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Forum: RV-10 06-03-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 624
Posted By leok
Don't be afraid to grind a custom fit into a...

Don't be afraid to grind a custom fit into a bucking bar, or even make a few out of random pieces of steel. I have at least a half dozen modified or custom bars for specific rivets. Most were needed...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-27-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,312
Posted By leok
Lots of tips here, I'll add one more.... For...

Lots of tips here, I'll add one more....

For sensitive or hard to solder joints, pre-tin (i.e. coat with a thin layer of solder first) the two pieces to be joined. You can pre-tin quickly with...
Forum: RV-10 05-24-2022, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By leok
Flower pots? :D

Flower pots? :D
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,381
Posted By leok
It really comes down to your priorities, goals...

It really comes down to your priorities, goals and capabilities.

I wanted a worry free, as close to 100% dispatch as possible. I planed on travel with wife and friends as the major mission. So...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,439
Posted By leok
Bob, I had the same problem with my pitch trim...

Bob, I had the same problem with my pitch trim servo. When I used the VPX to schedule the trim movement at speed, no movement.
In my case the G3X has a speed scheduling function that allows a gradual...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,862
Posted By leok
You can get any size terminal that will fit...

You can get any size terminal that will fit almost any wire size through Digikey or other supply house.
Hydraulic crimpers are available at low prices from many sources (Amazon, HF etc.) at $40 and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-08-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,090
Posted By leok
Correct. Most of the Garmin devices have two...

Correct. Most of the Garmin devices have two power/ground pins for redundancy and so can source from two different locations such as maim/back up power busses. Either or both can supply the power...
Forum: RV-10 03-03-2022, 02:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,839
Posted By leok
Mine is configured as follows; Airflow...

Mine is configured as follows;

Airflow Performance injection
Run with shop mags and shipped with plastic covers. I added SDS CPI2 with no significant issues.
Chrome valve covers
Red paint.
8.5...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-17-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,090
Posted By leok
Here is an example of my diagrams. They are the...

Here is an example of my diagrams. They are the same format as Garmin uses in their G3X documentation, all done in Power Point. Once the individual diagram blocks are built up, it is a matter of copy...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-04-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,266
Posted By leok
Typical load and back up alternator

If I add every load maxed out in the ship I would need 85 amps. That would include transmitting on every radio at the same time, seat heaters on, and heated pitot on, as well as every light and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-21-2022, 04:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,266
Posted By leok
Updated Link to the PPt file

I think this is a new link to the file and should work without an email to me. Enjoy the ...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,831
Posted By leok
Assuming new basic engine and basic avionics and...

Assuming new basic engine and basic avionics and no extras around $150K.
There is an additional easy $100K that can be spent on kit upgrades and over the top avionics. There is an easy extra $50K in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,266
Posted By leok
I am <SNIP> this older thread since I still get...

I am <SNIP> this older thread since I still get requests for my files. They are still available to anyone who asks. Click the links in the thread and Google emails me to give access.


Two years of...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By leok
I suspect that the note is written that way...

I suspect that the note is written that way because the drawing is of the left leading edge. The right leading edge is made the same way except omitting step 12 since the stall warning is only on the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-05-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,752
Posted By leok
Gods speed Ted

Ted has been a great friend and mentor sine he inspected my RV-10 2 years ago. I was lucky to get a hanger right across from his at KPTK. He was always ready to help and support.

Ginny and my Love...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By leok
I'm not sue exactly what spot you are referring...

I'm not sue exactly what spot you are referring to, but assume it is page 29-7 F1034E, seat back brace, step 1. Pics would help.

I do not recall any problems getting edge distance anywhere except in...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By leok
Pitch trim on the 10 is very powerful, and used...

Pitch trim on the 10 is very powerful, and used all of the time. Every speed and load change requires trim as well as flap deploy.
Last week I ran the trim all the way back (full up) at idle to see...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By leok
More important than the specific brand of...

More important than the specific brand of connector is the installation. Even the best connectors installed poorly will fail at some point.

Use the correct crimp tool, and use it correctly. A proper...
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,682
Posted By leok
Behind the right door

I mounted mine right behind the right door in the 'B' pillar. There is a hollow in the fiberglass of the canopy that hides it well. It is very nearly vertical bending a little bit to follow the...
Forum: RV-10 07-14-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,391
Posted By leok
I can help as well. Just no where to host a...

I can help as well. Just no where to host a gathering.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,934
Posted By leok
There will be lots of them there. Mine included....

There will be lots of them there. Mine included. If I am at the plane I would be happy to let you look around.
Forum: RV-10 07-13-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,391
Posted By leok
RV10 dinner

Any plans for an RV10 dinner this year?
We will have our 10 to the big show for the first time this year :D
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By leok
I made covers

I used pink foam pieces to create the shape I wanted, covered with packing tape and layed up fiberglass to create a cover that was later bonded and smoothed.

