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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,315
Posted By Robin8er
Get a good torque wrench. One that come with a...

Get a good torque wrench. One that come with a certificate stating it's been tested and what the values were.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Robin8er
Genuine car parts are actually kind of hard to...

Genuine car parts are actually kind of hard to find. Its a big problem with amazon and ebay. Be careful.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,699
Posted By Robin8er
I think you are going to find a hard time finding...

I think you are going to find a hard time finding a CFI with a tailwheel endorsement. They exist, but not at a normal pilot factory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-15-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,014
Posted By Robin8er
I have the same issue with #4 running hot, I also...

I have the same issue with #4 running hot, I also had lower than optimal oil temps. I blocked off about 1/3 on the oil cooler and this did help bring the oil temp up a few degrees and also lower the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,074
Posted By Robin8er
They usually don't get paid alot and depending on...

They usually don't get paid alot and depending on the airport, work very hard. Nothing wrong with leaving a tip on the fuel cap when you call for fuel in my opinion.

I also tip the driver when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
Posted By Robin8er
My non engineer reviewed opinion is to simply...

My non engineer reviewed opinion is to simply drill another hole in the mounting bracket about an inch to the left of the mis drilled holes and install two more nut plates. Not the most elegant...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,464
Posted By Robin8er
I assume they did not mention how many seats?

I assume they did not mention how many seats?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-22-2021, 03:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By Robin8er
I have those same amazon chairs, they work great...

I have those same amazon chairs, they work great and are comfortable to sit in. They stow very easily in either baggage compartment.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,925
Posted By Robin8er
Drill/deburr a scrap piece of mild steel the same...

Drill/deburr a scrap piece of mild steel the same diameter as the hole for the counter sink.

Clamp that underneath the aluminum and make the holes line up. The mild steel will serve as a guide for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By Robin8er
Fun fact, being a CFI is not required to be a...

Fun fact, being a CFI is not required to be a dpe. They are not providing any instruction during a practical test. And they are not being compensated to fly. I don't think the loda thing has anything...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Robin8er
I filled my stall horn holes with fiber glass on...

I filled my stall horn holes with fiber glass on the inside, then filled the holes with micro balloons. So far so good, can't even tell it's there
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,213
Posted By Robin8er
The drawings from vans are very good. It's not at...

The drawings from vans are very good. It's not at all complicated. A carbureted Lycoming is about as complicated as a 1950's car engine. Electronic fuel injection/electronic ignition makes things a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-05-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,762
Posted By Robin8er
350 feet sounds reasonable for a light plane from...

350 feet sounds reasonable for a light plane from the point the wheels touch the ground to a stop. It's a delicate balance of braking without nosing over.

Looking at my home airport, from the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-22-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,242
Posted By Robin8er
I've used it in cars, it glows significantly...

I've used it in cars, it glows significantly brighter than just oil by itself.
Forum: California 06-04-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,813
Posted By Robin8er
Palm springs is prohibitively expensive to park....

Palm springs is prohibitively expensive to park. You have to pay at the FBO. 5 days would be a few hundred dollars.

Bermuda dunes is MUCH more friendly and has rentals cars at the airport.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By Robin8er
Looks like proseal and possibly bits if aluminum...

Looks like proseal and possibly bits if aluminum from the build. Keep sumping until it's clean before each flight. It will take a while to get it all out. I might even consider unscewing the drain...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Robin8er
I had a starter break once and hand proped with...

I had a starter break once and hand proped with no problem. Having a tailwheel and the propeller on the correct position, tail tied down and wheel chocks. No problem.

A few safety measures and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,823
Posted By Robin8er
Looks like old proseal to me.

Looks like old proseal to me.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-15-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,495
Posted By Robin8er
I would tear it apart and send the part out for...

I would tear it apart and send the part out for inspection. That inspection will let you know what to do next. Its either mostly trash, or you can rebuild it and have a quality engine. You can also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-15-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Robin8er
Just a small wedge under the aileron. Not...

Just a small wedge under the aileron. Not noticeable unless you purposely look under the wing. Just a sanded down piece of wood. The model airplane aileron would work well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-14-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By Robin8er
I have a small tab under one of my ailerons, as...

I have a small tab under one of my ailerons, as do others.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,400
Posted By Robin8er
There's advantages to a 172. I have alot of...

There's advantages to a 172. I have alot of time/memories in 172's.

