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Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Strikhedonia
I did the initial design, but they include...

I did the initial design, but they include working with a designer. He made a few suggestions that I ended up using.

I think they expect you to have a basic idea of what you want and the designer...
Forum: Reviews 06-23-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thank you everyone! The paint is all Sherwin...

Thank you everyone! The paint is all Sherwin Williams SKYscapes, I'm not sure what primer or acid wash they used. Midwest has a big back log, I got on their list in December of 2020 and they...
Forum: Reviews 06-22-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Strikhedonia
Huge shoutout for Midwest Aircraft Refinishing

I picked up my plane this morning from Midwest Aircraft Refinishing after a long 10 week wait. But it was worth it, they did a exceptional job and N241VP looks beautiful. Look forward to seeing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,604
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thanks Dan! Appreciate all of your efforts and...

Thanks Dan! Appreciate all of your efforts and work. Excited to see everyone again this year!
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,599
Posted By Strikhedonia
I didn't touch my doors until after the cabin top...

I didn't touch my doors until after the cabin top was permanently attached to my plane. But that is just one data point.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-03-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 22,229
Posted By Strikhedonia
That is seriously cool, nicely done!

That is seriously cool, nicely done!
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Strikhedonia
Here are pictures of my installation steps in...

Here are pictures of my installation steps in hi-res: http://www.strikhedonia.com/panel-fabrication-wiring-beginning/
Cutouts of carbon fiber:...
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Strikhedonia
I thought the same thing but it fits just...

I thought the same thing but it fits just fine.

Here is a link to the dimensions for my panel with the GDU460 and G5:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,419
Posted By Strikhedonia
Pat, thank you for building a better mouse tap...

Pat, thank you for building a better mouse tap and I'm proud to have your product in our RV-10. I'm beyond impressed with your response to Van's vendor switch. Most would not take it gracefully. ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,040
Posted By Strikhedonia
I asked Garmin about doing this and was told it...

I asked Garmin about doing this and was told it was not acceptable. Unfortunately I was not able to locate the email/exchange. Might be good to get G3X Expert to pipe in.
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-22-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,327
Posted By Strikhedonia
It looks like you have the Matco brakes but did...

It looks like you have the Matco brakes but did not notch the wheel pants bracket. Be sure to check that your brakes can float properly.

How I dealt with...
Forum: RV-10 03-14-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Strikhedonia
Love it! Fun to see -10s together

Love it! Fun to see -10s together
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Strikhedonia
Very interesting, I have mine over my exhaust to...

Very interesting, I have mine over my exhaust to burn any oil that drips out but I will try getting it lower. Thanks!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Strikhedonia
Hartzel prop governor S-1-32 oil leak

Has anyone had any oil leak issues with the Hartzell prop governor S-1-32 (RV-10)? I have 175 hours and for the last 40 hour I have a very small amount of oil leaking from the control shaft area. ...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 01-31-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,943
Posted By Strikhedonia
I've only flown into VGT, $15 per night tie down...

I've only flown into VGT, $15 per night tie down with no handling fee. It has been an easy airport to fly into and a cool benefit if you are flying in IFR is your plane is shown on the arrival...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,835
Posted By Strikhedonia
My suggestion would be to add an ESS Contactor in...

My suggestion would be to add an ESS Contactor in place of the switch in your diagram and use a switch to enable to ESS Contactor. If you go with a SPDT switch can be used to select which source you...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-30-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By Strikhedonia
The G5 acts as a backup ADHRS for the G3X and...

The G5 acts as a backup ADHRS for the G3X and will automatically revert if your GMU 22 or GMU11 fails.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-17-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By Strikhedonia
1. Two cables each with the shield (labeled...

1. Two cables each with the shield (labeled Signal Ground)
2. Terminate the shield for the cable to the pin shown in the G3X install manual.

In my G3X install manual it shows the RS-232 with the...
Forum: RV-10 10-20-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By Strikhedonia
I've hauled two mountain bikes in our -10 a few...

I've hauled two mountain bikes in our -10 a few times. I have taken the wheels off and slid the front forks under the rear seat support (with the seats removed) resting on the seats/handlebars. It...
Forum: RV-10 09-28-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,515
Posted By Strikhedonia
I'm very happy with my Matco setup. The only...

I'm very happy with my Matco setup. The only downside was extra work on the wheelpants bracket (has to be modified). But you get two pistons instead of the one on the stock brakes. Also recommend...
Forum: RV-10 09-24-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By Strikhedonia
Here is a post where I detail all the wire I used...

Here is a post where I detail all the wire I used in my build:
http://www.strikhedonia.com/wire-used-build/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-11-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,902
Posted By Strikhedonia
He had me do a soft reboot (SD card was removed)....

