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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By bob888
Same here and the shims solved the problem....

Same here and the shims solved the problem. Removed them at next annual when pads had worn a bit.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By bob888
Good suggestions...I have lemo plugs and will...

Good suggestions...I have lemo plugs and will check with regular plugs. Also work through other circuits. Thanks for the input.
Forum: RV-10 03-16-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By bob888
Radio static...alternator?

I have static in both radios that goes away when I turn off the alternator. It is a Plane Power internally regulated alternator. The static is not the typical whine of a failed diode. I ran a...
Forum: RV-10 03-10-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By bob888
Aeroquip hose question

The hose from the fuel servo to the flow divider on my engine is over 10 years old. It has a tag showing Aeroquip HAE 4Q02 (a bunchof other codes are on it as well). Does that code mean anything to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-03-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By bob888
Alternator static

I am having intermittent static in the radios that goes away when I switch off the alternator (Plane Power internally regulated). This is not the 'whine' typical of a bad diode but a harsh static...
Forum: RV-10 02-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,430
Posted By bob888
My up elevator is within spec at 26 degrees, but...

My up elevator is within spec at 26 degrees, but it does not hit the stop with the stick full back. Can anyone tell me where in the documentation from Vans there are instructions for adjusting the...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By bob888
Spark Plug Question

I have been using the recommended UREM37HE plug with my electroair ignition and also a UREM 37BY with the magneto on the other side. Both these plugs have the projected "BY" style electrode. I...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By bob888
Retard magneto

I have a Slick mag with retard breaker that I took off the engine to put in an Electroair on one side. Now my regular magneto has about 500 hr and due for overhaul. The question is, can I replace it...
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By bob888
Are these teflon lines?

Are these teflon lines?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-19-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,412
Posted By bob888
Absolutely yes to AOA

Absolutely yes to AOA
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2021, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,369
Posted By bob888
Just a counterpoint to the above...I have the...

Just a counterpoint to the above...I have the standard cowl with no louvers or cowl flaps. I'm in the California central valley where it gets really hot in summer and have never had a problem with...
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By bob888
Paint bubble over fuel tank rivet

That's pretty much it...I noticed this bubble about 1/2 inch diameter over a rivet on the top of my fuel tank. Doesn't seem to be getting bigger. Any suggestions; perhaps doing nothing?
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bob888
Thanks Bob

Thanks Bob
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By bob888
Prop guard

Does anyone have experience with the Prop Guard product sold by McFarlane? It is a plastic strip attached to the leading edge of the prop to protect against abrasion.
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bob888
Rigging ailerons

When ailerons are in neutral position, should trailing edges align with flap trailing edges when flap is in trail (0 deg) or in reflex (-3 deg)?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,806
Posted By bob888
Has anyone got Electroair on one side and Pmag on...

Has anyone got Electroair on one side and Pmag on the other?
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,573
Posted By bob888
Sorry...that's 54 gph.

Sorry...that's 54 gph.
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,573
Posted By bob888
Well here's another idea... I removed and checked...

Well here's another idea... I removed and checked the filter from the tunnel for the first two condition inspections and found it pristine but a pain to access as others have noted. In addition, I...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By bob888
Exhaust residue on belly

What is a good cleaning product or home brew solution for this?
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By bob888
I have the leakguard tubes with 90 deg stems....

I have the leakguard tubes with 90 deg stems. Bought from Desser tire. They need air about every 3 to 4 months.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,790
Posted By bob888
Not Marco. Matco.

Not Marco. Matco.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,790
Posted By bob888
In response to Keith re master cylinders: Vans...

In response to Keith re master cylinders: Vans provides Marco master cylinders MC4 which are fine to use with Marco brake upgrade. Donít know about Beringer.
Forum: RV-10 11-24-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By bob888
Flaps zero vs reflex

Does anyone have data on performance differences between flaps zero and -3 degrees...esp takeoff performance? I can't subjectively appreciate any difference and it would be simpler to use just 3 flap...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,790
Posted By bob888
Stock brakes are fine. Spend extra $$$ on...

Stock brakes are fine. Spend extra $$$ on something else.
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By bob888
Mixing oil types

A friend sold his plane and had a case of Aeroshell W100 left over, which he gave to me. I am using Phillips XC 20/50. Is there any compatibility issue with the oil types? I would like to use the...
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,091
Posted By bob888
More on flaps

I have wondered why we bother with 'flaps zero = in trail'; I have not been able to discern any significant difference in the way plane handles or speed whether flaps are in reflex = -3 deg or in...
Forum: RV-10 07-21-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By bob888
Winching

I recently installed a winch in my hangar to pull the plane up the hill and into the hangar (to save my back and my wallet). I have been connecting the winch cable to the tail tiedown ring but I...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By bob888
G3X Software Update Problem

Apparently v. 8.7 had an issue with GTX 23/23ES transponders. This is fixed and a new update, v. 8.71 is available. Here is the email I got from the g3xperts today:

Please use this link to download...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By bob888
ForeFlight Attitude Indicator

Can G3X AHRS drive the ForeFlight display? If so, how to implement...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By bob888
Based on what I see on the spark plug tester,...

Based on what I see on the spark plug tester, i.e. sparking up in the barrel of the failed plugs, I suspect the problem is with the funky spark plug terminations and my inability to get the little...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By bob888
Spark plug problem

I have the electroair ignition on one side and am having premature spark plug failure (<100 hr on several plugs). When I test these on a regular spark plug tester, they seem to spark just fine but I...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,406
Posted By bob888
Mine is on the inboard inspection panel of L...

Mine is on the inboard inspection panel of L wing. Installed after wing attach with no problem. Works great...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By bob888
Thanks for feedback. My problem must be with the...

