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Forum: My RV Build Project 09-16-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Spars near done

Spars are ready to disassemble for debur, etch, alodine and prime. Then I'll get the 2lb hammer going:cool:

https://i.postimg.cc/w7PCN1N4/20200916-194805.jpg (https://postimg.cc/w7PCN1N4)
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-03-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Prepping the spars for the big cut. trimming 7.5"...

Prepping the spars for the big cut. trimming 7.5" from each side
https://i.postimg.cc/LYmSZhx6/20200903-212459.jpg (https://postimg.cc/LYmSZhx6)
Forum: My RV Build Project 09-01-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Just purchased a complete airframe (4 Kits), this...

Just purchased a complete airframe (4 Kits), this will definately motivate things! Gong to sell off what I dont need and get busy on the wings.

https://i.postimg.cc/hQ0hGngT/20200901-141114.jpg...
Forum: Propellers 05-11-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By PropMan
I second using Saber Mfg. Buy a new Extension and...

I second using Saber Mfg. Buy a new Extension and bolts. Treat them as consumables, especially if you dont know the history personally. Frank
Forum: RV-4 04-19-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,877
Posted By PropMan
I saw one years ago (1995 or so) at DWH, dont...

I saw one years ago (1995 or so) at DWH, dont know what every happened to it
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By PropMan
I store 93 mogas with ethanol in 5 gallon cans ,...

I store 93 mogas with ethanol in 5 gallon cans , sealed is best for you don't want the exposure to air, this prevents oxidation and the gas will keep for months. Rotate your supply every few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,698
Posted By PropMan
Plexus has Always worked for...

Plexus has Always worked for me.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/plexus.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,163
Posted By PropMan
Its going to take more than one plane to fill...

Its going to take more than one plane to fill your needs. Build one and buy the other
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
I want a higher Vne. Going to clip the wings HR2...

I want a higher Vne. Going to clip the wings HR2 style, increase the fuel capacity, and 200+ HP O360. Plus i will still have room for a back seat if later i want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
Lance , looks like you saved weight in the glass...

Lance , looks like you saved weight in the glass area. I had looked at the wing tips and planned on shaving a few inches off them also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
Yes, I did this on my -6

Yes, I did this on my -6
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
I think fastners in general is a place where...

I think fastners in general is a place where weight can be trimmed, in some cases it may just be grams. But if you count grams the pounds will add up
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
Ha, yes indeed . I've been working on that too. ...

Ha, yes indeed . I've been working on that too. Back down to 170lbs and a few more to go.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By PropMan
Weight savings ideas!

While starting this new build I'm planning on shaving as much weight off without compromising safety.
It would be great to have others input on what you did to keep your plane light.
My RV6 was...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-16-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Smokey, Close to that but the seat will be a bit...

Smokey,

Close to that but the seat will be a bit further forward than you example. More like this drawing
https://i.postimg.cc/9XpnV0xq/RV4ss.jpg (https://postimg.cc/rzDJNV28)
Forum: Propellers 12-13-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By PropMan
Exactly right! But remember, not all wood props...

Exactly right! But remember, not all wood props are created equally. Torque will vary with the density of the wood type and thickness. The multi-laminate can be torqued at a much higher value than...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-11-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Rudder and Vertical Stab done except for paint....

Rudder and Vertical Stab done except for paint. Wing kit on order from Vans, 6-12 month wait. guess once i finish the Empennage i'll have time to make a couple props for it (-:
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Vince, Sorry. I ment what i want is a single...

Vince, Sorry. I ment what i want is a single seat. The F4 is Awesome and i think is a great alternative to the -4, but my mission is a single seat, light as possible(850lbs ew), built on a -4...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
Will do Mark, I'll give you a call after the...

Will do Mark, I'll give you a call after the first and plan on flying down for a visit. Thanks
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-04-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
I would if it were a two seater (-:

I would if it were a two seater (-:
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-03-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By PropMan
RV4 SS Frank-Texas

I've begun work on RV4 sn3738
Plans were purchased somrtime back in 1993, then I built and flew a -6.
This one wil be a Single seater tho. I've always liked the Harmon Rocket 1 and 3 so here I am....
Forum: RV-4 11-21-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 305,482
Posted By PropMan
Vertical Stab complete and rudder almost done,...