1) engine cooling is generally never an issue
2) the wing makes a fantastic sun shade for outdoor events.
3) you can fit 3 people...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,219
Posted By Robin8er
If you are talking about AN fittings, those do...

If you are talking about AN fittings, those do not get any sort of sealant...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,174
Posted By Robin8er
It isn't preferred, but depending on how good...

It isn't preferred, but depending on how good your baffling is, timing, how aggressive you climb will all effect your CHT. It will be a bigger problem in the summer and when the plane is heavier.

...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-14-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,174
Posted By Robin8er
Try a higher speed climb. Try 120 knots, that...

Try a higher speed climb. Try 120 knots, that helps significantly with mine.

Outside air temp plays a big roll too. If OAT is 60 degrees or less, I have no issues. If it's warm out, I have to pay...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,276
Posted By Robin8er
I usually ride my motorcycle to go fly my RV. In...

I usually ride my motorcycle to go fly my RV. In fact, most of the times I ride, its to go fly. I'm on my third bike and I regret selling the previous 2 bikes I had.

It's about a 25 minute drive to...
Forum: Propellers 04-11-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By Robin8er
I purchased a wood prop with the intent of...

I purchased a wood prop with the intent of upgrading later. Been flying for 2 years and I've been very happy with my prop. No plans of upgrading anytime soon. If its outside, just keep it covered and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,922
Posted By Robin8er
Post I love that the rv 15 and 16 comment was very...

I love that the rv 15 and 16 comment was very casual. They should have added a 17 just for fun :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-10-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By Robin8er
I think you'd want the fan to suck air out, not...

I think you'd want the fan to suck air out, not blow air in. With that said, I do typically open my oil door to let the heat out. It's hot where I live and I try to avoid vapor lock. Luckily haven't...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-28-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,571
Posted By Robin8er
Unless you plan to fly sustained inverted...

Unless you plan to fly sustained inverted aerobatics, I wouldn't disseminate just because of a carb. Of course, that is coming from someone that flies with a carb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,878
Posted By Robin8er
I mix a little in my shaving cream. Makes it...

I mix a little in my shaving cream. Makes it smell good.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 994
Posted By Robin8er
You as the builder are certifying that you...

You as the builder are certifying that you believe it is safe to operate.

It would be a huge liability to the FAA if they were certifying your aircraft as airworthy. If they did that, then they...
Forum: RV-4 03-17-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,626
Posted By Robin8er
Could be cooling for the fuel pump/mags.

Could be cooling for the fuel pump/mags.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Robin8er
If it gives you a signed certificate then you...

If it gives you a signed certificate then you should only have to do the flight portion.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By Robin8er
You don't actually log 25 hours, you log the...

You don't actually log 25 hours, you log the night landings. Then when it comes time to take the ATP checkride, you count the landings towards the hour requirement. It's not a loop hole and every...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-07-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,109
Posted By Robin8er
Cost for inspection

If I disassemble an O-320 and sends the case, cam, crank and cylinders out for inspection what does it approximately cost for inspection? Just trying to get a ball park estimate.

Thanks,

Robby
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,982
Posted By Robin8er
I agree with the above statement. Build the plane...

I agree with the above statement. Build the plane you want.

I built an 8 because I wanted an 8. At this point the 8 is considered an "old" kit. It's still a phenomenal kit that is better than most...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-21-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,256
Posted By Robin8er
I just trimmed it. I fit it to the bulkheads...

I just trimmed it. I fit it to the bulkheads first, then took everything apart. I attached only the rear bulk head to the spinner and mark it with a sharpie and cut it carefully. So far so good. The...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By Robin8er
I think everyone starts out the same way. I...

I think everyone starts out the same way. I remember looking at Vans for years trying to figure out how to make it happen. Once the stars lined up I started building. Plane has been flying for 2...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-18-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,700
Posted By Robin8er
My 8 does that sometimes. Its the canopy, I just...

My 8 does that sometimes. Its the canopy, I just push it shut and make sure the latch is tight and that helps. It seems to only do it when its cold.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,044
Posted By Robin8er
Is it a municipal airport? You could talk to the...

Is it a municipal airport? You could talk to the city about it and possibly see about bringing it up at a meeting.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,579
Posted By Robin8er
Don't set deadlines, you are just going to get...

Don't set deadlines, you are just going to get frustrated and not enjoy the build.

