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Forum: RV-10 08-14-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,385
Posted By rdamazio
+1, interested.

+1, interested.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2021, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By rdamazio
GTN Xi Telligence + GMA XXX + G3X Touch

If I'm reading the manuals right, to use the GTN's voice commands ("Telligence"), I'd need a GMA 350/35, but to control the audio panel from a G3X Touch's GDU, I need a GMA 245 - is there any middle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,131
Posted By rdamazio
I only understood what this is after watching...

I only understood what this is after watching their video from that page - the text on the page is a lot of marketing nonsense :) but the video makes sense.
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2021, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,801
Posted By rdamazio
Another option for pins:...

Another option for pins: https://planearound.com/shop/ols/products/rv-10-ss-angled-door-pins-and-delrin-pin-guides (they fit the cylindrical magnet that comes from Vans btw)
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2021, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,335
Posted By rdamazio
That was my initial thought too, but Vans says...

That was my initial thought too, but Vans says otherwise :)
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,335
Posted By rdamazio
For future reference of anyone finding this...

For future reference of anyone finding this thread, reply I got from Vans:
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By rdamazio
afaik that's a missing step, it's ok to rivet...

afaik that's a missing step, it's ok to rivet them once you've trimmed the doors.
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By rdamazio
I did this. Some pictures on this post:...

I did this.
Some pictures on this post: https://www.airplane.build/2021/02/empennage-fairing-layup-and-filling.html - that doesn't include everything, but it's pretty much only missing the finishing....
Forum: RV-10 04-23-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By rdamazio
You can also check out the "aerodynamic kit" from...

You can also check out the "aerodynamic kit" from Jazz Aero which includes an improved cowling, intake, exhaust, etc.: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv9-EyiTtIU-IAdNVhwLGvA/videos (videos in...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By rdamazio
Notice that you wouldn't save much by deleting...

Notice that you wouldn't save much by deleting it, those are cheap parts. The expensive stuff like wheels, cowling and windshield are what really count here (I deleted all of those in favor of...
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2021, 01:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 403
Posted By rdamazio
Primer on landing gear parts

For those that are priming their parts, I'm wondering which parts of the landing gear you're applying primer to.

The parts I'm not sure about are: fork, smaller parts that attach around the brakes...
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By rdamazio
Thanks, that makes some sense. Since those plates...

Thanks, that makes some sense.
Since those plates are attached by two rivets, however, isn't the load spread over just the contact area of those two rivets (another little bit of fiberglass)?
Forum: RV-10 01-04-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,619
Posted By rdamazio
Door latch pin plates

Hi everyone.

On page 45-17, the plans have you fabricate and install the fwd/aft latch pin plates around the pins. I'm wondering: are those still necessary if using the McMaster seal and the...
Forum: RV-10 12-30-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By rdamazio
Do you happen to have ones that actually fit the...

Do you happen to have ones that actually fit the cable well? I had gotten those from somewhere (Avery?) but they don't really sit flush with the tube and skin, was planning to make something custom...
Forum: RV-10 12-29-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By rdamazio
Check out section 38 for the cable path - running...

Check out section 38 for the cable path - running the cables is easy, and they terminate at the rudder pedals. It's fine to do it pretty much any time after section 32 where you join the tailcone to...
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By rdamazio
I contacted them about 2 years ago and understood...

I contacted them about 2 years ago and understood they were too vested into other projects to build any more MotoPods (that's what they were called), so they stopped selling the hardpoint kits :/
Forum: Primers 12-13-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 618
Posted By rdamazio
Primer on landing gear parts

For those that are priming their parts, I'm wondering which parts of the landing gear you're applying primer to.

The parts I'm not sure about are: fork, smaller parts that attach around the brakes...
Forum: RV-10 12-06-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 668
Posted By rdamazio
If you're going for similar functionality rather...

If you're going for similar functionality rather than looks, there's Aveo: https://www.aveoengineering.com/eyebeam-dome/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By rdamazio
I've been considering the Max-Viz too - can you...

I've been considering the Max-Viz too - can you share details and/or pictures of your install? Where did you mount it?
Forum: RV-10 10-17-2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,025
Posted By rdamazio
I've seen several RV-10s (including the one built...

I've seen several RV-10s (including the one built by Van's, shown at OSH) where they just left that open.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,363
Posted By rdamazio
Do you happen to have pictures or pointers for...

Do you happen to have pictures or pointers for this? I'm going to do this soon, but not 100% sure how to keep the "right" shape.
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,363
Posted By rdamazio
We still have something that a 787 will never...

We still have something that a 787 will never have: the RV grin :)
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,363
Posted By rdamazio
I haven't yet, but that's my plan. I've also...