He had me do a soft reboot (SD card was removed). I had waited 40 minutes before calling Garmin.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 17,902
Posted By Strikhedonia
I updated my G3X displays this morning. PFD2,...

I updated my G3X displays this morning. PFD2, MFD, and then PFD1. PDF1 loaded the software, rebooted, and then hung on the "Please wait" screen. Called and talked to Mike @ Garmin and he had me...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 618,617
Posted By Strikhedonia
Took awhile to get around to taking a picture of...

Took awhile to get around to taking a picture of my panel. I did the electrical and avionics design (using Bob's AeroElectric as a starting point) and 100% of the wiring...
Forum: RV-10 08-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By Strikhedonia
I fabricated a new bracket/spacer and did not...

I fabricated a new bracket/spacer and did not have to cut the tunnel cover.

http://www.strikhedonia.com/tunnel-done-know-heard/
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,633
Posted By Strikhedonia
Here is how I mounted my fuel vent with check...

Here is how I mounted my fuel vent with check valve (note the check valve will only allow fuel to go out the drain below the...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
I am sorry I made this post, I meant to share...

I am sorry I made this post, I meant to share information in hopes that it might help other people on this board. Instead it turned into bashing and reminded me why I don't post on social media...
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thank you Vic for taking the time to write that...

Thank you Vic for taking the time to write that post. Very helpful information, that I much appreciate.
Forum: RV-10 08-06-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Lean as much as possible in all phases of flight.

Lean as much as possible in all phases of flight.
Forum: RV-10 08-05-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Dan, I can't remember the context to Mike's...

Dan, I can't remember the context to Mike's statement. Best I can remember that he was explaining how he sets his mixture when flying his plane. It is a turbocharged twin. He likes to descend lean...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thanks, Dan. And you are right I do have two...

Thanks, Dan. And you are right I do have two blast tubes for my PMags. Working to make the sealing as tight as possible but I'm definitely fighting against the necessary holes.
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Vic did not go into detail on how to install it. ...

Vic did not go into detail on how to install it. My plan is to install aluminum tape to see if I can get the results I would like and if I can then I'll work on formulating a plan for installing the...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
I'm still learning and I would say my baffling is...

I'm still learning and I would say my baffling is 97% of the way there but at some point if there are no leaks I don't see how it is possible to bring all of the CHT temperatures lower. My hottest...
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Mark, the issue is running the engine rich, which...

Mark, the issue is running the engine rich, which due to the lead is really hard on the engine. Same goes for why Mike recommends aggressive leaning on the ground/taxi. His position is that if you...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
I didn't ask that follow up question. I plan to...

I didn't ask that follow up question. I plan to cover a small portion of the top of the fins on both 3 and 4 wrapping an inch down the sides. And I'll keep blocking off until the CHTs are within...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Mike Busch, he was explaining that if you wanted...

Mike Busch, he was explaining that if you wanted to go at a faster speed than lean of peak operations, you can run at peak EGT (pending CHT temps) and there is no risk of harm to your engine.
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,733
Posted By Strikhedonia
Engine/RV-10 stuff I learned at Airventure 2021

I went to a number of Mike Busch's presentations, one from Martin Pauly, and great presentation by Vic. If anyone is interested in my summary and take-away here is a...
Forum: RV-10 08-02-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,392
Posted By Strikhedonia
It was great to meet all of you, Martin thanks...

It was great to meet all of you, Martin thanks for organizing a fun night!
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,392
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thanks for making a reservation, looking forward...

Thanks for making a reservation, looking forward to meeting everyone.
Forum: RV-10 07-19-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,934
Posted By Strikhedonia
I'll be arriving early Sunday (HBC), also with an...

I'll be arriving early Sunday (HBC), also with an ugly unpainted one. :)
Forum: RV-10 07-05-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By Strikhedonia
Why risk it? It is easy enough to route...

Why risk it? It is easy enough to route wires/conduit through the sidewalls.
Forum: RV-10 05-05-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,897
Posted By Strikhedonia
Personally I love having a center G3X with a...

Personally I love having a center G3X with a GTN650xi. It allows me to have a large chart on the G3X or split screen to look up approach plates. Entering a flight plan on the GTN650xi is painless,...
Forum: RV-10 04-16-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Strikhedonia
Not a great photo but here is mine (under the...

Not a great photo but here is mine (under the angle aluminum is a solid aluminum bar, sorry I don't have the thickness.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BzaHfAFxbYz66yGRA
Forum: RV-10 04-09-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Strikhedonia
I just finished my plane recently. I'm traveling...

I just finished my plane recently. I'm traveling at the moment but will be home at the end of the month if you would like to sit in my plane (based out of KMIC).

