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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-29-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks for the links

This was a great deal! Thanks
Spruce only offered a 5% discount on the books.
Shipping was only 6.00 too.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-17-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,768
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
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, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,768
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, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 913
Posted By Bob Martin
Tire Pressure

I run 45 to 50....
Had flats with low pressures
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-15-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
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, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Bob Martin
ACS sells a Lycoming grey...

ACS sells a Lycoming grey...
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-03-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
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, 05:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,634
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 707
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,539
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, 03:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,163
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,839
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, 03:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,229
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,229
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,908
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, 08:02 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,077
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By Bob Martin
See you later this week.

See you later this week.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-25-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,077
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, 06:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,077
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, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,639
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, 07:38 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,077
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, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,568
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, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,723
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,085
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,085
Posted By Bob Martin
Looks awesome Allan!!!

Looks awesome Allan!!!
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
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, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,347
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,127
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,643
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, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,410
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, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,886
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats for sure, well done. Looks like a...

Congrats for sure, well done.
Looks like a ROCKET!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Martin
Thanks Tim.. Good info and link.

Thanks Tim..
Good info and link.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-03-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Martin
Tim, Can you share the paint and primer info and...

Tim, Can you share the paint and primer info and the process?
Getting ready to have Allen install the sealed bearings and might be a good idea to spruce up 25 yr old wheels while they are apart. TIA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,862
Posted By Bob Martin
yes...love my James cowling...

yes...love my James cowling...
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-11-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bob Martin
I replaced the original tail on my RV6. Obviously...

I replaced the original tail on my RV6.
Obviously used the new 7 tail with a 8 rudder.
With the old VS I needed a wedge on the rudder.
I installed the new VS straight with 8 rudder and .......no need...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-05-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bob Martin
Hartzel

Hartzel has a hub for the composite prop that works with the James Cowling.
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,882
Posted By Bob Martin
1700 for me! for all the above reasons.

1700 for me! for all the above reasons.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-15-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,279
Posted By Bob Martin
I attended a Living Well seminar some years...

I attended a Living Well seminar some years ago.
The Tipping issue was addressed. If you tip and give it another thought after you leave, you didn't give enough.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By Bob Martin
Congrats........beautiful plane, well...

Congrats........beautiful plane, well equiped........Enjoy
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-14-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,016
Posted By Bob Martin
Bill, Great pictures and write up... Link to blog...

Bill,
Great pictures and write up...
Link to blog was helpful....lots of good flying adventures!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 02:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,360
Posted By Bob Martin
Mockingbird, I have read your posts and read the...

Mockingbird,
I have read your posts and read the older thread you pointed to.
I have the same engine in my -6 and have chased low pressure reading and dealt with too lean issues that were corrected...
Forum: RV-3 10-02-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,368
Posted By Bob Martin
Remember that float or capacitance senders...

Remember that float or capacitance senders measures what is ACTUALLY in the tank. Fuel Flow transducers (red cube) calculate what is suposed to be in the tank.....very different in real world...
Forum: RV-10 10-02-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By Bob Martin
Plus one for the Dielectric Grease....kind of...

Plus one for the Dielectric Grease....kind of what it is designed for.
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,069
Posted By Bob Martin
How about the weights made in rubber patches like...

How about the weights made in rubber patches like the manufactures use. It would take some time to assemble and balance and then take apart to install the weight and reassemble and check again, but...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-27-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,150
Posted By Bob Martin
I have JPI system, not Dynon, but a reference....

I have JPI system, not Dynon, but a reference.
1200 hours on original probs.

FYI...hangar mate installed a new JPI some years ago....not long after, he had a probe fail "high"....JPI replaced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-27-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,890
Posted By Bob Martin
I have installed 2 James extended cowls and...

I have installed 2 James extended cowls and plenums on 20 year old, carb'd 360's on RV-6's. The cowling was very good quality! The plenum sucked and I had to virtually cut it up and make a custom...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-27-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By Bob Martin
I would overhaul my known working carb or buy...

I would overhaul my known working carb or buy new.
I have seen a carb with an issue be OH'd and come back with same issues.
FYI...mine is 25 yrs old and still working fine.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-26-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Bob Martin
remove tank

remove tank
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Bob Martin
Good info......... I know one builder flyer it...

Good info.........
I know one builder flyer it will help for sure!
Thanks for documenting and posting....
Forum: ADS-B 05-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,875
Posted By Bob Martin
Control head?

Is a control head required???
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,481
Posted By Bob Martin
awesome work.......

awesome work.......
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By Bob Martin
WOW Congrats on a first of many! Thanks for...

WOW
Congrats on a first of many!
Thanks for sharing the video too.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-02-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bob Martin
+1 for Krytox

+1 for Krytox
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