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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2022, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,854
Posted By Flandy10
No flying this weekend. (Yes, I finally got the...

No flying this weekend. (Yes, I finally got the prop back from OH after 8 weeks in late Sept) Working through the 50 hr MTC requirement on the SMA engine-oil change/ fuel filter change/ and other...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-02-2022, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
Latest

Thank you to Doug and others for the OSH 22 updates.

Really wanted to have the plane there this year but….

While prepping the plane for the trip up, I found...
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2022, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By Flandy10
But why pay when you don’t have too. We are...

But why pay when you don’t have too.

We are all pilots…right?
Forum: RV-10 07-24-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,591
Posted By Flandy10
Rv-10 Dinner tickets

Can’t make the dinner tonight. If you don’t have tickets, I can send you mine via email.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-28-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
Weight & Balance

Ok, time to answer the question of weight.

During the research phase of this project, I placed a call to Tule River Aerospace, who was doing the SMA C182 conversions. The before and after weight of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,581
Posted By Flandy10
Oh how I have missed the Beer Fairy! Thanks to...

Oh how I have missed the Beer Fairy!

Thanks to all who put this on. See you there.
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-05-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
Goran- no US distribution center, they ship from...

Goran- no US distribution center, they ship from Europe.

The 260E is essentially the same as the 230E with a few internal differences, but with this engine, more HP brings a few issues. More later...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-24-2022, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
Dan, The CD230 I flew did not have the billet...

Dan,

The CD230 I flew did not have the billet cut heads.

I do not know about the internals of this engine but I believe the head is oil cooled. You can see the oil lines to the heads in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2022, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,039
Posted By Flandy10
Easter weekend trip to see mom in Sebring.

Easter weekend trip to see mom in Sebring.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,305
Posted By Flandy10
Congrats Brian! Look forward to seeing it in...

Congrats Brian! Look forward to seeing it in person.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2022, 07:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
First—-I haven’t spent any recent time in a four...

First—-I haven’t spent any recent time in a four cylinder Lycoming or a six cylinder for that matter so…..

Initial idle can feel a little rough when the engine is cold at 800rpm (not terrible) and...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-04-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
TDI Update

For those that are interested.....

Here are some initial performance numbers from a flight a few days ago.

They are Max Continuous power (230HP =12.5gph), recommend cruise (185HP=10.0gph) and econ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-06-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
This is the 230HP SMAAE SR305-230E. The TD-300...

This is the 230HP SMAAE SR305-230E. The TD-300 prototype was returned to CMI.

I am thankful to my friends at CMI for the chance to start this project. Covid/economy/changes to the production...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-04-2022, 07:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By Flandy10
Rv10TDI returned to flight

After a VERY LONG year, the task of changing out the prototype TD300 diesel engine for the type certificated SR305 engine is complete.

The factory sent a representative to inspect the installation...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-10-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Flandy10
Larry, If you have the GTN650 (or possibly the...

Larry,

If you have the GTN650 (or possibly the 750) and use the VNAV function, you wont be happy with the update. If you don't use VNAV and don't mind ignoring the warning flag each time you boot...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,046
Posted By Flandy10
If Vic flies his “other plane” to work, there are...

If Vic flies his “other plane” to work, there are six -10s on the field to look at.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-27-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,979
Posted By Flandy10
Sorry Ross, that data will have to wait for the...

Sorry Ross, that data will have to wait for the production turbo.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-27-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,979
Posted By Flandy10
Well said Kurt! For those LYC drivers that like...

Well said Kurt!

For those LYC drivers that like messing around with hot and cold start procedures, you wouldn't like it. It just starts- first time, every time. The one time it gave me trouble was...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-24-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,979
Posted By Flandy10
CD-230/265

This is/will be the engine I have. It is also an older spec sheet.

I know more than I'm allowed to say about it, but I do love it. I don't know/can't say when it will be ready for delivery. Vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,231
Posted By Flandy10
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XVNS46Q/0/ec8a...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XVNS46Q/0/ec8ac55e/M/i-XVNS46Q-M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,231
Posted By Flandy10
Well Tom, If you?d have told me you were coming...

Well Tom,

If you?d have told me you were coming this way, I could have shown you how I did mine.

Works great. Wouldn?t do it any other way.

Warn me next time. 😉
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-25-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,079
Posted By Flandy10
Danny, My Andair duplex valve uses 4 banjos...

Danny,

My Andair duplex valve uses 4 banjos (supply and return each tank) and I flow 48GPH. I have not seen any issues in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,245
Posted By Flandy10
Well Greg, if there is no hope for you, then I...