Thanks for feedback. My problem must be with the wire termination and those stick in springs...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By bob888
Electroair spark plugs

For those with an Electroair ignition using the Tempest UREM37HE...are you having short plug life due to internal shorting in the plug barrel? When my plugs fail, usually in less than 100 hr, I can...
Forum: RV-10 02-19-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,508
Posted By bob888
Why not use tail tie down ring instead of steps?

Why not use tail tie down ring instead of steps?
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,508
Posted By bob888
Tug?

Any suggestions on a tug for the RV10? I'm getting a little tired of struggling up the slope in front of my hangar.
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,508
Posted By bob888
How much $$$?

How much $$$?
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,027
Posted By bob888
I ended up making a couple of shims with .025...

I ended up making a couple of shims with .025 aluminum and inserted them between the caliper parts. Problem solved for the most part. I expect to take them out at some point when the pads wear down...
Forum: RV-10 02-05-2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,027
Posted By bob888
Response to Plummit...Yes on both mains. Response...

Response to Plummit...Yes on both mains. Response to others, not related to non-existent parking brake and I don't think a pedal problem. Thanks for your feedback guys.
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,027
Posted By bob888
Brakes dragging

I recently relined the brakes. I bled the system and had the caliper pistons pushed all the way in. All seemed OK and actually braking well BUT it seems harder to push back into the hangar and when I...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By bob888
Thanks guys

Thanks guys
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By bob888
Approach speed

I am looking for advice on optimal approach speed when flying a precision (LPV or ILS) approach to a somewhat short runway. Usually not a problem with ILS as these runways seem to be generally longer...
Forum: RV-10 12-17-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By bob888
Door struts

I am ordering new door struts and having reviewed prior posts on the topic, it seems that people have recommended Barnsbach as the source. The issue confusing me is that there have been different...
Forum: RV-10 11-22-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By bob888
Hartzell Propeller Lubrication Fittings

Anyone know how to get the lubrication fittings A-279 & C-6349 called out in the Hartzell service letter HC-SL-61-354?
Forum: RV-10 11-21-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,539
Posted By bob888
Does this change the grounding scheme for the...

Does this change the grounding scheme for the wingtip nav/strobes as well?
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,411
Posted By bob888
To answer Bob Turner, fuel flow was kept constant...

To answer Bob Turner, fuel flow was kept constant with mixture; this was all done LOP.
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,411
Posted By bob888
Cruise RPM

At a constant %power/constant fuel flow I get higher TAS at higher RPM, which seems counterintuitive. For example, at 10,000 ft and 60% power/11 gph my TAS is 172 kt at 2200 RPM and 175 kt at 2500...
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,762
Posted By bob888
Love to post photo...but can?t figure out how to...

Love to post photo...but can?t figure out how to do it
Forum: RV-10 09-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,762
Posted By bob888
Keeps spitting down to 5.5 qt. I generally keep...

Keeps spitting down to 5.5 qt. I generally keep it above 6.
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,762
Posted By bob888
High oil consumption

Oil consumption has been rising and I have what may be scoring in cylinders. There are vertical black lines seen by borescope on the cylinder walls. Could they account for increased oil consumption?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,272
Posted By bob888
Carefully check any and all connectors in the...

Carefully check any and all connectors in the circuit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,468
Posted By bob888
FCH to SNA John WAYNE for a wedding and a day at...

FCH to SNA John WAYNE for a wedding and a day at Huntington Beach
Forum: RV-10 08-22-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By bob888
I just use food wrap film AKA Saran Wrap to...

I just use food wrap film AKA Saran Wrap to protect paint
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By bob888
I flew at 3300 hours

I flew at 3300 hours
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,172
Posted By bob888
I have same setup as Mike S. Always worried about...

I have same setup as Mike S. Always worried about a slip causing major damage if jacking under wing.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,772
Posted By bob888
Value depends on quality of workmanship and...

Value depends on quality of workmanship and condition of tanks...would never make an offer sight unseen.
Forum: RV-10 07-31-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,677
Posted By bob888
I assume you have the Lycoming IO540...I also had...

I assume you have the Lycoming IO540...I also had a hot start problem initially. I finally realized that the normal procedure for cold engine caused flooding with raw fuel running down into the...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By bob888
Fuel flow transducer (red cube) problem

My previously reliable FT-60 red cube fuel flow transducer has apparently failed with readings bouncing all over but generally on the very high side. I can't see a problem with the wiring and wonder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,153
Posted By bob888
Where is this magnificent Mon evening to be held?...

Where is this magnificent Mon evening to be held? I can?t find a listing for Gallagher tent on the AirVenture app.
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By bob888
VP-X Disconnect Problem

I have a Vertical Power unit with a G3X system. Recently there have been random disconnects of the AHRS unit. I can reset it on screen using the VP-X page and then OK for the rest of the flight....
Forum: RV-10 06-26-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,182
Posted By bob888
I plan to be there (+1). Bob Crooks

I plan to be there (+1).
Bob Crooks
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,261
Posted By bob888
No Louvers & no cowlflaps. I fly in San Joaquin...

No Louvers & no cowlflaps. I fly in San Joaquin valley CA with CHTs all well below 400 even in climb with OAT >100 F. Standard Vans construction with VERY careful attention to sealing all possible...
Forum: RV-10 05-16-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By bob888
After reading all the above and checking accuracy...

After reading all the above and checking accuracy of my voltmeter (within .2 of test instrument), I did what I should have done first. A review of the Odyssey spec sheet showed ideal charging voltage...
Forum: RV-10 05-12-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By bob888
High voltage

My charging voltage shows 14.9 - 15.1 volts in cruise flight. I have the standard Vans 60 amp internally regulated PLane Power alternator. I guess the question is whether this is a problem or not....
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