.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-17-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By Bob Martin
Avionics Installation for Experimental Aircraft Course--May 11-13 2022

Just registered for the class.......
May 11, 12, 13........
Looking forward to learning more than I know.
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Bob Martin
Are you sure you need more air....or more fuel?

Are you sure you need more air....or more fuel?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Bob Martin
Very good thing to know! Thanks for posting!

Very good thing to know!
Thanks for posting!
Forum: Reviews 01-24-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 586
Posted By Bob Martin
Agree 100% Just ordered and received a couple...

Agree 100%
Just ordered and received a couple items from them...
Have many of Allen's creations!
Forum: Painting your RV 12-21-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bob Martin
wow....big difference......I like it

wow....big difference......I like it
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-21-2021, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Bob Martin
leaks

Ditto what Ralph said.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Bob Martin
I tried it from the samples they handed out at...

I tried it from the samples they handed out at SNF.
Didn't care for it.
Seemed similar to Mouse Milk.
I normally like to disassemble and use Nickle paste and work the joints.
Just my 2 cents
Forum: Safety 12-13-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks for posting this... Lost a friend to this...

Thanks for posting this...
Lost a friend to this very thing.
The video does a good job explaining things.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 24,157
Posted By Bob Martin
picture from 2016 after new paint

picture from 2016 after new paint
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-17-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,323
Posted By Bob Martin
Mother in Law

Doug,
Prays for your family!
Sorry for your loss.
You were lucky....I could never get anyone from that generation close to getting in my plane.
RIP Edna Becker
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Mel....I reread it....with that in mind!...

Thanks Mel....I reread it....with that in mind! Makes perfect sense now.
FYI ACS always trys to help if there is a problem, they send me shipping labels. The processing cart items is a new one for...
Forum: RV-3 11-02-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bob Martin
Paul, Yes I responded .......I didn't know the -3...

Paul, Yes I responded .......I didn't know the -3 had a different dynamic. Tks.
On the dampers....I had trouble getting the wood with glass wrap to fit under the standard fairing, so I pondered the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-02-2021, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,229
Posted By Bob Martin
over 350?

Why was there freight on a purchase of over 350?
Thought it was free shipping....
I try to collect items to save shipping....which is what I sure they want too.
Forum: RV-3 11-02-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By Bob Martin
Tire Pressure

I run 45 to 50....
Had flats with low pressures
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By Bob Martin
From looking at the first picture....it appears...

From looking at the first picture....it appears there could be a side loading of the mounting bracket, which would explain the crack. Some brackets in that position are u shaped with a long through...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-04-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By Bob Martin
Mil spec

I have done 2 James Cowl upgrades on RV-6's....we have put a few hundred hours on them....both with full Mil Spec fasteners all around. Love them...install per instructions.....no issues removing or...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-03-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,775
Posted By Bob Martin
ACS sells a Lycoming grey...

ACS sells a Lycoming grey...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-03-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By Bob Martin
Thinking they were Cessna parts. I just sent a...

Thinking they were Cessna parts.
I just sent a vacuum DG from the 80's off to have OH'd.

The company I used is Naylors Instrument Services. 877-374-8160 in Florida
They said 425.00 was normal...
Forum: Interiors 10-02-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,556
Posted By Bob Martin
Pioneer Grips

I have a Pioneer Grip in my plane and love it!
I have installed a second in my hangar mates -6 as well.
Besides the overall great looks....the quality of the switches is way above normal. I love...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-16-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Bob Martin
10-4164 is the one you are looking for ! It is...

10-4164 is the one you are looking for !
It is the richer one.
Given your unknown history and the offer of a trade in....
That is what I would do.
I had/have a 10-3868....added the mooney kit and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-01-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Martin
They are used.......no reason to avoid...

They are used.......no reason to avoid them.
Anti-splat Aero has them!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,401
Posted By Bob Martin
Have you balanced the prop yet...... pretty sure...

Have you balanced the prop yet......
pretty sure you have as WW says to do it ASAP.

When I am faced with similar issues I change things out....do you have access to another prop?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,185
Posted By Bob Martin
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=198443
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, Raising the separator can help...

Bill,
Raising the separator can help too.....
Didn't hear about down and then up....seems it would hold oil then. Can't imagine it makes that much difference. But having the line run downhill to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-20-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,654
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, Good Job! Allen is really an asset to us RV...

Bill,
Good Job!
Allen is really an asset to us RV guys for sure.
I have been using his products for years and really like the vent system.
Try to keep the vent hose from the engine to the separator...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,494
Posted By Bob Martin
Pretty sure the Vans baffeling has the cut out...

Pretty sure the Vans baffeling has the cut out established, with the reinforcement doubler ring.
The first one I did rubbed in the center....so the shaking of the engine was not an issue in the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 13,494
Posted By Bob Martin
You are right to put some thought into it. You...

You are right to put some thought into it.
You have to install the Vans baffling first, then fit the plenum.
Keep it as low as possible.....
The oil cooler will set one side.
The Cylinder the...
Forum: RV-4 08-17-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,200
Posted By Bob Martin
Vince, My hangar mate with a -6 also, just...

Vince,
My hangar mate with a -6 also, just installed one......he loves it and swears his landings are better. He does have to put air in it....and it is not easy being so small a volume....but it...
Forum: RV-4 08-16-2021, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,200
Posted By Bob Martin
Towing

Daddyman...
Looks nice.
How do you pull the -4 into the hangar with no nuts for the tow bar to grab on?
Forum: Propellers 08-03-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,064
Posted By Bob Martin
Cleaning hollow crank behind C/S hub

I raise the tail...
Have some mineral spirits in a spray bottle.
Use many many shop paper towels.
a long straight blade screwdriver.
start poking to lossen the sludge...
use the driver and shop towel...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,378
Posted By Bob Martin
PLEASE update us when you know anything!!! We...

PLEASE update us when you know anything!!! We are waiting. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bob Martin
See you later this week.

See you later this week.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,378
Posted By Bob Martin
Rans

Remember the Rans S-19 was ahead of the RV-12.....
So it could be a colaboration...or just a repeat performance.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-24-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,378
Posted By Bob Martin
RV15

Well here are at the 11th hour.....saturday before the Big Show..
Still no announcement about the RV15.....
Vans admits to working on a new project.
Vans reserves RV15 N numbers....
Maybe Monday?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,970
Posted By Bob Martin
Video

I liked the video....keep up the good work on all fronts.
Education is a wonderful thing!
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-06-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 38,378
Posted By Bob Martin
NEW RV-15

Wondering if Vans will be anouncing the new airplane they are working on at Oshkosh???
Vans admitted in there management restructing announcement that they were in fact working on a new airplane or...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,744
Posted By Bob Martin
Rutan

See Moldless composite aircraft construction video done by Burt Rutan.
This is where it all started, and lots of us learned from it!
Small batches...lots of cups, stir sticks, brushes, etc...
Large...
Forum: Propellers 05-10-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,661
Posted By Bob Martin
"Removed prop looked for crank plug- no plug, but...

"Removed prop looked for crank plug- no plug, but we did not get very much oil that drained out either."

There should not be a plug in the front end of the crank but there SHOULD be a plug about 8...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,559
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: 8,526
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: 8,526
Posted By Bob Martin
Looks awesome Allan!!!

Looks awesome Allan!!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,833
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: 1,833
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: 706
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: 706
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: 4,518
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: 2,340
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: 1,867
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: 2,722
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: 3,395
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats for sure, well done. Looks like a...

Congrats for sure, well done.
Looks like a ROCKET!!
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