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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,741
Posted By rocketman1988
As an engineer, I would be interested in your...

As an engineer, I would be interested in your criteria for defining an “inferior design”…
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2022, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By rocketman1988
You also need to account for the difference in...

You also need to account for the difference in props…:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By rocketman1988
maybe not a stock -10

A stock -10 probably wont get to those numbers but I can tell you that I typically cruise at about 172-174 KTAS and 200 KTAS can be easily reached in a descent...

Running a 290 hp Barrett EFII...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By rocketman1988
odd...

I have a friend with an RV-10 that has a 10:1 Thunderbolt 540 with CAI and EFII an it runs just fine...only complaint is, like you said, cranking the beast...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-21-2022, 03:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By rocketman1988
…and

Consider EFII or SDS. I know of another builder with 10:1 and EFII and his runs just fine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-17-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,177
Posted By rocketman1988
Pretty sure

Pretty sure cleaveland tool sells them…
Forum: COMM 06-16-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

You may try formatting the sd card, too. The garmin units also seem finicky about the format especially if done on a Mac; I have had a brand new sd card not work, formatted on a Mac and not work. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,101
Posted By rocketman1988
Congrats!

Congrats! Now have fun!
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,306
Posted By rocketman1988
Data

Note that the BC-462H is slightly larger in diameter than the 410...

It makes a difference if you intend on using the airwolf remote oil filter. Not quite enough room for both without modification....
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually, Ross, I consider you as one of the...

Actually, Ross, I consider you as one of the leaders. I also agree that some verifiable performance numbers would be welcome.

Where I have an issue is when people make claims about perceived safety...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By rocketman1988
Chuckle

As is almost always the case, the nay sayers are out in full force.

Is an alternative engine for most? Absolutely not, but then people put up the same old arguments about electronic fuel injection...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By rocketman1988
door

It's too bad that vans didn't make the door opening just 3/8" narrower; then what is depicted in the plans would have worked great...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By rocketman1988
Nose wheel

Definitely check the nose gear; I have had to adjust mine twice…
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By rocketman1988
Insulation

If I did it again, I would skip the insulation.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2022, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,091
Posted By rocketman1988
I have an Intel based MacBook Pro and Parallels...

I have an Intel based MacBook Pro and Parallels runs just fine on it...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-05-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,771
Posted By rocketman1988
What would be cool...

What would be really cool is if this alternator could be adapted to mount in the empty magneto locations for those who are running EFII or SDS systems.

Talk about redundancy...and those pads are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-04-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,624
Posted By rocketman1988
Search

Search the RC airplane sites, there are several rc models of vans aircraft; I have seen them recently for $150…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By rocketman1988
Son

My 22 year old son is flying my -10 more than I am!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-04-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By rocketman1988
I think…

I think the reference to Venmo or Zelle has to do with the lack of any kind of fraud protection; from their own websites, it is clearly stated that their is no fraud protection and those forms of...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2022, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By rocketman1988
debur

I got a 3/32 and an 1/8...
Forum: Tools 06-02-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By rocketman1988
tools

Those worked fairly well when I used them on my -10...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By rocketman1988
consider

If you are considering the winch version, make sure you consider where you would attach that winch cable to the aircraft...

You may be in for a nasty surprise if you hook it to the tail tie down...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

To add to Tom's post, I spoke with Dry Sump Systems about the oil scavenge screen, specifically the flow rate of the screen. Here is an excerpt of the conversation:

"...The area of the screen is...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

Another data point: I am running the Barrett, dyno around 290, prop is MTV-9-B/200-52

Works great. Hartzell governor is rock solid.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,873
Posted By rocketman1988
Well

So have you taped all the other holes, too?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-29-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,384
Posted By rocketman1988
With a turboprop engine that burns 6 gallons per...

With a turboprop engine that burns 6 gallons per hour and make 650 hp, coupled to a fully reversible, constant speed propeller so that you can go 350 mph in cruise and land going backwards...
Forum: Traditional vs. Alternative Powerplants 05-29-2022, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,830
Posted By rocketman1988
EFII

Love my EFII System32!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,644
Posted By rocketman1988
Or just use the backup alternator!:D

Or just use the backup alternator!:D
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2022, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By rocketman1988
Pretty much what Savvy does and no excel needed...

Pretty much what Savvy does and no excel needed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-29-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By rocketman1988
Hmmm...

My hot start procedure, or cold start for that matter, is to turn the key on and push the start button...

EFII is wonderful...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-29-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By rocketman1988
Take into consideration the cost of...

Take into consideration the cost of shipping...have you looked at shipping costs lately?
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By rocketman1988
Savvy!