I haven't yet, but that's my plan.
I've also checked with Van's, they said it's totally fine to cut off that bulb and make it flat (but they don't make a version of the fairing without it).
Forum: RV-10 08-31-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,639
Posted By rdamazio
Any chance you could repost these pictures?...

Any chance you could repost these pictures? They're no longer showing.

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,363
Posted By rdamazio
The other thing to consider is whether you really...

The other thing to consider is whether you really want a light there - some of us decided to avoid it and get Aveo Ziptip wingtips instead - those also have rear-facing lights that eliminate the need...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By rdamazio
Without the cage? :) There's a bunch of those...

Without the cage? :)

There's a bunch of those cases throughout the build - you can do it manually by attaching the countersink tip to a rotary-type deburring tool, or to a drill (go *very slowly* so...
Forum: RV-10 07-28-2020, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By rdamazio
I'm pretty sure the Aerosport one does the same,...

I'm pretty sure the Aerosport one does the same, and they offer an automotive-type vent to mount on it:
https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rv-10-interior-panels-2/

They have a specific...
Forum: RV-10 07-11-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,054
Posted By rdamazio
Don't forget that Van's makes the OP-43 kit for...

Don't forget that Van's makes the OP-43 kit for this now:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/OP-43.pdf
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By rdamazio
I'd also recommend getting more than you need for...

I'd also recommend getting more than you need for just that mod - there'll always be a next modification for which you'll use it :)

As for determining the thickness you need, AC 43.13 is your...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By rdamazio
These are some of the products I found, but I...

These are some of the products I found, but I have no idea if they're any good for this particular...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2020, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By rdamazio
(guessing, but) maybe the main spar attachment is...

(guessing, but) maybe the main spar attachment is stiff enough that the rear spar just doesn't rotate enough to justify it?


Let me know if you have any product recommendations for the anti-seize...
Forum: RV-10 05-30-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By rdamazio
Vertical stabilizer anti-seize paste?

In section 11 (page 11-6, step 1), Van's says:
"Apply a thin coating of Anti-Seize paste to the contact area of the Vertical Stabilizer Front Spar and VS-1016 Vertical Stabilizer Front Spar Attach...
Forum: RV-10 05-25-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,143
Posted By rdamazio
This is one of the previous threads about RV-10...

This is one of the previous threads about RV-10 modifications:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=149298
(I posted extensive lists there too)
I should mention that I'm basically 5...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By rdamazio
I did some digging through the manuals - with the...

I did some digging through the manuals - with the latest equipment (GTX45R, GTN, G3X Touch), AHRS information comes from the PFD over bluetooth to the tablet, and weather/traffic would come from the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2020, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,448
Posted By rdamazio
A follow-up question on this (probably for...

A follow-up question on this (probably for g3xpert) - I was looking through the latest (AM) edition of the G3X manual, and it specifically calls out that even between the GTX 45R and the G3X, some...
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By rdamazio
What is that BT connection used for?

What is that BT connection used for?
Forum: RV-10 05-08-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,161
Posted By rdamazio
Here's what I did on my -10 - I added two angles...

Here's what I did on my -10 - I added two angles to the floor stiffeners (I used the same angle parts as used for the bellcrank ribs), then made a shelf to match those (haven't posted about it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By rdamazio
Thanks everyone. Sounds like this is mostly a...

Thanks everyone. Sounds like this is mostly a non-issue and I'm overthinking it :)



Any pointers to the one you used, just to make sure I didn't overlook it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By rdamazio
Thanks, that makes sense. Which LPS are you...

Thanks, that makes sense.
Which LPS are you referring to (1/2/3)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By rdamazio
Baggage door lock weatherproofing?

I found in multiple threads that a lot of people have been using standard home-depot-type locks for the baggage door. This is fine, but I'm wondering - how do you keep it sealed so water doesn't get...
Forum: RV-10 02-25-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,951
Posted By rdamazio
Glad to help :)

Glad to help :)
Forum: GPS 02-23-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 16,518
Posted By rdamazio
Is that also true for the 750 vs 750xi? I'm...

Is that also true for the 750 vs 750xi?
I'm confused that this Garmin page says the Xi draws less current, but you're saying that's not...
Forum: RV-10 02-22-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,951
Posted By rdamazio
I'm going to dump my notes on all the mods I...

I'm going to dump my notes on all the mods I *considered*, including those I didn't choose to install - hopefully that gives you a starting point (there are many more that didn't make my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,330
Posted By rdamazio
Now I'm curious - what is the required torque,...

