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Forum: RV-10 11-01-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By Chippster1
Louvers vs cowl flaps

I was on Anti splat aero website and was looking at the cowl flaps for RVs
My 10 has the Louvers on the bottom cowl, and they seem to keep the engine nice and cool. Does anyone know if the Louvers...
Forum: GPS 09-12-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Chippster1
Garmin GTN Updates

Hi everyone,
I donít know if anybody else has experienced this, but I just renewed my subscription to the NAV database for the Garmin GTN 650,. After I downloaded the new data On the SD card and...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,665
Posted By Chippster1
Mufflers

Those things that look like mufflers do nothing to reduce noise.
They are your heater boxes, and unless you live in Key West, I sure would not want to be without them in January!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100
Posted By Chippster1
Garmin GTN updates

Hi everyone,
I donít know if anybody else has experienced this, but I just renewed my subscription to the NAV database for the Garmin GTN 650,. After I downloaded the new data On the SD card and...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-24-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,860
Posted By Chippster1
I vote Helicopter!

I vote Helicopter!
Forum: RV-10 03-13-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,506
Posted By Chippster1
I had the exact same problem. It was the breakout...

I had the exact same problem. It was the breakout force on the nose gear. Tighten it up and the nose gear will not swing left or right due to prop wash. It was very disconcerting to feel the plane...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-28-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By Chippster1
I totally agree. I was just interested in getting...

I totally agree. I was just interested in getting people?s opinions and thoughts on this one.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-28-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,779
Posted By Chippster1
Aeromomentum AM20T

Does anyone out there know anything about this engine?
Any flying in a 10?
Like everything else, it sounds good on paper-260HP turbo and 315lbs
Advertised as drop in installation w standard Lyc...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,445
Posted By Chippster1
I had a similar problem

About 2 years ago, I noticed the my back windows were separating and debonding from the canopy. Thank goodness I had the foresight to recognize that this can separate and I had the windows removed...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-16-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,190
Posted By Chippster1
E-mags

Has anyone out there installed an E-mag? What do you think?
I have a Lightspeed ignition and a standard Mag. Will I notice any difference if I go all electronic?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By Chippster1
New AFS 5400 screens

I had new AFS5400 screens placed recently. Everything seems to be working nicely with the exception of the Nexrad display. Things that I have already checked:
Nexrad is turned on in the weather...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Chippster1
It?s an Rv-10 and I do have the external AHRS in...

It?s an Rv-10 and I do have the external AHRS in the rear bulkhead
Sounds like the 5400 makes most sense.
Do you think Dynon will discontinue all things AFS?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-11-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Chippster1
AFS 4500 upgrade

I am considering upgrading my AFS 4500 screens. Should I just stick to the AFS 5400, which is a drop in replacement for the 4500? Is it a big deal to place the 5600 which is only slightly bigger? Do...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-01-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,760
Posted By Chippster1
ACE (Advanced Component Engineering)

I have not heard much about this engine in a while. It sounded great on paper?lighter, more powerful, and runs on 87 Octane. Honestly, sounds too good to be true. Has anyone heard anything lately?...
Forum: RV-10 04-19-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,825
Posted By Chippster1
I am in Marietta Ga, KRYY Will show you mine any...

I am in Marietta Ga, KRYY
Will show you mine any time
Ted Chipps
678-618-5126
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chippster1
Actually, I totally love my RV-10 and would never...

Actually, I totally love my RV-10 and would never part with her.
What I really am is fascinated with aerodynamics and a would be Aerospace Engineer who went to Dental School!
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,343
Posted By Chippster1
Speed and tie down rings

Here is an experiment I have not tried, but I?m sure many already have.
Does anyone have any speed data with rings in vs out?
Forum: RV-10 04-15-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,997
Posted By Chippster1
Paucity

Having grown up with paucity, it became a useful word for me
Didn?t mean to sound like an English teacher in an SAT prep course!
Glad you learned something though!
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,997
Posted By Chippster1
Speed Mods?