I would just build as much as you feel like for the day. When you get tired, call it a day and go do something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By Robin8er
Wing walk paint would work well. Just prep the...

Wing walk paint would work well. Just prep the surface and put a couple coats on. Takes a few days to cure.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,952
Posted By Robin8er
So I don't want to hijack this thread. I built my...

So I don't want to hijack this thread. I built my RV in Hawaii and was a mess when it came time to go to the airport and get an airworthiness certificate. Philip and I have exchanged a few PM's...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,710
Posted By Robin8er
3-6 years for a motivated average first time...

3-6 years for a motivated average first time builder. I built mine in 3.5 years working a full time job.
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,279
Posted By Robin8er
The same amount of work will start to go faster...

The same amount of work will start to go faster as you get more experience. So in other words, if you built the tail again you'd probably build it twice as fast. The wings are probably twice as much...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,622
Posted By Robin8er
Or releasing the rv-15 :)

Or releasing the rv-15 :)
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-06-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,490
Posted By Robin8er
Here is a simple technique: Take your current...

Here is a simple technique:

Take your current altitude and subtract the altitude to loose and divide by 500 fpm. That is how many minutes out you should start decending.

Example: cruising at 9500...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-06-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,532
Posted By Robin8er
One of my regrets is not finishing the inside...

One of my regrets is not finishing the inside before I riveted it on. I didn't know any better.

Felt works and looks good. You can also sand and fill it like the outside and just paint it for a nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,690
Posted By Robin8er
You could pay for a CFI to take a rapid covid...

You could pay for a CFI to take a rapid covid test, then fly right after they have their test results. I don't think that's unreasonable as long as you pay for it.
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,270
Posted By Robin8er
You'll need deburring tools for the skins (file...

You'll need deburring tools for the skins (file and scotch brite works fine, just a little more work). You'll also need a tools for deburring the holes.

You a need a drill and drill bits.

Clecos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Robin8er
When you order a kit it will contain parts for...

When you order a kit it will contain parts for all the up to date service bulletins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,431
Posted By Robin8er
What did you reject them during pre buy for? That...

What did you reject them during pre buy for? That might answer the question of buying experimental vs. certified.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,381
Posted By Robin8er
After you do all the stuff gasman mentioned and...

After you do all the stuff gasman mentioned and you are certain that all other variables have been eliminated, you can put a trim tab on the aileron. Not a big deal.

hopefully other 9 owners chime...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,381
Posted By Robin8er
https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-diagnose-and-fix-a-heavy-wing/

Lightly squeeze the light wing aileron. Pretty amazing how much it helps. Just do a little at a time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,291
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats! Best feeling ever is flying a plane you...

Congrats! Best feeling ever is flying a plane you built!
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-26-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,254
Posted By Robin8er
Im working on my condition inspectionand had the...

Im working on my condition inspectionand had the same problem. The tanks aren't too bad to remove. You likely have a small leak. The dye will tell you where the leak is once you pull the tank.

I...
Forum: RV-10 11-15-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,152
Posted By Robin8er
Welcome. Lots on info on Vans website. Short...

Welcome. Lots on info on Vans website.

Short answer is it depends. Fast is 4 years. Slow is 10+. Average is probably 5-8 years. Quick build will shave 2ish years off the build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats!:)

Congrats!:)
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-22-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,044
Posted By Robin8er
Tail low wheel landing is my preference.

Tail low wheel landing is my preference.
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-15-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,393
Posted By Robin8er
If you remove all the screws the floor boards...

If you remove all the screws the floor boards come out semi easily. Its not much fun, its alot of screws. I just did it for my condition inspection. Electric screwdriver is pretty much mandatory.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-05-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,073
Posted By Robin8er
Congrats, looks like the engine and airplane are...

Congrats, looks like the engine and airplane are happy campers.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,453
Posted By Robin8er
Rivet aren't perfect, the plans just pick the...

Rivet aren't perfect, the plans just pick the most correct rivet. You can have some minor deviation from "perfect". There is an article on here somewhere about setting rivets. If i recall correctly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,849
Posted By Robin8er
+1 for streamlight. I have 2 and used them for...

+1 for streamlight. I have 2 and used them for several years, never had an issue.

I did find a $1 pen light in the auto section at Walmart was was very impressed with it. It is aluminum and seems to...
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