Now I'm curious - what is the required torque, and (dumber question) how do you measure if if you can't put a socket on it?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-17-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By rdamazio
G3X: GSU25 in enclosed area?

From the G3X installation manual:

"Do not mount the GSU 25 in an enclosed area, it should be mounted in a location that provides adequate airflow"

My question then is - how enclosed is too...
Forum: RV-10 11-01-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By rdamazio
Hey! Yes I certainly do, I'll PM you.

Hey! Yes I certainly do, I'll PM you.
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By rdamazio
Aha, thanks! I wasn't finding it because I didn't...

Aha, thanks! I wasn't finding it because I didn't look in the finish kit instructions - it's right there in 45-3 :)
Forum: RV-10 10-30-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By rdamazio
F-1070 / F-1069 / F-1013 skipped rivets

Hi all.

In section 29, when riveting the side skins (29-17), it tells me to skip a few rivets, notably some specific rivets that attach to the longeron...
Forum: Autopilots 10-30-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,493
Posted By rdamazio
afaik it also "needs" a TCAS to not hit anyone...

afaik it also "needs" a TCAS to not hit anyone else on the way down :)
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By rdamazio
Thanks for the reply - that makes sense. What I...

Thanks for the reply - that makes sense.

What I ended up doing was simply to do enough of section 31 (up to 31-8 step 4) that I could match-drill the top skin, before doing the countersink or any...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By rdamazio
F-1040 top row early countersinking

Hi everyone!

I'm currently working on section 29 (fuse side skins) - on 29-14 step 9, it says to only countersink the bottom row of holes on the web of the F-1040 upper fuselage channels (those that...
Forum: Safety 07-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By rdamazio
Helicopter ELT on airplane?

Hi all!

I need to buy an ELT for the -10 I'm building, and I've been offered a good and very well-priced ELT, but it's a helicopter version (Kannad Integra AP-H) rather than airplane version. Does...
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By rdamazio
I have that tool too, that's what I had in mind...

I have that tool too, that's what I had in mind for making a crease near the edge.
It's relatively small (I added a picture to the album above showing it), about 1/32".
Forum: RV-10 07-06-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,710
Posted By rdamazio
Section 29 - fuselage side skin bending

Hi everyone.

I'm trying to get my fuselage side skins bent with the wood jig per instructions on 29-4.
I was happy that I got it to the 60-degree angle they ask for, but when I cleco it on, it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,629
Posted By rdamazio
The .2 is that one rivet you under-squeeze but...

The .2 is that one rivet you under-squeeze but don't bother fixing? :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,629
Posted By rdamazio
I've been counting my rivets since the beginning...

I've been counting my rivets since the beginning - I'm done up to section 28 on the RV10 (except fiberglass parts), QB wings, slow-build fuselage, and I'm 9319 rivets in. Probably a few thousand more...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
Posted By rdamazio
Haven't gotten to that problem yet :) but do plan...

Haven't gotten to that problem yet :) but do plan to use the VPX Pro.
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
Posted By rdamazio
About the connector, I'm using TE AMP CPCs from...

About the connector, I'm using TE AMP CPCs from their series 4, which has both high-current and low-current pins. (assuming that the connector, being ~close to the fuel lines, would be the worst...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,955
Posted By rdamazio
I use a Garmin Virb with the aviation adapter,...

I use a Garmin Virb with the aviation adapter, which plugs to the USB port on the camera to capture the audio.
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
Posted By rdamazio
Exactly, and remember that if you're running the...

Exactly, and remember that if you're running the ground back to a central grounding block you need to count the full length (from power source to device to ground).

Mine was at about 21ft total, so...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,353
Posted By rdamazio
I guess I was the most conservative here, and...

I guess I was the most conservative here, and went with 12ga shielded (M27500-12TG2T14) for this - for the total distance, since I'm not grounding locally, Vans actually recommends 10ga. I got...
Forum: Propellers 02-16-2019, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By rdamazio
That's an idea to keep in mind - sounds like...

That's an idea to keep in mind - sounds like something I can experiment with after it's already flying, since it'll need the same cable installation and just adding the servo and controller (I'd...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By rdamazio
(just in case it wasn't clear, that last question...

(just in case it wasn't clear, that last question was about the heavier, stronger prop, not about electric governors anymore)

Well, it's additional mass that's being moved (rapidly, in fact), so the...
Forum: Propellers 02-15-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By rdamazio
Thanks. Yeah, 11lb seems significant. Any sources...

Thanks. Yeah, 11lb seems significant.
Any sources you can point me to so I can understand a bit more?

I'm mostly thinking that a heavier prop probably takes more power from the engine just to...
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