Well Greg, if there is no hope for you, then I definitely KNOW where I stand....

Enjoying life, just sipping the heavy stuff.:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,712
Posted By Flandy10
Mothers weekend made possible by Rv

Finally got to stretch the legs (wings) a little.

Left Friday right after the wife got out of school. Dropped her at Tampa Executive to spend time with her cousins and their moms (aka Girls Weekend...
Forum: RV-10 12-14-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,354
Posted By Flandy10
10 tank leaks

Just because there are persistant tank leaks being repaired, I wouldn't automatically assume the rest of the build is questionable. It depends of which rivets were leaking.

The RV-10 tanks are the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,418
Posted By Flandy10
College Football anyone?

Three out of last four weekends, it's been college football trips. Have plane, will travel. First two were back to back trips to West Lafayette,...
Forum: Propellers 07-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By Flandy10
MT Setup

The MT Operation and Installation guide has the following setup information.

5.14 Watch for a clean ground surface to avoid blade damage and advance
power lever and propeller lever for take off...
Forum: Midwest 07-18-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 598
Posted By Flandy10
KFCM--Flying Cloud FBOs

Last minute request...

Will be in town for a few days before heading to Oshkosh. Any hangar space available for a -10 or recommendations of an FBO on the field? Pros or Cons welcome.
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,445
Posted By Flandy10
Bill, The prototype goes back to factory when...

Bill,

The prototype goes back to factory when the production model is ready. I look forward to it but I?m not in any hurry right now.
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,445
Posted By Flandy10
TDI Trip Report

It was looking like another scorching weekend in HOTlanta until I get this text from my brother. "If you don't have anything going on and want to fly up for the weekend- we have the room and...
Forum: RV-10 06-23-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,386
Posted By Flandy10
Fuel Bill

I believe the following to be accurate.

1/2018 to 1/2019

86.5 Hobbs hours

575 gallons purchased at $1946.27 avg $3.385/gallon

6.65 gph :)
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,386
Posted By Flandy10
Prototype of CD230. Production engine will be...

Prototype of CD230. Production engine will be CD265.
Forum: RV-10 06-19-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,386
Posted By Flandy10
TDI 200 hr report

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-KJqXrsX/0/2c0ce858/M/i-KJqXrsX-M.jpg
Departing IndyJet at KMQJ for home after Memorial Day weekend.
Ok, it is not a stunning newly painted plane photo, but it's...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,324
Posted By Flandy10
Weather and the Fisk arrival...

Weather and the Fisk arrival permitting....;)

Flandy +1
Forum: GPS 05-06-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By Flandy10
This sounds a lot like a GPS interference testing...

This sounds a lot like a GPS interference testing issue. Did you check the notams? I was southbound through Florida and my 650 lost all position data. My G3X never lost the position lock, but the...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,738
Posted By Flandy10
modification

Just my two cents...

I trimmed out the area necessary to prevent contact and did not add any doubler. One year later there is no sign of any cracks or distress.


Off topic, the Matco brakes are...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 10-13-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 41,397
Posted By Flandy10
A truly sad start to the day. Prayers for Ken and...

A truly sad start to the day. Prayers for Ken and John’s family.
Forum: RV-10 08-25-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By Flandy10
Curt, There are 4 Rv-10s at Falcon Field in...

Curt,

There are 4 Rv-10s at Falcon Field in Peachtree City if Vic is busy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-18-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,904
Posted By Flandy10
Been on my list for awhile, so count us in. ...

Been on my list for awhile, so count us in. Scott and Tracey
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,594
Posted By Flandy10
I had Geoff Combs at Aerosport make ours. The...

I had Geoff Combs at Aerosport make ours. The wife has ridden in back on several 2+hr flights and says they are very comfortable. The headrests make them really look ?finished?
Forum: RV-10 08-01-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,378
Posted By Flandy10
As Bob said, you won?t need them if you use an...

As Bob said, you won?t need them if you use an aftermarket front interior panel. Also, it wouldn?t be the first time I?ve called Vans and had the webmaster fix their online parts for sale lists.

If...
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
Hi Matt, Ummmmmmm:rolleyes:......I honestly...

Hi Matt,

Ummmmmmm:rolleyes:......I honestly don't have that answer.

Sorry I missed you again this year.
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
OSH trip report

Second year at OSH with the TDI.

-Trip up took two days, three legs and 7.6 hours-After one trip around Rush Lake on Sunday, I went back to Watertown for the night.

-Trip home took 4.6 hours with...
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
Ross, It has a Bosch T/P sensor that went to the...