Here is the Kitlog post of what I...
Forum: RV-10 06-10-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,136
Posted By leok
If you are talking interior covers, here is the...

If you are talking interior covers, here is the link for my solution.

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=leok&project=2446&category=12448&log=246377&row=6

I did not make exterior...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-09-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By leok
Any piece of COLD rolled steel from a steel...

Any piece of COLD rolled steel from a steel supply wo do fine. 3/8" is plenty thick.
Break and smooth the edges on at least one side so material will slide smoothly over the edge.
No need to inset...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,419
Posted By leok
Ride in a 10

I live in Clarkston and have a 10. If you are interested in a ride, let me know. There are several RV drivers in my hanger row including a 7 and a 9 at Pontiac KPTK. We also have a EAA Chapter 194 at...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,896
Posted By leok
It sounds like you are doing something similar to...

It sounds like you are doing something similar to what I did with back light switch panels. Here is the link to the details on what I did. In the end, after many frustrating trials, I did the CNC...
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,226
Posted By leok
Fuselage first

I did the fuselage first on my 10 build. That allowed me to do most of the systems work (including wiring) without the $10K wings hanging in the shop for years. Vans will ship the center spar with...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By leok
Not really sure what you are suggesting with back...

Not really sure what you are suggesting with back lit instrument panel. I made up back lit switch plate groups with RGBW LED adjustable lighting. It takes some work, but is not really that hard to do...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 05:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,358
Posted By leok
The service letter gives clear details on who...

The service letter gives clear details on who will need/get the replacement parts
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By leok
In short, yes You will need to have the gear...

In short, yes

You will need to have the gear mount related things done before section 28 where the forward spar bulkhead is attached to the front fuselage section or getting at the holes might be...
Forum: RV-10 02-12-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,432
Posted By leok
+1 What everyone else said, plus; Make sure the...

+1 What everyone else said, plus;

Make sure the wire does not flex over a short distance or they will fatigue and break over time with rudder activation. I fixed my wires high in the rudder and low...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-09-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,155
Posted By leok
Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a...

Sounds like a great trip. Every pup should have a second pup to play with. :)

The 10 is an amazing traveling machine!
Nice write up. I need to do a few of these as we travel.
Forum: Flight Testing 02-03-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,587
Posted By leok
Made my own first flight

Made my own first flight after;

1. 3 hours of transition training with Zac in the factory RV10 shortly before my first flight. I was totally comfortable with the flight characteristics.

2....
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 02-01-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,964
Posted By leok
get the filter

I had a similar issue with fault indications at random times. Barry sent me the filter and that took care of it.
Forum: RV-10 01-29-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,814
Posted By leok
Rudder Trim

Here is what I did for electric rudder trim.

I cut in an access panel as close to the forward rudder hinge line as possible. I wanted to keep the weight of the servo as close to the hinge line as...
Forum: RV-10 01-28-2021, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,271
Posted By leok
Center post attachment

Plan sheet 43-13 show the base of the center support is bolted through a structural angle that is riveted to an extended length of the center rib. I doubt all of the pulling and pushing a person...
Forum: RV-10 01-26-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,439
Posted By leok
Same issue

I have the same issue with my 10.

It is a little odd in that the issue in my 10 is only with the roll trim, not the pitch trim. Above about 120 knots no roll trim movement although the indicator...
Forum: RV-10 01-12-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,961
Posted By leok
There is no way to to use time as a multiplier....

There is no way to to use time as a multiplier. Everyone, including you has other things in life to accomplish.

The slow build will take 2000-2500 hours if you don't make a bunch of mods
Quick build...
Forum: RV-10 01-10-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,824
Posted By leok
Lots of lighting

I have all LED lighting both inside and out. I used the FlyLED for position and strobe, and the Baja off road lights outside for landing. I made a set of small, but powerful (2000 lumen each) set of...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By leok
I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still...

I ran 2, 3/4 inch conduit each side and still added 2 more later. I used a shop vac to pull a string with a ball of tissue through for later pulling of wires. A double length of string allows me to...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,049
Posted By leok
IMHO this is the most important set, well at...

IMHO this is the most important set, well at least on the same level as the mushroom set for good riveting. Use the bucking bar on the manufactured side and this on the shop side. I used this set...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2020, 01:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,007
Posted By leok
Flexibility is key

Whatever you choose to do, flexibility is key. You will need to reconfigure your work area as you go along. I always maintained at least one bench for assembly and parts prep. The balance of the work...
Forum: RV-10 12-18-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,947
Posted By leok
And doors! Don't forget the doors.