There seems to be a paucity of aftermarket products to make an RV-10 go faster. Is it because it is already so perfectly designed?
Does anybody know of any mods worth looking at?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 936
Posted By Chippster1
AFS 4500 Backup Battery

Has anyone ou there used a 7.4v LiPo from a hobby store to backup the AFS 4500 screens? They offer much greater mAH and are a fraction of the price of the batteries offered from AFS/Dynon
Are there...
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Well, Good news! I did increase the breakout...

Well,
Good news!
I did increase the breakout force on the nose gear, and she now flies straight as an arrow- ball right in the middle!
Thanks everyone for the advice!

Ted Chipps
N498EC
Forum: RV-10 04-06-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,350
Posted By Chippster1
I know a person who I consider top notch in Vans...

I know a person who I consider top notch in Vans Aircraft. He is a DAR ATP and CFII, has built at least 8-10 planes. His name is Vic Syracuse, and you will see him all over VAF. I bought an RV-10...
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
I want to check the breakout force on the nose...

I want to check the breakout force on the nose gear, as I do seem to get some shimmy on roll out. If no improvement I will call you
Forum: RV-10 04-03-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Mine has a notable annoying yaw that makes me put...

Mine has a notable annoying yaw that makes me put in my right foot during cruise
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Did yours yaw to the left?

Did yours yaw to the left?
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
I would love to see the video of the nose gear...

I would love to see the video of the nose gear castering in flight
Does anyone know where it is?
Also, does anyone know why it would move one way or another?
Could it be a spiral in prop wash? I...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Will check breakout force next I believe 28lbs at...

Will check breakout force next
I believe 28lbs at the axle nut correct?
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Yes I understand that. My response about the...

Yes I understand that. My response about the rudder pedals were to the other guy that suggested checking the rudder cables
We all know that RV nose gears are free castering
We learned that the first...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Like I said, the pedals move quite freely without...

Like I said, the pedals move quite freely without and friction or hang up
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Not sure how a worn bushing would make it...

Not sure how a worn bushing would make it yaw?
The rudder pedals move quite freely
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,682
Posted By Chippster1
Strange left yaw

Hello all you pilots out in VAF land.

I have an RV-10 which I bought about 5 years ago and have been battling this problem for about 3 years. Sometimes I have to put a lot of right foot in to keep...
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By Chippster1
Thanks Nick All those good things you said about...

Thanks Nick
All those good things you said about Uavionix also apply to you and the good folks down at Dallas Avionics.
Thanks again for all your help
Ted
N498EC
Forum: ADS-B 03-30-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By Chippster1
Smile EchoUAT now hardwired to EFIS and Transponder

I called Ryan from Uavionix and he FED EXed a new harness which included rs-232 serial data on Com 1 from transponder/EFIS. As my NavWorx was the 600B, I had to solder the connections from the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-18-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,026
Posted By Chippster1
Uavionix EchoUAT TransMon Threshold

I was out today making flights and still could not get the Baro Alt report right on the PAPR using the transmon. The last I spoke with Nick Cain he said it is better hard wire it directly from the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-17-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chippster1
Why do,we still need transponders with ADSB?

Please explain to me why Mode C transponders are still necessary if ADSB is more accurate than radar?
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By Chippster1
I set the trans threshold from 1600 down to 1200...

I set the trans threshold from 1600 down to 1200 and got a Baro score of 59% fail
Probably needed to move it the other direction will try it again today
Forum: ADS-B 02-26-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By Chippster1
Roger That!

Roger That!
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 52,411
Posted By Chippster1
Thanks Nick!

A Super thanks to a very helpful guy-Nick Cain
Enjoyed talking to you

Ted Chipps
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By Chippster1
Uavionix and Dallas Avionics

Last week I purchased the Uavionix and Skyfyx as a replacement for my Navworx, thinking I had the Navworx600EXP. Dallas Avionics has a plug and play harness which interfaces nicely if you have the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,391
Posted By Chippster1
Hey Vic, Is there a way to quickly slave the AP...

Hey Vic,
Is there a way to quickly slave the AP to the other screen?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,391
Posted By Chippster1
BTW to Bob Turner, I don?t know if you fly a...