Ross,

It has a Bosch T/P sensor that went to the ECU that is no longer part of the system. I am able to read it with an Ohm meter and decode with a table. Not the easiest thing to do but I?ve...
Forum: RV-10 06-27-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,815
Posted By Flandy10
Hi Bob, Count me in again this year.

Hi Bob,

Count me in again this year.
Forum: RV-10 05-18-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,665
Posted By Flandy10
I like the five point because it keeps the lap...

I like the five point because it keeps the lap belt in place.

Flew almost 6 hour roundtrip to FL with no problems-but I'm used to them from work anyway.

Sorry, I missed the request for pictures...
Forum: RV-10 05-07-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Back in the Air

Its been a month and a half since the condition was signed off, but I've finally got the post condition gremlins solved.

1- The moving clamp fix required a modification to the intercooler inlets and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,430
Posted By Flandy10
Congratulations Jerry!!

Congratulations Jerry!!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-28-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 954
Posted By Flandy10
Wanted: RV-7/8 Inlets

Ok, I know this may sound like a strange request, but if you have or are currently modifing your 7/8 from the Van's standard inlet to something different- like Dan Horton or Andy Crabtree (Crabandy)...
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Bulkhead Access

Note: I am not an engineer nor has one reviewed this mod.


My opening inside the doubler is approx. 11" x 13". I did use a second lower bulkhead for the doubler and new door, but I guess you could...
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Rudder stop

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-4kQFSbB/0/67cd6f6d/M/i-4kQFSbB-M.jpg

Its a solid piece that rests against the VS spar.
Forum: RV-10 03-21-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Mike, I did use another bulkhead for the doubler...

Mike,

I did use another bulkhead for the doubler and door. Was able to piggyback my order with another local builder. I had to run an aluminum angle along the right side of the doubler to stiffen...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Now for the "sort of" answer.... During a post...

Now for the "sort of" answer....

During a post condition test flight, I found one of the eight induction clamps migrating:eek:. They're not supposed to move and didn't during the first 100...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,936
Posted By Flandy10
Rv-10 TDI 1st Condition Complete

Well, it took about 2.5 months, but its back in the air- sort of.:rolleyes:

The condition inspection went very well. RV guru Vic Syracuse gave the airframe a thorough inspection. He left the...
Forum: RV-10 03-07-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,064
Posted By Flandy10
The builder has the option of selecting either...

The builder has the option of selecting either position for the rudder bearing block. Its your choice. If you're 6 ft or more, I'd definitely recommend the forward position.
Forum: RV-10 01-15-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,030
Posted By Flandy10
Another point to consider when setting them up.....

Another point to consider when setting them up.. Temperature.

I set mine up during a warmer part of the year. When I tried to close them this winter, the aft pin wouldn't engage even with the...
Forum: RV-10 12-23-2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,115
Posted By Flandy10
Check your measurements carefully and be sure to...

Check your measurements carefully and be sure to take them while it?s leveled.
The main gear will be off that much. Mine were. I went over it several times until I figured it out.
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,227
Posted By Flandy10
Rodrigo, Ron and Bruce- Thanks, that is the type...

Rodrigo, Ron and Bruce- Thanks, that is the type of info I wanted.

While speedbrakes may not be an artistic solution, they are a readily available option that would accommodate both issues. The...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
I know from the manual that glowplugs are only...

I know from the manual that glowplugs are only used for ground starts. They create a localized hot spot in the cylinder to promote ignition. Inflight, they wouldn't have the same effect due to the...
Forum: RV-10 12-21-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
Ross, The factory answer (currently) is 45"MAP...

Ross,

The factory answer (currently) is 45"MAP and a CHT of 212F until landing on runway is assured. FF at that power reads approx. 4gph.
FF accuracy drops as the rpm falls below 2200rpm so it...
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,573
Posted By Flandy10
RV10 No dashes.

RV10


No dashes.
Forum: RV-10 12-20-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,227
Posted By Flandy10
I guess it's time for Paul Harvey.....

"and now, the rest of the story"

As Dan (who has flow in my airplane) has stated, speed and energy management---I get it. I fly all three of the A320 models for my day job.

My request was for...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
Tim, Sorry, I don't have that answer right now....

Tim,

Sorry, I don't have that answer right now. I'll add that to the data I collect when I switch out the -230 for the -265.
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 41,862
Posted By Flandy10
Propeller

Mike,

It is a direct drive setup. The MTV-9-B-S/198-58B propeller was specifically designed for the CD-230's cousin, the SMA 305.

I have not seen any cracking in the blades. It only recently...
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