-Chris
Forum: RV-10 03-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,622
Posted By Strikhedonia
Thanks for mentioning the article Larry. It is...

Thanks for mentioning the article Larry. It is great and on my list to check this week. Tim, thanks for writing a great article!

Here is a link:...
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,416
Posted By Strikhedonia
I just had my inspection a few weeks ago and I...

I just had my inspection a few weeks ago and I can tell you as far as the FAA is concerned if you complete 51% of the 170ish items on their checklist your are the builder. I contrubuted 80% of the...
Forum: RV-10 02-10-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Strikhedonia
I've really appreciated the discussions and...

I've really appreciated the discussions and information posted. Thanks guys!
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Strikhedonia
You are correct, they are the only commercial...

You are correct, they are the only commercial option.

If I had to do it again I would hire a local welder to make the tanks for me. The mounting brackets (the tube bracket is provided and you...
Forum: RV-10 02-08-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,644
Posted By Strikhedonia
Hotel Whiskey ER Tank Quality Issues

I really hate posting negative experiences but in thinking about this for a few days I decided that if I was considering buy a set of ER tanks I would want to know my experience.

I wrote a long...
Forum: RV-10 01-18-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,562
Posted By Strikhedonia
This battery chemistry will not catch on fire, it...

This battery chemistry will not catch on fire, it will smoke and that is it. I think the vent is to ensure that the smoke doesn't fill the cockpit. There is a cool video of a battery company...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,143
Posted By Strikhedonia
Mark, good to know thanks. I was lucky enough to...

Mark, good to know thanks. I was lucky enough to pick up a pair from Leo but it still isn't enough gap from the panel. So it looks like I'll be putting a small bend in my sticks (sand filled,...
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,143
Posted By Strikhedonia
Randy, Thank you that is exactly what I was...

Randy, Thank you that is exactly what I was hoping someone would post.
Forum: RV-10 12-31-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,143
Posted By Strikhedonia
Does anyone happen to have a copy of the RV-10...

Does anyone happen to have a copy of the RV-10 Test Flight section from the manual that shows the acceptable elevator range of 20-25 down and 25-30 up? I searched the electronic and paper manual to...
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,131
Posted By Strikhedonia
I also put two 3/4" snap bushing for my wiring...

I also put two 3/4" snap bushing for my wiring from the panel to the rear.
Forum: RV-10 11-30-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By Strikhedonia
Hi Matt and Sarah, I'm based out of KMIC but...

Hi Matt and Sarah,

I'm based out of KMIC but building out in Colorado. Hoping to be back in Minnesota with my completed plane by April/May. Keep in touch as I'd be happy to have you come up to my...
Forum: RV-10 10-26-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By Strikhedonia
I have this step on my agenda for tomorrow, thank...

I have this step on my agenda for tomorrow, thank you for the excellent timing AndyWAUS.
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Strikhedonia
I'm not sure, AeroSplat supplies the cowl flaps...

I'm not sure, AeroSplat supplies the cowl flaps with the servo/actuator as an assembly.
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By Strikhedonia
AeroSplat EZ Cool Cowl Flap Custom Parts

I put together three custom parts to make the installation/assembly of the AeroSplat EZ Cool Cowl Flaps a bit easier and cleaner. Let me know if you would like the design...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
Steve, Another big thank you! I have updated my...

Steve, Another big thank you! I have updated my blog post with revised schematics and the block diagram (removal of the second magnetometer and the corrected G5 MapMX). Your help is very much...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
Walt, thank you for sharing that! Steve, the G3X...

Walt, thank you for sharing that!

Steve, the G3X install manual (Page 27-36) shows the MapMX to the GDU460 with both RS-232 Rx and Tx connected. Should the G5 get the Signal ground and the Tx (from...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
Justin, My design is with one GSU25/GMU22 and as...

Justin,
My design is with one GSU25/GMU22 and as a backup a GMU11/GAD13. The GSU25/GMU22 would be the primary and normally only powered magnetometer. If by some bad luck the GSU25/GMU22 failed, my...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
Steve, I checked with g3xpert and this was...

Steve,
I checked with g3xpert and this was Michael's response:
"The GTN will send MAPMX to the G5. The wiring diagram is correct. This connection provide GPS data to the G5 and allow you to not...
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
Steve, I really appreciate the feedback, thank...

Steve,

I really appreciate the feedback, thank you!
1. See attached image, I believe I am wiring to match this document. Do you see any mistakes (I did change which serial port for the G5 but I...
Forum: RV-10 08-17-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,473
Posted By Strikhedonia
The only difference is between the 650 and 750 is...

The only difference is between the 650 and 750 is the size. For IFR the requirements are for the GPS/NAV/COM to be certified, which the 650 (650xi) meet. The 650 shares data with the G3X and the...
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