Go to savvy aviation.com. It's free and will format all of the data as well as allow you graph it. Check it out, it works great!


https://www.savvyaviation.com/free-stuff/
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

It would have worked much better if the cabin top door opening was 3/8” narrower. The it would have been able to follow the instructions to get the desired result without removing so much of the door...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-28-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By rocketman1988
Lights

Sorry guys, lights sold and were shipped this morning…
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-26-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By rocketman1988
(SOLD). Duckworks HID Lights (SOLD)

*****SOLD***** I have a pair of Duckworks HID bulbs and ballasts for sale.

Installed in an RV-10 wing but never used, as I went a different direction.

Also have a pair of Vans Halogen wingtip...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,873
Posted By rocketman1988
Really?

With all the other holes and openings in the airplane, you actually think taping over the tie down holes is going to make a difference?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-25-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,544
Posted By rocketman1988
...but

Just realize that oops rivets are for the occasionally mistake, not every hole...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By rocketman1988
Regulated

I am using the garmin regulated pitot; it gets turned on during the after start checklist and off during the shutdown checklist. The G3X has built in logic for the heater and you can select from one...
Forum: COMM 05-18-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By rocketman1988
hope

I hope you are right but I am guessing that the loss of that service will be "the new normal"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2022, 07:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,822
Posted By rocketman1988
I spoke with Cies at Oshkosh last year. You...

I spoke with Cies at Oshkosh last year. You actually put two sensors in each tank and when wired they act together, accurately reading from 0 to full…
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,822
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes

I agree. I have the HW er tanks so I won’t retro fit but it would be nice. Also be nice to have the multiple sensors to read actual fuel level!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 10:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,822
Posted By rocketman1988
wish

Wish this would have been available several years ago!
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-14-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By rocketman1988
Also

Klein tools has one at Home Depot, about $89…
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 943
Posted By rocketman1988
Question

Are you building an airplane to last 75+ years or 150?

Having primed my -10, I am not sure I would do it again. I used P60G2.

It adds a huge amount of time to the build process.

It adds cost.

It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,831
Posted By rocketman1988
Agree

I agree with DanH...pretty floors are nice for show.

That said, I have tried several different floor coatings over the years, from DIY to professionally installed. As a data point, I have found that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,049
Posted By rocketman1988
update

Thanks for the update! See you at OSH, Tom!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-11-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By rocketman1988
EFII

I have the EFII System 32 in my -10 and love it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,049
Posted By rocketman1988
Get well

Speedy recovery, Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,399
Posted By rocketman1988
Comparison

I would be interested in your comparison of the "technical merits"...
Forum: RV-10 05-10-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,431
Posted By rocketman1988
So...

"...No drawings were created for the tests..."

It would be unwise to generalize a series of undocumented "tests" on one airframe...

Point is, if you follow the kit designer's recommendations, you...
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2022, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,818
Posted By rocketman1988
wingtip

I noticed on my -10, when it is warm outside, the middle portion on the tip becomes very flexible...and I have talked to some that have had paint cracking if people inadvertently push on it.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,813
Posted By rocketman1988
…teaching

Another important thing the toolbox will teach is that perfection is the enemy of completion.

Set the bar as high as you want but always remember that there has never been and will never be a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By rocketman1988
great

So how long does it take to get a replacement?
Forum: RV-4 05-02-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By rocketman1988
McMaster

McMaster pretty much has everything...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,771
Posted By rocketman1988
but...

From a famous speech, long ago...

"... and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard..."

Just sayin'...
Forum: RV-10 04-26-2022, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By rocketman1988
Agreed, three passengers shouldn't be included...

Agreed, three passengers shouldn't be included but just because it can carry 4 doesn't mean it must...

I am also pretty sure that those select few who want to push the boundaries further out would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-25-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
CG
Views: 554
Posted By rocketman1988
Limits

The cg limits are listed in the plans…
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By rocketman1988
Does that really apply? Pots and a wood stove...

Does that really apply? Pots and a wood stove work well but are you saying you never use an oven to make your pizza? How do you improve on a pot?

I understand that you choose to stick with ancient...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By rocketman1988
Yes, they will...and we will be cleared out of...

Yes, they will...and we will be cleared out of this perpetual holding pattern restricting us to 50+ year old "technology"...
Forum: RV-10 04-25-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,344
Posted By rocketman1988
...and

"...I said to the owner that I have only one word for you: Lycoming!,,,,,,"

This is one reason why we are perpetually stuck with ancient technology.

It is absolutely fine if an alternative engine...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By rocketman1988
Mixture?

I have EFII so adjusting the mixture isn’t a player…in fact, my quadrant doesn’t have a mixture lever…
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2022, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,004
Posted By rocketman1988
Actually

Actually I think you probably could since the only single point item would be the injectors and the ecu select switch changes injector control from one ecu to the other. If the ECUs were powered...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By rocketman1988
Easy peasy

I installed the airward tunnel access panel…😉
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,435
Posted By rocketman1988
Quadrant

I have a quadrant and much prefer it to vernier controls. When I am climbing and cruising, it is at WOT, and there is no precision necessary for that. Pattern flying is no big deal with the...
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