And doors! Don't forget the doors.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,453
Posted By leok
+1 on the AEA course. I think learning how to...

+1 on the AEA course.

I think learning how to prepare the wiring diagrams and method for constructing a wire harness was worth the price and time. That would apply to any avionics system. (If memory...
Forum: RV-10 12-13-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
Posted By leok
I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is...

I suspect the wear people see in their cowl is due to an accumulation of oil and dirt at the interface creating an abrasive. The slickest stuff in the world will not help if you don't keep it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,836
Posted By leok
Looked for months to find one I liked

N20GL

Finished and flew in 2020
Wife is Ginny
I am Leo
Forum: RV-10 12-10-2020, 06:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,314
Posted By leok
Might this be bubbles in the line from the...

Might this be bubbles in the line from the suction side out to the fuel system? Going to zero occasionally seems less like a snubber fluctuation and more like a pump loosing it's prime...
Forum: RV-10 12-09-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,711
Posted By leok
The problem I think many run into is that the...

The problem I think many run into is that the wedge is thin enough that the centering pin on the countersink comes through the back and hits the table before the cutter is complete. This will make...
Forum: Safety 12-05-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,353
Posted By leok
PowerPoint is the software I used

Many have asked what software can be used to document the wiring runs in the aircraft. Here is an older thread I put up that goes over my design and build with photos tec.. The software is MS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,971
Posted By leok
An actual example

2020 insurance with around 650 hrs, (not IFR),250 HP/Complex and 3 hrs transition training I was at about $4,000. Hard to say exactly because I transitioned from builders to flying insurance after...
Forum: RV-10 11-17-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,019
Posted By leok
An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too...

An easy way to tell if the nose wheel is too loose is how the plane reacts in a turn while taxing. If the plane will come out of a turn without application of counter turn brake, the nose wheel is...
Forum: RV-10 11-12-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,563
Posted By leok
I used this...

I used this set
https://www.browntool.com/Listview/tabid/344/CategoryID/11/Level/a/ProductID/14/Default.aspx
I also used this set for all of the 'open field' riveting after I purchased it. I was much...
Forum: RV-10 11-07-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,699
Posted By leok
I haven't had my door jam in the closed position,...

I haven't had my door jam in the closed position, but had had both doors jam in the open position. In my case, I have the plane-around cam in the center (not that that had any direct role to play in...
Forum: RV-10 10-29-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By leok
When I ran into an instruction that I didn't...

When I ran into an instruction that I didn't quite get, I simply left the part of the step undone with a note to make sure it was done at a later date. In most cases I found the step made sense as I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-27-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,902
Posted By leok
I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it...

I used a 15 pin sub-d connector and wired it exactly the same as the connector at the servo, essentially making the wire in the wing an 'extension cord'. That way I can unplug the wing and install...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By leok
Granted this was around five years ago, but I...

Granted this was around five years ago, but I don't recall that flexing introduced a permanent set. As I recall the flexing needed was pretty minor. I have a long straight set specifically to move...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By leok
If I remember correctly I took the assembly out...

If I remember correctly I took the assembly out of the cradle. With it laying on the table I set those rivets with the gun (manufactured head) forward and a small tungsten bucking bar nestled in the...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By leok
Just cross check the type of screw that is...

Just cross check the type of screw that is recommended.
Flat head, no dimple.
Angled head, dimple.

For the most part, anywhere the air, a second mounting component, or occupant needs a smooth...
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,935
Posted By leok
you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter...

you want 1 1/2 times the rivet shank diameter sticking out before you squeeze to get the right size shop head. It is pretty easy to eye ball the correct length.
Make sure the material is tight...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-16-2020, 01:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,292
Posted By leok
Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class...

Good advice on books to read here. The AEA class in Kansas is great and well worth the time. After you have read and digested all of that, then you will have a foundation to know where to start your...
Forum: RV-10 10-15-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,972
Posted By leok
As far as leaving the gear off to keep the...

As far as leaving the gear off to keep the fuselage low, I made '2X4 stub gear' with castors on the bottom for the front. I made a plywood box set on a Harbor Freight dolly for the tail (angled to...
Forum: RV-10 10-10-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By leok
Either seems to work fine. I chose the baggage...

Either seems to work fine.

I chose the baggage to get it installed and wired early and avoid the long wire run out into the wing. I also have LED strobes, autopilot servos and an antenna in the...
Forum: Flight Testing 10-10-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,558
Posted By leok
I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a...

I did my 40 hours using the EAA test cards in a little under a month. I had very few issues to resolve that affected safety of flight, and those only minor. As part of my test plan, I made two 4 hour...
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