BTW to Bob Turner,
I don?t know if you fly a glass panel, but the ADAHRS is just one box that handles all the air data, attitude and heading reference, and that includes turn coordination, so yes the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,391
Posted By Chippster1
Afs tumbling

No idea why this happened
I did see it happen in VMC about 2 years ago but to re erect after about 3-4 min of equlibrating. I may have began taxiing while it was equlibrating on the ground, but not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,391
Posted By Chippster1
AFS AHRS failed in IMC

Yesterday I was in solid IMC coming from PMP to RYY when my AFS 4500 AHRS quit for about 5 mins. It started tumbling like a failed gyro. Luckily the plane (RV-10) has 3 independent AHRS and 3 screens...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chippster1
So it seems nobody here is concerned about any...

So it seems nobody here is concerned about any safety issues. Good to know
I will have to engage the AP next time I'm down there and check if it goes away

Would appreciate any other advice

T Chipps
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Chippster1
Control Stick Play

I recently noticed a small amount of "play" in the control sticks in my RV-10.
I don't remember if it was always there, or is it a new phenomenon. Both sticks wiggle in sync, so the play must be...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,618
Posted By Chippster1
Free RV-10 Ride

Please come to Atlanta and I will happily give you a free ride in mine.
I will also ask Vic Syracuse if I can fly you to his Fly-in community where you can meet him. He is a excellent A & P and quite...
Forum: RV-10 04-13-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,618
Posted By Chippster1
Free Rv-10 ride

Please come visit me in Atlanta
Would be very happy to give you a ride in mine!

Ted Chipps
N498EC

Echipps@comcast.net
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,764
Posted By Chippster1
only flaps reflex what kind of numbers did you...

only flaps reflex
what kind of numbers did you get?
Forum: RV-10 04-02-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,764
Posted By Chippster1
RV-10 Glide Ratio

I was out today on a beautiful windless day doing some experimenting with glide ratio in my 10.

I was pleased and a bit surprised to find that it calculated out at about 12:1 at idle with the prop...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-13-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By Chippster1
AFS 4500 AHRS Failure

Hi All,
I have dual AFS 4500 screens in my RV-10, with dual AHRS.
Every so often I get an AHRS failure message which says to fly straight and level until it re equlibirates. I would not be too...
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 955
Posted By Chippster1
Andair fuel caps

Hello All,

I have the Andair locking fuel caps and have generally been satisfied but for the fact that having a lock is very inconvenient for having the FBO fill you up while gone--not to mention...
Forum: Safety 05-28-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,256
Posted By Chippster1
Anti splat Aero Gust Lock RV-10

Hi Everyone,

I just purchased the Anti Splat gust lock, and it seems to do it's job well, but I have a very serious concern--which is that in order to really get it to lock everything down, it...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-05-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,561
Posted By Chippster1
I will call him on Monday

I will call him on Monday
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 12-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,561
Posted By Chippster1
Lightspeed Plasma III

My Lightspeed Plasma III (about 3 yrs old) fails to work when the weather gets cold. We did re-wire it last year, so connections are probably good

Anyone have any advice?

Ted Chipps

Rv-10 N498EC
Forum: GPS 02-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,326
Posted By Chippster1
Smile Steinair

To everyone out there-especially Stein at Steinair,

I just want you to know my beef is with Garmin and not Steinair.

Stein has been nothing less than stellar and wonderful, and I would encourage...
Forum: GPS 02-24-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,326
Posted By Chippster1
Angry Garmin Service Policy Disappointing

To All Fellow Pilots,

I must confess I have been very disappointed with the level of service from Garmin concerning my GTN650. Let me start by saying the unit has had trouble maintaining satellite...
Forum: RV-10 08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 38,066
Posted By Chippster1
HI Vic, I'm sure glad you are out there checking...

HI Vic,

I'm sure glad you are out there checking this stuff!! I will gladly comply with the SB now that you have brought this to our attention

Good Job Vic!!

To all readers go check out Vic's...
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