Vertical Stab complete and rudder almost done, its a real life exploded view at the moment :)

https://i.postimg.cc/jwmqMDtz/20191121-133631.jpg (https://postimg.cc/jwmqMDtz)
Forum: Propellers 11-21-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By PropMan
[QUOTE=FinnFlyer;1387694]Thanks for all the data...

[QUOTE=FinnFlyer;1387694]Thanks for all the data Frank.

I forgot to ask, or missed, what grit sandpaper do you use to get rid of the old varnish?

Do not want it to take forever but also don't want...
Forum: Propellers 11-20-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By PropMan
Sorry, No links for this. Maybe one day soon I'll...

Sorry, No links for this. Maybe one day soon I'll do a couple YouTube vids for folks.

Basically, I sand down to carefully remove the old finish and no wood, static balance then start reapplying...
Forum: Propellers 11-17-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By PropMan
Spar varnish will work, but, it takes a while to...

Spar varnish will work, but, it takes a while to dry( some brands take days), its soft and not durable as other products, just dosen't have a nice looking gloss to it. Yeah, I'm being picky. And,...
Forum: Propellers 11-16-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,928
Posted By PropMan
Give me a call Monday and I'll be happy to walk...

Give me a call Monday and I'll be happy to walk you through the steps and tell you what tools you will need.
713-417-2519

Edit: please don't use spar varnish
Forum: RV-4 11-13-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,239
Posted By PropMan
I'm not local but i do refinish and repair Wood...

I'm not local but i do refinish and repair Wood props. Give me a call. 713-417-2519
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By PropMan
Odds are the prop hub has shrunk , (just enough...

Odds are the prop hub has shrunk , (just enough to have the holes out of alignment with the crush plate and bulkheads) This is usually the 4 holes that do not line up with the blades. ream them out...
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By PropMan
Thanks for pointing that out, just saw the option...

Thanks for pointing that out, just saw the option on the order form. I do plan on doing the assembly myself, to hopefully build light as possible. and do the 7.5" shortning as in the HR2 wing,with...
Forum: RV-4 10-29-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By PropMan
-4 Wing kit question

Anyone here recently purchased a 4 wing kit? I'm wanting to know if the spar is built or needs assembly?Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By PropMan
Give Bill Clapp a call at Azalea Aviation, I...

Give Bill Clapp a call at Azalea Aviation, I have purchased a couple for RV4s that I have made props for. He apparently has Van's old tooling for the 12" spinners.
Forum: RV-4 10-16-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,230
Posted By PropMan
Propman's RV4 Fastback SN3738

Yes, I purchased Plans way back when Van just sold plans, so I have sn 3738.
After several years of not having my -6, and missing it terribly.
The decision was made last weekend, after camping next...
Forum: Propellers 09-25-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By PropMan
Give Sam at http://www.sabermfg.com/ a call. buy...

Give Sam at http://www.sabermfg.com/ a call. buy a set of drive lugs for the 7/16" bolts(preferred over the 3/8 anyhow). press out old lugs, press in new ones. Situation all good.
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By PropMan
Yes, but the plate can be drilled for 4.75 bolt...

Yes, but the plate can be drilled for 4.75 bolt pattern between the 4.375 that it has. I've done a couple of their 12" spinner kits so far, for customer props. One an RV4 and other a French Stampe....
Forum: Propellers 06-20-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By PropMan
Try Azalia Aviation, they have a 12" spinner kit...

Try Azalia Aviation, they have a 12" spinner kit avaliable.http://www.azaleaaviation.com/
Forum: Propellers 05-14-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By PropMan
Try Azalia Aviation, they have a 12" spinner kit...

Try Azalia Aviation, they have a 12" spinner kit avaliable.http://www.azaleaaviation.com/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By PropMan
Refinishing

Anyone wanting to refinish their own Wood Prop is welcome to call me and i will walk you thru the process i use.
713.417.2519
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-31-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 519,414
Posted By PropMan
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/Frankrv6/R...

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/Frankrv6/RV6%20at%20Lake.jpg (http://s992.photobucket.com/user/Frankrv6/media/RV6%20at%20Lake.jpg.html)
Well I have 2 favorites. First one sitting at home and...
Forum: RV-4 03-10-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,992
Posted By PropMan
Here ya...

Here ya go!
http://performancepropellersusa.com/Gallery/RV-6%203-Blade%20Frank%20Johnson3-med.jpg
Forum: Texas (North) 11-26-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,698
Posted By PropMan
Rudy, Give Aaron Dabney a call. He is based at...

Rudy,
Give Aaron Dabney a call. He is based at KACT. He gives instruction in a J3 and many other types.
His contact, http://www.masterthetailwheel.com/contact
Forum: Propellers 07-21-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,581
Posted By PropMan
In my opinion 10" of pitch change should have...

In my opinion 10" of pitch change should have yielded some difference in performance, Static RPM, WOT, something. When making that big of a change the propeller looses quite a bit of surface area, in...
Forum: Propellers 07-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,250
Posted By PropMan
phase 1

I believe a prop change requires Phase 1 for 5 hours. Check with a DAR, he should have you answers.

And , Yes the Sensenich is heavier. around 15-20lbs
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-31-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,265
Posted By PropMan
You may not need a new prop. Depending on the...

You may not need a new prop. Depending on the current Warnke prop you have. It may just need an adjustment. Give me a call and I will be happy to help.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 75,757
Posted By PropMan
Making a pass

http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/Frankrv6/Frank_Plane_Nov.png (http://s992.photobucket.com/user/Frankrv6/media/Frank_Plane_Nov.png.html)
Forum: Propellers 02-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,622
Posted By PropMan
Not Airworthy!

Russ,
I have a 2 blade like yours made by Bernie Warnke. Mine is on a shelf! I'm not sure how many were produced, but from what I understand they were for VW auto conversions. Like others have said,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-03-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 328,647
Posted By PropMan
Edit. Deleted per Antoine.S request.

Edit. Deleted per Antoine.S request.
Forum: Propellers 12-30-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,835
Posted By PropMan
WWW.PerformancePropellersUSA.com

WWW.PerformancePropellersUSA.com
Forum: Safety 12-02-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,381
Posted By PropMan
I think the Amazon bit is a play to get a better...

I think the Amazon bit is a play to get a better rate on shipping from UPS and FedEx.;)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-08-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 328,647
Posted By PropMan
Been down for a while trying to get paint done....

Been down for a while trying to get paint done. Very simple white with some parts polished.
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/Frankrv6/rv6teague.png...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By PropMan
Thanks, searched again for it and found the thread

Thanks, searched again for it and found the thread
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,538
Posted By PropMan
500x5s to 380X150X5 Tire swap question

I am preparing to install 380X150X5 tires on my -6 to ready the plane for operation from my home strip. Just wanted to know what others have experienced when doing this when wheel pants are installed...
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,576
Posted By PropMan
Acheaviable with close attention to detail

My -6 came in at 1000lbs, o360, 3-blade Performance Propeller, Day-Night VFR. Now this was without paint and the plane is now painted and will be reweighed soon.
With close attention to details and...
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,226
Posted By PropMan
Depends on the placement of the crack

Neal, wasn't yours cracked at the hub? Tips are typically repairable, but hubs are not.
Forum: Propellers 09-12-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,226
Posted By PropMan
Sounds Repairable

Give me a call or email and I'll be happy to advise you through the repair.
713.417.2519
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 328,647
Posted By PropMan
Reassembly after paint

Sneak Peak after paint. More to come
http://i992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/Frankrv6/photo.jpg (http://s992.photobucket.com/user/Frankrv6/media/photo.jpg.html)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,682
Posted By PropMan
I'm in on this!

I'm in on this!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,020
Posted By PropMan
Congrats, and welcome to the Flying -6s.

Congrats, and welcome to the Flying -6s.
Forum: Propellers 07-22-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,067
Posted By PropMan
Sorry to hear you went to the dark side;), but I...

Sorry to hear you went to the dark side;), but I look forward to a report on performance.
Forum: Propellers 07-21-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,067
Posted By PropMan
Thanks Sam. Springer-Yes, Clark taught me the...

Thanks Sam.

Springer-Yes, Clark taught me the craft back in 2009 and I have been making them here in Texas since.
Forum: Propellers 07-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,067
Posted By PropMan
Loaner Prop

Give me a call. I may have a prop and spinner you can borrow.
713-417-2519
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,136
Posted By PropMan
I had the same problem last year. I was taking my...

I had the same problem last year. I was taking my -6 down for paint, removing control surfaces, wing tips etc., found a couple baseball size nest in each wing attached to the ribs. Worst was the 3-4...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By PropMan
I Do! Give me a call. 713-417-2519

I Do! Give me a call.
713-417-2519
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